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Music: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments and the Great Composers
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Music: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments and the Great Composers (Hardback)

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Each family of instruments is discussed in detail: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as a section on the voice. All the modern orchestral instruments and their relatives are covered, plus a range of more unusual instruments and non-Western examples. The book then provides an illustrated guide to the most influential composers. Starting from medieval times it examines those who have defined or developed particular styles of composition, and those who have created for themselves a significant place in music history. Comprehensively written and beautifully illustrated with over 1000 paintings, drawings and photographs, Music is an indispensable reference for music lovers everywhere.

Music & DanceMusic BooksMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceSheet MusicReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Anness Publishing Publication Date: 26/11/2004 ISBN-13: 9780754815549  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Max Wade-Matthews attended the RAF School of Music at Uxbridge and served in brass bands in England, Germany and Hong Kong. During his years in the RAF, Max formed Die Lustigen Jager, a "German oompah band", for which he arranged all the music. Max formed a living-history brass band, based on the bands of the American Civil War. He has written several books about the history of Leicester, including Musical Leicester, a history of musical life in that city. Wendy Thompson studied piano and violin at the Royal College of Music, London, and then musicology and French Baroque opera at King's College, London. She subsequently moved to publishing, working on the New Grove Dictionary of Music and the New Oxford Companion to Music, and was Editorial Director at Faber Music Limited from 1986-91. She has published several books, including Piano Competition: The Story of the Leeds, Mozart: A Bicentennial Tribute, titles on Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Tchaikovsky in the Composer's World series, and biographies of Handel and Grieg.

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