Each volume includes composition index and historical index for entire work.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
v. 1. 1751-1900
v. 2. 1901-2000.
A complete chronology of Western classical music, covering the musically fruitful period 1751 to 2000. Entries are arranged by year and include historical highlights, art and literature highlights, births and deaths of pivotal composers, singers, performers, craftsmen, publishers, musical debuts, new positions, prizes and honours awarded, biographical highlights, cultural beginnings, musical literature and compositions. Whether you are looking for information on Bach, Haydn, Mozart, the New York Harmonic Society, Berlioz, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, the Toronto Musical Society, Humperdink, Souza or a host of others, this book will be the first and last place you look. (source: Nielsen Book Data)