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The New Harvard Dictionary of Musicby Don Michael Randel
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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER 2003 EDITION
Thisclassic reference work is simply the best one-volume music dictionary available today. Its nearly 6,000 entries, written by more than 70 top musicologists, are consistently lucid and based on recent scholarship. The NewHarvard Dictionary of Musiccontains among its riches superb articles on music of the 20th century, including jazz, rock, and mixed media as well as twelve-tone, serial, and aleatory music; comprehensive articles onthe music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near East; entries on all the styles and forms in Western art music; and descriptions of instruments enriched by historical background. Short entries for quick reference--definitions andidentifications--alternate with encyclopedia-length articles written by experts in each field. More than 220 drawings and 250 musical examples enhance the text.
Combining authoritative scholarshipwith concise, lively prose, The New Harvard Dictionary of Musicis the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who listens to music.
About the Author
Don Michael Randelwas for many years Professor of Music at Cornell University. He is now Professor of Music and President of the
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