The Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound is the worlds first dictionary of music terminology that you can listen to. It is a comprehensive, multi-dimensional guide which defines the language used to describe western art music from the dark ages to the end of the 20th century. Thousands of musical terms are defined in Volume 1 (the Dictionary), illustrated with 274 specially prepared scores in Volume 2 (the Music Examples), and, in Volume 3, 274 recorded extracts on three compact disks. Every definition is followed by reference to at least one score and recording. Additional cross-references to eight chapters on the elements of music place the definitions in broader musical and historical contexts. This unique publication brings music terminology to life through sound and is aimed at enthusiastic listeners, students, teachers and professional musicians.