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The Milton Cross New Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music, Vol I
The Milton Cross New Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music Vol I Author:Milton Cross and David Ewen When the original Milton Cross Encyclopedia first became available, it was hailed as one of the most helpful and valuable works of its kind. Now, after sixteen years of painstaking research, here is the first full-scale revision of this popular music reference book, a comprehensive new edition which offers a wealth of information on the lives an... more »d music of the masters from the age of Bach to the avant-garde schools of the 1950s. Over 50,000 new words of text have been added, and many of the original chapters have been completely rewritten.
The major portion of this masterwork consists of 67 chapters on the composers, past and present, who have contributed most to the history of music, with added new attention to the twentieth century. Analyzing more musical selections than ever before, each chapter makes use of the latest musicological research findings to present a comprehensive and informative essay on each composer's life, his musical style and his contributions to the mainstream of music.
Also included are: a brief history of music before and since Bach; a completely revised section on the home record library; an analysis of the symphony orchestra; an explanation of musical form, and an expanded glossary of musical terms.« less