Grove Music Online. Definitive guide to music, including genres, composers, musicians, technique, history, and more
Online access to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2002), The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013), The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2014), The Oxford Dictionary of Music (2006), The Oxford Companion to Music (2011), and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2009). Includes updates to articles that are not available in the printed versions.
"An overview of musical theatre offers information on Britain's provincial theatres, American stages outside New York, new shows, revivals, and biographical sketches of singers and actors around the world." (publisher's summary)
"[O]ffers in-depth coverage of Broadway musicals from 1850-2001. The book's entries span more than 5,000 shows, including not only "book musicals" but also revivals, revues, burlesques, operettas, farce comedies, comic operas, ice skating shows, rock operas, and other musical spectacles that appeared on Broadway stages." (from publisher's summary)
Overview of musicals in the United States, with information for each musical (when available) on opening date, theater, length of run, musical genre, composer, librettist, lyricist, producer, director, songs in the show, and original cast.
"Compiled by the Country Music Foundation and accompanied by a foreword by singer Emmylou Harris, an up-to-date, entertaining, and authoritative encyclopedia of American country music contains almost 1,300 articles and hundreds of color photographs. 25,000 first printing." (publisher's summary)
"ompiles discographies, personnel changes, biographical information, and reviews of rock, hip-hop, electronica, and pop musicians including Radiohead, Britney Spears, Sleater-Kinney, Outkast, and King Crimson." (publisher's summary)
"Providing an extensive overview of the music, fashion, films, and philosophies behind the movement, this inclusive encyclopedia chronicles the history and development of heavy metal, including sub-movements such as death metal, speed metal, grindcore, and hair metal." (publisher's summary)