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Jacobs, Arthur 1922-1996

Overview
Works: 130 works in 564 publications in 8 languages and 8,790 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Discographies  Dictionaries  Stories, plots, etc  Drama  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Scores  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Librettist, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: ML410.S95, B
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Most widely held works about Arthur Jacobs
 
Most widely held works by Arthur Jacobs
Arthur Sullivan, a Victorian musician by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse componist Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
Choral music: a symposium by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin dictionary of musical performers by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new dictionary of music by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is a fugue? What is the difference between a saxophone and a saxhorn? Who besides Puccini wrote an opera called La Boheme? In what year, was the National Broadcasting Company Orchestra formed under Arturo Toscanini's direction? These and thousands of similar questions are answered in this comprehensive dictionary that remains unrivaled as a single-volume summary. A New Dictionary of Music is a basic reference work for anyone interested in music, whether performer or layman.It covers orchestral, solo, choral and chamber music, opera, and (in its musical aspects) the ballet. There are entries for composers (with biographies and details of compositions); works well known by their titles, such as operas and symphonic poems; orchestras, performers and conductors of importance today; musical instruments (including those of the dance and brass bands); and, technical terms. English names and terms are used whenever possible, but foreign terms in general use are cross-referenced. Particular importance has been attached to bringing the reader abreast of new musical developments.The composers and musical works chosen were those most likely to be encountered. Where an opera is given an entry, a brief explanation of the title follows. Similarly explication is provided for other works bearing literary or otherwise allusive titles. Among performers and conductors, only the following are included: those who, although dead, continue to be prominent through recorded performances (e.g. Gigli); the highest-ranking international artists of today, plus a very few apparently on the verge of attaining that rank; and, a few who, though not necessarily at the very head of their profession, are closely associated with composers in bringing out new works, or are conductors in charge of important orchestras."--Provided by publisher
Great operas in synopsis by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Western music; a listener's guide by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Western music by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

34 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera : a modern guide by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin dictionary of music by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark in its field, The Penguin Dictionary of Music is now in its sixth edition and has been thoroughly revised and expanded. The additional entries, of which there are over 500, include musical instruments, recent compositions, new composers and rising stars of the concert and opera world, as well as a new subject area, classic musicals and their composers. It covers opera and ballet as well as orchestral, solo, choral and chamber music. Detailed entries include noted performers past and present, composers and their works, instruments of every kind, musical terms and genres, orchestras and conductors - and even authors whose work has inspired musical composition. This dictionary is an ideal source of reference for anyone with an interest in music - whether professional or purely for enjoyment
L'incoronazione di Poppea = The coronation of Poppaea : an opera in a prologue and three acts by Claudio Monteverdi( )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Penguin dictionary of music by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elixir of love by Gaetano Donizetti( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Limelight book of opera by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu : opera in 3 acts (7 scenes) by Alban Berg( Book )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1978 in German and English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture (Sinfonia) to the comic opera L'Italiana in Algeri = Die Italienerin in Algier by Gioacchino Rossini( )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry J. Wood : maker of the Proms by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Henry Wood made the Promenade Concerts famous and was the first in Britain to employ women in first class orchestras. He conducted Britain's first production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and his commitment to new music led to collaboration with composers such as Richard Strauss, Sibelius, Britten and Schoenberg. The problems of Wood's complex personality and stressful private life are also revealed alongside his six decades of musical achievement
Gilbert and Sullivan by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great opera classics by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One-man show : comic opera in two acts by Nicholas Maw( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lend me your ears : a guide to orchestral music--from Vivaldi to Bernstein by Arthur Jacobs( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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L'incoronazione di Poppea = The coronation of Poppaea : an opera in a prologue and three acts
Alternative Names
Arthur D., Jacobs

Arthur Jacobs British music critic and musicologist

Jacobs, A.

Jacobs, Arthur 1922-1996

Jacobs, Arthur (Arthur David), 1922-1996

Jacobs, Arthur David

Jacobs, Arthur David 1922-1996

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Languages
English (282)

Italian (38)

Spanish (6)

German (3)

Danish (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)

Catalan (1)

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A new dictionary of musicThe Penguin dictionary of musicL'incoronazione di Poppea = The coronation of Poppaea : an opera in a prologue and three actsThe Limelight book of operaOverture (Sinfonia) to the comic opera L'Italiana in Algeri = Die Italienerin in Algier