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Seller: the_nile_stores (59,946) 99.1%, Location: Ohio, Ships to: GB, Item: 283261624215 FREE SHIPPING UK WIDE The Oxford Companion to Music by Alison Latham Reappearing in a completely new edition, this classic reference on music is reborn for the 21st century with more than 1,000 new entries. FORMAT Hardcover LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description First published in 1938, The Oxford Companion to Music has been the first choice for authoritative information on all aspects of music. Now, 17 years since the last edition, the Companion is here to serve a new generation of students, teachers, performers, concert goers, record collectors, and music lovers.Completely revised and updated by a distinguished team of contributors, the Oxford Companion to Music features more than 1,000 new entries than the previous edition; more than 70 percent of the entire text is either new or entirely rewritten. Here, in articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, is authoritative coverage of virtually every musical subject. Embracing the world of music in all its variety—including jazz, popular music, and dance—the Companion offers a concentrated focus on the Western classic tradition, from the Middle Ages to the present day.More than 8,000 articles sweep across an extraordinary range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music—theory, aesthetics, scholarship—to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of music in all its artistic, historical, cultural, and social dimensions.Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, and designed throughout for clarity and accessibility, the new Oxford Companion to Music, like every edition before it, will immediately become an indispensable resource for all who wish to enrich their love and knowledge of music. Notes A complete overview and history of Western music in one volume, designed primarily for the non-specialist reader, and concentrating mainly on the classical tradition. Author Biography Alison Latham is a highly experienced editor of music reference works. She was a member of the editorial team for the multi-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980), assistant editor of The Grove Concise Dictionary of Music (1988, reprinted 1994), co-editor (with Stanley Sadie) of The Cambridge Guide to Music and Brief Guide to Music (1994) and (with Roger Parker) of Verdi in Performance (2001). She wasco-editor of The Musical Times from 1977 to 1988. From 1989 to 2000 she was Publications Editor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and editor of the libretto series Royal Opera Texts. She now works as a freelance writer and editor on music. Table of Contents Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Contributors ; Abbreviations ; Oxford Companion to Music ; Index of people Review A well-loved friend returns ... The latest incarnation is in one volume, sports a stellar contributors list and more than matches the authority of its immediate predecessor ... probably the best one-volume music reference book going. * Times Educational Supplement * Long Description The Oxford Companion to Music is one of the most famous music reference works of all time. This invaluable Companion now reappears in a completely new edition. Over a million words in length, it is the biggest, most authoritative, and most up to date single-volume music reference book available. The new edition draws on both the classic Oxford Companion to Music by Percy Scholes, first published in 1938, and the two-volume New Oxford Companionto Music, edited by Denis Arnold (1983), but is thoroughly revised and reimagined for the 21st century. Alison Latham has assembled a distinguished team of over 120 international contributors, bringingtheir distinctive voices to an exceptionally broad sweep of musical subjects ranging from composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, and forms and genres, to music scholarship and aesthetics, music education, broadcasting and publishing, all aspects of music theory, and performance practice, as well as jazz, popular music, and dance. Entries range from brief definitions to in-depth essays on subjects such as politics, religion, psychology, and computers. Thisis a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible source of information on all aspects of Western music. Review Text `Review from previous edition The New Oxford Companion to Music has no near rivalSunday Times Magazine`A well-loved friend returns . . . .The latest incarnation is in one volume, sports a stellar contributors list and more than matches the authority of its immediate predecessor . . . . probably the best one-volume music reference book goingTES 19/04/2002I shall find the new Companion useful and indeed companionable , . . . The new Companion is undoubtedly more reliable and comprehensive than Scholes`valuable for technical definitions and explanations of foreign terms . . .Sunday Times 10/03/2002`Lathams Companion is certainly usefulTh Evening Standard 11/03/2002`will rightly find a place in musical householdsClassical Music Weekly`every page contains something of interest, even for the most knowledgeableGlasgow Herald`not only informative but also a pleasure to read...a worthy successor to the previous edition. For teachers and students in schools it will be an invaluable addition to libraries, and at only £35 this new Companion will surely be purchased by large numbers of musicians for their personal collectionsCharles Plummeridge, British Journal of Music Education`I have come to imagine the Oxford Companion to Music as a person, perhaps a woman of a certain age and reassuring heft, though she has slimmed down from the two-volume gravitas of her last edition. She is informed but not infallible, quirky, opinionated worldly yet parochial. You need to be copmanionable yourself to do her justiceDavid Schiff, Times Literary Supplement Feature 8,000 entries, ranging from brief definitions to in-depth essaysover 1,000 new entriesalmost all entries rewritten or updatedthe classic reference book for the amateur, the professional, and the studentover 150 expert contributors, including the top authorities in their fieldsplaces music in its social and cultural context, with a range of new entries on topics such as politics, religion, psychology, and computersup to date with current research in and approaches to music, including analysis, theory, ethnomusicology, and performance practiceincludes jazz, popular music, and dance Details ISBN0198662122 Short Title OXFORD COMPANION TO MUSIC Pages 1434 Language English ISBN-10 0198662122 ISBN-13 9780198662129 Media Book Format Hardcover DEWEY 780.3 Illustrations Yes Year 2002 Publication Date 2002-03-31 Series Oxford Companions Imprint Oxford University Press Place of Publication Oxford Country of Publication United Kingdom Edited by Alison Latham Author Alison Latham Audience Age 13-17 Audience General/Trade Publisher Oxford University Press, USA Dimensions199mm x 60mm x 240mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. 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