The Harvard Dictionary of Music

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Trade Cloth, Belknap Press, 2003, ISBN# 0674011635
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This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)

About this item

This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)

This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of "The Harvard Dictionary of Music" is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music.

"The Harvard Dictionary of Music" has long been admired for its wide range as well as its reliability. This treasure trove includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near East; descriptions of instruments enriched by historical background; and articles that reflect today's beat, including popular music, jazz, and rock. Throughout this Fourth Edition, existing articles have been fine-tuned and new entries added so that the dictionary fully reflects current music scholarship and recent developments in musical culture.

Encyclopedia-length articles by notable experts alternate with short entries for quick reference, including definitions and identifications of works and instruments. More than 220 drawings and 250 musical examples enhance the text. This is an invaluable book that no music lover can afford to be without.

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Contributed by: Randel, Don Michael
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Publish Date: Nov 2003
ISBN-13: 9780674011632
ISBN-10: 0674011635
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 978
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 10.0 x 1.5
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