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|Description:||vi, 1155 pages ; 26 cm|
|Other Titles:||Concise Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians|
Unrivaled scope and reliability, Baker's has been the source for accurate and enlightening information about composers, conductors, singers, and instrumental virtuosos as well as important philosophers, scholars, critics, teachers, librettists, patrons, and impresarios from the distant past to the present day. All biographical entries are written in the witty, authoritative, and engaging style that has become a Baker's tradition. For this edition, Slonimsky has selected.
Definitive biographies of hundreds of artists in jazz, rock, country, blues, and other forms of popular music, as well as a multi-cultural representation of modern and classical musicians. Now more than ever, Baker's is an invaluable sourcebook for anyone with an interest in music - students, teachers, scholars, musicians, music lovers, record collectors, and concertgoers. All will find it enlightening, informative, and indispensable.