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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. 61, No. 2, December

Andrzej Panufnik's Music and Its Reception
Andrzej Panufnik's Music and Its Reception. Edited by Jadwiga PajaStach. (Acta Musicologica Universitatis Cracoviensis, 11.) Kraków: Musica Iagellonica, 2003. [274 p. ISBN 8-7099-124-6. Z160.] Music examples, analytical charts, indexes.In his 1987 autobiography,...
Arvo Part
Arvo Part. Pro & Contra. Truls Mork; Ellerhein Girls' Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Jarvi. Virgin Classics 5 45630 2, 2004. Most American listeners were first exposed to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Part when the ECM...
Bessie
VERNACULAR MUSICS Bessie. By Chris Albertson. Rev. and expanded ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003. [xix, 314 p. ISBN 0-300-09902-9. $29.95.] Illustrations, bibliography, discoeraphy, index.Readers familiar with Chris Albertson's Bessie, which...
Beyond Brooklyn
Herbie Mann/Phil Woods. Beyond Brooklyn. Manchester Craftsmen's Guild MCGJ1012, 2004.One thing the world can always use is jazz that challenges the listener-that presents knotty harmonic problems, irregular rhythms and counterintuitive melodies, offering...
Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2004 issue (p. 153 of this volume). ENGLISH 100 greatest albums. Ed. by Jacob Hoye. New York: Pocket Books, c2003. xv, 219 p. ISBN 0-7434-4876-6. LC 2004-270918....
Brahms: The Four Symphonies
Brahms: The Four Symphonies. By Walter Frisch. (Yale Music Masterworks Series.) New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. [xi, 226 p. ISBN 0-300-09965-7. $20.] Music examples, bibliography, index.When Brahms: the Four Symphonies was originally published...
Celtic Modern: Music at the Global Fringe
Celtic Modern: Music at the Global Fringe. Edited by Martin Stokes and Philip V. Bohhnan. (Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities, 1.) Lanham, MD; Oxford: Scarecrow Press, 2003. [vii, 293 p. ISBN 0-81084780-9. $65 (hbk.); ISBN 0-8108-47817. $35 (pbk.)]...
Chansons Elégiaques et Pittoresques. Les Petits Chanteurs Du Mont-Royal/Gilbert Patenaude
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2004 issue (p. 206 of this volume).Clément Janequin. Chansons elégiaques et pittoresques. Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal/Gilbert Patenaude. Analekta FL 2 3184,...
Clement Janequin
Clement Janequin. Chansons elegiaques et pittoresques. Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal/Gilbert Patenaude. Analekta FL 2 3184, 2004. Very little is known of the early life of Clement Janequin. It is generally believed, though it has not been conclusively...
Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent
Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent. By Lewis Stevens. London; Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003. [xxiii, 384 p. ISBN 0-85303-486-6. $62.95.] Illustrations, index.Few would question the propriety of a work of this nature; fewer still...
Debussy's 'Ibéria'
Debussy's 'Ibéria'. By Matthew Brown. (Studies in Musical Genesis and Structure.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. [xv, 177 p. ISBN 0-19-816199-9. $85.] Music examples, bibliography, index.One of Debussy's most significant works, the Images for...
Documenting the International Avant Garde: Earle Brown and the Time-Mainstream Contemporary Sound Series
Upon Earle Brown's death in July 2002, newspapers such as the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Independent of London memorialized Brown's contributions to contemporary music in lengthy obituaries. (1) These memorials...
Drama and the World of Richard Wagner
Drama and the World of Richard Wagner. By Dieter Borchmeyer. Trans. by Daphne Ellis. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. [x, 391 p. ISBN 0-691-11497-8. $39.50.] Index.Dieter Borchmeyer is one of the most active German scholars working in the...
Emilio De' Cavalieri "Gentiluomo Romano." His Life and Letters, His Role as Superintendent of All the Arts at the Medici Court, and His Musical Compositions. with Addenda to L'aria Di Fiorenza and the Court Musicians in Florence
COMPOSERS AND THEIR MUSIC Emilio de' Cavalieri "Gentiluomo Romano." His Life and Letters, His Role as Superintendent of all the Arts at the Medici Court, and His Musical Compositions. With Addenda to Varia di Fiorenza and The Court Musicians in Florence....
Esther, the Beautiful Queen/The Oratorio of Daniel, Opus 42
William B. Bradbury. Esther, the Beautiful Queen. Edited byjuanita Karpf. (Recent Researches in American Music, 38.) Madison, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c2000. [Acknowledgments, p. vii; introd., p. ix-xix; text, p. xx-xxv; 4 plates; personations (cast),...
Facsimile Editions
FACSIMILE EDITIONS Johann Sebastian Bach. Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644: Faksimile der autographen Partitur. Herausgegeben von Heinz-Harald Löhlein. Unveränderte Neuauflage. (Documenta musicologica, ser. 2: Handschriften-Faksimiles, 11.) Kassel: Bärenreiter,...
False Prophet: Fieldnotes from the Punk Underground
False Prophet: Fieldnotes from the Punk Underground. By Steven Taylor. (Music / Culture). Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2003. [332 p. ISBN 0-8195-6667-5. $70 (hbk.); ISBN 0-8195-6668-3. $24.95 (pbk.)] Illustrations, bibliography, index,...
For the End of Time: The Story of the Messiaen Quartet
For the End of Time: The Story of the Messiaen Quartet. By Rebecca Rischin. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. [xi, 167 p. ISBN 0-8014-4136-6. $29.95.] Illustrations, discography, bibliography, index.Upon learning of Rebecca Rischin's background...
Henri Dutilleux: Music, Mystery and Memory. Conversations with Claude Glayman
Henri Dutilleux: Music, Mystery and Memory. Conversations with Claude dayman. Trans, by Roger Nichols. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003. [vi, 158 p. ISBN 0-7546-0899-9. $69.96.] Bibliography, works list, discography, index of names.Now recognized as one of the...
Herbie Mann/Phil Woods
Herbie Mann/Phil Woods. Beyond Brooklyn. Manchester Craftsmen's Guild MCGJ1012, 2004. One thing the world can always use is jazz that challenges the listener--that presents knotty harmonic problems, irregular rhythms and counterintuitive melodies,...
History, Imagination, and the Performance of Music
History, Imagination, and the Performance of Music. By Peter Walls. Rochester, NY: Boydell and Brewer, 2003. [xiv, 184 p. ISBN 1-84383-005-1. $70.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.Until twenty or so years ago, many traditional performers...
H.M.S. Pinafore, or, the Lass That Loved a Sailor/H.M.S. Pinafore in Full Score/H.M.S. Pinafore. Vocal score/The Mikado in Full Score/The Mikado. Vocal score/The Pirates of Penzance in Full Score/The Pirates of Penzance. Vocal score/The Chieftain: A Comic Opera in Two Acts
CRITICAL EDITIONSW. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. H.M.S. Pinafore, or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor. Edited by Percy M. Young. (The Operas, 3.) New York: Broude Brothers Limited, 2003. [Part A: Music. Frontispiece (facsim. reprod, of stage set); publisher's...
Hutterite Songs
Hutterite Songs. By Helen Martens. (Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies.) Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press; Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2002. [xxi, 330 p. ISBN 1-894710-24-X. $29.] Music examples, bibliography.For the past several decades, folklorists, historians,...
Italian Madrigals Englished (1590)
Thomas Watson. Italian Madrigals Englished (1590). Transcribed and edited by Albert Chatterley. (Musica Britannica, 74.) London: Stainer and Bell, 1999. [Pref. in Eng., Fr., Ger., p. xix-xxi; introd., p. xxiii-xxvii; calendar on the life of Thomas Watson,...
Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Claudel et le Groupe Des Six: Rencontres Poético-Musicales Autour Des Mélodies et Des Chansons
Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Claudel et le Groupe des Six: Rencontres poético-musicales autour des mélodies et des chansons. By Catherine Miller. (Collection Musique Musicologie.) Liège: Pierre Mardaga, 2003. [284 p. ISBN 2-87009-852-9....
Left End
Rick Peckham. Left End. Perfected Music PMlOOl, 2004.No doubt about it, guitarist Rick Peckham has a great sound. He plays a Fender Telecaster, an instrument known for its spanky, twangy tone, and therefore one that is usually preferred by country and...
Live at the Charleston Music Hall
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Live at the Charleston Music Hall. Skaggs Family 6989-01004-2, 2003.Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs got his start as a bluegrass musician, and he started early. Before age ten he had appeared on television...
Locating East Asia in Western Art Music
Locating East Asia in Western Art Music. Edited by Yayoi Uno Everett and Frederick Lau. (Music / Culture.) Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2004. [xx, 321 p. ISBN 0-81956661-6. $70 (hbk.); ISBN 0-8195-6662-4. $27.95.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo
Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo. By Michael Cogswcll. Portland, OR: Collector's Press, 2003. [192 p. ISBN 1-888054-81-6. $39.95.] Illustrations, index.Although Louis Armstrong is a familiar figure whose music is distinguished for both...
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven. Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 12, 1-3; Variations in F Major; Rondo in G Major. Matthias Metzger; Gerrit Zitterbart. Hanssler Classic CD 98.462, 2004. The debate over "authentic" performance practices that raged during the...
Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History
Magic Circles: The Beatles in Dream and History. By Devin McKinney. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. [xi, 420 p. IBSN 0-674-01202-X. $46 (hbk.); ISBN 0-674-01202-X. $16.95 (pbk.)] Illustrations, discography, index.Lying at the heart of...
Michael William Balfe: His Life and His English Operas
Michael William Balfe: His Life and His English Operas. By William Tyldesley. (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain.) Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003. [xix, 243 p. ISBN 0-7546-0558-2. $84.95.] Music examples, bibliography, index.Michael William Balfe (1808-1870),...
Musica Spirituale, Libro Primo (Venice, 1563)
Musica spirituale, libro primo (Venice, 1563). Edited by Katherine Powers. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 127.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c2001. [Acknowledgments, p. vi; introd., p. vii-xxix; texts and trans., p. xxx-xxxvii;...
Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America
Music Makers: Portraits and Songs from the Roots of America. Edited by Timothy Dviffy. Foreword by B. B. King. Athens, GA: Hill Street Press, 2002. [xiii, 194 p. ISBN 1-58818-085-9. $35.] Illustrations, compact disc.This book profiles the lives and music...
MusicPad Pro(TM) and MusicPad Pro Plus(TM)
MusicPad Pro(TM) and MusicPad Pro Plus(TM). Stand-alone digital music notation viewer, bundled with MusicPad Manager(TM) software. U.S. patent 6,483,019. FreeHand Systems, Inc., Los Altos, CA. $999 and $1,199 list price, http://www.freehandsystems.com....
Music Printing in Leipzig during the Thirty Years' War
At the start of the seventeenth century, ambitious musicians in Lutheran lands were keen to have their music printed and published. To be in print was a way of making a public reputation, which could lead to professional mobility and advancement. Thus...
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 2004 issue (p. 243 of this volume). All Web sites accessed on...
Naxos Music Library
Naxos Music Library (Internet music resource). Naxos Digital Services Ltd. http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com (accessed 25 August 2004). [Requires: For PC users: Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, or XP with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Media Player 9.0; for Macintosh...
Notes for Notes
This issue marks my first as editor of the journal. The transition between editors has been a smooth one, due no doubt to the vast organizational abilities, and the close attention to detail that the immediate past editor, Linda Solow Blotner, brought...
Notes for Notes
This issue marks my first as editor of the journal. The transition between editors has been a smooth one, due no doubt to the vast organizational abilities, and the close attention to detail that the immediate past editor, Linda Solow Blotner, brought...
Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644: Faksimile der Autographen Partitur. Herausgegeben Von Heinz-Harald Lohlein. Unveranderte Neuauflage
Johann Sebastian Bach. Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644: Faksimile der autographen Partitur. Herausgegeben von Heinz-Harald Lohlein. Unveranderte Neuauflage. (Documenta musicologica, ser. 2: Handschriften-Faksimiles, 11.) Kassel: Barenreiter, 1999. [Introd....
Piano Music
PIANO MUSIC Alexander Siloti. The Alexander Siloti Collection: Editions, Transcriptions, and Arrangements for Piano Solo. Introductory notes by Charles Barber. (The Masters Collection.) New York: Carl Fischer, c2003. [Essays on Siloti's life and transcriptions...
Playing Elizabeth's Tune: The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd
William Byrd. Playing Elizabeth's Tune: The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips. Gimell GIMDN 902, 2004.[Column editor's note: This column does not normally include reviews of video titles, but an exception is being made...
Prices of Music Monographs and Scores as Reflected in Notes, 1998-2003
As usual, the numbers presented here are based on data drawn from the journal's "Books Recently Published" and "Music Received" columns only. This allows the reporting of prices to reflect current publishing trends and not become skewed by the time...
Pro & Contra. Truls Mørk; Ellerhein Girls' Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi
Arvo Part. Pro & Contra. Truls M0rk; Ellerhein Girls' Choir; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi. Virgin Classics 5 45630 2, 2004.Most American listeners were first exposed to the work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt when the ECM label...
Richard Strauss: Autographen, Porträts, Bühnenbilder. Ausstellung Zum 50. Todestag
Richard Strauss: Autographen, Porträts, Bühnenbilder. Ausstellung zum 50. Todestag. Edited by Hartmut Schaefer. In Zusammenarbeit mit: Richard-Strauss-Archiv, Garmisch; Theaterwissenschaftliche Sammlung, Universität zu Köln; Deutsches Theatermuseum,...
Rick Peckham
Rick Peckham. Left End. Perfected Music PM1001, 2004. No doubt about it, guitarist Rick Peckham has a great sound. He plays a Fender Telecaster, an instrument known for its spanky, twangy tone, and therefore one that is usually preferred by country...
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Live at the Charleston Music Hall. Skaggs Family 6989-01004-2, 2003. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs got his start as a bluegrass musician, and he started early. Before age ten he had appeared on...
Rodrigue et Chimène
Claude Debussy. Rodrigue et Chimène. Édition de Richard Langham Smith. (oeuvres complètes, ser. 6: oeuvres lyriques, vol. 1.) (Musica Gallica.) Paris: Durand, c2003. [Gen. pref. in Fr., Eng., p. ix; foreword, p. xi-xxx; selective bibliography, p. xxxi;...
Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 12, 1-3; Variations in F Major; Rondo in G Major
Ludwig van Beethoven. Sonatas for Violin and Piano Op. 12, 1-3; Variations in F Major; Rondo in G Major. Matthias Metzger; Gerrit Zitterbart. Hänssler Classic CD 98.462, 2004.The debate over "authentic" performance practices that raged during the 1970s...
Song of the Outcasts: An Introduction to Flamenco
Song of the Outcasts: An Introduction to Flamenco. By Robin Totton. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 2003. [224 p. ISBN 1-57467-080-8. $19.95.] Illustralions, index, bibliography, discography, compact dise.To my knowledge there are only a handful of musical...
Sontägliche Evangelien
Thomas Elsbeth. Sontägliche Evangelien. Edited by Allen Scott. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era, 127.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c2003. [Acknowledgments, p. vii; introd., p. ix-xiv; texts and trans., p. xv-xxv; 4 plates; score...
The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera
The Cambridge Companion to Grand Opera. Edited by David Charlton. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. [xxi, 495 p. ISBN 0521-64118-7. $70 (hbk.); ISBN 0-521-64683-9. $26 (pbk.)] Music examples, illustrations,...
The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet
The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet. Edited by Robin Stowell. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. [xiv, 373 p. ISBN O521-80194-X $75 (hbk.); ISBN 0-52100042-4 $27 (pbk.)] Illustrations, music examples,...
The Organ Music of J. S. Bach
The Organ Music of J. S. Bach. By Peter Williams. 2d ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. [x, 624 p. ISBN 0-521-81416-2. $110 (hbk.); ISBN 0-521-89115-9. $40 (pbk.)] Music examples, glossary, bibliography, indexes.When Peter Williams' magisterial...
The Ricardo Vines Piano Music Collection at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Ricardo Vines (1875-1943) was a Catalan pianist who carefully amassed and cared for a substantial library of published and manuscript music. Because he was a leader in premiering new music during the years from 1900 to 1930, his library is rich in...
The Ricardo Viñes Piano Music Collection at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Ricardo Viñes (1875-1943) was a Catalan pianist who carefully amassed and cared for a substantial library of published and manuscript music. Because he was a leader in premiering new music during the years from 1900 to 1930, his library is rich in works...
The Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire, 1828-1967
The Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, 1828-1967. By D. Kern Holoman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. [xvi, 620 p. ISBN 0-520-23664-5. $95.] Illustrations, facsimiles, bibliography, index.Writing the biography of an orchestra that...
Various Instrumental Works by Gabriel Fauré
VARIOUS INSTRUMENTAL WORKS BY GABRIEL FAURE Gabriel Fauré. Sonata No. 1 in A Major for Violin and Piano Op. 13 (1875-6). César Franck. Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano (1886). Reprints of the Breitkopf & Härtel editions (Edition Breitkopf Nr....
Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt
WORKS, PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITYVirtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt. By Jim Samson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. [viii, 240 p. ISBN 0-521-81494-4. $75.] Music examples, bibliography, index.For some time...
With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How It Was Made
With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How It Was Made. By Leo Treitler. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. [xxx, 506 p. ISBN 0-19-816644. $145.] Music examples, facsimiles, illustrations, bibliography, index, compact disc.This is...