The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The Oxford Companion to Music

The Oxford Companion to Music

by Alison Latham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198662122

ISBN-13: 9780198662129

Pub. Date: 05/02/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First published in 1938, The Oxford Companion to Music has been the first choice for authoritative information on all aspects of music. Now, 17 years since the last edition, the Companion is here to serve a new generation of students, teachers, performers, concert goers, record collectors, and music lovers.
Completely revised and updated by a distinguished team

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Overview

First published in 1938, The Oxford Companion to Music has been the first choice for authoritative information on all aspects of music. Now, 17 years since the last edition, the Companion is here to serve a new generation of students, teachers, performers, concert goers, record collectors, and music lovers.
Completely revised and updated by a distinguished team of contributors, the Oxford Companion to Music features more than 1,000 new entries than the previous edition; more than 70 percent of the entire text is either new or entirely rewritten. Here, in articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, is authoritative coverage of virtually every musical subject. Embracing the world of music in all its variety—including jazz, popular music, and dance—the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
More than 8,000 articles sweep across an extraordinary range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music—theory, aesthetics, scholarship—to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of music in all its artistic, historical, cultural, and social dimensions.
Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and designed throughout for clarity and accessibility, the new Oxford Companion to Music, like every edition before it, will immediately become an indispensable resource for all who wish to enrich their love and knowledge of music.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198662129
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/02/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1450
Sales rank:
941,141
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Abbreviations
Oxford Companion to Music
Index of people

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