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The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music

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Hardcover, 348 pages
Published January 1st 1960 by Harvard University Press
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I haven't actually sat through and read this thing in a while and am mainly taking inventory of my bookshelf and found this scrunchy-wrapped and binding gone small pocket paperback. However, if you like, play, and study music, music theory, and music history, I think you could easily do much worse. A good reference when delving into other music study and you find yourself wanting to know what a glissando is when some critic talks about Vince Guaraldi's fingers spitting out glissandos like a drag ...more
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Apel studied mathematics at the Universities of Bonn and Munich and the University of Berlin. Although pursuing mathematical studies, Apel continued to stud piano and gave music lessons.

Apel became a renowned musicologist and became a professor of musicology at Indiana University in 1950. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 1972.

He died in Bloomington, Indiana in March 1988.
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