The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Derived from the classicOxford Dictionary of Music, this is the most authoritative dictionary of music available in paperback. Up-to-date and clearly written, it is a rich mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Written by Michael Kennedy, a renowned authority on classical music and chief music critic for The Sunday Telegraph, from 1989 to 2005, the dictionary includes over 14,000 entries on musical terms from allegro to zingaro, and on musical works from Aida to Tosca, as well as musical instruments and their history, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras. It also boasts comprehensive works lists for major composers. Fully revised and updated, the 5th edition of this established reference work contains over 200 new entries, including information on aproximately 150 new performers. Essential reference for music students and teachers, and fascinating reading for all other music enthusiasts.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
So often, in the orchestra, I have faced confusion. Having a dictionary at hand, is an immediate aid, if not the remedy itself. For example, so often the differences in names can throw one down a loop ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jigwagigiggs - LibraryThing
How refreshing in the era where the internet tells us how to do everything that there is still an extensive encyclopedia thatt does the same thing. Biblical in its staure for all musicians. And ... Read full review