Music: New Dictionary

Waldo Selden Pratt, musical editor of the Century Dictionary, has brought out a 1,000-page New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians*. This book was originally planned as a one-volume abridgment of Grove's famed six-volume Dictionary of Music and Musicians. But to condense 6,000 pages into 1,000 was found to be impracticable. Therefore, a fresh scheme was worked out. The result is fortunate. The new encyclopedia is divided into: Part One, technical definitions and descriptions ; Part Two, biographies of persons connected with music since the year 1770—with an appendix including persons before...

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