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Music Since 1900, 4th Ed.

Slonimsky, Nicolas

ISBN 10: 0684105500 / ISBN 13: 9780684105505
Edité par C. Scribner's sons, 1971
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Hard Cover
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Titre : Music Since 1900, 4th Ed.

Éditeur : C. Scribner's sons

Date d'édition : 1971

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Edition : Fourth Edition, First Printing

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This indispensable music reference provides a day-by-day account of events and accomplishments in the world of music since the turn of the century. This new edition combines the 1971 fourth edition and the 1986 Supplement, and adds 500 new entries covering the years 1986-1991. It provides a complete history of this century's music in one volume. Includes a dictionary of terms and index.

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Nicolas Slonimsky's first edition of Music Since 1900 came out in 1937--his entry into the world of lexicography--and this fifth edition, published in 1994, was the last book he wrote. But that's only one reason why this book should be acquired, cherished, and continually browsed. The "Descriptive Chronology" begins January 1, 1900, with the publication of Hector Berlioz's first volume of collected works, wends its way through Gershwin's first performance of "Rhapsody in Blue" (February 12, 1924) and the founding of the Polish Music Publishing Society (April 15, 1945), and ends with the death of Ernst Krenek, composer of "Jonny spielt auf," (December 23, 1991). With letters (such as those to Slonimsky from Charles Ives) and documents (such as the transcript of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearing on Hanns Eisler), a Dictionary of Terms (abecedarianism to Zen), and a comprehensive index, the result is a scrupulous, eccentric, irresistible music reference.

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