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Kennedy, Michael 1926-2014

Overview
Works: 135 works in 812 publications in 5 languages and 23,684 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Bibliography  Thematic catalogs (Music)  Catalogs  Music 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Other, wpr
Classifications: ML100, B
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Most widely held works about Michael Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by Michael Kennedy
The Oxford Dictionary of Music by Michael Kennedy( Book )

91 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than one thousand new entries have been added to the dictionary since its first edition in 1985, and 80% of the others have been revised. The scope is classical music and jazz. American nomenclature is used. People, terms groups, instruments and works are included in alphabetical order. Definitions and descriptions for terms and biographies for individuals are treated briefly. Entries for individuals include Dorsey, Foster, Gershwin, Gottschalk and (Scott) Joplin. Some general topics receive longer entries. This is a useful, general-purpose music dictionary. Recommended for secondary collections. When The Oxford Dictionary of Music first appeared, it was hailed as "without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable one-volume reference work on music now available in the English language" (Music and Musicians). Extensively revised and expanded, the second edition features over 900 entirely new entries, and many more descriptions of U.S. composers and performers than in the original work. Now with over 12,000 total entries, the dictionary remains the most comprehensive one-volume reference work available, offering a wealth of information on music and musicians from the Middle Ages to the present. As in the past, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, spanning musical topics of all kinds. Arranged alphabetically and laid out in an attractive two-column format, the entries cover over 2,000 composers of all nationalities, from Ludwig van Beethoven to Stravinsky and Strauss (including extensive, up-to-date lists of their principal works); almost 1,800 entries on performers in all fields, from Beverly Sills, to Paul McCartney, to Vaclav Nijinsky; over 450 entries on conductors; over 2,200 definitions of musical terms and forms, such as "intonation," "reggae," and "partimento"; over 550 descriptions of musical instruments; entries on leading orchestras and music academies around the world; and information on critics, journalists, and other writers on music. Written to appeal to general readers as well as musicians and musicologists, The Oxford Dictionary of Music is an indispensable addition to the reference shelf of the concert goer, the opera buff, the record buyer, or anyone involved in music, whether amateur or professional
The concise Oxford dictionary of music : based on the original publication by Percy Scholes by Michael Kennedy( Book )

82 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new edition of this compact and practical reference book takes into account recent research in music history and also gives full coverage of the development of music in the twentieth century. A valuable resource for over thirty years, the Dictionary features diagrams, illustrative passages of notation, an up-to-date explanation of musical terminology, and lists of composers' works
Mahler by Michael Kennedy( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleiding tot leven en werk van de Oostenrijkse componist (1860-1911)
Richard Strauss by Michael Kennedy( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weimar, Munich, Berlin, and Vienna. In his young manhood, Strauss was regarded by many as a leader of the dissonant avant-garde; his early operas Salome and Elektra feature a harmonic vocabulary that ventures to the brink of the atonal, as well as subject matter considered scandalous at the time. But by the 1930s, Strauss's refusal to follow in the footsteps of Schoenberg and the modernists had led to his being written off as a reactionary. Michael Kennedy challenges
Richard Strauss : man, musician, enigma by Michael Kennedy( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy deals fully with Strauss's life as leading composer and national figure in the Third Reich, during which he was both feted and cold-shouldered by the authorities. In putting this period into perspective he draws heavily on hitherto ignored material, including Strauss's own letters and diaries. In addition he reveals much about Strauss's long, happy but tempestuous marriage to the soprano Pauline de Ahna as well as tracing the important relationships to his librettists Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan Zweig, Joseph Gregor and Clemens Krauss. From Kennedy's probing reassessment of the man and the music, a picture emerges of a level-headed, practical and extremely versatile musician - a great conductor as well as a great composer
Who's who in opera : a guide to opera characters by Joyce Bourne Kennedy( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information on 2,500 operatic characters "across the whole compass of opera and operetta ... [and] plot synopses for over 270 operas as well as full information about each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers."--Jacket
Britten by Michael Kennedy( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Kennedy describes Britten's childhood in Suffolk, his association with the young Left-wing intellectuals of the 1930s, particularly W.H. Auden, and his apprenticeship as a composer for documentary films. Then followed his three years in America with the tenor Peter Pears, their return to wartime England, and the sensational success of Peter Grimes. More operas followed, the English Opera Group was formed, and in 1918 Britten and Pears founded the Aldeburgh Festival. The flow of compositions - instrumental, choral, song-cycles, and operas - continued until his death in 1976." "In the second half of the book Michael Kennedy discusses Britten's music chronologically, from the childhood works to the culminating masterpieces, the opera Death in Venice and the Third String Quartet." "This revised edition incorporates new material on Britten's life and contains a new chapter covering his posthumously published works. All the reference sections have been updated, including the discography of Britten's performances of his own and other composers' music."--Jacket
Portrait of Elgar by Michael Kennedy( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Michael Kennedy( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgar orchestral music by Michael Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of Walton by Michael Kennedy( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse componist (1902-1983)
The life of Elgar by Michael Kennedy( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of Elgar draws on letters and documents publishsed in the last twenty-five years. Michael Kennedy, a leading scholar of British music and a distinguished musical biographer, examines this new material, which includes Elgar's vast correspondence, in an attempt to get to the centre of his complex personality. Elgar's letters reveal his unpredictable swings of mood, from gaiety and a fondness for puns to morose self-pity and a feeling that he was 'not wanted'. Although much of Elgar's music sounds confident and coherent, it also has an underlying layer of unease, melancholy and insecurity. This reflects the complex character of the man, acutely conscious of his lower middle-class origins even though he had a meteoric rise to fame and to honours in Edward VII's reign and became a friend of the King. Illustrated with thirty-one photographs, some of them rare, this book will be of interest to students and enthusiasts alike."--BOOK JACKET
William Walton : a thematic catalogue of his musical works by Stewart R Craggs( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbirolli, conductor laureate; the authorised biography by Michael Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of Elgar by Michael Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Michael Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative account of Vaughan William's musical life portrays the story of a great composer's career, and traces the course of music in England during his lifetime. The edition includes a comprehensive list of his work, and an index
A catalogue of the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Michael Kennedy( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition of the standard catalogue of the music and writings of Vaughan Williams includes all known published and unpublished works, with full details of instrumentation, revisions, and first performances. There is much new information on the location of manuscripts and sketches, and there are many corrections to the information and dates given in the previous text. The volume includes a bibliography of the literary writings of Ralph Vaughan Williams compiled by Peter Starbuck, and an appendix of folk songs collected by Vaughan Williams
Portrait of Elgar by Michael Kennedy( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Michael Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove turn of the century masters : Janáček, Mahler, Strauss, Sibelius( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omhandler Leos Janacek, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss og Jean Sibelius
 
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The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Alternative Names
Kennedy, George Michael 1926-2014

Kennedy, George Michael Sinclair

Kennedy, George Michael Sinclair 1926-

Kennedy, George Michael Sinclair 1926-2014

Kennedy Michael

Michael Kennedy Brits biograaf (1926-2014)

Michael Kennedy historiador británico

Michael Kennedy historien britannique

Майкл Кеннеди

مايكل كينيدي مؤرخ بريطاني

ケネディ, マイケル

マイケル・ケネディ (音楽評論家)

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The concise Oxford dictionary of music : based on the original publication by Percy ScholesMahlerRichard StraussRichard Strauss : man, musician, enigmaWho's who in opera : a guide to opera charactersBrittenPortrait of WaltonThe life of Elgar