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The Grove Dictionary of musical instruments. 5 vols. 2nd, rev. ed.

Author: J Richard Haefer
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press US 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, will be the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on worldwide musical instruments. Thirty years ago, the three volumes of the first edition of the dictionary were produced to wide acclaim in the musical community. This second edition reflects the last three decades' tremendous growth in scope and sophistication of the field of organology. At five  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Richard Haefer
ISBN: 9780199743391 0199743398
OCLC Number: 1062394354
Description: 4192 pages
Responsibility: J. Richard Haefer.

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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, will be the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on worldwide musical instruments. Thirty years ago, the three volumes of the first edition of the dictionary were produced to wide acclaim in the musical community. This second edition reflects the last three decades' tremendous growth in scope and sophistication of the field of organology. At five volumes, it provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly of electronic and experimental instruments, history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, issues of practical concern, the human body as instrument, and people whose work has shaped the modern understanding of instruments. The dictionary aims to present basic information about the most important instruments worldwide and a broad, representative selection of lesser-known ones of particular significance. Along with instruments and their makers, it discusses subjects of related interest in order to provide a fuller picture of the cultural role of instruments throughout the dictionary.0.

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