The New Oxford Companion to Music, Volume 1
Oxford University Press, 1983 - Music - 2017 pages
Covers music from ancient times to the present day. All aspects of music are covered in 6,600 entries including: composers, individual works, music at various periods (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th century) and in many different countries and civilizations (including Africa, China, America, India, Japan, Central and South-East Asia and the Middle East), opera (including over a hundred plot synopses), jazz, popular music, electronic music, acoustics, and musical instruments from all parts of the world. There are also over two thousand entries defining musical terms, together with articles on musical theory and forms.
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