The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classical Music

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Stanley Sadie
Billboard Books, 2000 - Music - 384 pages
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Organized chronologically by era, an authoritative guide features in each chapter an introduction to each period, as well as its key composers, personalities, styles, forms, and instruments; and is extensively cross-referenced. and providing a Listening Guide for each era, historical background, discography, bibliography, and nine hundred full-color illustrations.

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Stanley Sadie (1930-2005), former music critic for The Times of London and editor of The Musical Times, published thirty books and edited the monumental New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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