The New Penguin Dictionary of Music is the essential A-Z of some 1,000 years of Western music.
It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a huge range of composers, and examines such key topics as music history (from medieval plainchant to contemporary minimalism), performers, theory and jargon.
Written by an award-winning music critic, and blending scholarship with personal insight and opinion, this dictionary is both a pleasurable read and an invaluable and authoritative reference book for all lovers of music, whether amateur or professional.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 912 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/08/2006
- Category: Encyclopaedias & reference works
- ISBN: 9780141009254