Synopses & Reviews
With over 10,000 total entries, The Oxford Dictionary of Music
is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible music reference of its size now available. Here is a wealth of concise informationon music and musicians from the Middle Ages to the present day. Written to appeal to general readers as well as academics and professionals, the book is an indispensable addition to the reference shelf of the concert goer, the opera buff, the record buyer, the radio listener (and television watcher), or anyone involved in music, whether amateur or professional.
From Abbado to Zuckerman, from Abide With Me to Zar und Zimmermann, from Accordion to Zither, the book's easy-to-use, alphabetically arranged entries emcompass musical topics of all kinds: composers, performing artists in all fields, orchestras, titles and descriptions of individual works (including operas and ballets), musical instruments, musical forms and terms, institutions, and writers on music. Its coverage of composers is exceptional, offering up-to-date and accurate lists of principal works with unparalleled nationalities.
The book is a greatly revised and enlarged edition of Michael Kennedy's popular Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. It adds almost 500 completely new entries and features extensive changes and revisions (including complete rewriting in many cases) of some 150 other entries.
Among the 10,307 A-Z entries in The Oxford deictionary of Music, the reader will find: --Biographies of over 2,000 composers --Extensive, accessible, up-to-date lists of composers' works --Almost 1,800 entries on performers --Over 2,200 definitions of musical terms --Over 550 entries on musical instruments --Abundant cross-references --Attractive, readable two-column format About the Author -
One of England's foremost music authorities, Michael Kennedy has been music critic of the Daily Telegraph of London since 1950 and its northern editor since 1960. He has written books on Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten, as well as on Mahler, Strauss, Barbirolli, and the Halle Orchestra.
"The first edition of this title received an unequivocal endorsement in RBB stating that it was 'indispensable to all types of libraries'; this new edition merits the same recommendation."--Booklist
"An excellent resource for music and history students."--School Library Journal
"Up-to-date, and, frankly, indispensable."--The Times
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.
About the Author
IAbout the Author -
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.
Table of Contents
1. The Issue of Divine Eternity
2. What is Divine Eternity?
3. Indexicals and Spacelessness
4. Eternity and Personality
5. Eternity, Immutability, and Omniscience
6. Timelessness and Foreknowledge
7. Omniscience and the Future
8. Divine Foreknowledge and Fatalism
9. Timelessness and Human Responsibility
10. Divine Freedom
11. Referring to Eternal God