Derived from the classicOxford Dictionary of Music, this is the
most authoritative dictionary of music available in paperback.
Up-to-date and clearly written, it is a rich mine of information
for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Written by Michael
Kennedy, a renowned authority on classical music and chief music
critic for The Sunday Telegraph, from 1989 to 2005, the dictionary
includes over 14,000 entries on musical terms from allegro to
zingaro, and on musical works from Aida to Tosca, as well as
musical instruments and their history, composers, librettists,
musicians, singers, and orchestras. It also boasts comprehensive
works lists for major composers. Fully revised and updated, the 5th
edition of this established reference work contains over 200 new
entries, including information on aproximately 150 new performers.
Essential reference for music students and teachers, and
fascinating reading for all other music enthusiasts.