A reference book for all music lovers.
Now in its fourth edition.

What is the original title in German of Mozart’s A Little Night Music? Who composed the music of Evita? And who was Evita? In Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo, what is Aranjuez? In what year did Verdi compose his opera Rigoletto? What is Mozartiana? And Vangoghiana? And over 85 other titles ending in ...iana? Who wrote the novel on which the musical The Phantom of the Opera is based? On which Shakespeare’s play did Bernstein base his musical West Side Story?

  The Planets Holst: suite for orch, 7mov, with org, op.32 (1915); 1. Mars, the Bringer of War; 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace; 3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger; 4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity; 5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age; 6. Uranus, the Magician;

What’s What in Titles of Classical Music... and beyond... is much more than a standard repertoire of mostly Western classical music titles for the past five centuries. In a short paragraph for each title, entries may include its source, explanation or translation for foreign titles, name of composer, musical form, number or order of composition, movements, parts, key signature, opus or catalogue number, year of composition or publication, additional comments.

From the explanations, translations and cross-references included for many titles in a variety of languages, it is as much a multilingual reference as a musical dictionary, making it interesting and helpful to musicians, composers, music scholars, professors and students, librarians, music store managers, radio programmers and music lovers in general.


"François' occupation
Is accurate translation.
And, believe it, with music,
He's encyclopedic."

Herbert R. Anderson, 1916-2005