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Janáček, Leoš

Geoffrey Chew

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Leoš Janáček Introduction Leoš Janáček is arguably the most important 20th-century Czech composer of classical music. Before the Prague succes...

Japan

Bonnie Wade

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

JapanIntroductionIn this entry, the topic of Japanese music encompasses historical repertoires and practices that are usually referred to as “traditio...

Jazz

Matthew W. Butterfield

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jazz Introduction Jazz emerged as a distinct musical art form in early-20th-century America. Though jazz is thought to have originated primaril...

Jewish Music

Edwin Seroussi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Jewish Music Introduction The concept of “Jewish music” surfaces in public discourse toward the mid-19th century, when conceptions of the esse...

Joachim, Joseph

Katharina Uhde

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Joseph JoachimIntroductionJoseph Joachim (b. 1831–d. 1907), a Hungarian Jew born in Kittsee, occupies a central position in 19th-century German music ...

Joplin, Scott

Bryan S. Wright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Scott JoplinIntroductionScott Joplin (b. 1867/8–d. 1917) was an American composer, notable for his many piano rags, waltzes, marches, and for his two ...

Karłowicz, Mieczysław

Luca Lévi Sala

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Mieczysław KarłowiczIntroductionThe Polish composer Mieczysław Karłowicz (b. 1876–d. 1909) was born in Wiszniew (now part of Belarus), the youngest so...

Keyboard Instruments

Arthur Lawrence

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Keyboard Instruments Introduction Keyboard instruments comprise chordophones (clavichords, harpsichords, pianos, virginals, hurdy gurdies), aer...

Keyboard Music

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Keyboard MusicIntroductionKeyboard music can be categorized broadly as music for harpsichord, piano, or organ. Each category represents a family of re...

Korea

Okon Hwang

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Korea Introduction Producing a selective and balanced bibliographic guide on Korean music is a challenging task. Due to the complex political ...

Liedekens, 15th- and 16th-Century Dutch Polyphonic Songs

Sienna M. Wood

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Liedekens, 15th- and 16th-Century Dutch Polyphonic SongsIntroductionComprising present-day Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, the Low Countries...

Ligeti, György

Amy Bauer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

György LigetiIntroductionGyörgy Sándor Ligeti (b. 1923–d. 2006) is arguably the most influential composer of the late 20th century. Over the course of...

Liszt, Franz

Jonathan Kregor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Franz Liszt Introduction Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a central, though controversial, musical figure in the 19th century. Distinguished as a pi...

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Baptiste Lully Introduction Jean-Baptiste Lully (b. 1632–d. 1687) is justifiably considered the founder of French opera, creating a style...

Lute, Vihuela, and Early Guitar

John Griffiths, Paul Kieffer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Lute, Vihuela, and Early GuitarIntroductionLutes, guitars, and vihuelas were the principal plucked instruments in use in Europe until around 1800. Anc...

Luther, Martin

Alexander Fisher

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Martin LutherIntroductionMore than any other theologian or religious reformer, Martin Luther (b. 1483–d. 1546) shaped the course of modern Western mus...

Machaut, Guillaume de

Lawrence Earp

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Guillaume de MachautIntroductionGuillaume de Machaut (b. c. 1300–d. 1377) was the leading poet and composer of the period from about 1340 to 1375 in F...

Madrigal

Edmond Strainchamps

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

MadrigalIntroductionMadrigal is the name of a musical genre for voices that set mostly secular poetry in two epochs: the first occurred during the 14t...

Mahler, Gustav

James L. Zychowicz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Gustav MahlerIntroductionGustav Mahler (b. 1860–d. 1911) is known for the Lieder and symphonies he composed, which may be seen to bring the 19th-centu...

Mass

Anne Schnoebelen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

MassIntroductionThe term “Mass” commonly indicates the Eucharistic service rooted in early Christian and medieval liturgies, and its expansion within ...

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