Classical Music Encyclopedia, New & Expanded Edition
The Classical Music Encyclopedia traces the development of Western music from medieval times through the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the era, followed by an A-to-Z of key composers and musicians along with expert recommended recordings for each entry. Within these chapters, great composers, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Igor Stravinsky, have more extensive entries. The “Styles and Forms” sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to twentieth century minimalism while exploring and investigating the development of musical instruments.
Written by many of the world’s leading experts in classical music, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy to use and highly informational — an essential guide for classical music lovers of all kinds.