The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Second edition of the New Grove, shelved
Author Multiple
Original title A Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Country United Kingdom, United States
Language English
Subject Music, musicology, music history, music theory, ethnomusicology
Genre Reference; encyclopedic dictionary
Publisher Oxford University Press
Official website
Publication date
1878–present
Media type hardback, paperback, and online

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians. Along with the German-language Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, it is one of the largest reference works on Western music. Originally published under the title A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and later as Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, it has gone through several editions since the 19th century and is widely used. In recent years it has been made available as an electronic resource called Grove Music Online, which is now an important part of Oxford Music Online.

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians was first published in four volumes (1879, 1880, 1883, 1889) edited by George Grove with an Appendix edited by J. A. Fuller Maitland in the fourth volume. An Index edited by Mrs. E. Wodehouse was issued as a separate volume in 1890. In 1900, minor corrections were made to the plates and the entire series was reissued in four volumes, with the index added to volume 4. The original edition and the reprint are now freely available online. [1] [2] Grove limited the chronological span of his work to begin at 1450 while continuing up to the present day.