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Sachs, Curt 1881-1959

Works: 840 works in 2,146 publications in 10 languages and 20,545 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Music  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Performer, Conductor, Director, Creator, Instrumentalist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, edc, Compiler, Correspondent
Classifications: ML160, 781.9109
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Most widely held works by Curt Sachs
The history of musical instruments by Curt Sachs( Book )

49 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in English and held by 2,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author Curt Sachs, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, combines rich scholarship with personal insight in a remarkable fusion of music, anthropology, and the fine arts. Beginning with the earliest manifestations of rhythm, Sachs explores the association of sound with primitive rites of fertility, life, death, and rebirth. He traces the evolution of folk and ritual instruments to tools of entertainment and art, the rise of a professional class of singers and musicians, and the musical revolution that flowered during the Renaissance. Sachs chronicles the foundation of the modern orchestra during the baroque period and its subsequent development, concluding with the modern-day rise of electric and jazz instruments. A pleasure to read as well as a valuable resource, this classic work is enhanced with 24 plates and 167 illustrations
World history of the dance by Curt Sachs( Book )

88 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the evolution of dance from the Stone Age, accompanied by a discussion of its motifs, movements and forms
The rise of music in the ancient world, East and West by Curt Sachs( Book )

33 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking, all-encompassing work, an eminent musicologist explores the evolution of music. It ranges from the ecstatic singing and Shaman songs of early civilizations to the development of more structured styles in Egypt, East Asia, India, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, and Europe. Eight plates of illustrations depict players and orchestras from China, Korea, Burma, India, and Egypt."--Back cover
Our musical heritage; a short history of music by Curt Sachs( Book )

46 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhythm and tempo : a study in music history by Curt Sachs( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book to trace the history of rhythm and tempo in its entirety."--Inside jacket
The wellsprings of music by Curt Sachs( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the origins of music
The commonwealth of art : style in the fine arts, music and the dance by Curt Sachs( Book )

29 editions published between 1946 and 1993 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real-lexikon der musikinstrumente : zugleich ein Polyglossar für das gesamte Instrumentengebiet by Curt Sachs( Book )

71 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Curt Sachs's "Real-Lexikon der Musikinstrumente" has long been the standard reference work for information on musical instruments of the world. Covering instruments of the past and present and from even corner of the globe, it is a book whose scope and usefulness for the music scholar have never been rivaled. This is the first and only edition to include the author's own annotations (throughout his lifetime, Sachs continued to correct his personal copy of the book and write supplementary material on instruments not in the original edition). Every emendation and new entry in this edition has been personally approved by Mrs. Irene Sachs, the author's widow. 600 corrections have been incorporated into the body of the book while the 500 or so additional entries have been grouped together alphabetically at the end. This new edition is thus, in effect, Sachs's final version of his great work."--Publisher's description
The commonwealth of music by Gustave Reese( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbuch der Musikinstrumentenkunde by Curt Sachs( Book )

73 editions published between 1920 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2,000 years of music [a concise history of the development of music from the earliest times through the 18th century] by Curt Sachs( Recording )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Musikinstrumente Indiens und Indonesiens, zugleich eine Einführung in die Instrumentenkunde by Curt Sachs( Book )

40 editions published between 1915 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man's early musical instruments by Curt Sachs( Recording )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geist und Werden der Musikinstrumente by Curt Sachs( Book )

25 editions published between 1929 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of world music by Curt Sachs( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les instruments de musique de Madagascar by Curt Sachs( Book )

13 editions published in 1938 in French and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of piano music, 1350-1700 by Curt Sachs( )

5 editions published between 1914 and 1944 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Musik der Antike by Curt Sachs( Book )

37 editions published between 1928 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vergleichende Musikwissenschaft : Musik der Fremdkulturen by Curt Sachs( Book )

20 editions published between 1930 and 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commonwealth of art : a lecture delivered in the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress, April 25, 1949 by Curt Sachs( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1960 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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World history of the dance
Alternative Names
Curt Sachs Duits musicoloog (1881-1959)

Curt Sachs etnomusicologo tedesco

Curt Sachs German musicologist

Curt Sachs musicólogo

Curt Sachs Musiktheoretiker und Hochschullehrer

Curt Sachs niemiecki muzykolog

Sachs, C. 1881-1959

Sachs, Curt

Sachs, Curtis 1881-1959

Sachs, Kurt

Sachs, Kurt 1881-1959

Sachs, Kurth

Κουρτ Σαχς

Закс, Курт

Курт Закс

זאכס, קורט בן לואיס

זקס, קורט 1881-1959

קורט זאקס

زاكس، كورت 1881-1959

كورت زاكس، 1881-1959

کورت زاکس

작스, 쿠르트 1881-1959

작크스, 쿠르트 1881-1959


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World history of the danceThe rise of music in the ancient world, East and West