Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music,
ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia.
Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing.
The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 976
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 196 x 135 x 44 mm
Edition: 6th Revised edition
The easiest way to tune yourself in * Steve Craggs, Northern Echo *
Review from previous edition indispensable * Yorkshire Post *
clearly the best around . . . the dictionary that everyone should have * Literary Review *
a pleasure to dip into * Times Educational Supplement *
This fifth edition of classical music's Concise Oxford Dictionary beats all comers. Its range and detail go far beyond what one would normally expect of a single volume. * Jeremy Nicholas, Classic FM Magazine *
[A] cornerstone of music lovers' libraries...eminently browsable, with excellent articles on major composers from Beethoven to Stockhausen as well as intriguing facts and details. * Daniel Jaffe, BBC Music Magazine *
The flame still burns brightly in the shape of the ever-richer mix of composers, performers, venues, orchestras, individual works, instruments, musical terms, the odd dose of world music and so on. * Classical Music *
This really is the dictionary to end all dictionaries. Whatever your bag, you'll find it here ... Now this is what I call a music book. * Tinash Sithole, Northern Echo *