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
  • 380,959

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 "Stanley Sadie and Alison Latham agree that art should be viewed within a larger social context, and they bring this perspective to The Cambridge Music Guide, available for the first time in the US. Intended as an expansive reference to Western music for the novice (with sophisticated elements for the aficionadl), the book introduces the fundamental elements of music, followed by its history from the sixth Bach to the Boss." Publishers Weekly "Stanley Sadie and his colleagues responsible for this publication have given us a fine and informative general music history overview. What distinguishes this work from many other music history texts is the special emphasis that Stanley Sadie has made in puttin this music information into coherent historical contexts. ...a splendid introductory course for the newcomer as well as a fine general reference source for more knowledgeable readers. This is a most welcome volume." Jeffrey Nussbaum, The Historic Brass Society
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