The Cambridge Music Guide

The Cambridge Music Guide

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The Cambridge Music Guide is for all those who love music and wish to know more about its colourful history, development and theory. Superbly illustrated, the Guide is a comprehensive tour of every aspect of the new musical world, expertly edited by Stanley Sadie, editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 193 x 235 x 35mm | 1,510g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 Printed music items; 20 Plates, color; 1 Maps; 200 Halftones, unspecified
  • 0521399424
  • 9780521399425
  • 395,184

Table of contents

Map; Preface; Part I. The Elements of Music; Part II. The Instruments of Music; Part III. The Structure of Music; Part IV. The Middle Ages; Part V. The Renaissance; Part VI. The Baroque Era; Part VII. The Classical Era; Part VIII. The Romantic Era; Part IX. The Turn of the Century; Part X. Modern Times; Part XI. The Traditions of Popular Music; Further Listening; Further Reading; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Index.
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'An ideal reference for those inquisitive listeners who wish to put their concert-going in context.' Books and Bookmen 'Sumptuously produced...the project has been carried out with enormous devotion and thoroughness.' Music Teacher 'A sumptuous one-volume history of music...careful and well organized.' The Times Literary Supplement
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