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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...

Vivaldi, Antonio

Nicholas Lockey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Antonio Vivaldi Introduction Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678–d. 1741) was a prolific composer and celebrated violinist whose reputation and stylistic...

von Weber, Carl Maria

Joseph E. Morgan

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Carl Maria von WeberIntroductionWith a career that began at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, just as a concept of a unified German identity was emergin...

Wagner, Richard

Thomas S. Grey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Richard Wagner Introduction Richard Wagner (b. 1813–d. 1883) was one of the most significant composers of the 19th century—or any era for that...

Webern, Anton

Thomas Ahrend, Stefan Münnich

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Anton WebernIntroductionAnton Webern (b. 1883–d. 1945) is one of the most significant composers in the history of 20th-century music. Born in Vienna a...

West Asia

Eliot Bates

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

West Asia Introduction There is no single accepted way to define the boundaries of a region referred to alternatively as West Asia, the Middle ...

Western European Music Criticism, c. 1700-1970

Katharine Ellis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Western European Music Criticism, c. 1700–1970IntroductionMusic criticism is understood within this article as a journalistic response to an event, pu...

Women in Music

Heather Hadlock

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Women in Music Introduction Our current understanding of women in music began to take shape within the context of second-wave feminist activism...

Woodwind Instruments

Albert R. Rice

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Woodwind InstrumentsIntroductionWoodwind instruments are wind instruments made of wood or metal and include the recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, basso...

Yuasa, Jōji

Luciana Galliano

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Jōji YuasaIntroductionJōji Yuasa is an internationally renowned Japanese composer among the protagonists of the postwar musical avant-garde. He is a f...


Christopher Webber

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

ZarzuelaIntroductionZarzuela was the dominant mode of Spanish lyric theater from the mid-17th century until the 1950s. Precise definition is impossibl...

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