The Grove Dictionary of American Music

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Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195314281
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book will be the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Twenty-five years ago, the four volumes of the first edition of the dictionary initiated a great expansion in American music scholarship. This second edition reflects the growth in scholarship the first edition initiated. a wide variety of ethnic and cultural groups, musical theater, opera, and music technology.

Musicians Composers of the 20th Century Ant nio Carlos Jobim Charlie Parker

Author: Alfred William Cramer
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655159
Format: PDF, Docs
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Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.

Classical Music Encyclopedia

Author: Stanley Sadie
Publisher: Definitive Encyclopedias
ISBN: 9781783612833
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fully updated, covering Western music from medieval times to the present day. Each era has an Introduction, A to Z of key composers, sections on Styles and Forms, and Instruments. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field. Comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative an essential guide for readers of all levels."

The NPR Listener s Encyclopedia of Classical Music

Author: Theodore Libbey
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761120728
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A resource on classical music provides coverage of composers, works, musical terminology, and performers, along with recommended recordings and access to an interactive Web site that allows readers to listen to sample works, techniques, and performers discussed in the reference.

The John Marsh Journals

Author: John Marsh
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9780945193944
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Marsh's complete journals, maintained throughout his life (then clumsily edited and sanitized by his youngest son), were made available for study thanks to a 1990 auction sale of the original manuscript. Editor Robins selects from the 37 volumes of the History of my Private Life (housed in the Hunti

A Month in the Country

Author: J.L. Carr
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176839
Format: PDF
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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.