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Oxford Music Online is a gateway into music research. It includes Grove Music Online. Also included are Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music on another platform.

  • Grove Music Online is the world’s premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. In addition to the original Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, it includes specialty Grove dictionaries on jazz, opera, women composers, American music, and musical instruments.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history, with updated information on popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology
  • The Oxford Companion to Music covers range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music — theory, aesthetics, scholarship — to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion covers music in all its artistic, historical, cultural, and social dimensions.
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music is the most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music. It is the authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists, covering popular music from 1900 to the present.

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