B0213. GROVE DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS, Eric Blom, Ed., 1961 Edition in 10 Volumes (including 493pp. Supplement Volume). New York, St Martin's Press, 1961. 8919pp. [this 10 volume set will involve extra shipping charges to some countries]
“GROVE'S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS is the most extensive works on western music, and has been greatly edited and revised since the original version was published in 1879 - 1889. This fifth edition of the work, published in 1954, was edited by Eric Blom, resulting in the most thorough revision of the work since it was originally published. Many articles were re-written in a more modern style. This edition included a list of contributors from previous editions to the front of Volume I.
Eric Blom was a musicologist, music critic, and music biographer. He was best known for his work on GROVE'S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS , but also edited 'Everyman's Dictionary of Music' and 'Music & Letters', an academic musicology journal. He was skilled at languages, being fluent in English, German, Danish, Italian, and French, and he translated many entries for his revision of GROVE'S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS.”
- St Martin's Press