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The study of music, “musicology,” is a relatively new discipline in academe, beginning in late nineteenth-century Germany. In the second half of the twentieth century, “ethnomusicology” became a viable academic discipline spawning a scholarly literature for the study of all musics not treated by traditional (“historical”) musicology. Oxford Bibliographies in Music takes a pragmatic approach, based on the past and emerging literature about music: if authors have found something they define as music worthy of serious study, it is music.
Oxford Bibliographies in Music combines the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and a traditional bibliography in a style tailored to meet the needs of today’s online researchers. Each article, written and reviewed by top scholars in the field, is rich with citations and annotations, expert recommendations, and narrative pathways to the most important works for virtually all areas of music.
Editor in Chief
Bruce Gustafson is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Music at Franklin & Marshall College, where he teaches courses in music history and culture as well as harpsichord. He has gained international recognition for his writings in the field of French harpsichord music, and his book French Harpsichord Music in the 17th Century is considered the standard reference work in its field. He is a past President of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and past Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also been a frequent recitalist as harpsichordist or organist. He received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, a Master of Music in organ performance from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Michigan.
FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD
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