The third edition of this famous music dictionary. Biographies and technical terms alike – nearly everything has been written afresh. As a result, the new edition is substabtially longer than the previous one. There is a vastly increased coverage of early music, and of music and musicians of the twentieth century, and the articles on major composers now include comprehensive lists of works.
Percy Scholes’s original edition of 1952 was a landmark in its day. This new edition by Michael Kennedy will prove the indispendsable compact music dictionary for the 1980s.