The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians: 29-Volume Set


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Oxford University Press, USA
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27.5 X 39.0 X 11.0 inches | 173.0 pounds

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About the Author

Stanley Sadie was music critic for The Times, editor of The Musical Times and music consultant to the TV series Man and Music. He edited The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, as well as its many associated dictionaries. He wrote extensively on Mozart and Handel and was president of the royal Musical Association (1989-94) and the International Musicological Society (1992-97). He was appointed CBE in 1982. He died in 2005.
John Tyrrell is a retired lecturer in climatology at University College Cork and former Head of TORRO


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