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The Oxford dictionary of music.


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Titel: The Oxford dictionary of music.

Einband: Hardcover


Oxford - New York : Oxford University Press, 1994., 1998. Illustrated. Cloth. Without dustjacket. Hardbound. 8vo. xv, 985 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. (A very good copy). Reviews of The Oxford Dictionary of Music 'For anyone interested in music, whether as a student, concert-goer, record collector or radio 3 listener .it is a welcoming book - I which the author shares his enthusiasm for the obvious as well as the obscure.' THES '.a comprehensive and useful resource for accurate and concise definitions and biographical sketches.' Choice ' .a labour of love, .lively information about people, particularly the living, .up-to-date and, frankly, indispensable.' The Times 'without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable one-volume reference work on music available in the English Language.' Music & Musicians The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the indispensable guide for all music lovers and performers, both amateur and professional. It brings together an unrivalled collection of entries - 12,500 in all - which cover musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way.;Composers and performers: 5,000 entries on composers - most with up-to-date and comprehensive worklists - conductors, and performers, with particular attention paid to contemporary musicians in all fields: John Mark Ainsley, Daniel Barenboim, Myung-Whun Chung, Placido Domingo, Evelyn Glennie, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Trevor Pinnock Directors and critics: producers and designers of international repute from across the centuries; writers and scholars; musical journals and other publications Individual works and places: titles and descriptions of individual works, opera, and ballet; specific orchestras and companies from around the world combine with entries on famous opera-houses, concert-halls, and musical festivals such as those in Aldeburgh and Edinburgh Musical terms and styles: terms such as musique concrete, chromaticism, preparation, and tutti; forms ranging from operatic, orchestral, vocal, film scores, to song-cycles, chamber, hymns, barber-shop, and oratorios; invaluable general themes, like musicology, Byzantine music, acoustics, absolute pitch; musical examples are given where helpful Instruments: from the familiar members of the orchestra - strings, wind, and brass instrument (booknr: 25025). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 25025

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Inhaltsangabe: When The Oxford Dictionary of Music first appeared, it was hailed as "without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable one-volume reference work on music now available in the English language" ( Music and Musicians). Extensively revised and expanded, the second edition features over 900 entirely new entries, and many more descriptions of U.S. composers and performers than in the original work. Now with over 12,000 total entries, the dictionary remains the most comprehensive one-volume reference work available, offering a wealth of information on music and musicians from the Middle Ages to the present.
As in the past, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, spanning musical topics of all kinds. Arranged alphabetically and laid out in an attractive two-column format, the entries cover over 2,000 composers of all nationalities, from Ludwig van Beethoven to Stravinsky and Strauss (including extensive, up-to-date lists of their principal works); almost 1,800 entries on performers in all fields, from Beverly Sills, to Paul McCartney, to Vaclav Nijinsky; over 450 entries on conductors; over 2,200 definitions of musical terms and forms, such as "intonation," "reggae," and "partimento"; over 550 descriptions of musical instruments; entries on leading orchestras and music academies around the world; and information on critics, journalists, and other writers on music.
Written to appeal to general readers as well as musicians and musicologists, The Oxford Dictionary of Music is an indispensable addition to the reference shelf of the concert goer, the opera buff, the record buyer, or anyone involved in music, whether amateur or professional.

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Michael Kennedy is one of England's foremost authorities on music. He has been a music critic for over forty years, at present with The Sunday Telegraph of London, and he has written books on Mahler, Strauss, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten.

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