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E. T. A. Hoffmann

Salvatore Calomino

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

E. T. A. HoffmannIntroductionAs one of the foremost German writers, composers, and critics of music in the early 19th century E. T. A. Hoffmann (b. 17...

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535-1700)

Timothy Duguid

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535–1700) Introduction The Book of Psalms has always played an important role in Christian belief and...

East and West Africa

Daniel Avorgbedor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

East and West AfricaIntroductionThere are no fixed geophysical boundaries that separate east, west, central, and southern African regions into complet...

Electronic and Computer Music Instruments

Anne Acker

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Electronic and Computer Music InstrumentsIntroductionThe category of electronic musical instruments has a large and diverse membership. Evolving from ...

Elgar, Edward

Charles Edward McGuire

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Edward Elgar Introduction Edward Elgar was one of the most renowned and important composers at the beginning of the twentieth century and remai...

Ellington, Edward Kennedy "Duke"

John Wriggle, John Howland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Edward Kennedy “Duke” EllingtonIntroductionComposer, pianist, and bandleader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (b. 1899–d. 1974) stands as one of the mo...


Stephen Banfield

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

England Introduction Music in England has been perceived in terms of both richness and dearth. With art music, the conventional narrative is t...

English Catholic Music after the Reformation to 1750

Andrew Cichy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

English Catholic Music After the Reformation to 1750 Introduction As late as 1970, the Oxford Companion to Music still claimed that, apart fro...

English-Speaking Caribbean

Timothy Rommen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

English-Speaking CaribbeanIntroductionThe English-speaking Caribbean is extraordinarily rich in its musical diversity. This region within a region is ...


Bruno Nettl

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

EthnomusicologyIntroductionEthnomusicology is most frequently defined as the study of music in its relationship to the rest of human culture, and as t...


W. Anthony Sheppard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

ExoticismIntroductionIn much of the extensive literature on the subject, exoticism is considered a form of representation in which peoples, places, an...

Falla, Manuel de

Michael Christoforidis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Manuel De Falla Introduction Manuel de Falla (b. 1876–d. 1946) is recognized as the leading Spanish composer of the 20th century, best known f...

Fauré, Gabriel

Erick Arenas

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Gabriel Fauré Introduction Gabriel Fauré (b. 1845–d. 1924) was arguably the most influential French composer of the late 19th and early 20th c...

Field, John

Majella Boland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

John FieldIntroductionThe perception of John Field (b. 1782–d. 1837) as the father of the piano nocturne genre dominates Field historiography. As a po...

Film Music

James Wierzbicki

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Film MusicIntroductionThe English-language literature on film music dates back to c. 1909, when advice columns on film accompaniment (likely for solo ...

Folk Music

Chris Goertzen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Folk MusicIntroductionFolk music, a widely used but controversial term, means oral-tradition music by and for peasants/the working class in regional c...

Foster, Stephen

Deane L. Root, Codee Spinner

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Stephen FosterIntroductionStephen Collins Foster (b. Lawrence, near Pittsburgh, PA, 4 July 1826–d. New York, 13 January 1864) was the first profession...

Franck, César

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

César FranckIntroductionCésar Franck (b. 1822–d. 1890) was a polarizing figure in 19th-century French music. An organ professor at the Conservatoire, ...

Francophone Caribbean, Music in the

Jerome Camal

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Music in the Francophone CaribbeanIntroductionThe Francophone Caribbean is a complex region: while it shares a history of French colonialism, it is al...

French-American Colonial Music

Élisabeth Gallat-Morin

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

French-American Colonial MusicIntroductionFrench colonial possessions included an important part of North America (called New France in the 17th and 1...

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