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THIS EDITION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEWER 2003 EDITION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 University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674615250
Editor:
Randel, Don M.
Author:
Ciampa, Carmela M.
Author:
Randel, Don Michael
Author:
Meszoly, Laszlo
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Music -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
General Music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographies.
Series:
Harvard University Press Reference Library
Series Volume:
nos. 27 & 28, 1986
Publication Date:
1986
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Musical examples throughout text
Pages:
968
Dimensions:
9.625 x 7.00 in 3.98 lb

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