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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by Since its initial publication in 1980, the Dictionary has been widely acclaimed as an indispensable resource and a classic reference. The word "updated" doesn't begin to describe the thousands of new articles, topics, cross-references, and areas of scholarship incorporated into The New GroveII. Every one of the first edition's 22,500 articles has been reviewed and revised, with thousands of articles expanded. Previously neglected or under-represented areas have been examined, explored, and explained. Movements and topics once deemed too controversial or too far from the mainstream havebeen added. And throughout, 6,500 new articles cover more than 5,000 years of music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, genres, and more.The New Grove II takes you beyond the customary and familiar into new worlds with extensive, authoritative contributions on non-Western music. From major influences, such as Latin American music, to less-examined contributions, such as Asian, sub-Saharan African, and Pacific Islander, The New GroveII presents the music, theory, instruments, and musicians that have helped to define music around the world.
Call Number: ML100 .N48 2001
Publication Date: 2003-02-11
Oxford History of Western Music by The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial five-volume survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.Now this renowned work is available in paperback - both as a set and (for the first time) individually. This first volume examines classical music from the earliest works to the end of the sixteenth century. Taking a critical perspective, Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweepof figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. He combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understoodit. He also describes how the context of each stylistic period - key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events--influenced and directed compositional choices.Attractively illustrated and laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this volume is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand classical music.
Call Number: ML160 .T18 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-27
Music since 1900 by An extensive descriptive chronology provides the backbone of the book, as the great lexicographer, musicologist and storyteller Nicolas Slonimsky offers a narrative walk through the major events in Western music for the better part of the 20th century. A dictionary of terms and a comprehensive index make this a most valuable source.
Call Number: ML197 .S634 1994
Publication Date: 1994-07-01
Historical Dictionary of Popular Music by
Call Number: ML102.P66 A25
Publication Date: 2017
This book seeks to trace the rise of popular music, identify its key figures and track the origins and development of its multiple genres and styles, all the while seeking to establish historical context.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Music by This edition includes entries on some 500 musicians who were not included in the eighth edition (such as violin virtuoso Sarah Chang) and updates many others (such as composer John Cage, who died after the 8th edition was published). As before, entries also include musicians and composers of the 1800s and artists from other musical genres whose work has significantly influenced 20th century classical music. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the volume.
Call Number: ML105 .S612
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Country Music by Country has always been an essential part of the American musical experience, but now, with the popularity of such contemporary artists as Shania Twain and Garth Brooks, and bolstered by a new appreciation for legends like Johnny Cash and George Jones, country music is making new inroads into American popular culture. Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon's in-depth profiles of the hundreds of men and women who have added their distinctive sound to country music have been collected in the trade paperback edition of their prodigious Country Music: The Encyclopedia. The entries are thorough and readable; the information is definitive and up-to-the-moment; and the book's unique indexes -- by name, song, and album title -- make it a one-of-a-kind resource for anyone who wants to understand country music.
Call Number: ML102.C7 S7 1997
Publication Date: 1997-11-01
Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture by Hip Hop music is comprised of several art forms: 1) MC-ing or rapping 2)B-boying or breakdancing 3)Deejaying (music) and 4) Graffiti art (visual art). This encyclopedia examines all four elements of Hip Hop Culture, providing students, scholars, and music fans with a complete history of the thirty-year music genre. Tracing its early roots from black DJs talking over music in the 1960s, the B-boy dancers in the 1970s, and the scratching and sampling techniques of the '80s to the founding of Def Jam productions, the current East Cost-West Coast rivalry, and superstars such as Eminem and 50 Cent, hip hop fans will find this an indispensable resource. This encyclopedia includes approximately 100 photographs, discographies after each entry, and a for further listening list at the end of the volume. Also included is the Hip Hop Declaration of Peace.
Call Number: ML102.R27 B96
Publication Date: 2005-12-30
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music by Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years-a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, European, and American Charts the flow and influence of music. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that followed the movement of people and ideas across the continent, including: cross-regional musical influences throughout Africa * Islam and its effect on African music * spread of guitar music * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American influences on African music * musical interchanges in local contexts * crossovers between popular and traditional practices. Audio CD included. Also includes nine maps and 96 music examples.
Call Number: ML100 .G16
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
The World of Twentieth Century Music by Biographies and critical evaluations of 20th century composers, including detailed notes on over 1500 musical works.
Call Number: ML390 E87
Publication Date: 1968