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Jeffrey Dean

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
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536 words
A term used to denote a number of more or less formal gatherings of individuals. Plato's favourite place to teach was out of doors in a grove named Academe, and since antiquity ... More
Camerata

Camerata  

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Music
(It.).Society. Group of poets and musicians who met in houses of Florentine aristocrats Bardi and Corsi between 1573 and 1590 and from whose discussions opera was developed. Among them were composers ...
clubs for music-making

clubs for music-making  

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Music
Musical clubs have long played a considerable part in the cultural and social development of music among European communities. The earliest of which we have much knowledge were the German ...
concert

concert  

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A perf. of mus. in public by a fairly substantial no. of performers (but not a stage performance or as part of a religious service). A perf. by 1 or 2 performers is usually called a recital. A ...
dialectic

dialectic  

The method of reasoning that proceeds by question and answer and logical argument, famously illustrated by the dialogues of Socrates (470–399bce) as recorded by Plato (c.428–347bce). Teaching of ...

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