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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. 68, No. 3, March

Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headline in the September 2011 issues (p. 115 of this volume). ENGLISH Adam, Nathan, and Kevin Ward. Pro Tools 9: the mixer's toolkit. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2011. x, 196, B53...
Cage for One: Multiple-Percussion Solo with Soundscape in Three Movements/Argoru VIII: For Snare Drum/Micro-Concerto: For Percussionist and Mixed Quintet
PERCUSSION SOLOSDwayne Corbin. Cage for One: Multiple-Percussion Solo with Sound - scape in Three Movements. New York: Henmar Press, sole selling agents C. F. Peters, 2009. [Equipment requirements, p. ii; performer notes, p. iii; program notes, p. iv-v;...
Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism
MODERNISM(S) Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernism. By Daniel M. Grimley. Wood - bridge, U.K.: Boydell Press, 2010. [xix, 314 p. ISBN 9781843835813. $90.] Music examples, illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index.A recurrent theme in the burgeoning...
Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene
Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene. By Travis D. Stimeling. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. [xvi, 173 p. ISBN 9780199747474. $35.] Music examples, illustrations, notes bibliography,...
Digital Media Reviews
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2011 issue. The dates of access for each review of an online source indicate the dates during which the reviewer was evaluating the resource. All Web sites were...
Er Ist der Vater, Wir Sind Die Bub'n: Essays in Honor of Christoph Wolff/"Ein Förmlicher Sebastian Und Philipp Emanuel Bach-Kultus". Sara Levy Und Ihr Musikalisches Wirken, Mit Einer Doku Mentensammlung Zur Musik-Alischen Familiengeschichte der Vorfahren Von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Er ist der Vater, wir sind die Bub'n: Essays In Honor of Christoph Wolff. Edited by Paul Corneilson and Peter Wollny. Ann Arbor, MI: Steglein, 2010. [xiv, 234 p. ISBN 9780981985015. $50.] Music examples, illustrations, index."Ein förmlicher Sebastian...
Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2011 issue. The dates of access for each review of an online source indicate the dates during which the reviewer was evaluating the resource. All Web sites were...
Evolution of an Edition, Part 3: A Missing Link in the Case of Beethoven's Opus 2
INTRODUCTION In part 1 of my study of the publishing history of Beethoven's three Sonatas for Piano, opus 2, I identified seven variant states of the first edition issued in 1796 by Artaria & Co. in Vienna. (1) The case of opus 2 is exceptional...
Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits
Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits. By Benjamin Piekut. (California Studies in 20th-Century Music, 11.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. [x, 283 p. ISBN 9780520268500 (hardcover), $65; ISBN 9780520268517...
Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music
Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music. By Joseph N. Straus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. [x, 205 p. ISBN 9780199766451 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9780199766468 (paperback), $24.95.] Glossary of musical terms, bibliography, index.The conception...
Fan Bai: Chinese Buddhist Monastic Chants
CHINESE BUDDHIST CHANT Fan Bai: Chinese Buddhist Monastic Chants. Edited by Pi-Yen Chen. (Recent Researches in the Oral Traditions of Music, 8.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2010. [Figs., p. vii; CD tracks, p. viii; pref., p. ix-x; hist. & comment.,...
Fashions and Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera
Fashions and Legacies of Nineteenth- Century Italian Opera. Edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin and Hilary Poriss. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [xv, 282 p. ISBN 9780521889988. $90.] Music examples, illustrations, tables, index.The collection...
Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in Nineteenth-Century America
Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in Nineteenth-Century America. By Nancy Newman. (Eastman Studies in Music.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2010. [xv, 315 p. ISBN 9781580463454. $80.] Illustrations, chronology,...
I Am Hip-Hop: Conversations on the Music and Culture
I Am Hip-Hop: Conversations on the Music and Culture. By Andrew J. Rausch. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. [xvi, 213 p. ISBN 9780810877917. $29.95.] Discographies, bibliographies, index.I Am Hip-Hop collects twenty-four interviews conducted by Andrew...
Johana Harris: A Biography
Johana Harris: A Biography. By Ethel Paquin. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. [xv, 256 p. ISBN 9780810877603. $65.] Illustrations.Ethel Paquin's Johana Harris: A Biography is the first full-length biography of the renowned pianist, teacher, and composer...
Leon Kirchner: Composer, Performer, and Teacher
Leon Kirchner: Composer, Performer, and Teacher. By Robert Riggs. (East - man Studies in Music.) Rochester: Uni versity of Rochester Press, 2010. [xi, 330 p. ISBN 9781580463430. $80.] Music examples, illustrations, chronology, catalog of works, discography,...
Marianna Martines: A Woman Composer in the Vienna of Mozart and Haydn
WOMEN Marianna Martines: A Woman Composer in the Vienna of Mozart and Haydn. By Irving Godt. Edited and with contributions by John A. Rice. (Eastman Studies in Music.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2010. [xvi, 299 p. ISBN 9781580463515....
Mendelssohn and the Organ
EUROPEAN COMPOSERS Mendelssohn and the Organ. By Wm. A. Little. Oxford: Oxford Uni - versity Press, 2010. [xvi, 486 p. ISBN 9780195394382. $65.] Music examples, illustrations, facsimiles, appendices, bibliography, index.Mendelssohn's life famously overflowed...
Music for Public and Private Use: The Cello-Basso Sonatas of Carlo Graziani
All of Carlo Graziani's (d. 1787) published sonatas for cello and basso, issued in three sets of six, were written during the second half of the eighteenth century, the heyday of the galant sonata.1 All bear the standard structural and stylistic characteristics...
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 issue (p. 182 of this volume). SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL EDITIONS...
Musik Als Bekenntnis: Christus-Oratorien Im 19. Jahrhundert
Musik als Bekenntnis: Christus- Oratorien im 19. Jahrhundert. By Daniel Ortuño-Stühring. (Weimarer Liszt-Studien, im Auftrag der Deutsche Liszt-Gesellschaft, ed. Detlef Alten - burg, Band 6). Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, 2011. [399 p. ISBN 9783890073439. i64.]...
New Periodicals
This semiannual column selectively lists newly issued periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues, title and format changes, mergers, and cessations. The following resources were frequently...
Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture
NORTH AMERICAN RURAL AND URBAN Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture. By Jonathan Silverman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010. [xi, 278 p. ISBN 9781558498266 (hardcover), $80; ISBN 9781558498273 (paperback), $26.95.] Illustrations,...
Notes for Notes
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries have acquired the papers and memorabilia of songwriter and Penn alumnus Ray Evans (1915-2007) and his wife, Wyn, through a gift from The Ray & Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation. The foundation will also fund the...
Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life
Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life. By Steve Swayne. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. [xvii, 692 p. ISBN 9780195388527. $39.95.] Illustrations, notes, bibliography, composition index, index.Marking...
Przedpiekle Slawy
Przedpiekle slawy. Rzecz o Chopinie. By Piotr Witt. Warsaw: Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, 2010. [368 p. ISBN 9788362622009. Ordering information available from the Polish Ministry of Culture: http:// kolekcje.mkidn.gov.pl/kontakt.] Illus...
Ravel Studies
Ravel Studies. Edited by Deborah Mawer. (Cambridge Composer Studies.) Cambridge: Cambridge Uni - versity Press, 2010. [xii, 220 p. ISBN 9780521886970. $70.] Music examples, photographs, bibliography, index.The music of Maurice Ravel seems to be everywhere...
Representations of the Orient in Western Music: Violence and Sensuality
BOUNDARIES Representations of the Orient in Western Music: Violence and Sensuality. By Nasser Al-Taee. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. [xvi, 305 p. ISBN 9780754664697. $124.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.In Representations of...
Shostakovich Studies 2
Shostakovich Studies 2. Edited by Pauline Fairclough. (Cambridge Com - poser Studies.) Cambridge: Cam - bridge University Press, 2010. [xi, 323 p. ISBN 9780521111188. $90.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.This symposium on Dmitri Shostakovich...
Tan Dun through the Lens of Western Media (Part II)
Tan Dun Through the Lens of Western Media (Part II) This semiannual column presents reviews of significant video releases of interest to the field of music and to music libraries, as well as occasionally briefly noting other interesting titles. All genres...
The Development of Resource Description & Access and Its Impact on Music Materials
The development of Resource Description & Access (RDA) (1) as a replacement code for the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2d edition, 1998 revision (AACR2),(2) stemmed from repeated calls to revise the cataloging rules to better accommodate the...
The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin: Voices of Stone and Steel
The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin: Voices of Stone and Steel. By Walter Simmons. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. [xi, 425 p. ISBN 9780810857483. $69.95.] Illustrations, discographies, bibliographies, index, compact...
The University of Hartford
The University of Hartford recently acquired the private collection of Jack Elliott (1927-2001), thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Bobbi Elliott. The collection contains scores and performance parts for symphonic jazz works by Hollywood composers and...
The Vienna Don Giovanni
OPERA AND ORATORIO The Vienna Don Giovanni. By Ian Woodfield. Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press, 2010. [xvii, 214 p. ISBN 9781843835868. $95.] Music examples, illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index.Ever since the 1788 Vienna revival of Don Giovanni,...
Valentine: For Piano = Für Klavier/Three Character Studies: For Piano Solo/Saloon Songs: For Solo Piano
JAZZ PIANOFred Hersch. Valentine: For Piano = Für Klavier. New York: C. F. Peters, 2011. [Composer's note, 1 p.; score, p. 1-3; biog. sketch, 1 p. ISMN-13 979-0-3007-5763-6, pub. no. EP 68328. $9.]Fred Hersch. Three Character Studies: For Piano Solo....
Video Reviews
This semiannual column presents reviews of significant video releases of interest to the field of music and to music libraries, as well as occasionally briefly noting other interesting titles. All genres of music in all video formats will be covered,...
Wagner and the Erotic Impulse
Wagner and the Erotic Impulse. By Laurence Dreyfus. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. [xvi, 266 p. ISBN 9780674018815. $27.95.] Music examples, bibliography, index.No body of musical works demands a biographical understanding of their power...
Wagner's Ring Cycle and the Greeks
Wagner's Ring Cycle and the Greeks. By Daniel H. Foster. (Cambridge Studies in Opera.) Cambridge: Cam - bridge University Press, 2010. [xx, 377 p. ISBN 9780521517393. $95.] Music examples, appendices, bibliography, index.In his autobiography Richard...
Weinzweig: Essays on His Life and Music
NORTH AMERICAN COMPOSERS Weinzweig: Essays on His Life and Music. Edited by John Beckwith and Brian Cherney. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011. [xiii, 402 p. ISBN 9781554582563. $50.] Music examples, illustrations, works list, discography,...
Women of Influence in Contemporary Music: Nine American Composers
Women of Influence in Contemporary Music: Nine American Composers. Edited by Michael K. Slayton. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. [xvi, 494 p. ISBN 9780810877429, $75.] Music examples, discography, index.After reading Michael K. Slayton's Women of...