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The Harvard Dictionary of Music / Edition 4
     

The Harvard Dictionary of Music / Edition 4

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by Don Michael Randel
 

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ISBN-10: 0674011635

ISBN-13: 9780674011632

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Harvard

This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of The Harvard Dictionary of Music is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music.

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This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of The Harvard Dictionary of Music is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music.

The Harvard Dictionary of Music has long been admired for its wide range as well as its reliability. This treasure trove includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near East; descriptions of instruments enriched by historical background; and articles that reflect today's beat, including popular music, jazz, and rock. Throughout this Fourth Edition, existing articles have been fine-tuned and new entries added so that the dictionary fully reflects current music scholarship and recent developments in musical culture.

Encyclopedia-length articles by notable experts alternate with short entries for quick reference, including definitions and identifications of works and instruments. More than 220 drawings and 250 musical examples enhance the text. This is an invaluable book that no music lover can afford to be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674011632
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Harvard University Press Reference Library Series , #16
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
1008
Sales rank:
130,149
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.37(d)

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The Harvard Dictionary of Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mj92 More than 1 year ago
Our grandson was thrilled with the book. He is studying music education at Augustana College.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
pineappleologist More than 1 year ago
I love having this book. It covers all styles of music, musical terms,and instruments. This does not have any information on composers but does cover various musical works
babsvo More than 1 year ago
Bought it for a student majoring in music because it's a great resource she'll be able to use forever.