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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Derived from the classic Oxford Dictionary of Music , this is the most
authoritative dictionary of music available in paperback. It is a rich mine of
information for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Fully revised and
updated, the 5th edition of this established reference work contains over 200
new entries, including information on approximately 150 new performers. Written
by Michael Kennedy, a renowned authority on classical music, the dictionary
includes over 14,000 entries on terms from "allegro" to "zingaro," and on works
from "Aida "to "Tosca," as well as instruments and their history, composers,
librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras. It also boasts comprehensive
works lists for major composers. It remains the essential reference for music
students and teachers, and fascinating reading for all other music enthusiasts.