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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. 2, December

After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music
After Sibelius: Studies in Finnish Music. By Tim Howell. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. [xii, 308 p. ISBN-10: 0754651770; ISBN-13: 9780754651772. $99.95.] Bibliography, index, illustrations, music examples.Back in the mid-1980s when I lived in Finland,...
A Manual for the Performance Library
A Manual for the Performance Library. By Russ Girsberger. (Music Library Association Basic Manual Series, 6.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006. [ix, 171 p. ISBN-10: 0810858711; ISBN-13: 9780810858718. $45.] Illustrations, music examples, appendix, bibliographical...
Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000/grawemeyer Award for Music Composition; the First Twenty Years
REFERENCE BOOKSAnalyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music, 1940-2000. By D. J. Hoek; Incorporating Material by Arthur Wenk. (Music Library Association Index and Bibliography Series, No. 34.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press and Music Library Association,...
Bach Edition: Complete Works
Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach Edition: Complete Works. Various performers. Brilliant Classics 93102, 2007.The contents of this massive, 155-disc boxed set were originally issued as a series of twenty-three smaller sets in observance (one hates to say "celebration")...
Bartok, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality
Bartok, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality. By David E. Schneider. (California Studies in 20th-Century Music, 5.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. [xi, 308 p. ISBN-10:...
Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality
Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality. By David E. Schneider. (California Studies in 20th-Century Music, 5.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. [xi, 308 p. ISBN-10: 0520245032;...
BBC Music Magazine
BBC Music Magazine. BBC Magazines. http://www.bbcmusicmagazine.co.uk/ search.asp (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.]Like Gramophone, the periodical BBC Music Magazine maintains a Web site that includes access to...
Bibliographic Control of Music, 1897-2000
MUSIC LIBRARIANSHIP Bibliographic Control of Music, 1897-2000. By Richard P. Smiraglia; compiled and edited with J. Bradford Young. (Music Library Association Index and Bibliography Series, No. 32.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006. [xi, 146 p. ISBN-10:...
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 A. B.,...
Brahms's Song Collections
Brahms's Song Collections. By Inge Van Rij. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [xii, 271 p. ISBN- 10: 0-52183-558-5; ISBN-13: 978-0- 52183-558-9. $90.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliographic references, bibliography, indexes.Researching...
Cancon on the Web: A Survey of Freely-Available Musical Canadiana
Information about Canadian music can be an elusive commodity. Perhaps this is due to our self-deprecating nature, or our longstanding tendency to wait until our artists succeed elsewhere before we favor them with our support. Readers may be surprised...
Classical Compact Disc Review Sources on the Web
In recent years, many critics have lamented the decline in coverage of classical music in the mainstream press (see, for example, James M. Keller, "Endangered Species: Are Informed Music Critics a Dying Breed?" Opera News 63, no. 1 (July 1998): 8-10)....
Classical Music Review
Classical Music Review. http://www .classical-music-review.org (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.]Classical Music Review is the work of two writers, Tony Gualtieri and Michael McDonagh. Of all the sites reviewed...
Classical Net
Classical Net. Classical Net. http://www .classical.net (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.]Classical Net contains more than 4,800 reviews of CDs and DVDs (as well as a few books). At the time of writing the most...
Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism
Classic Chic: Music, Fashion, and Modernism. By Mary E. Davis. (California Studies in 20th-Century Music, 6.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. [xix, 336 p.ISBN-10: 0- 5202-4542-3; ISBN 13: 978-0-520- 24542-6. $39.95.] Illustrations, bibliographic...
Classics Today
Classics Today. ClassicsToday.com http://www.classicstoday.com (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.]Unlike the two preceding Web sites, Classics Today operates independently of any print resource. Instead it maintains...
C. P. E. Bach Studies
EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES C. P. E. Bach Studies. Edited by Annette Richards. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [xii, 268 p. ISBN-10: 0-5218-3629-8; ISBN-13: 9780521836296. $90.] Illustrations, index, music examples, notes.That winds of change...
Culture Wars, Canonicity, and A Basic Music Library
Since the emergence of the phrase "culture wars" in print and other media in 1991, canonicity has become a key issue among academics and teachers. What should canonicity mean to music librarians? This question is pertinent to library acquisitions and...
DeLirium: Concerto, Notturno per Lire Organizzate; Divertimenti per Baryton
Franz Joseph Haydn. DeLirium: Concerto, notturno per lire organizzate; Divertimenti per baryton. Christopher Coin; Ensemble Baroque de Limoges; Quatuor Mosaïques. Laborie LC03, 2006.The lira organizzata is a strange and rather fascinating instrument,...
Desperate Measures: The Life and Music of Antonia Padoani Bembo
WOMEN COMPOSERS Desperate Measures: The Life and Music of Antonia Padoani Bembo. By Claire Anne Fontijn. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. [xx, 372 p. ISBN-10: 0195135385; ISBN-13: 9780195135381. $45.] Illustrations, maps, music examples, bibliographical...
Die Erste Walpurgisnacht: Ballade Von Goethe Für Chor Und Orchester, Op. 60
FACSIMILE EDITIONS Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Die erste Walpurgisnacht: Ballade von Goethe für Chor und Orchester, op. 60. A Full-Color Facsimile of the Autograph Piano-Vocal Score Held in the Museum of Educational Heritage at Tamagawa University....
Edward Elgar, Modernist
TWENTIETH-CENTURY STUDIES Edward Elgar, Modernist. By J. P. E. Harper-Scott. (Music in the 20th Century.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [xiii, 255 p. ISBN-10: 0-5218-6200-0; ISBN-13: 978-0-5218-6200-4. $90.00] Illustrations, bibliographical...
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Die erste Walpurgisnacht: Ballade von Goethe fur Chor und Orchester, op. 60. A Full-Color Facsimile of the Autograph Piano-Vocal Score Held in the Museum of Educational Heritage at Tamagawa University. Edited with commentary...
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Konzert fur Klavier und Streichorchester, a-Moll. Herausgegeben von Christoph Hellmundt. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1997. (Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ser. II: Konzerte und Konzertstucke,...
Film Musings: A Selected Anthology from Fanfare Magazine
FILM MUSIC Film Musings: A Selected Anthology from Fanfare Magazine. By Royal S. Brown. Lanham: MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007. [viii, 414 p. ISBN-10: 0- 8108-5856-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-8108-5856-5. $45.] References, indexes.As a long-time reader of Fanfare,...
Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert. Sinfonie Nr. 8 in C, D 944. Vorgelegt von Werner Aderhold. Kassel: Barenreiter, 2003. (Neue Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, Ser. V: Orchesterwerke, Bd. 4.) [Pt. a: Zur Edition, p. vii-viii; Vorwort, p. ix-xxi; facsims., p. xxii-xxix; score,...
French Music since Berlioz
NATIONAL STUDIES French Music Since Berlioz. Edited by Richard Langham Smith and Caroline Potter. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. [xxiii, 363 p. ISBN-10: 0- 7546-0282-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-0282-8. $99.95.] Illustrations, index, music examples, bibliographic...
Gramofile
Gramofile. Gramophone. http://www .gramophone.co.uk/cdreviews.asp (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.]Gramofile is the online database of the magazine Gramophone, one of the oldest and most respected sources for reviews,...
Gustav Mahler: "Mein Lieber Trotzkopf, Meine Süße Mohnblume": Briefe an Anna Von Mildenburg
Gustav Mahler: "Mein lieber Trotzkopf, meine süße Mohnblume": Briefe an Anna von Mildenburg. Edited and with a commentary by Franz Willnauer. Vienna: Paul Zsolnay Verlag, 2006. [509 p. ISBN-10: 3-552-05389-1; ISBN-13: 978-3-552-05389-2. i45.] Bibliographic...
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Jean-Philippe Rameau. Platee: Ballet bouffon en un prologue et trois actes, RCT 53; livret de Jacques Autreau; revise par Adrien-Joseph Valois d'Orville et Balot de Sovot. Version 1749; version 1745 (complements). Edition de M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet....
Josephine Lang: Her Life and Songs
Josephine Lang: Her Life and Songs. By Harald Krebs and Sharon Krebs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. [xiii, 308 p. ISBN-10: 0195173635; ISBN-13: 9780195173635. $45.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliographic references, appendices, index,...
Konservatorium 1905-2005. Die Departement Musiek En Die Konservatorium Aan Die Universiteit Stellenbosch by Geleentheid Van Die Eeufees 1905-2005
MUSIC TEACHING INSTITUTIONS Konservatorium 1905-2005. Die Departement Musiek en die Konservatorium aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch by geleentheid van die Eeufees 1905-2005. Edited by Izak Grové. Stellenbosch: SUN Press, 2005. [150 p. ISBN-10: 1-919980-67-9;...
Konzert Für Klavier Und Streichorchester, A-Moll/Konzert Für Violine, Klavier Und Orchester (Bläser Und Pauken Ad Libitum), D-Moll/Konzert Für Violine, Klavier Und Orchester (Bläser Und Pauken Ad Libitum), D-Moll/Konzert Nr. 2 Für Klavier Und Orchester, D-Moll, Op. 40/concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E Major (1823)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Konzert für Klavier und Streichorchester, a-Moll. Herausgegeben von Christoph Hellmundt. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1997. (Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ser. II: Konzerte und Konzertstücke,...
Maximum Clarity and Other Writings on Music
Maximum Clarity and Other Writings on Music. By Ben Johnston. Edited by Bob Gilmore. (Music in American Life.) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. [xxxviii. 275 p. ISBN-10: 0- 252-03098-2; ISBN-13: 978-025203-098- 7. $40.] Bibliographic references,...
Mozart and His Operas
OPERA Mozart and His Operas. By David Cairns. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. [xi, 290 p. ISBN-10: 0520228987; ISBN-13: 9780520228986. $29.95.] Bibliographic references, index, illustrations.The cornucopia of literature available on Mozart's...
Music Publishers' Catalogs
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2007 issue (p. 156 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 22 August 2007. Amadeus Verlag, Hermannstrasse 7, CH-8000 Winterthur, Switzerland. http://www.amadeusmusic.ch/...
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. 145 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 22 August...
Music, Theatre and Politics in Germany: 1848 to the Third Reich
Music, Theatre and Politics in Germany: 1848 to the Third Reich. Edited by Nikolaus Bacht. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. [xi, 315 p. ISBN-10: 0754655210; ISBN-13: 9780754655213. $99.95.] Illustrations, bibliography, index.A quick glance at the index...
Nadia and Lili Boulanger
Nadia and Lili Boulanger. By Caroline Potter. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. [xiii, 191 p. ISBN-10: 0-7546-0472-1; ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-0472-1. $99.95.] Music examples, indexes, bibliographical references, list of works.In 2009, the Bibliothèque nationale...
Notes for Notes
The board of directors of the Music Library Association (MLA) is honored to name Nancy Bren Nuzzo as the recipient of its Special Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual who has provided extraordinary service to the profession of music...
Notes for Notes
The board of directors of the Music Library Association (MLA) is honored to name Nancy Bren Nuzzo as the recipient of its Special Achievement Award. This award is given to an individual who has provided extraordinary service to the profession of music...
Platée: Ballet Bouffon En Un Prologue et Trois Actes, RCT 53; Livret De Jacques Autreau; Révisé Par Adrien-Joseph Valois d'Orville et Balot De Sovot. Version 1749; Version 1745 (compléments)/Platée: Ballet Bouffon En Un Prologue et Trois Actes, RCT 53; Livret De Jacques Autreau; Révisé Par Adrien-Joseph Valois d'Orville et Balot De Sovot. Version 1749; Version 1745 (Compléments)
CRITICAL EDITIONS Jean-Philippe Rameau. Platée: Ballet bouffon en un prologue et trois actes, RCT 53; livret de Jacques Autreau; révisé par Adrien-Joseph Valois d'Orville et Balot de Sovot. Version 1749; version 1745 (compléments). Édition de M. Elizabeth...
Prices of Music Monographs and Scores as Reflected in Notes, 2001-2006
As in previous years, all numbers presented here are based on data drawn from this journal's "Books Recently Published" and "Music Received" columns. Books and scores reviewed in Notes and imprints before 2004 are not included in the 2006 figures....
Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio
Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions From Handel to Berio. By Roger Parker. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. [xii, 165 p. ISBN 10: 0520244184; ISBN 13: 9780520244184. $29.95.] Music examples, index.The esteemed opera scholar...
Riffing the Canon
When I was invited to speak about musical canons to the Music Library Association (MLA) and the Society for American Music (SAM) during their joint conference in Pittsburgh in February 2007, my first instinct was to race for the nearest exit. As you...
Roots, Rock, Remixed/Bob Marley Remixed
Bob Marley and the Wailers. Roots, Rock, Remixed. Quango/Tuff Gong RRCMR0701, 2007.Asphalt Jungle. Bob Marley Remixed. BHP Music BHP30010-4, 2007.In recent years, as remix culture has grown and spread, the music of reggae legend Bob Marley has proved...
Schoenberg's Transformation of Musical Language
Schoenberg's Transformation of Musical Language. By Ethan Haimo. (Music in the 20th Century.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [x, 430 p. ISBN-10: 0521865425; ISBN-13: 9780521865425. $90.] Bibliographical references, index, illustrations,...
Sinfonie Nr. 8 in C, D 944. Vorgelegt Von Werner Aderhold/Sinfonie Nr. 8 in C, D 944. Herausgegeben Von Werner Aderhold/Sinfonie Nr. 8 in C, D 944
Franz Schubert. Sinfonie Nr. 8 in C, D 944. Vorgelegt von Werner Aderhold. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2003. (Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, Ser. V: Orchesterwerke, Bd. 4.) [Pt. a: Zur Edition, p. vii-viii; Vorwort, p. ix-xxi; facsims., p. xxii-xxix; score,...
Sound Recording Reviews
Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach Edition: Complete Works. Various performers. Brilliant Classics 93102, 2007. The contents of this massive, 155-disc boxed set were originally issued as a series of twenty-three smaller sets in observance (one hates to...
The Aria Database
The Aria Database. Robert Glaubitz. http://www.aria-database.com/ (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.] The Aria Database is one of those Web sites that has been around for quite a long time, and it gets linked...
The Canon of Ethnomusicology: Is There One?
At first glance, the study of ethnomusicology would seem to be anti-canonical in its essence. As a field of study (if not as a discipline), it has certainly challenged the notion that only selected repertories--most usually the historic "classical"...
The Lied and Art Songs Text Page
The Lied and Art Songs Text Page. Emily Ezust. http://www.lieder.net/ (Accessed June 2007) [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.] The Lied and Art Songs Text Page is another useful Web site that has been around for quite a long time,...
The Music of Mauricio Kagel
The Music of Mauricio Kagel. By Björn Heile. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. [viii, 209 p. ISBN 10: 0-7546- 3523-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-7546-3523-9. $99.95.] Music examples, photos, notes, chronological list of works, select bibliography, indexes.This is the...
The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition
NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth- Century Anti-Semitic Tradition. By Jeffrey S. Sposato. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. [xi, 228 p. ISBN-10: 0-19514-974-2; ISBN-13: 978- 0-19514-974-6....
The Quarter Note Tales
MUSICAL MYSTERIES The Quarter Note Tales. By Arthur Wenk. Ontario, Canada: Wingate Press, 2006. [350 p. ISBN-10: 0973856513; ISBN-13 9780973856514. $23.95 CDN]Arthur Wenk, probably best known to the music community for his work on Debussy and for his...
The Singer's Companion: A Guide to Improving Your Voice and Performance/Singing: The First Art
VOCAL PEDAGOGYThe Singer's Companion: A Guide to Improving Your Voice and Performance. By Brent Jeffrey Monahan. Pompton Plains, NJ: Limelight Editions, 2006. [xiii, 169 p. ISBN-10: 1-5746-7150-2; ISBN-13: 978-15746- 7150-6. $14.95.] Compact disc, bibliography,...
The Symphony in Beethoven's Vienna
The Symphony in Beethoven's Vienna. By David Wyn Jones. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. [xii, 231 p. ISBN 10-0-521-86261-2; ISBN- 13: 978-05218-6261-5. $90.] Illustrations, tables, music examples, sources, thematic catalogs and modern editions,...
Web Sites Reviewed
GENERAL Canadian Music Links. Institute for Canadian Music, University of Toronto. http://www.utoronto.ca/icm/links.html CANADIAN ABORIGINAL MUSIC Native Drums. Carleton University. http://www.nativedrums.ca Native Dance. Carleton...
Women and the Western Art Canon: Where Are We Now?
In 1993 my book Gender and the Musical Canon explored the theoretical, historical, and practical factors surrounding women and their music in the Western canon. (1) In this essay, I will discuss the current status of key concepts of the study, which...