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Andrew Weintraub

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Indonesia Introduction Musicological attention to the music of Indonesia dates to the late 19th century and early 20th century, particularly t...

Instrumentation and Orchestration

Paul Mathews

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Instrumentation and OrchestrationIntroductionInstrumentation and orchestration refer to the body of technical knowledge required to arrange musical co...

Instruments, Musical

Jennifer C. Post

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Musical Instruments Introduction Musical instruments are devices used to produce musical sound. Instruments also express individual and communit...

Iran, Music in

Ameneh Youssefzadeh

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Music in IranIntroductionIran is a vast multiethnic and multilingual state with rich and diverse musical traditions. What is often called “Persian mus...


Axel Klein

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

IrelandIntroductionAs one of the natural consequences of the general upsurge of musicology in Ireland since the early 1990s, Irish musical bibliograph...

Isaac, Heinrich

Giovanni Zanovello, Ryan E. J. Young

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Heinrich Isaac Introduction Heinrich Isaac (b. c. 1450–d. 1517) is regarded as one of the most celebrated singers and composers of his generat...

Israeli Art Music

Ronit Seter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Israeli Art MusicIntroductionWritings about music in Israel illuminate a wide range of topics, often exploring the politics of social identities: nati...

Ives, Charles (Edward)

Tom C. Owens

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Charles (Edward) IvesIntroductionCharles Edward Ives (b. 1874–d. 1954) was among the most influential and original composers of the first half of the ...

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...


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...


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...


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...

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