""Grove remains the best single source of musical information in English. Given the degree to which it has branched into world music, pop and contemporary analytical theory, it may now be the most comprehensive musical dictionary in any language."—The New York Times"
""The Grove is...a magnificent achievement, and, more than that, it is a work of love....Another remarkable effort....The book is like a corridor with a million doors, each opening onto a separate world."—The New Yorker"
""...mark my words, anyone with a serious interest in music, whether classical, popular, ethnic or jazz, will benefit from this reference work's acquaintance....Nothing remotely as comprehensive or so extensively researched exists to rival it in the English language."—The Toronto Star"
"...this latest Grove, like every one of its predecessors, is...the most prestigious publication in any field of the arts.—L. A. Weekly"
"To be sure, New Grove II continues to uphold the tradition associated with the world's leading musical reference source...serving all who have an interest in music—with scholarly accuracy, authority and thoroughness.—Chicago Tribune"
"It contains an inexhaustible treasury of information and several lifetimes' worth of scholarship. It is clearly a publishing event of the greatest importance—The Times"
"There's something about the elegance and mystique of the printed version that does it for me. The tidy stack of volumes on the bookshelf is an alluring sight. And few could resist the sweet scent of knowledge which emanates from the printed page.—The Scotsman"