This concise, clear reference gets straight to the important points in the history of music. With extended articles on major figures, movements, technical concepts, and explanations of standard symbols, abbreviations, and notations, Karp's text has been praised for its ease of use and unfailing accuracy.

Dictionary of Music 1983, Northwestern University Press, Evanston

ISBN-13: 9780810106598

Trade paperback

Dictionary of music 1973, Galahad Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780883652657