The Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Music

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Baker & Taylor
Includes entries for more than two thousand composers of all nationalities and eras, and includes definitions of musical terms and forms, and descriptions of musical instruments.

Book News
The first edition (1985) of this wonderful reference is cited in BCL3, Sheehy, and Walford . The coverage continues to span musical topics of all kinds: composers (and their principal works); conductors; musical terms and forms; descriptions of musical instruments; leading orchestras and music academies around the world; and critics, journalists, and other writers on music. This revised and expanded edition adds some 1,500 entries, with particular attention paid to living composers and to younger musical performers making their names in the concert hall, opera house, or on recordings. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
For this new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Michael Kennedy has added over 1,500 entries to the 11,000 already existing, at least four-fifths of which have been revised, some extensively. The dictionary encompasses musical subjects of all kinds: composers (for the majority of whom he gives up-to-date and accurate lists of principal works); musical performers in all fields; orchestras; titles and descriptions of individual works, operas, and ballets; musical forms and terms; instruments; institutions; and writers and scholars.
Particular attention has been paid to living composers and to younger musical performers making their names in the concert hall, opera house, or on recordings. The increase in the number of entries on opera producers and designers reflects their growing influence on the public's perception of opera.
Compiled for general readers as well as musicians and musicologists, this new edition will be an indispensable addition to the reference shelf of the concert-goer, the opera lover, or anyone involved in music, whether amateur or professional.

Baker
& Taylor

The new edition of the comprehensive, one-volume reference includes more than two thousand composers of all nationalities and eras, 1,800 entries on performers from all fields, 2,200 definitions of musical terms and forms, more than 550 descriptions of musical instruments, and much more. UP.

Oxford University Press
When The Oxford Dictionary of Music first appeared, it was hailed as "without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable one-volume reference work on music now available in the English language" (Music and Musicians). Extensively revised and expanded, the second edition features over 900 entirely new entries, and many more descriptions of U.S. composers and performers than in the original work. Now with over 12,000 total entries, the dictionary remains the most comprehensive one-volume reference work available, offering a wealth of information on music and musicians from the Middle Ages to the present.
As in the past, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, spanning musical topics of all kinds. Arranged alphabetically and laid out in an attractive two-column format, the entries cover over 2,000 composers of all nationalities, from Ludwig van Beethoven to Stravinsky and Strauss (including extensive, up-to-date lists of their principal works); almost 1,800 entries on performers in all fields, from Beverly Sills, to Paul McCartney, to Vaclav Nijinsky; over 450 entries on conductors; over 2,200 definitions of musical terms and forms, such as "intonation," "reggae," and "partimento"; over 550 descriptions of musical instruments; entries on leading orchestras and music academies around the world; and information on critics, journalists, and other writers on music.
Written to appeal to general readers as well as musicians and musicologists, The Oxford Dictionary of Music is an indispensable addition to the reference shelf of the concert goer, the opera buff, the record buyer, or anyone involved in music, whether amateur or professional.

Publisher: Oxford Univ. Pr., 1994
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780198691624
0198691629
Branch Call Number: 780.3 Ken 94

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