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Blackwood, Alan 1932-

Overview
Works: 116 works in 291 publications in 6 languages and 9,042 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Methods (Music)‡vJuvenile works  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Legends  Bio-bibliography  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: ML1200, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Blackwood
Playing the piano and keyboards by Alan Blackwood( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the origin and development of the piano, discussing how it works and guiding the student from the first steps of playing to more advanced techniques
The orchestra : an introduction to the world of classical music by Alan Blackwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the orchestra and discusses the musical instruments that make up the various orchestral families
Music : the illustrated guide to music around the world from its origins to the present day by Alan Blackwood( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces great musicians and their works from around the world from their origins to the present day
Ferdinand Magellan by Alan Blackwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief account of Magellan's 1519-1522 voyage around the world, which proved beyond all doubt that the world was round
Napoleon by Alan Blackwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the powerful French military and political leader, focusing on his triumphs and defeats in the Napoleonic Wars
France by Alan Blackwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the geography, history and culture of France
Beethoven by Alan Blackwood( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of the German musician who composed some of his greatest works after he became deaf
Captain Cook by Alan Blackwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the explorer, navigator, and scientist whose detailed surveys of the Pacific Ocean and coasts of New Zealand and Australia brought the map of the world near to completion
Christmas by Alan Blackwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins, traditions, and celebration of Christmas around the world
Music of the world by Alan Blackwood( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of the Middle East - Music of the Far East - Music of the Indian subcontinent - African music - Music in Latin America - Western tradition - North American music - World music today - Brief biographies of major composers and performers - Ancient and folk instruments - Keyboard instruments - Orchestral instruments; The spiritual - Military music - The Blues - Big band - Film music - Jazz - Rock & roll - Country & Western - Musicals s_____________
New Year by Alan Blackwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins of New Year's celebrations and traditions and how they differ throughout the world. Includes a glossary of terms
Musical instruments by Alan Blackwood( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes different groups of musical instruments and the sounds we can make from them by striking, blowing, pulling a bow over strings, or plucking. Also traces the history of musical instruments from their primitive origins to the present
Twenty names in classical music by Alan Blackwood( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents brief biographies of twenty classical composers
Twenty names in art by Alan Blackwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of brief biographies of twenty famous artists
The Hungarian uprising by Alan Blackwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records the events leading to the Hungarian rebellion against Soviet authority in 1956 and the subsequent crushing of that uprising
Twenty tyrants by Alan Blackwood( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographies of twenty rulers throughout history notorious for their despotic and tyrannical rule
The age of exploration by Alan Blackwood( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory survey of the discoveries made by sixteenth-century explorers such as Vasco da Gama, Cabot, Magellan, and Vespucci. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Encyclopedia of music by Alan Blackwood( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of music and musical instruments over the past five centuries; includes biographies of major composers and performers
Sir Thomas Beecham : the man and the music by Alan Blackwood( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gold & silver by Alan Blackwood( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Playing the piano and keyboards
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BeethovenEncyclopedia of music