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Babbitt, Milton

Zachary Bernstein

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Milton BabbittIntroductionMilton Babbitt (b. 1916–d. 2011) was one of 20th-century America’s leading composers and a foundational figure in contempora...

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Darrell Berg

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Introduction The life and works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (b. 1714–d. 1788) occupy a peculiar position in music hi...

Bach, Johann Christian

Paul Corneilson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Johann Christian BachIntroductionJohann Christian Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach (b. 1685–d. 1750), was one of the originators of the...

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Stephen A. Crist, Derek Stauff

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Johann Sebastian BachIntroductionJohann Sebastian Bach is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of European art music. Durin...

Ballet Music

Matilda Ann Butkas Ertz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Ballet MusicIntroductionResearch on ballet music has seen steady growth in recent decades within the field of musicology and in interdisciplinary work...

Barber, Samuel

Jeffrey Wright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Samuel Barber Introduction Samuel Barber, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1910, knew from an early age that he wanted to compose music. ...

Baroque Music

Tim Carter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Baroque Music Introduction “Baroque” is a style-period in music conventionally identified as the 17th century and the first half of the 18th, i...

Bartók, Béla

Lynn Hooker, Peter Laki, Alexis Witt

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Béla BartókIntroductionBéla Bartók (b. 1881–d. 1945) was one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century, particularly from outside th...

Beatles, The

Ian Inglis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Beatles Introduction The Beatles (John Lennon, 1940–1980, rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney, 1942–, bass guitar and vocals; George Harr...

Beethoven, Ludwig van

John D. Wilson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Ludwig van BeethovenIntroductionFew if any other composers in the history of European art music have inspired more words on paper than Ludwig van Beet...

Bellini, Vincenzo

Candida Mantica

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Vincenzo BelliniIntroductionVincenzo Bellini (b. 1801–d. 1835) was a leading Italian opera composer of the early 19th century. During his brief yet se...

Berg, Alban

David Headlam

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Alban Berg Introduction Alban Berg (b. 1885–d. 1935) was the youngest of three composers, along with his teacher Arnold Schoenberg and colleag...

Berlioz, Louis-Hector

Julian Rushton

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Louis-Hector BerliozIntroductionLouis-Hector Berlioz (b. 1803–d. 1869) was the most important French composer of the early to mid-19th century. He was...

Bernstein, Leonard

Katherine Baber

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Leonard BernsteinIntroductionLeonard Bernstein (b. 1918–d. 1990) was a Renaissance man of the 20th century: composer, conductor, educator, performer, ...

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz

Charles E. Brewer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-05-27

Heinrich Ignaz Franz BiberIntroductionDuring his lifetime, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern (b. 1644–d. 1704) was widely recognized as one of the...

Boccherini, Luigi (Ridolfo)

Fulvia Morabito

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Luigi Ridolfo BoccheriniIntroductionLuigi Ridolfo Boccherini (b. 1743–d. 1805) was an Italian composer and cellist. Son of Leopoldo Boccherini (singer...

Boulez, Pierre

Jonathan Goldman

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Pierre BoulezIntroductionThe literature on French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez (b. 1925–d. 2016), one of the major figures of the postwar avan...

Brahms, Johannes

George S. Bozarth

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Johannes Brahms Introduction The secondary literature on Johannes Brahms (b. 1833–d. 1897) has long focused on discussion of aspects of his lif...

Brass Instruments

Trevor Herbert

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Brass InstrumentsIntroductionThe general heading “brass instruments” is better, if less elegantly, described by the common organological definition “l...


Suzel Ana Reily

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Brazil Introduction Brazil is commonly represented as a land of music. Indeed, the soundscapes of this vast country are rich and enticing, high...

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