About MGG Online

"All encyclopedias are only as good as the quality of their individual articles but the greatest encyclopedias are based on an editorial policy that encourages and supports a process of constant revision. Every year sees dramatic changes in the contemporary musical landscape as well as the evolution of an increasingly sophisticated and nuanced view of the past.

MGG Online is uniquely placed to be at the forefront in disseminating new knowledge about music. The new digital online platform for MGG will dramatically increase its use around the world and is to be applauded. This new accessibility to the vast repository of scholarship MGG contains will be welcomed enthusiastically by academics, musicians, students, and music lovers alike."

(Allan Badley, University of Auckland, in: Fontes Artis Musicae, Volume 64, Number 3, July-September 2017)



"The authoritative music encyclopaedia, MGG, is now available online so that scholars can easily browse and search information anytime and anywhere. The online platform uses Google Translate to break the language barrier so that more scholars can now read this authoritative work."

(Daniel Chua)



"For more than 25 years I worked in the book business. I firmly believe that MGG Online is one of the greatest contributions all times made by a publishing house."

(Josef Mittendorfer)



"MGG represents an accumulation of the long history and depth of research in German speaking musicology. MGG Online will be an invigorating resource for musicologists all over the world, across time and space, in this global age."

(Hee-Sook Oh, Professor of Musicology, Seoul National University)



"For more than half a century "Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart" has served musicologists, musicians, and music lovers alike as the first resource one reached for when in need of reliable information.  Until today, it continues to tower over all competitors in the depth and breath of its coverage.  The MGG Online, in particular, with its ease of search, integration into the site of automatic translation into multiple languages, and, above all, the constantly updated and added entries, remains the single most indispensable source of information in the field of music."

(Karol Berger, Osgood Hooker Professor in Fine Arts at the Department of Music, Stanford University)



"The new MGG online is a wonderful resource for ethnomusicologists. It makes a wide range of scholarship on ethnomusicological topics—especially the contributions of European scholars—easily available to researchers all over the world. The translate capability, while not without its limitations, is seamlessly integrated into the MGG interface and expands its utility for non-German readers. MGG is an excellent place to start any research project."

(Henry Spiller, Professor (Ethnomusicology) and Chair, UC Davis)