Review by Choice Review
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Review by Booklist Review
About a third of the entries here are revised and updated from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; the remainder are totally new. Covering a wide range of musical genres, from the Juilliard String Quartet to the Beach Boys, this encyclopedia lives up to the standard set by its parent.
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Review by Library Journal Review
One can only use the highest superlatives to describe this major reference work. Building on The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians ( LJ 12/15/80), the thoroughly revised sixth edition of a longstanding reference, the present work is a much-needed guide to our national music. The style is both elegant and scholarly, and though the format follows that of other New Grove publications, the typography is significantly better, the margins wider, and the photographs sharper. All phases of American musicserious, popular, jazz, and folkare superbly covered by outstanding specialists. In particular, the articles on regional music, American composers and performers, publishing, periodicals, libraries, and American cities will set the standard for years to come. A work that will not easily be superseded. William Shank, CUNY Graduate Sch. Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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