Synopses & Reviews
When The Oxford Dictionary of Music
first appeared, it was hailed by Music and Musicians
as "without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable one-volume reference work on music now available in the English language." Fully revised and updated for this new edition, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, Fourth Edition
is a rich mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles, providing over 10,000 entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras. The dictionary's coverage is exceptional, providing comprehensive work-lists for major composers, detailed entries on living composers and performers, important ballets and operas, as well as descriptions of musical instruments and their histories.
Written to appeal to general readers, musicians and musicologists alike, this volume 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
About the Author -
Michael Kennedy is director of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, music critic at the Sunday Telegraph, and the author books, including works on Elgar, Vaughan, Britten, and Mahler.