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The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Classical Music

by Stanley Sadie

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This is a gorgeous coffee table book! The pictures are lush and the text amusing and informational. The layout of the book is aesthetically pleasing. Although, quite large it is a solid reference book but doesn't offer much more than a general overview and small anecdotes. ( )
  Joles | Jun 3, 2008 |
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Organized chronologically by musical era, this comprehensive and accessible volume introduces each period's key composers, personalities, styles, forms, and instruments. Included are cross-references, a listening guide, Discography, and Bibliography. Foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy. 900 color illustrations… (more)

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