The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians / Edition 2

The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians / Edition 2

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by Don Michael Randel
     
 

This new compact guide to the history and performance of music is both authoritative and a pleasure to use. With entries drawn and condensed from the widely acclaimed New Harvard Dictionary of Music and its companion Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, it is a dependable reference for home and classroom and for professional and amateur musicians.
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This new compact guide to the history and performance of music is both authoritative and a pleasure to use. With entries drawn and condensed from the widely acclaimed New Harvard Dictionary of Music and its companion Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, it is a dependable reference for home and classroom and for professional and amateur musicians.
You will find in this concise dictionary definitions of musical terms; succinct characterizations of the various forms of musical composition; entries that identify individual operas, oratorios, symphonic poems, and other works; illustrated descriptions of instruments; and capsule summaries of the lives and careers of composers, performers, and theorists. Like its distinguished parent volumes, The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians provides information for all periods in music history, with particularly comprehensive coverage of the twentieth century.
Clearly written and based on the scholarship of experts, The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an invaluable handbook for everyone who cares about music.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674000841
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Harvard University Press Reference Library Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.56(d)

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