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Sadie, Stanley

Works: 673 works in 3,328 publications in 9 languages and 45,485 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Discographies  Juvenile works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, ed, Honoree, Adapter, Speaker, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: ML410.H13, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stanley Sadie
The New Grove dictionary of musical instruments by George Grove( Book )

45 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers ancient and modern musical instruments, art and folk instruments, and their history. Includes photographs and drawings
Mozart : the early years, 1756-1781 by Stanley Sadie( Book )

60 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Mozart's life and music relates his achievements to the social, economic, and cultural environments in which he worked, offering insight into his compositional process and his relationships with numerous contemporaries
The New Grove dictionary of jazz by George Grove( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton/Grove concise encyclopedia of music by Stanley Sadie( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries for 4,500 composers, 2,000 terms, 1,100 performers, 1,000 titles of musical works, and 150 work-lists for major composers
Handel by Stanley Sadie( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the composer of more than forty operas, nineteen oratorios, and hundreds of other vocal and instrumental works
The Grove book of operas by Stanley Sadie( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides succinct synopses of more than 250 operas, with additional information on the history of opera, significant works and performers, the state of contemporary opera, and other related topics
The Billboard illustrated encyclopedia of opera by Stanley Sadie( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of the history of opera, organized chronologically by era, traces the evolution of the musical art form from the perspective of its social and cultural contexts and offers a detailed study of opera houses, stage and scene aspects, voice, musical techniques, performances, and popular melody as they relate to opera
The New Grove Mozart by Stanley Sadie( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child prodigy who performed throughout Europe in his early years, Mozart excelled in every medium of his time, including chamber music for strings, the piano and concerto and opera. Along with his contemporaries Haydn and Beethoven, he is one of the composers who brought the Viennese Classical style to its height. His mature music, distinguished by its melodic beauty, formal perfection and richness of harmony is rooted in both Austrian and German traditions. He is widely regarded as the most universal composer in the history of Western music. In addition to a detailed view of Mozart's life and works, this book includes comprehensive, tabular work-lists and a fully revised and updated bibliography
Performance practice by Howard Mayer Brown( Book )

53 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the series of musical handbooks, this book concentrates on the study of past performances, from medieval to 20th century music and looks at sources, theory, vocal and instrumental performance techniques. The difference in instruments and playing techniques in history is also discussed. Stanley Sadie is the editor of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
The Cambridge music guide by Stanley Sadie( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and German and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE CAMBRIDGE MUSIC GUIDE is for all those who love music and wish to know more about its colourful history, development and theory. Superbly illustrated, the Guide is a comprehensive tour of every aspect of the musical world, expertly edited by Stanley Sadie, editor of the New Grove Dictionary of Music. The Guide explains all the elements of musical notation, of pitch and harmony, of different musical genres
Handel concertos by Stanley Sadie( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of opera by Stanley Sadie( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove book of operas( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book combines meticulous scholarship with a lightness of touch that will delight the opera-goer. The fascinating illustrations bring an amusing dimension showing how opera has been staged from its beginnings to modern 'deconstructed' productions. The operas are listed in alphabetical order. In addition to a full synopsis of every plot, there is a cast list and a note of the singers in the original production, as well as information about the origins of the work and its literary and social background. Each contribution concludes with a brief comment on its place in operatic history. There is also a listing by composer, a glossary and indexes of the names of operatic characters and the first lines of arias; so if you are not sure which opera Gilda or Agathe, sings in, or are apt to confuse Vespina with Despina, your problem is quickly solved
Great operas in synopsis by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling on the composer : a guide to European composer houses and museums by Julie Anne Sadie( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across Europe, more than three hundred houses and museums commemorate the composers that lived and worked in them. In this book, two distinguished musicologists guide the reader and the musically curious traveller to these sites and provide essential information on their content and significance. They also offer practical information for the visitor, seasoned insights and lively commentary
The new Grove dictionary of American music by H. Wiley Hitchcock( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music is the most comprehensive and enlightening history of America's musical heritage ever published. American Grove is focused solely on the unique styles and traditions of American music. It covers popular musical forms such as country, rock, pop, soul, folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and big band. It explores America's vibrant classical heritage--from colonial times to John Cage--and also provides substantial articles on the traditional music of diverse cultures such as Native Americans, Jewish Americans, and Islamic Americans. The Dictionary investigates the social, cultural, and historical forces that shaped our distinctive musical identity--from the Civil War to the impact of pop culture ... the rise of technology to the plurality of religions ... from the supremacy of film to the evolution of the civil rights movement. The New Grove Dictionary of American Music includes: 3,500 biographies of significant composers, performers, singer-songwriters, impresarios, conductors, writers, producers, publishers and patrons--including foreign-born musicians who settled in America, Entries on American cities as diverse as Miami, New Orleans, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Anchorage, Wide-ranging survey articles on specialized forms of music including patriotic music, film music, vaudeville, and early music revival, Ground-breaking articles on general topics such as copyright, broadcasting, music therapy, and education, Comprehensive listings of music libraries, societies, institutions, periodicals, discographies, festivals, and awards.--Publisher description
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The New Grove dictionary of musical instruments
Alternative Names
Sadie, S. (Stanley)

Sadie, Stanley 1930-2005

Sadie, Stanley Joh

Sadie, Stanley John 1930-2005

Stanley John Sadie britischer Musikwissenschaftler und Musikkritiker

Stanley Sadie britischer Musikwissenschaftler und Musikkritiker

Stanley Sadie Brits musicoloog (1930-2005)

Stanley Sadie musicologo inglese

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Mozart : the early years, 1756-1781The New Grove dictionary of jazzThe Norton/Grove concise encyclopedia of musicThe Grove book of operasThe Billboard illustrated encyclopedia of operaThe New Grove MozartPerformance practiceThe Cambridge music guide