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Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Suite Introduction The French word “suite” derives from “suivre” (“to follow”); thus, it denotes a succession of constituent parts that can be ...

Sustainability, Music

Catherine Grant

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Music SustainabilityIntroductionThe sustainability of music is an emerging—or rather, reemerging—theme in ethnomusicological research. Early studies i...


Nicolas Waldvogel

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Symphony Introduction In its simplest definition, a symphony is an extended orchestral work in several movements. The origins of the genre hav...

Tailleferre, Germaine

Louis K. Epstein

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Germaine TailleferreIntroductionGermaine Tailleferre (b. 1892–d. 1983) was a prolific composer of symphonic, chamber, film, and radio music who partic...

Tallis, Thomas

Kerry McCarthy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Thomas Tallis Introduction The life of the composer Thomas Tallis (b. c. 1505–d. 20 or 23 November 1585) spanned most of the 16th century, wit...

Talma, Louise

Kendra Preston Leonard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Louise TalmaIntroductionAmerican composer Louise Talma (b. c. 1906–d. 1996) was primarily active from the mid-1920s to 1990. She began her musical car...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Simon Morrison

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Introduction Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (also spelled Tchaikovski, Chaykovsky, Čajkovskij; b. 1840–d. 1893) flourished ...

Technology, Music

Mark Katz, Brian Jones

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Music TechnologyIntroductionTechnology is a broadly applied term that can be taken to mean any practical application of scientific knowledge or any to...

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Jeanne Swack

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Georg Philipp Telemann Introduction Georg Philipp Telemann (b. 1681–d. 1767) was born in Magdeburg 14 March 1681. He began singing lessons a...


Pamela A. Moro

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Thailand Introduction The musical traditions of Thailand are diverse, reflecting a nation that has been shaped by manifold flows of people, cu...


Thomas Christensen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

TonalityIntroductionTonality is a ubiquitous term in musical discourse as indispensable as it is obfuscating. Typically, the term tonality (and more g...

Troubadours and Trouvères

Ardis Butterfield, Elizabeth Hebbard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Troubadours and TrouvèresIntroductionIn the 12th and 13th centuries, the troubadours in Occitania and the trouvères in northern France composed songs ...

Variation Form

Judith Ofcarcik, Gillian Robertson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Variation FormIntroductionFor centuries, variations have garnered the attention of Western composers and amassed popularity among virtuosi and audienc...

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Eric Saylor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsIntroductionRalph Vaughan Williams, O.M. (b. 1872–d. 1958), was the leading English composer of his generation and one of the fo...

Verdi, Giuseppe

Francesco Izzo

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Giuseppe VerdiIntroductionGiuseppe Verdi (b. 1813–d. 1901) was the leading opera composer of 19th-century Italy. During his long and sensationally suc...

Victoria, Tomás Luis de

Owen Rees

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Tomás Luis de Victoria Introduction Thome [Tomás] Luis de Victoria (b. c. 1548–d. 1611) is the best-known Spanish composer of the Renaissance....

Video Game Music

William Gibbons

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Video Game MusicIntroductionOver the past half-century, video games have transformed from a niche hobby for technology-minded enthusiasts into a multi...


Rebekah Ahrendt, Catherine Slowik

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

ViolIntroductionThe viol is a five-, six-, or seven-string instrument made of wood and most commonly played with a bow, though it may also be plucked ...

Viotti, Giovanni Battista

Warwick Lister

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Giovanni Battista ViottiIntroductionGiovanni Battista Viotti (b. 1755–d. 1824), the son of a blacksmith, was born in the village of Fontanetto Po, not...


David VanderHamm

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Virtuosity/VirtuosoIntroductionThe terms virtuosity and virtuoso are both widely used in scholarly and popular literature to describe individual excel...

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