Ammer, Christine. The A to Z of Foreign Musical Terms: From Adagio to Zierlich a Dictionary for Performers and Students. Boston: ECS Publishing, 1989.
Ever try looking up a musical term, only to find that the word or phrase you are looking for is not listed in your musical dictionary? This has happened to me fairly often…until I bought this book, that is. Somehow, this slim book has so far always managed to contain definitions for all the terms I’ve needed to look up!
I ordered this book from Amazon.com when a voice professor at my college recommended it to me. It’s a great resource for students, vocalists, solo pianists, and collaborative pianists – and at about $11, you can’t beat the price.
My rating: 5 stars (out of 5 stars)