Birth Location, Migration, and Clustering of Important Composers

  title={Birth Location, Migration, and Clustering of Important Composers},
  author={J. O'Hagan and K. Borowiecki},
  journal={Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History},
  pages={81 - 90}
  • J. O'Hagan, K. Borowiecki
  • Published 2009
  • Geography, History
  • Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History
Abstract This article examines the 522 most important composers in the last 800 years, as identified by Charles Murray (2003), in terms of their birth location and migration. It also examines detailed patterns of migration and tendencies to cluster in certain cities for those composers born between 1750 and 1899. This information is compiled from the large, Grove Music Online (2009) encyclopedia. There is also some discussion of the biases evident in choosing “significant” composers. The data… Expand
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