Lectionary of Music

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1989 - Music - 521 pages
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Contains plots of operas, descriptions of musical works, definitions of terms, histories of instruments and forms, commentary, anecdotes, offbeat tales, amusing facts, and illuminating essays -- (dust jacket).

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Lectionary of music

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This book sparkles with Slonimskian fact and fun. While students and scholars should hang on to their graver Harvard and Oxford dictionaries, all music lovers can be enlightened and amused by this ... Read full review


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About the Author:
Nicolas Slonimsky is author or editor of numerous books on music, including Music Since 1900, Lexicon of Musical Invective, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, and the redoubtable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.

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