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A New Dictionary of Music by Arthur Jacobs

A New Dictionary of Music by Arthur Jacobs

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A New Dictionary of Music

by Arthur Jacobs

Penguin Reference Books

Penguin Books, 1963, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owner’s inscription stamp on half title and title pages, age toned pages (See photographs)

“A New Dictionary of Music is a basic reference book for all who are interested in music. It covers orchestral, solo, choral, and chamber music; it likewise covers opera and (in its musical aspects) the ballet.  There are entries for Composers (with biographies and details of compositions); Musical Works well known by their titles, such as operas and symphonic poems; Orchestras, Performers, and Conductors of importance today; Musical Instruments (not forgetting those of the dance band and brass band); and Technical Terms.  English terms and names are used whenever possible, but foreign terms in general use are cross-referenced.  Particular importance has been attached to bringing the reader abreast of new musical developments: there are entries for Concrete Music and Electronic Music as well as references to several works which had their first performances in recent years.”

 

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