The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music / Edition 5

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Overview

"This is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of music available in paperback. Including musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras, it is a rich mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles." It contains: 14,000 entries in a wide range of musical categories; comprehensive work-lists for major composers; generous coverage of living composers and performers; important ballets and operas; and musical instruments and their history.

Compact and practical reference book takes into account recent research in music history and also covers the development of music in the 20th century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199203833
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/14/2007
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 864
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 2.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kennedy has been music critic of the Sunday Telegraph since 1989. Before that he was a staff music critic on the Dailt Telegraph from 1950 and its Northern Editor from 1960 to 1986. He is an authority on English music of the twentieth century and has written books on Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, and Walton as well as on Mahler, Strauss, Barbirolli, Boult, and the Hallé Orchestra. He was awarded the OBE in 1981 and the CBE in 1997, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Royal Northen College of Music, Manchester. Joyce Bourne practised for almost 30 years as an anaesthetist and general practitioner until her retirement in 1990. She has a lifelong interest in and love of music and has assisted Michael Kennedy with his works since 1978, both as researcher and typist.

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Table of Contents

Preface

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    Concise but not comprehensive. It is a good basic music dictionary.

    Major composers and musicians are mentioned, but not others such as Veracini. It is a good basic music dictionary, but not comprehensive.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 17, 2009

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