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The international cyclopedia of music and musicians

by Oscar Thompson; Robert Sabin; Nicholas Slonimsky

  Book : Biography

What you want to know   (2012-08-30)

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by SNERGE

This is a fat heavy book. Well printed and arranged. 

All the major composers are represented with full lists of their compositions.

A remarkable collection of "Unknown" composers too with 

short biographies. Musical jargon explanations are very complete.

For 1964 - the latest edition, it is a truly remarkable collection

for its time and to the serious musical scholar a good substitute for

Grove or the Oxford dictionaries. Well worth the cost in my opinion..




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