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The Resource The Harvard biographical dictionary of music, edited by Don Michael Randel

The Harvard biographical dictionary of music, edited by Don Michael Randel

Label
The Harvard biographical dictionary of music
Title
The Harvard biographical dictionary of music
Statement of responsibility
edited by Don Michael Randel
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A long-awaited companion to The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, and compiled with the same meticulous scholarship and delight in detail, this biographical dictionary emphasizes classical and art music, but also gives ample attention to jazz and blues, rock and pop, and hymns and showtunes across the ages - with unusual care devoted to coverage of the twentieth century. That the Belgian composer Jean Absil was professor of fugue at the Brussels Conservatory is a little-known fact. And few are aware that Roy Acuff began his country-and-western career in medicine shows. The writings of the eighteenth-century organist Jakob Adlung may be obscure, while Theodor Adorno is widely read and studied. But they can all be found in the A's, along with 218 more entries, from Carl Friedrich Abel to Emanuel Ax. And this is only the beginning. Here then is the information you need about 5,500 figures in the world of music - the major, the minor, the famous, the nearly forgotten, from Bach and Beethoven to Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman, and Bruce Springsteen - capsule summaries of the lives and careers behind the music enjoyed in every era. The volume is enlivened with illustrations, some revelations in themselves
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 780/.92/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML105
LC item number
.H38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
Series statement
Harvard University Press reference library
Label
The Harvard biographical dictionary of music, edited by Don Michael Randel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2756358
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 1,013 p.
Isbn
9780674372993
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96016456
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553491
  • (OCoLC)34553491
Label
The Harvard biographical dictionary of music, edited by Don Michael Randel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2756358
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 1,013 p.
Isbn
9780674372993
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96016456
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553491
  • (OCoLC)34553491

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