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Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.
From custom and conception, through craftsmanship and construction, to playing and performance, The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments is the definitive guide to musical instruments from around the world. Covering over 12,000 musical instruments, it describes each instrument individually and in the context of instrument families. Charting the history, development, musical function, and intercultural links of each instrument, this is the most comprehensive collection of information on the topic. It also explores the cultures, societies and religions which have created these instruments and the various extra-musical functions of certain instruments.
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