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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. 65, No. 2, December

50 Jahre Neue Musik in Darmstadt
50 Jahre neue Musik in Darmstadt. Various composers and performers. Col Legno WWE 4CD 31893, 2008. Recently reissued but still bearing its original 1996 imprint date, this four-disc set documents fifty years of performances at the Internationale...
50 Jahre Neue Musik in Darmstadt
50 Jahre neue Musik in Darmstadt. Various composers and performers. Col Legno WWE 4CD 31893, 2008.Recently reissued but still bearing its original 1996 imprint date, this four-disc set documents fifty years of performances at the Internationale Ferienkurse...
After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance
After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance. By Kenneth Hamilton. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. [x, 304 p. ISBN-10: 0195178262; ISBN-13; 9780195178265. $29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliographic references, bibliography,...
Antonio Vivaldi: Thematisch-Systematisches Verzeichnis Seiner Werke (RV)
Antonio Vivaldi: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke (RV). By Peter Ryom. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Hartel, 2007. [xxx, 633 p. ISBN-13: 9783765103728. [euro]98.] Fascimile, bibliographic references, indexes. The only competition...
Anywhere I Lay My Head
Scarlett Johannson. Anywhere I Lay My Head. Atco 454524, 2008.It has always been easy to underestimate Scarlett Johansson-famous for her lush figure and pouting lips, her intelligence and resourcefulness as an actress, not to mention her remarkable facility...
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 Abraham,...
Christ Lag in Todesbanden
Johann Pachelbel. Christ lag in Todesbanden. Choeur de Chambre de Namur; Les Agrémens; David Van Bouwel / Jean Tubéry. Ricercar RIC 255 1067-2, 2007.It should probably come as no surprise that the tercentenary of Pachelbel's death in 2006 was largely...
Digital Media Reviews
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2008 issue (p. 136 of this volume). The dates of access for each review of an online source indicate the dates during which the reviewer was evaluating the resource....
Esperanza
Esperanza Spalding. Esperanza. Heads Up HUCD 3140, 2008.Singer, bassist, composer and lyricist Esperanza Spalding burst onto the jazz scene in 2008 with one of the most enjoyable and exciting debut albums this reviewer has heard in a decade. One would...
Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding. Esperanza. Heads Up HUCD 3140, 2008. Singer, bassist, composer and lyricist Esperanza Spalding burst onto the jazz scene in 2008 with one of the most, enjoyable and exciting debut albums this reviewer has heard in a decade. One...
Johann Adolf Hasse
Johann Adolf Hasse. Flotenkonzerte. Laurence Dean; Christina Ahrens-Dean. Hannover Hofkapelle. Christophorus CHR 77294, 2008 [2000]. Like William Boyce and Michael Haydn, Johann Adolf Hasse is a composer whom I discovered (with great delight) only...
Johann Pachelbel
Johann Pachelbel. Christ lag in Todesbanden. Chour de Chambre de Namur; Les Agremens; David Van Bouwel/Jean Tubery. Ricercar RIC 255 1067-2, 2007. It shoudl probably come as no surprise that the tercentenary of Pachelbel's death in 2006 was largely...
Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett. Setting Standards: New York Sessions. ECM 2030-32, 2008. Is there anything more frustrating than a standards album by Keith Jarrett's brilliant trio? Put one of the finest and most inventive jazz pianists ever to touch a keyboard...
Kyle Gann
Kyle Gann. Private Dances. Sarah Cahill; Da Capo Chamber Players; Bernard Gann. New Albion NA 137, 2007. It is difficult to put one's finger on exactly what it is that makes Kyle Gann's music so affecting. This set of five works, three for piano...
Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson. Versatile Heart. Rounder 11661-3217-2, 2007. When singer Linda Thompson lost her voice shortly after the breakup of her long term musical and marital partnership with guitarist Richard Thompson, the folk and pop music world lost...
Messe in H-Moll, BWV 232, with Sanctus in D-Dur (1724), BWV 232III: Autograph: Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz/Messe H-Moll, BWV 232/messe H-Moll: Für Singstimmen Und Orchester, BWV 232
CRITICAL EDITIONS Johann Sebastian Bach. Messe in h-Moll, BWV 232, with Sanctus in DDur (1724), BWV 232III: Autograph: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin- Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Commentary by Christoph Wolff. Kassel: Bärenreiter, c2007. (Bärenreiter Faksimile.)...
Music Publishers' Catalogs
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2008 issue (p. 172 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 20 August 2008. Ashgate, 101 Cherry Street, Suite 420, Burlington, VT 05401-4405. http://www.ashgate.com...
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. 164 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 20 August...
Music Reviews
CRITICAL EDITION Johann Sebastian Bach. Messe in h-Moll, BWV 232, with Sanctus in D-Dur (1724), BWV 232 (III): Autograph: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--PreuBischer Kulturbesitz, Commentary by Christoph Wolff. Kassel: Barenreiter, c2007. (Barenreiter...
Notes for Notes
The University of North Texas (UNT) Music Library and its Digital Projects Unit are coordinating efforts to transfer archival recordings from the UNT College of Music to digital format to make them accessible online. The archives consist of concert...
Notes for Notes
The University of North Texas (UNT) Music Library and its Digital Projects Unit are coordinating efforts to transfer archival recordings from the UNT College of Music to digital format to make them accessible online. The archives consist of concert and...
Otis Taylor
Otis Taylor. Recapturing the Banjo. Telarc CD-83667, 2008. The first thought that comes to upon encountering this strange and fascinating recording is prompted by the cover photo. How, one wonders, can four men holding banjos look so angry and suspicious?...
Popular Songs of the Great War: Background and Audio Resources
The Great War will live vividly in the minds of Americans for the next hundred years. --Thomas A. Edison, "Let Us Not Forget," 1919 (1) Introduction The world entered into the second great conflict of the twentieth century in the late 1930s;...
Prices of Music Monographs and Scores as Reflected in Notes, 2002-2007
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 2005 are not included in the 2007 figures....
Private Dances
Kyle Gann. Private Dances. Sarah Cahill; Da Capo Chamber Players; Bernard Gann. New Albion NA137, 2007.It is difficult to put one's finger on exactly what it is that makes Kyle Gann's music so affecting. This set of five works, three for piano solo (played...
Recapturing the Banjo
Otis Taylor. Recapturing the Banjo. Telarc CD-83667, 2008.The first thought that comes to mind upon encountering this strange and fascinating recording is prompted by the cover photo. How, one wonders, can four men holding banjos look so angry and suspicious?...
Requiem in C Major; Miserere in E minor/Flötenkonzerte. Laurence Dean; Christina Ahrens-Dean
Johann Adolf Hasse. Requiem in C major; Miserere in E minor. Il Fondamento / Paul Dombrecht. Naïve/Opus One OP30464, 2008 [1993].Johann Adolf Hasse. Flötenkonzerte. Laurence Dean; Christina Ahrens-Dean. Hannover Hofkapelle. Christophorus CHR 77294, 2008...
Robert Schumann and Mary Potts
ABSTRACT Robert Schumann's Bunte Blatter, published in December 1851 as Opus 99, is dedicated to "Miss Mary Potts." This American woman--unidentified in the Schumann literature--is here revealed to be the daughter of the well-known Presbyterian...
RoJaRo
RoJaRo. Kjetil Maria Aase. http://www.rojaro.com. (Accessed May-June 2008). [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection.]RoJaRo stands for rock, jazz, and roots, but the tiny "etc" positioned next to the acronym in the top-left corner hints at...
Scarlett Johannson
Scarlett Johannson. Anywhere I L My Head, Atco 454524, 2008. It has always been easy to underestimate Scarlett Johansson--famous for her Lush figure and pouting lips, her intelligence and resourcefulness as an actress, not to mention her remarkable...
Setting Standards: New York Sessions
Keith Jarrett. Setting Standards: New York Sessions. ECM 2030-32, 2008.Is there anything more frustrating than a standards album by Keith Jarrett's brilliant trio? Put one of the finest and most inventive jazz pianists ever to touch a keyboard into a...
Versatile Heart
Linda Thompson. Versatile Heart. Rounder 11661-3217-2, 2007.When singer Linda Thompson lost her voice shortly after the breakup of her longterm musical and marital partnership with guitarist Richard Thompson, the folk and pop music world lost one of...
"Why Then All the Difficulties! a Life of Kathi Meyer-Baer
ABSTRACT Kathi Meyer-Baer (Berlin 1892-Atlanta 1977) was arguably the most significant and surely the most productive female musicologist of her generation. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in musicology (in 1916), studying at Berlin University...
"Why Then All the Difficulties!": A Life of Kathi Meyer-Baer
I first encountered Kathi Meyer-Baer while digging among the files of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Room of the New York Public Library. The Emergency Committee was established in New York...