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The Norton/Grove Concise Encyclopedia of Music (1988)

by Stanley Sadie

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While the Preface denies any attempt to be a "concise version" of the 20-volume NEW GROVE DICTIONARY (1980), it does cover the central ground of composers, performers, instruments, terminology, genres, and resources available to the Music world. Lovely things said, without loss of that "reference work" perspective, about controversial and tragic figures. For example, the Berlioz entry actually brings me to tears. But it is unintended.
What you get from this "encyclopedic" work is the impression of complexity and seriousness. You get trees. What you do not get is the forest -- Big Picture. For example, very few composers were financially successful. They get their names in this book, but few of them ended comfortably -- the wonderful exceptions, of course, prove the rule: Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Massenet, and even Brahms, Sibelius, Gluck and Handel. However, even the "greatest" were not much rewarded by their peers -- Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovski, Schubert, Berlioz.
The academic lexicography of George Grove provides authority, and that same aristocratic dimension of distortion, to the entries. ( )
  keylawk | Jan 21, 2007 |
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The name of Sir George Grove has always been identified, in the world of musical lexicography, with works that are both large and authoritative.
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Entries for 4,500 composers, 2,000 terms, 1,100 performers, 1,000 titles of musical works, and 150 work-lists for major composers.

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