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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...

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...

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...

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