The Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Description

For the sixth edition of this classic dictionary, the text has been thoroughly revised and updated. With over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing.
The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.


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Details

Author(s)
Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy, Michael Kennedy
Format
Hardback | 976 pages
Dimensions
164 x 238 x 58mm | 1,560.35g
Publication date
01 Oct 2012
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
6th Revised edition
Illustrations note
line drawings
ISBN10
0199578109
ISBN13
9780199578108
Bestsellers rank
258,399