'Excellent coverage of the art music (B$ehague) of Colombia, as well as traditional music (Waxer/List), broken down by region, and popular music (Waxer). Illustrated with maps, photographs, and musical examples'--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/'This reference classic has approximately doubled in size since its last publication 20 years ago, and the expansion involves more than the thorough revision and addition of articles about music of the past. More articles about 20th-century composers andcomposer-performers have been added, as well as topical articles about the gender-related, multicultural, and interdisciplinary ways that music is now being studied. Add to these changes that New Grove is also available online, making it a source that would have made its many-faceted creator Sir George Grove proud.'--'Outstanding Reference Sources,' American Libraries, May 2002.Provides brief descriptions of music genres, instruments, concert halls, and signficant moments in music history, as well as profiles of key musicians' life and works.
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