Global Vision Publishing House


Encyclopaedic Dictionary of World Musical Instruments (2 Vols. Set)


Author : Edited By P.S. Ganguly
ISBN : 978-81-8220-965-7
Edition : 2nd
Year : 2018
Pages : 642
Size : 19×24 Cm
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
Price : INR 4,500


About the Book

The main objective of this new edition in two volumes of Encyclopaedic Dictionary of World Musical Instruments is to provide historical development, manufacturing process, and playing technique of 305 popular musical instruments of the world with more than 300 photographs. Having said something about the nature of this encyclopaedia, we turn now the question of how entries are selected. The majority of included instruments have been selected on the grounds of historically importance, popular among musical players and technicians. It is hoped that by referring to this encyclopaedia, the ethnomusicologists and organologists can conveniently apprise themselves of much that is going on in the field of technical research and practices. We hope to have made a small contribution to enable all professionals, players and technicians to think more carefully about the process of manufacturing and playing techniques.

About the Author

P.S. Ganguly works as a music teacher of Academy College of Music in Kolkata. He started learning music in 1959, and received training under several great masters. He was initiated into musicology by Prof. P. Sambamurti. This was further strengthened under P. K. Rajagopala Ayyar. In addition to his gurus’ immense knowledge and wisdom, Ganguly also imbibed a style of presentation with powerful delivery, expression, and diction. His method of analysing original treatise and of evolving one’s own ideas and concepts soon placed him high in the annals of musicology in India. He has been recognised as a top-ranking artiste. His lecture and demonstrations are not only instructive but also inspiring and have drawn August audiences from all over the world.


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