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The quarterly journal of the Music Library Association provides articles and reviews in the areas of music librarianship, music bibliography and discography, the music trade and aspects of the music history.

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 4, June

All My Heart: Deborah Voigt Sings American Songs
All My Heart: Deborah Voigt Sings American Songs. Deborah Voigt; Brian Zeger, Angel 57964, 2005. Soprano Deborah Voigt can claim the unusual distinction of being almost as respected for her recital performances as she is for her operatic work, which...
Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security
Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security. Bear Family BCD 16065 FM, 2005. The German Bear Family label has long distinguished itself as a world-leading curator of classic American and European folk, bluegrass, country,...
Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headline in the September 2005 issue (p. 154 of this volume). ENGLISH Adams, Peter H. Antique woodwind instruments: an identification and price guide. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2005. 160...
Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics
Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics. By Julian Horton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. [x, 280 p. ISBN 0-521-82354-4. $75.] Music examples, bibliography, index.Julian Horton's Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis,...
Communications
This column provides a forum for responses to the contents of this journal, and for information of interest to readers. The editor reserves the right to publish letters in excerpted form and to edit them for conciseness and clarity.To the Editor:In regard...
Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography
Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography. By John C. Tibbetts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. [xvi, 365 p. ISBN 0-30010674-2. $45.] Illustrations, index, bibliography, notes.There has been a great deal written about movies, movie...
Eastman's Ruth Watanabe
Strange as it may seem, Ruth Watanabe struggled with her career decision until age thirty-one, when "Uncle Howard" made it for her. During high school she considered social work to help the struggling Spanish-speaking people in Southern California....
Evolution and Musical Origins: A Review Essay
EVOLUTION AND MUSICAL ORIGINS: A REVIEW ESSAY The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body. By Steven Mithen. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. [ix, 374 p. ISBN 0-297-64317-7. £20.00.] Illustrations, bibliography, index.Nature's...
French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band
French Preservation New Orleans Jazz Band. Jumpin' in Irigny, Volumes 1 and 2. Jazz Crusade JCCD-3110 and JCCD-3111, 2005. Trombonist Big Bill Bissonnette established the Jazz Crusade label in 1960, and his little company could hardly be more aptly...
Journeys through the Life and Music of Nancy Van De Vate
BIOGRAPHY Journeys Through the Life and Music of Nancy Van de Vate. By Laurdella Foulkes-Levy and Burt J. Levy. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005. [xi, 393 p. ISBN 0-8108-5135-0. $69.95.] Music examples, index, bibliography, works list, compact disc.During...
Keyboard Music
KEYBOARD MUSIC Georg Muffat and Wolfgang Ebner. Sämtliche Werke für Clavier (Orgel). Herausgegeben von Siegbert Rampe. Erstausgabe. Kassel: Bärenreiter, C2003-2004. [Vol. 1 (Muffat: Partiten, pt. 1; Ebner: Toccata, Capriccio, Partita, Versetten): pref....
Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942
Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942. By John W. Work, Lewis Wade Jones, and Samuel C. Adams, Jr.; edited by Robert Gordon and Brace Nemerov. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press,...
Lotario: Opera in Tre Atti, HWV 26
Georg Friedrich Handel. Lotario: Opera in tre atti, HWV 26. Herausgegeben von Michael Pacholke. Kassel: Barenreiter, 2003. (Hallische Handel-Ausgabe, Ser. II: Opern, Bd. 23.) [Editorial policy, pref., in Ger., Eng., p. vi-xv; facsims., p. xvi-xx; Libretto-Druck...
Lotario: Opera in Tre Atti, HWV 26/lotario: Opera in Tre Atti, HWV 26
Georg Friedrich Händel. Lotario: Opera in tre atti, HWV 26. Herausgegeben von Michael Pacholke. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2003. (Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Ser. II: Opern, Bd. 23.) [Editorial policy, pref., in Ger., Eng., p. vi-xv; facsims., p. xvi-xx; Libretto-Druck...
Making Words Sing: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Song
Making Words Sing: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Song. By Jonathan Dunsby. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. [x, 153 p. ISBN 0-521-83661-1. $65.] Index, bibliography, music examples.Since the 1980s Jonathan Dunsby has published numerous...
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Maria Schneider Orchestra. Live at the Jazz Standard: Days of Wine and Roses. ArtistShare 0017, 2005. More than most, Maria Schneider's big band deserves to be called an "orchestra"--not only due to the complex richness of its sound, but because...
Massacre
Massacre. Killing Time. ReR/Fred Records ReR/FR010, 2005. When a band called Massacre releases an album called Killing Time, one might be forgiven for thinking that he knows what to expect: either an unrelieved hour of horrific, ear-splitting noise,...
Matt Renzi
Matt Renzi. The Cave. Fresh Sound New Talent FCNT 226, 2005. Saxophonist Matt Renzi leads a piano-less trio on this album, a fact which, along with his well-established penchant for discursive free improvisation, may deter some potential listeners...
Mécènes et Musiciens: Du Salon Au Concert À Paris Sous la IIIe République
Mécènes et Musiciens: Du salon au concert à Paris sous la IIIe République. By Myriam Chimènes. Paris: Fayard, 2004. [776 p. ISBN 2-213-61696-5. euro30.] Illustrations, bibliography, index.Wealthy patrons have always played an important role in Western...
Memory Pieces
Memory Pieces. Ensemble de la Rue / William Kempster. EdlR Productions 200502, 2005. The very fine Ensemble de la Rue has gathered an interesting and attractive program for this, its third album. By opening the disc with John Taverner's majestic...
Monteverdi's Unruly Women: The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy
Monteverdi's Unruly Women: The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy. By Bonnie Gordon. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism.) [x, 234 p. ISBN 0-52184529-7. $80.] Index, bibliography, music examples.This...
Musical Listening in the German Enlightenment: Attention, Wonder and Astonishment
ENLIGHTENMENT, ROMANTICISM, MODERNISM Musical Listening in the German Enlightenment: Attention, Wonder and Astonishment. By Matthew Riley. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. [ix, 188 p. ISBN 0-7546-3267-9. $94.95.] Index, bibliography, music examples.The...
Music and Medieval Manuscripts: Paleography and Performance
MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN TOPICS Music and Medieval Manuscripts: Paleography and Performance. Edited by John Haines and Randall Rosenfeld. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2004. [xxxiv, 438 p. ISBN 0-7546-0991-X. $104.95.] Music examples, index,...
Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations/The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction
Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations. By Ruth A. Solie. (California Studies in 19th-century Music.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. [223 p. ISBN 0-520-23845-1. $39.95.] Illustrations, index.The Idea of Music in Victorian Fiction....
Music Publishers' Catalogs
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2005 issue (p. 211 of this volume). Acoustic Music Records, Postfach 1945, D-49009 Osnabruck, Germany. http://www.acoustic-music.de/ Katalog, 2006. [2005]...
Music Received
A key to abbreviated imprints is found at the end of this column. For information about the content and arrangement of this list, consult the introduction to the column in the September 2005 issue (p. 203 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 22...
Necrology Index
This column is an extract from the necrology file of the Gaylord Music Library, Washington University, available online at http://library.wustl.edu/units/music/necro/index.html. It comprises those names that are listed in the dictionaries and encylopedias...
Notes for Notes
Peter Eotvos (1944-), a composer and conductor of international stature, has agreed to deposit his working papers in the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basle. This research archive will thus add another important collection of a Hungarian composer to its...
Notes for Notes
Peter Eötvös (1944-), a composer and conductor of international stature, has agreed to deposit his working papers in the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basle. This research archive will thus add another important collection of a Hungarian composer to its...
Notes to Financial Statements
June 30, 2005 And 2004 1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES ORGANIZATION -- The Music Library Association was formed in 1945 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. The purposes of the Association are to promote the establishment, growth,...
Pierre Monteux, Maître
Pierre Monteux, Maître. By John Canarina; forward by Neville Marriner. Pompton Plains, NJ: Amadeus Press, 2003. [372 p. ISBN 1-57467-082-4 $29.95.] Illustrations, discography, bibliography, index.In his loving and detailed biography of Pierre Monteux...
Políticas Y Prácticas Musicales En El Mundo De Felipe II: Estudios Sobre la Música En España, Sus Instituciones Y Sus Territorios En la Segunda Mitad del Siglo XVI
Políticas y prácticas musicales en el mundo de Felipe II: Estudios sobre la música en España, sus instituciones y sus territorios en la segunda mitad del siglo XVI. (Colección Música Hispana. Textos. Estudios 8.) Edited by John Griffiths and Javier Suárez-Pajares....
Preces, Festal Psalms, and Verse Anthems/Musica Sacra (1608)/Sacred Hymnes of 3, 4, 5 and 6 Parts (1615)/Anthems IV: Anthems with Instruments)
William Smith. Preces, Festal Psalms, and Verse Anthems. Edited by John Cannell. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c2003. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 135.) [Abbrevs. and sigla, p. vi; acknowledgments, p. vii; introd., p. ix-xvi;...
Reference Tools
REFERENCE TOOLS Orchestral Music: A Handbook. 4th ed. By David Daniels. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005. [xiii, 617 p. ISBN 0-8108-5674-3. $65.] Indexes, appendices.There is a readily definable cadre of professionals who deal extensively with orchestral...
Renaissance Masses, 1440-1520: An Online Repertorium of Polyphonic Masses Composed in Europe in 1440-1520
Renaissance Masses, 1440-1520: An Online Repertorium of Polyphonic Masses Composed in Europe in 1440-1520. Web site created by Rob Wegman. Contributors: Bonnie Blackburn, Carlo Bosi, Jennifer Eberhardt, Harry Elzinga, Laura M. Hedden, Karen Olive....
Schubertline: The Online Score Service for Singers
Schubertline: The Online Score Service for Singers. Enichi Music Services. http://www.schubertline.co.uk. [Requires (for Scorch software): For Windows users: Windows 95 or higher; Internet Explorer 4 or above, Netscape 4 or above, Opera 5 or above...
Six String Quartets, Op. 3, I-III
Madalena Lombardini-Syrmen. Six String Quartets, op. 3, I-III. Sally Didrickson, editor. Bryn Mawr, PA: Hildegard Publishing Company (T. Presser), c2002. [Introd., 1 p.; editor's notes, 1 p.; score, 29 p.; and 4 parts. Pub. no. 494026640. $55.] ...
Songs of Sundrie Natures (1589)
CRITICAL EDITIONS William Byrd. Songs of Sundrie Natures (1589). Edited by David Mateer. London: Stainer & Bell, c2004. (The Byrd Edition, 13.) [Gen. pref. (Philip Brett), p. v.; pref., p. vi-xvi; editorial notes, p. xvii-xviii; texts, p. xix-xxxi;...
Statements of Activities
For The Year Ended June 30, 2005 Temporarily Permanently Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Revenues And Gains: Contributions $2,623 $8,004 $- ...
Such Sweet Thunder: Views on Black American Music
MUSIC CULTURES OF THE AMERICAS Such Sweet Thunder: Views on Black American Music. Edited by Mark Baszak; photography by Edward Cohen. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center, 2003. [xiii, 205 p. ISBN 0972678506. $25.] Illustrations.In 1971,...
Supremely American: Popular Song in the 20th Century: Styles and Singers and What They Said about America
Supremely American: Popular Song in the 20th Century: Styles and Singers and What They Said About America. By Nicholas Tawa. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005. [xvi, 352 p. ISBN 0-8108-5295-0. $40.00.] Selected bibliography, index.Nicholas Tawa, professor...
The Chrysanthemum and the Song: Music, Memory and Identity in the South American Japanese Diaspora
The Chrysanthemum and the Song: Music, Memory and Identity in the South American Japanese Diaspora. By Dale A. Olsen. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2004. [xxviii, 342 p. ISBN 0-8130-2764-0. $65.] Illustrations, notes, appendices, glossary,...
The Film Music of Danny Elfman: A Selective Discography
On 26 July 1985, the film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure was unleashed onto a baffled world. Pee-Wee Herman, the comic persona of comedian Paul Reubens, already had some meaningful name recognition from his stage performances and occasional appearances on...
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane. At Carnegie Hall. Blue Note 35173, 2005. The story behind this release is almost as wonderful as the music. In 1957, John Coltrane's drug use had become such a problem that he was fired by Miles Davis....
The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premier Artists' Community
The MacDowell Colony: A Musical History of America's Premier Artists' Community. By Bridget FalconerSalkeld. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005. [xi, 467 p. ISBN 0-81085419-8. $55.] Index, bibliography, illustrations.The MacDowell Colony for creative...
The Pleasure of Modernist Music: Listening, Meaning, Intention, Ideology
The Pleasure of Modernist Music: Listening, Meaning, Intention, Ideology. Edited by Arved Ashby. (Eastman Studies in Music.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2004. [viii, 404 p. ISBN 1-58046-143-3. $75.] Music examples, illustrations, index.This...
The Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, increasing numbers of women began to study orchestral instruments and to move from the home sphere of private music making to performing in public. Yet despite their increasing numbers, professional...
Thomas Tallis
Thomas Tallis. The Complete Works. Chapelle du Roi / Alistair Dixon. Signum SIGCD060, 2004. The seed that eventually grew into this magnificent nine-volume boxed set was planted in 1995, when the newly-formed Chapelle du Roi presented the complete...
William Byrd's Modal Practice
William Byrd's Modal Practice. By John Harley. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005. [x, 162 p. ISBN 0-7546-3441-8. $89.95.] Music examples, index, bibliography.The topic of mode in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century polyphony has been subject to ongoing debate...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Auerbach Plays Mozart: Complete Keyboard Works from Ages 5 to 9. Lera Auerbach. Arabesque Z6795, 2004. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early String Quartets & Divertimenti. Cuarteto Casals. Harmonia Mundi HMI 987060.62, 2005....
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Auerbach Plays Mozart: Complete Keyboard Works from Ages 5 to 9. Lera Auerbach. Arabesque Z6795, 2004.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early String Quartets & Divertimenti. Cuarteto Casals. Harmonia Mundi HMl 987060.62, 2005.Both...
Works by Maddalena Laura Sirmen
WORKS BY MADDALENA LAURA SIRMEN Madalena Lombardini-Syrmen. Six String Quartets, op. 3, I-III. Sally Didrickson, editor. Bryn Mawr, PA: Hildegard Publishing Company (T. Presser), c2002. [Introd., 1 p.; editor's notes, 1 p.; score, 29 p.; and 4 parts....