This concise dictionary has been updated. Based on the 20 volume "New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", it is designed to meet the needs of a wide readership, from the musical novice requiring a quick and clear explanation of terminology to the musical expert in need of more detailed information. There are 10,000 entries, which include 4500 on composers, 2000 on terms, instruments and institutions, 1100 on performers and other key figures, 1000 titles of musical works and 150 worklists for major composers.;Other features of this dictionary include historical accounts of important topics, outlines of non-Western music systems, discussions of musical acoustics, music examples and illustrations.;Stanley Sadie was formerly a music critic for "The Times" and editor of "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians". Among the other books he has written are studies of Mozart and Handel.
Excellent pages, some edge wear.