This 2-volume reference work offers a complete chronology of classical music from the 18th-century through the end of the 20th. Organized by year, each entry gives: births of key musicians/composers, deaths, performing debuts, new positions, prizes/honors, bibliographical highlights, cultural beginnings, musical literature, and compositions. This work answers hundreds of common questions, from "Who wrote that piece?" to "When was it first performed"? A complete index is given in each volume, making finding information quick and easy. This book will strongly appeal to music students, professors, and lovers of classical music.
"Libraries with comprehensive music collections or high demand for chronologies will welcome it." -- Booklist
"This resource will certainly be of value to those seeking a cultural or historical identity for a given year, while others will welcome the two indexes duplicated in each volume." -- American Reference Book Annual