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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
Kate van Orden is Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard University. Her books include Music, Discipline, and Arms in Early Modern France (2005), which won the Lewis Lockwood Award from the American Musicological Society, and a series of books on print culture, including (ed.) Music and the Cultures of Print (2000); Music, Authorship, and the Book in the First Century of Print (2014); and Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe (2015), which won the bi-annual book prize from the Society for Renaissance Studies. From 2008 to 2010, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. She is also a professional performer on the baroque and classical bassoon and can be heard on over 60 recordings on labels such as Sony, Virgin Classics, Teldec, and Harmonia Mundi.
FOUNDING EDITOR AND ADVISOR
FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD
FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD
* = recently published
Critics and Scholars
Genres and Styles
Instruments and Instrument Makers
Regions and Music Cultures
Theory and Theorists
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