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The Cambridge Music Guide

By Stanley Sadie, Alison Latham

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Format: Paperback / softback, 546 pages
Other Information: 200 b/w illus. 20 colour illus. 1 map 150 music examples
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 April 1990
The Cambridge Music Guide is for all those who love music and wish to know more about its colourful history, development and theory. Superbly illustrated, the Guide is a comprehensive tour of every aspect of the new musical world, expertly edited by Stanley Sadie, editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music.

Table of Contents

Map; Preface; Part I. The Elements of Music; Part II. The Instruments of Music; Part III. The Structure of Music; Part IV. The Middle Ages; Part V. The Renaissance; Part VI. The Baroque Era; Part VII. The Classical Era; Part VIII. The Romantic Era; Part IX. The Turn of the Century; Part X. Modern Times; Part XI. The Traditions of Popular Music; Further Listening; Further Reading; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Index.


An ideal reference for those inquisitive listeners who wish to put their concert-going in context. Books and Bookmen Sumptuously produced...the project has been carried out with enormous devotion and thoroughness. Music Teacher A sumptuous one-volume history of music...careful and well organized. Times Literary Supplement

EAN: 9780521399425
ISBN: 0521399424
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 23.55 x 19.41 x 3.48 centimetres (1.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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