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The Resource The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Michael Kennedy ; associate editor, Joyce Bourne

The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Michael Kennedy ; associate editor, Joyce Bourne

Label
The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Title
The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kennedy ; associate editor, Joyce Bourne
Title variation
Dictionary of Music
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
More than one thousand new entries have been added to the dictionary since its first edition in 1985, and 80% of the others have been revised. The scope is classical music and jazz. American nomenclature is used. People, terms groups, instruments and works are included in alphabetical order. Definitions and descriptions for terms and biographies for individuals are treated briefly. Entries for individuals include Dorsey, Foster, Gershwin, Gottschalk and (Scott) Joplin. Some general topics receive longer entries. This is a useful, general-purpose music dictionary. Recommended for secondary collections. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Michael
Dewey number
780/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML100
LC item number
.K35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, Joyce Bourne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Musiciens
  • Music
  • Muziek
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
Label
The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Michael Kennedy ; associate editor, Joyce Bourne
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Abbreviations -- Designation of notes -- A-Z entries
Control code
ocm29877853
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xv, 985 pages
Isbn
9780198691624
Lccn
94004539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29877853
  • (OCoLC)29877853
Label
The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Michael Kennedy ; associate editor, Joyce Bourne
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Abbreviations -- Designation of notes -- A-Z entries
Control code
ocm29877853
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xv, 985 pages
Isbn
9780198691624
Lccn
94004539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29877853
  • (OCoLC)29877853

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