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History of Musical Instruments

By Curt Sachs

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Reference Textbooks; Textbook - Instrumental. Dover Edition. Historical book. 505 pages. Dover Publications #06-452654. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-452654).

Item Number: AP.6-452654

ISBN 9780486452654. 9x12 inches. English.

This first comprehensive history of musical instruments, this book ranges from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It traverses five continents and every stage of evolution, from primitive rattles and bull-roarers to the electric organ. Author Curt Sachs, one of the world's most distinguished musicologists, combines rich scholarship with personal insight in a remarkable fusion of music, anthropology, and the fine arts.

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