Throughout human history, music has accompanied us in times of joy and in times of sorrow. This comprehensive encyclopedia is not only a reference work on musical instruments suitable for experts; it also explains the effects and expressive powers of the musical arts. The authors present the various methods of producing sound with great passion, vividly explaining how early musical inventions were scattered across the globe and how they evolved in various cultures.
Clearly arranged, the structure of the book provides a quick overview of the history, symbolism, construction and playing technique of each of the instruments discussed. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments is an indispensable reference work for every professional musician and for interested amateurs.
About the Author
Bozhidar Abrashev has been a professor at the Pancho Vladigerov Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria since 1964, where he teaches symphonic orchestration and trains students in instrument making. He has written extensively on music before; with this volume, he presents an extraordinarily vivid and historically invaluable survey of musical instruments. Vladimir Gadjev is an outstanding music critic and a lecturer in the sociology of music at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23rd February 2006
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 27.8 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.497