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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
Current Version:
2008
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 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
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
413,576 words
Illustration(s):
1
‘A must-have volume’ The Times ... The second edition of this dictionary is a unique single volume reference on all aspects of dance ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Music
Length:
764,008 words
Illustration(s):
3
Over 10,000 entries ... For the sixth edition of this classic dictionary, the text has been thoroughly revised and updated. With over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of ... More

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