Baker's celebrates its 100th anniversary with this new multivolume format. Unlike past editions that were single-volume works covering primarily classical musicians and performers, the new 6-vol. "Baker's" covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles of Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on the musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world. Baker's remains the most affordable, comprehensive and readable of all music reference works, providing everyone from the student to scholar a one-stop resource for all their music biographical needs.