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Rebecca Bodenheimer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

CubaIntroductionThis article treats folkloric and popular musics in Cuba; literature on classical music will be included in the article entitled “Clas...

Cuba, Classical Music in

Miriam Escudero, Marysol Quevedo

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Classical Music in CubaIntroductionThis article focuses on the “classical” music tradition of Cuba. One could argue for other terms, such as art, conc...

d’Indy, Vincent

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Vincent d’indyIntroductionPaul Marie Théodore Vincent d’Indy (b. 1851–d. 1931) was one of the most multifaceted figures in French music. Composer of n...


Marta Robertson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dance ...

Davis, Miles

Brian Casey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Miles DavisIntroductionMiles Davis is consistently regarded as one of the most iconic, impactful, and creative innovators in the history of jazz. He i...

de Lassus, Orlande

Bernhold Schmid

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Orlande de Lassus Introduction Orlande de Lassus (b. 1532–d. 1594) is also known in modern writing as Orlando di Lasso and Roland de Lassus. H...

des Prez, Josquin

Richard Sherr

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Josquin des PrezIntroductionJosquin Lebloitte dit des Prez (b. c. 1450–d. 27 August 1521), known as Josquin des Prez or Josquin, was born in the Frenc...


Sylvia Alajaji

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

DiasporaIntroductionDiaspora, a term describing the scattering of a population from a common point of origin and the communities that form as a result...

Digital World, Music in the

William Gibbons, Paula Harper

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Music in the Digital WorldIntroductionDigital technologies have impacted and reshaped almost every aspect of 21st-century life, from communication and...

Disability and Music

Neil Lerner, Blake Howe

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Disability and MusicIntroductionIn the final decades of the 20th century, as disability rights activists protested ableist prejudice and discriminatio...

Doctrine of Affections

Maria Semi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Doctrine of AffectionsIntroductionThe “doctrine of affections” is a legendary creature created by early-20th-century German musicologists: its head is...

Donizetti, Gaetano

James P. Cassaro

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Gaetano DonizettiIntroductionIn telling the history of Italian opera in the 19th century, the shortest distance between two towering figures, Gioachin...

Double Bass

John Romey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Double BassIntroductionThe double bass (contrabass, upright bass, string bass, violone) is a large string instrument of three, four, or five strings, ...

Dowland, John

K. Dawn Grapes

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

John Dowland Introduction John Dowland (b. 1563–d. 1623) was an internationally known English musician of the late 16th and early 17th centuri...

Du Fay, Guillaume

Robert Nosow

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Guillaume Du FayIntroductionGuillaume Du Fay (b. c. 1397–d. 1474) was the most important composer in Europe during the fifty years from 1420 to 1470. ...

Dunstaple, John

James Cook

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

John DunstapleIntroductionJohn Dunstaple [Dunstable, Dunstapell, Dumstable, Donstaple, etc.] (b. c 1390–d. 1453) was perhaps the most influential 15th...

Dvořák, Antonín

David R. Beveridge

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Antonín Dvořák Introduction Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) was born in rural Bohemia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and lived mainly i...

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...

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