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The Oxford Companion to Music

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The Oxford Companion to Music is one of the most famous music reference works of all time. This invaluable Companion now reappears in a completely new edition. Over a million words in length, it is the biggest, most authoritative, and most up to date single-volume music reference book available. The new edition draws on both the classic Oxford Companion to Music by Percy S ...more
Hardcover, 1434 pages
Published May 2nd 2002 by Oxford University Press (first published May 2nd 1955)
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Adam
Mar 25, 2008 Adam rated it liked it
Recommends it for: musicians, arrangers, copyists, composers
Shelves: reference
A very comprehensive single volume covering all things music. Includes definitions of musical terms as well as biographies of musicians, histories, outlines of important works and information regarding form and style.

Extended biographies of important figures in music are included. This is a pretty great reference tool for any student of music, or any fan of music. Does not limit itself to concerns of classical music but also covers popular genres, jazz, opera, musicals, pretty much everything. I
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Going to see if I can read the grey entries, at least, by summer and @chq!
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