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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (5 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
751,215 words
Illustration(s):
10
‘The best reference book of its kind’, Literary Review ... Derived from the classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this is the most authoritative dictionary ... More
A Dictionary of Opera Characters

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
223,607 words
‘a reference book for operaphiles...the answer to a prayer for those who attend operas without doing their homework properly’ - Sir George Christie ... A ... More
Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
10.09 million words
This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world ... More
The Grove Book of Opera Singers

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
405,699 words
Illustration(s):
89
Covering over 1500 singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvellous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to ... More
The Grove Book of Operas

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
519,807 words
Illustration(s):
194
“The Grove Book of Operas, Second Edition, should be on every opera-lover's short list of indispensable reference books. Highly recommended. ” - Gary Hoffman, Opera Today. ... More
The Grove Dictionary of American Music

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
5.09 million words
Illustration(s):
390
Over 9,000 entries ... The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on ... More
The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
Length:
3.16 million words
Illustration(s):
369
Over 8,000 entries ... The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, second edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication ... More
The International Encyclopedia of Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Dance   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2.55 million words
1998 Choice Outstanding Academic Book ... 1998 Library Journal Best Reference 1998 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source With nearly 2,000 articles written by ... More
The Oxford Companion to Music

The Oxford Companion to Music   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
1.12 million words
Illustration(s):
56
This new online-only edition of The Oxford Companion to Music is a partial revision that focuses on living composers and their music, and adds some terms, works, and cross-references to ... More
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
567,408 words
Illustration(s):
164
‘Amazingly comprehensive and thoroughly researched, The Oxford Companion to the American Musical is a must for any theatre professional or theatre fan.’ Stephen ... More

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