The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199743391
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, will be the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on worldwide musical instruments. This second edition reflects the last three decades' tremendous growth in scope and sophistication of the field of organology.

The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland L Z

Author: Harry White
ISBN: 9781906359782
Format: PDF, ePub
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It offers to the general reader a regiment of 'brief lives' of Irish musicians throughout history, and it affords the specialist a detailed retrieval of information on music in Ireland hitherto unavailable or difficult to access. Above all, it is (proverbially) encyclopaedic in its address on the plurality and diversity of Irish musical experience. To this end, EMIR represents the single largest research project on music in Ireland to have been undertaken to date." -- Publisher's website.

The NPR Listener s Encyclopedia of Classical Music

Author: Theodore Libbey
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761120728
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Operas in English

Author: Margaret Ross Griffel
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883252
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this revised and expanded edition of Operas in English: A Dictionary, Margaret Ross Griffel brings up to date her original work on operas written specifically to an English text (including works both originally prepared in English, as well as English translations). Since its original publication in 1999, Griffel has added nearly 800 entries to the 4,300 from the original volume, covering the world of opera in the English language from 1634 through 2011.

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

Author: Alfred William Cramer
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

A Month in the Country

Author: J.L. Carr
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176839
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Latin American Classical Composers

Author: Martha Furman Schleifer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810888718
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its third edition, Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary provides a singular English-language resource for biographical information on hundreds of composers from Central and South America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Painstakingly gathered from a wide variety of sources, the information updates and expands previous editions and fills in the gaps left by the other major English-language music dictionaries and encyclopedias. Entries provide biographical data comprising full names, birth and death dates and locations, background, education, and training, as well as selective works lists more than 2,300 composers. An index of composers by country and women composers of Latin America complement the volume. An essential part of any music library, Latin American Classical Composers is an invaluable reference for librarians, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, researchers, and music students.

Norton Anthology of Western Music

Author: J. Peter Burkholder
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393656411
Format: PDF, Docs
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The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain what's important, where it fits, and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices, and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrow's musicians.