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"The Oxford Dictionary of Music is an indispensable guide for all music lovers and performers. It brings together an unrivalled collection of entries covering musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way." There are 5,000 entries on composers, including contemporary figures such as Elliott Carter, Arvo Part, and Judith Weir - most with worklists that have been brought up to date. The entries on conductors and performers, including people active today such as Cecilia Bartoli, Simon Rattle, and Bryn Terfel, have also been
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Overview

"The Oxford Dictionary of Music is an indispensable guide for all music lovers and performers. It brings together an unrivalled collection of entries covering musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way." There are 5,000 entries on composers, including contemporary figures such as Elliott Carter, Arvo Part, and Judith Weir - most with worklists that have been brought up to date. The entries on conductors and performers, including people active today such as Cecilia Bartoli, Simon Rattle, and Bryn Terfel, have also been updated. There are entries on directors and critics, producers and designers, on writers and scholars, and on music journals, as well as on musical terms and forms, instruments, works, and venues.

A new edition of the most comprehensive one-volume music dictionary available, compiled by one of the world's foremost music authorities. With over 12,000 entries, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, spanning musical topics of all kinds. Written to appeal to general readers as well as musicians and musicologists, it is an indispensable addition to any reference shelf.

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**** 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 c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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"The first edition of this title received an unequivocal endorsement in RBB stating that it was 'indispensable to all types of libraries'; this new edition merits the same recommendation."--Booklist

"An excellent resource for music and history students."--School Library Journal

"Up-to-date, and, frankly, indispensable."--The Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198614593
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kennedy is a music critic and biographer. He has recently retired as music critic of the Sunday Telegraph, where he has been since 1989. Before that he was a music critic on the Daily Telegraph from 1950, and its Northern Editor from 1960 to 1986. He is an authority on English music of the 20th 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 made an OBE in 1981 and is governor of the Royal Northern College of Music. Associate Editor

Joyce Bourne is a retired doctor and writer on opera. She practised for almost 30 years as an anaesthetist and general practitioner. She has a lifelong interest in and love of music and has assisted Michael Kennedy with his works for the past 15 years.

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Preface to the Second Edition

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