THE GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Edited by LAURENCE LIBIN et al
5 VOLS 4,192pp 600+ ILLUS 2015 LIST PRICE: £590.00 R294

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This reference publication aims to present basic information about the most important musical instruments worldwide and a broad, representative selection of lesser-known ones of particular significance. The volumes address salient issues of contemporary organology in more than 500 articles: the systematic study of the history, design, technology and functions of musical instruments of all times and places. Along with instruments and their makers, subjects of related interest are discussed in order to provide a fuller picture of the cultural role of instruments throughout history.

Never has there been such a Dictionary of Instruments, nor, in our time, is there likely ever to be another to compare with it for all its excellencies. MUSICAL TIMES