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The book of world-famous music : classical, popular, and folk

Author: James J Fuld
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, ©1995.
Series: Dover books on music
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive reference book of many hundreds of the world's best-known musical compositions, from over twenty-five countries and covering five hundred years of music." Includes historical information about popular melodies and folk songs, information about the first printings of classical works, and biographical information on composers, librettists and lyricists.--Introduction, p. 1.
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Genre/Form: Thematic catalogs (Music)
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fuld, James J., 1916-2008.
Book of world-famous music.
New York : Dover Publications, ©1995
(OCoLC)639604675
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J Fuld
ISBN: 048628445X 9780486284453
OCLC Number: 31045255
Description: xiii, 718 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / William Lichtenwanger --
Determining when, and by whom, a musical work was first published --
Determining the date of a particular copy --
Copyright laws --
Research procedure used --
Relationship to folk-song research and phonograph records --
Descriptions of first appearances in print --
Selection of titles --
Well-known music by women composers --
Well-known music from smaller countries --
Wide dispersal of music publishing in the United States --
Notes on certain composers and publishers --
Note on the musical excerpts --
Special message to music librarians --
General note to the reader --
Biographic and other information --
List of compositions.
Series Title: Dover books on music
Other Titles: World-famous music
Responsibility: James J. Fuld.

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"A comprehensive reference book of many hundreds of the world's best-known musical compositions, from over twenty-five countries and covering five hundred years of music." Includes historical information about popular melodies and folk songs, information about the first printings of classical works, and biographical information on composers, librettists and lyricists.--Introduction, p. 1.

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