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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. 64, No. 1, September

African American Song
African American Song. Published by Alexander Street Press. http://aamu.classical.com (accessed November 2006-March 2007). [Requires an audio-enabled computer with an Internet connection. Microsoft Windows users need Windows 98 or later; Internet Explorer...
An Annotated Catalogue of the Music Manuscripts in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C
REFERENCE BOOKS An Annotated Catalogue of the Music Manuscripts in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. By Richard Charteris (Annotated Reference Tools in Music, No. 6.) Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2005. [xxix, 749 p. ISBN 978-1-57647-115-9....
Annea Lockwood
Annea Lockwood. Ear-Walking Woman. DVD. Performed by Lois Svard. [n.p.]: Innovera Studios, 2005. IS 021. $16.49.Pianist Lois Svard has devoted her career to the performance of contemporary and avant-garde music. Her most recent recording showcases Ear-Walking...
A Survey of the Written Reception of Carl Nielsen, 1931-2006
The word "reception" in the title of this article naturally evokes the more exacting term "reception history." Having been a kind of fashionable discipline within our subject for a few years, the cultivation of a reception-history approach to a composer...
Audio and Video Equipment Basics for Libraries
AUDIO LIBRARIES Audio and Video Equipment Basics for Libraries. By Jim Farrington. (Music Library Association Basic Manual Series, No. 5.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006. [viii, 144 p. ISBN 0-8108-5716-2; ISBN-13 978-08108-5716-2. $45.] Illustrations,...
Books Recently Published
This column is compiled quarterly based on the output of the monographic music cataloging units of the Library of Congress. Entries appear on the list as they are cataloged by the library, regardless of the date of publication. ENGLISH 50 Cent,...
Critical Editions
CRITICAL EDITIONS Dudley Buck. American Victorian Choral Music. Edited by N. Lee Orr. Middleton, WI: Published for the American Musicological Society by A-R Editions, Inc., c2005. (Recent Researches in American Music, 53.) (Music of the United States...
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu (accessed January-February 2007). [Requires an Internet connection; Web browser; Apple QuickTime for streaming; speakers or headphones]...
Electronica
Reviews, new titles, and publisher and title changes announced elsewhere in this column include additional comments about electronic access. Volumes 1-9 (1992-2002) of Beethoven Search Premier and Gale Group's Expanded Academic ASAP and InfoTrac...
George Crumb and the Alchemy of Sound: Essays on His Music
George Crumb and the Alchemy of Sound: Essays on His Music. Edited by Steven Bruns and Ofer Ben-Amots. Colorado Springs, CO: Colorado College Music Press, 2005. [vii, 360 p. ISBN-13 978-093595-207-7. $36.] Illustrations, facsimiles, music examples.This...
Glenn Gould Hereafter
Glenn Gould Hereafter. DVD. A Film by Bruno Monsaingeon. [New York] : Idéale Audience International, 2006. DVD9DM20. $24.99.When Glenn Gould died in 1982 at the age of fifty, he clearly had reached a new level of mastery in his career. His pianism-always...
Gustav Mahler and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Tour America
Gustav Mahler and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Tour America. By Mary H. Wagner. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006. [xv, 237 p. ISBN-10 0-8108-5720-0; ISBN-13 978-0-8108-5720-9. $50.] Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.It is rare to find...
Herbert Von Karajan in Rehearsal and Performance
Herbert von Karajan in Rehearsal and Performance. DVD. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. [Germany]: EuroArts, 2006, 1965. 2072118. $24.99.This is one of a thirteen-part series, Die Kunst der Dirigierens (The Art of the Conductor). Glenn Gould described...
Itzhak Perlman in the Fiddler's House: A Journey to the Heart of Klezmer
Itzhak Perlman in the Fiddler's House: A Journey to the Heart of Klezmer. DVD. With Red Buttons, Fyvush Finkel, Samuel Sanders, Leopold Kozlowski, Brave Old World, Kapelye, The Klezmatics, The Klezmer Conservatory Band. Directed by Don Lenzer and Glenn...
Janácek: Years of a Life. Volume I (1854-1914): The Lonely Blackbird
Janácek: Years of a Life. Volume I (1854-1914): The Lonely Blackbird. By John Tyrrell. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2006. [xxix, 771 p. ISBN-10 0-5711-7538-4; ISBN-13 978-0-5711-7538-3. £60.] Illustrations, music examples, indexes, notes, bibliography.In...
Jazz Shots from the West Coast, Vol. 1
Jazz Shots from the West Coast, Vol. 1. DVD. [Andorra]: EFOR Films, 2006. 2869055NT. $19.95.Jazz, America's unique art form, needs the appropriate atmosphere for performance, some might claim even for listening. Like hip-hop, it has fashioned a world...
Le Roi De Lahore/In Convertendo
Jules Massenet. Le Roi de Lahore. DVD. Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro La Fenice di Venezia/Marcello Viotti. With Ana Maria Sanchez, Giuseppe Gipali, Vladimir Stoyanov, Riccardo Zanellato. Directed by Tiziana Mancini. Genova, Italy: Dynamic, 2006. 33487....
Martha Argerich and Friends
Martha Argerich and Friends. DVD. With Nicolas Economou, piano; Mischa Maisky, cello; Nelson Freire, piano. [U.S.]: Pioneer Classics, 2000, [p1982]. PC-10356. $29.98.Because the legendarily reclusive Martha Argerich has given fewer public performances...
Meyerbeer Studies: A Series of Lectures, Essays, and Articles on the Life and Work of Giacomo Meyerbeer
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)Meyerbeer Studies: A Series of Lectures, Essays, and Articles on the Life and Work of Giacomo Meyerbeer. By Robert Ignatius Letellier. Madison and Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005. [238 p. ISBN...
Music as Philosophy: Adorno and Beethoven's Late Style
Music as Philosophy: Adorno and Beethoven's Late Style. By Michael Spitzer. (Musical Meaning and Interpretation.) Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2006. [369 p. ISBN-10 0-253-34724-6; ISBN-13 978-0-253-34724-4. $39.95.] Music examples, bibliography,...
Music in Jewish History and Culture
JEWISH MUSICMusic in Jewish History and Culture. By Emanuel Rubin and John H. Baron. (Detroit Monographs in Musicology/Studies in Music.) Sterling Heights, MI: Harmonie Park Press, 2006. [xxvi, 403 p. ISBN 0-89990-133-6. $70.] Illustrations, music examples,...
Music Library Association Administrative Structure
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT: Philip R. Vandermeer. Music Library, CB#3906, Wilson Library, 301 South Road, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; 919-966-1113; FAX: 919-843-0418; vanderme@email.unc.edu (2006-7). PAST PRESIDENT: Bonna J. Boettcher....
Music Publishers' Catalogs
This column lists new and current publishers' catalogs received since the last issue, and aims at comprehensive coverage. Also included are stock order blanks, agents' catalogs, catalogs of books on music, catalogs of single series, substantial publishers'...
Music Received
INTRODUCTION This column presents a comprehensive list of new music publications that have been sent recently by publishers and distributors for possible review in Notes. Self-published music is listed when a source of acquisition is provided. The...
New Orleans Piano Players
New Orleans Piano Players. DVD. [n.p.]: American Music, 2006; distrb., City Hall Records (San Rafael, CA). AMVD-3. $39.98.New Orleans Piano Players makes no promises or claims aside from its title. It is solely about a handful of local piano players,...
Notes for Notes
The executive board of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is honored to name Charles M. "Chuck" Herrold Jr. as the seventh recipient of MOUG's Distinguished Service Award. This award has been established to recognize and honor someone who has made significant...
Notes for Notes
The executive board of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is honored to name Charles M. "Chuck" Herrold Jr. as the seventh recipient of MOUG's Distinguished Service Award. This award has been established to recognize and honor someone who has made significant...
Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings
ORCHESTRATION Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings. Edited by Paul Mathews. New York: Routledge, 2006. [230 p. ISBN 10: 0-415-97683-9. $35.00.] Bibliography, index, music examples.In his preface, Paul Mathews declares Hector Berlioz's Grand traité...
P.D.Q. Bach in Houston: We Have a Problem
P.D.Q. Bach/Peter Schickele. P.D.Q. Bach in Houston: We Have a Problem. DVD. Directed by Alan Foster. With Peter Schickele, OrchestraX, Peter Jacoby. Silver Spring, MD: Acorn Media, 2006. AMP-8 849. $19.99.Caveat lector: This reviewer's name, unbeknownst...
Pianists-Defining Chopin
Pianists-Defining Chopin. DVD. Antoni Wit / Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Directed by Tomasz Magierski. Featuring Sean Kennard, Rachel Kudo, Esther Park, Mei-Ting Sun. [New York]: Smoking Mirror Productions, 2006. $240.00.Tomasz Magierski's excellent...
Recognition in Mozart's Operas
Recognition in Mozart's Operas. By Jessica Waldoff. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. [xii, 337 p. ISBN 0-19-515197-6. $45.] Illustrations, references, index.Any book about Mozart published in 2006 may immediately engender the suspicion of a celebratory...
Sacred Vocal Works/Three Sacred Cantatas: Esther, Susanne, Judith/Secular Vocal Works
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre. Sacred Vocal Works. Edited by Mary Cyr. New York: The Broude Trust, 2005. (The Collected Works, 3.) [Acknowledgments, p. vii; contents, p. ix; introd., p. xiii-xxxi; editorial policies, p. xxxiii-xxxvi; texts and...
Special Journal Issues
Coda. Issue 329 (September/October 2006): Jazz in Canada: The State of the Nation. Compares the jazz scenes of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Contemporary Music Review. Vol. 25, no. 5-6 (October-December 2006): special focus on improvisation....
Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott
TRADITIONAL MUSIC Staging Tradition: John Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott. By Michael Ann Williams. (Music in American Life.) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. [xiv, 221 p. ISBN-10 0-252-03102-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-252-03102-1. Bibliographic references,...
The Musical as Drama: A Study of the Principles and Conventions Behind Musical Shows from Kern to Sondheim
MUSICAL THEATER The Musical as Drama: A Study of the Principles and Conventions behind Musical Shows from Kern to Sondheim. By Scott McMillin. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. [xvi, 230 p. ISBN-10 0-691-12740-1; ISBN-13 978-0-691-12730-9....
The Prima Donna and Opera, 1815-1930
OPERA The Prima Donna and Opera, 1815-1930. By Susan Rutherford. (Cambridge Studies in Opera.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [xii, 381 p. ISBN-10 0-521-85167-X; ISBN-13 978-0-5218-5167-1. $99.] Index, bibliography.As Susan Rutherford points...
The Printed Dissemination of the Roman Gradual in Italy during the Early Modern Period
In the last few decades, music historians have produced a number of important studies on early modern printing in Europe. Many of these projects have focused on single printing firms, although some also focused, at least in passing, on relationships...
The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music
POPULAR MUSIC The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music. By James E. Perone. (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection.) Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006. [xiii, 187 p. ISBN 0-275-98723-X; ISBN-13 978-0-275-98723-7. $39.95.] Index, bibliography, discography,...
The Violin: A Research and Information Guide
The Violin: A Research and Information Guide. By Mark Katz. (Routledge Music Bibliographies.) New York: Routledge, 2006. [x, 410 p. ISBN 0-8153-3637-3; ISBN-13 978-0-8153-3637-2. $85.] Indexes, references.Surprisingly few examples exist of bibliographies...
Title, Frequency, and Publisher Changes; Cessations
Church Musician Today (ISSN 1550-5294), published by the Southern Baptist Convention, has ceased with volume 5, number 6 (2002). The journal began with volume 1, number 1 in September 1997, replacing the Church Musician (ISSN 0009-6466) which began...
William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph
COMPOSER STUDIES William Byrd and his Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph. By Philip Brett; edited by Joseph Kerman and Davitt Moroney. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. [xiii, 252 p. ISBN-13 978-0-520-24758-1. $39.95.] Illustrations,...
William Kanengiser-Classical Guitar and Beyond/LAGQ Live!
William Kanengiser-Classical Guitar and Beyond. DVD. Directed by Bill Bay. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, 2006. 21487DVD. $24.95.LAGQ Live! DVD. Directed by Doug Witherspoon. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, 2005. 21047DVD. $29.95.William Kanengiser's...