The Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music

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9780393026207: The Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music

The entries cover all aspects of music, using material compiled by an international team of scholars. Among the features that make The Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music indispensable for every home and desk are the authoritative biographies of composers and performers, concise explanations of terms, and title listings for hundreds of musical works.

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Stanley Sadie (1930-2005), former music critic for The Times of London and editor of The Musical Times, published thirty books and edited the monumental New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

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Although this work bears the name of Sir George Grove, it is not a condensed version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians ( LJ 12/15/80). Though largely based upon The New Grove , and retaining its relative scope and authority, the work is intended as quick reference for a broad spectrum of readers. Thus unlike The New Grove , it includes names and nicknames of significant works but no bibliographic references and few illustrations. While one might find the New Oxford Companion to Music ( LJ 11/1/83) as useful for illustrative material, the present volume is highly recommended, particularly for information on recent events. William J. Waters, Pensacola Jr. Coll., Fla.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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