(Music in History and the Present : General Encyclopedia of Music) Premier German-language reference work for the study of all aspects of music. 29 volumes are divided into 2 major sections: Personenteil (persons, ie composers, performers, etc.) and Sachteil (subjects). Signed entries in alpha. order, extensive bibliographies, and many b/w and color illustrations.
(Bio-bibliographical source dictionary of musicians and music scholars from the Common Era to the mid-19th century) Superseded now by other works, this once essential multi-volume work offers an assessment of music scholarship at the beginning of the 20th century. Updated in 1959.