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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. 53, No. 3, March

1910: The Emancipation of Dissonance
1910: The Emancipation of Dissonance. By Thomas Harrison. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. [xii, 264 p. ISBN 0-520-20043-8. $30.00.] It is a delicate business, the history of ideas, and more delicate stilt to extract from its flow...
African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective
African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective. By Kofi Agawu. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. [xx, 217 p. and 1 compact disc. ISBN 0-521-48084-1. $64.95.] Kofi Agawu's stimulating and provocative book African Rhythm: A Northern Ewe Perspective,...
All of This Music Belongs to the Nation: The WPA's Federal Music Project and American Society
All of This Music Belongs to the Nation: The WPA's Federal Music Project and American Society. By Kenneth J. Bindas. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995. [xiv, 164 p. ISBN 0-87049-909-2. $24.00.] Kenneth J. Bindas's concise monograph...
Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803
Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803. By Tia DeNora. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995, [xvii, 232 p. ISBN 0-520-08892-1. $29.95. Beethoven and the Construction of Genius attempts to explain...
Bela Bartok
Bela Bartok. Viola Concerto: Facsimile Edition of the Autograph Draft. With a commentary by Laszlo Somfai & fair transcription of the draft with notes prepared by Nelson Dellamaggiore. Homosassa, Fla.: Bartok Records, 1995. [Frontispiece (3 photographs);...
Books Recently Published
ENGLISH Abel, Samuel D. Opera in the flesh: sexuality in operatic performances. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996. xv, 235 p. ISBN 0-8133-2900-0 (alk. paper). ISBN 0-8153-2901-9 (pbk.: alk. paper). LC 96-4554. Queer critique. Ammer, Christine....
Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge
Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge. By Lawrence Kramer. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.) (xvii, 297 p. ISBN 0-520-08820-4. $35.00.] In this, his third book on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music as "cultural practice,"...
Communications
This column provides a forum for responses to the contents of this journal, and For information of interest to readers. The editor reserves the right to publish letters in excerpted form and to edit them for consiseness and clarity. Update: Between...
Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz since 1945: Essays and Analytical Studies
Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz since 1945: Essays and Analytical Studies. Edited by Elizabeth West Marvin and Richard Hermann. (Eastman Studies in Music.) Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 1995. [x, 449 p. ISBN 1-878822-42-X. $95.00.]...
Courtly Dance of the Renaissance: A New Translation and Edition of the "Nobilta Di Dame" (1600)
Courtly Dance of the Renaissance: A New Translation and Edition of the "Nobilta di Dame" (1600). By Fabritio Caroso. Translated and edited by Julia Sutton. Music transcribed and edited by F. Marian Walker. New York: Dover Publications, 1995. [vi, 408...
Critical Musicology and the Problem of Mediation
Critical musicology continues to encounter hostility within the academy, yet there can be no doubt that the emergence of this subdiscipline has brought about a sea change in music scholarship. Whether or not one agrees with scholars such as Rose Subotnik,...
Die Lateinische Evangelien-Motette Des 16. Jahrhunderts: Repertoire, Quellenlage, Musikalische Rhetorik Und Symbolik
Die lateinische Evangelien-Motette des 16. Jahrhunderts: Repertoire, Quellenlage, musikalische Rhetorik und Symbolik. By Wolfgang Krebs. (Frankfurter Beitrage zur Musikwissenschaft, 25.) Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1995. [634 p. ISBN 3-7952-0817-3.] ...
Fanny Mendelssohn
Fanny Mendelssohn. By Francoise Tillard. Translated by Camille Naish. Portland, Ore.: Amadeus Press, 1996, [399 p. ISBN 0-931340-96-9. $39.95.] Francoise Tillard's Fanny Mendelssohn is the first in-depth biography of the admittedly understudied...
Georg Friedrich Handel
Georg Friedrich Handel. Kantaten mit Instrumenten, I; HWV 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 89, 92, 96, 97, 98. Hrsg. von Hans Joachim Marx. (Hallische Handel-Ausgabe, Ser. V: Kleinere Gesangswerke, 3.) Kassel: Baren-reiter, 1994. [Editorial policy, pref. in Ger.,...
Giacomo Puccini: L'arte Internazionale Di Un Musicista Italiano
Giacomo Puccini: l'arte internazionale di un musicista italiano. By Michele Girardi. (Musica critica.) Venice: Marsilio, 1995. [512 p. ISBN 88-317-5818-7. L70,000.] Mosco Carner's landmark work, Puccini: A Critical Biography (London: Duckworth,...
Guillaume De Machaut: A Guide to Research
Guillaume de Machaut: A Guide to Research. By Lawrence Earp. (Garland Composer Resource Manuals, 36.) New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. [xix, 669 p. ISBN 0-8240-2323-4. $95.00.] Seeing this book for the first time brings to mind a story about...
Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School, 1740-1780
Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School, 1740-1780. By Daniel Heartz. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. [xxviii, 780 p. ISBN 0-393-03712-6. $65.00.] This book represents the first installment of what is envisioned by Daniel Heartz as a trilogy...
Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy
Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy. By Paul Roberts. Portland, Ore.: Amadeus Press, 1996. [xxi, 372 p. ISBN 0-931340-97-7. $39.95.] It has long been known that Claude Debussy generally preferred the company of painters and poets to that of...
Institutional Patronage in Post-Tridentine Rome: Music at Santissima Trinita Dei Pellegrini, 1550-1650
Institutional Patronage in Post-Tridentine Rome: Music at Santissima Trinita dei Pellegrini, 1550-1650. By Noel O'Regan. (Royal Musical Association Monographs, 7.) London: Royal Musical Association, 1995. [ix. 117 p. ISBN 0-947854-06-1. $29.00.] (Available...
Intorno a Locatelli: Studi in Occasione del Tricentenario Della Nascita Di Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764)
Intorno a Locatelli: Studi in occasione del tricentenario della nascita di Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764). Edited by Albert Dunning. (Speculum musicae, I. 1.) Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1995. [2 vols. (xiv, 1250 p.) ISBN 88-7096-143-5....
John Coltrane: A Discography and Musical Biography
John Coltrane: A Discography and Musical Biography. By Yasuhiro Fujioka, with Lewis Porter and Yoh-Ichi Hamada. (Studies in Jazz, 20.) Metuchen. N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1995. [xvii, 377 p. ISBN 0-8108-2986-X. $62.50.] Japanese discographer (and kimono...
Mahler's Sixth Symphony: A Study in Musical Semiotics
Mahler's Sixth Symphony: A Study in Musical Semiotics. By Robert Samuels. (Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. [xv, 175 p. ISBN 0-52I-48166-X. $44.95.] In Mahler's Sixth Symphony: A Study...
Mozart, A Life
Mozart, A Life. By Maynard Solomon. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. [xvi, 640 p. ISBN 0-06-019046-9.$35.00] Maynard Solomon's eagerly awaited biography of Mozart represents a distinguished achievement in Mozart studies. The bulk of its pages (xiii-519)...
Music among the 3u'/'wa-Si and Related Peoples of Namibia, Botswana and Angola
Music among the 3u'|'wa-si and Related Peoples of Namibia, Botswana and Angola. By Nicholas M. England. (Harvard Dissertations in Folklore and Oral Tradition.) New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. [xvii, 417 p. ISBN 0-8240-2986-0. $120.00.] Nicholas...
Music and Poetry in the Middle Ages: A Guide to Research on French and Occitan Song, 1100-1400
Music and Poetry in the Middle Ages: A Guide to Research on French and Occitan Song, 1100-1400. By Margaret L. Switten. (Garland Medieval Bibliographies, 19.) New York: Garland Publishing, 1995. [xxvi, 452 p. ISBN 0-8240-4797-4. $73.00.] In this...
Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education
Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education. By David J. Elliott. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. [xv, 380 p. ISBN 0-19-509171-X. $35.00.] For the past thirty years music education philosophers have promoted the idea that a child's...
Music, Politics, and the Academy
Music, Politics, and the Academy. By Pieter C. van den Toorn. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. [x, 229 p. ISBN 0-520-20115-9. $40.00.] Whatever else the 1990s are remembered for in American academic music circles, they will surely...
Music Publishers' Catalogues
For information regarding the scope of this column, please see the headnote in the September 1996 issue (page 136 of this volume). C. Alan Publications, Box 29323, Greensboro, NC 27429-9323. 1996 catalogue; music for percussion instruments. 9...
Music Received
A key to abbreviated imprints is found at the end of this column. For more information about the contents and arrangement of this list, consult the introduction to the column in Vol. 53, no. 2 (December 1996). SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL EDITIONS...
MUSIC REVIEWS: Le Magnus Liber Organi De Notre-Dame De Paris, Vol. 5
Le Magnus liber organi de Notre-Dame de Paris, vol. 5: Les Clausules a deux voix du manuscrit de Florence, Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Pluteus 29.1, fascicule V. Edition etablie par Rebecca A. Baltzer. (Musica gallica). Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre,...
NetMusic: Your Guide to Rock and More on the Internet and Online Services
NetMusic: Your Guide to Rock and More on the Internet and Online Services. By Ben Greenman. (Net Books.) New York: Random House Electronic Publishing and Michael Wolff & Company, 1995. [xii, 393 p. ISBN 0-679-76385-6. $19.00.] Bookstore shelves...
Notes for Notes
The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University has received a major private collection of books and scores devoted to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Known as the "Biblioteca Mozartiana Eric Offenbacher," the collection was assembled by...
Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder
Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder. By Deborah Stein and Robert Spillman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. [xvii, 413 p. ISBN 0-19-509328-3. $35.00.] Poetry into Song is a pedagogically oriented book for students of voice,...
Romantic French Song, 1830-1870
Romantic French Song, 1830-1870. Edited with translations and commentaries by David Tunley. New York: Garland, 1994 (vol. 1)--1995 (vols. 2-6). [Vol. 1: Early Romances by Berat, Berlioz, Duchambge, Grisar, Meyerbeer, Monpou, Morel, Panseron, and Romagnesi;...
Seventeenth Century
Henry Purcell. By Peter Holman. (Oxford Studies of Composers.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. [xvii, 250 p. ISBN 0-19-816340-1. $48.00.] Purcell Remembered. By Michael Burden. Portland, Ore.: Amadeus Press, 1995. [xxv, 188 p. ISBN 1-57467-003-4...
Stephen Jenks
Stephen Jenks. Collected Works. Edited by David Warren Steel. (Recent Researches in American Music, 18.) Madison, Wis.: A-R Editions, c1995. [Pref. (life, publications, compositions in MS, selection of texts, musical style, influence, sources, performance...
Terminologie der Musik Im 20. Jahrhundert
Terminologie der Musik im 20. Jahrhundert. Edited by Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. (Handworterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie; Sonderband 1.) Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1995. [451 p. ISBN 3-515-06659-4. DM 78.00.] Specific assignments in graduate...
The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet
The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet. Edited by Colin Lawson. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. [xvi, 240 p. ISBN 0-521-47066-8. $59.95.] Nearly two decades have passed since the publication of several...
The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder
The Cambridge Companion to the Recorder. Edited by John Mansfield Thomson and Anthony Rowland-Jones. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. [xxiii, 238 p. ISBN 0-521-35269-X. $54.95.] The Cambridge Companion...
The Florence Laudario
The Florence Laudario: An Edition of Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Banco Rari 18. Music edited by Blake Wilson; texts edited and translated by Nello Barbieri. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, 29.)...
The Fonds Schoelcher: History and Contents
The French writer and politician Victor Schoelcher is well known to scholars of George Frideric Handel's life and works as author of an important biography of the composer, The Life of Handel (London, 1857). Schoelcher was also a cataloguer and avid...
The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France
The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France. By Robert A. Green. (Publications of the Early Music Institute.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. [xii, 109 p. ISBN 0-253-20942-0 (pbk.). $14.95.] Robert Green is a musicologist whose study...
The Music of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): A Catalogue
The Music of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): A Catalogue. By Carl B. Schmidt. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995. [xxiv, 608 p. ISBN 0-19-816336-3. $105.00.] Francis Poulenc is one of those twentieth-century composers who gained a great deal of attention...
The Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
The Music of Stuart Saunders Smith. By John P. Welsh. (Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance, 38.) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. 1995. [xl, 356 p. ISBN 0-313-29805-X. $59.95.] The Music of Stuart Saunders Smith is the first comprehensive...
The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States
The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States. By Samuel Floyd, Jr. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. [316 p. ISBN 0-19-508235-4. $30.00.] The argument that Samuel Floyd makes in The Power of Black Music...
The Search for Thomas F. Ward, Teacher of Frederick Delius
The Search for Thomas F. Ward, Teacher of Frederick Delius. By Don C. Gillespie. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996. [xvi, 180 p. ISBN 0-8130-1398-4. $29.95] Thomas F. Ward Catholic Musician (b. Brooklyn c.1856-d. Houston 1912) Teacher...
The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock 'N' Roll
The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock 'n' Roll. By Simon Reynolds and Joy Press. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1995. [xvii, 410 p. ISBN 0-674-80272-1. $24.95.] If popular music is about anything, it's about gender and sexuality. Yet...
The Tuba Source Book
The Tuba Source Book. By R. Winston Morris and Edward R. Goldstein. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1996. [xv, 656 p. ISBN 0-253-32889-6. $79.95.] The tuba repertory has experienced astounding growth over the past thirty years as performers...
Vasily Titov and the Russian Baroque
Vasily Titov and the Russian Baroque: Selected Choral Works. Transcribed and edited by Olga Dolskaya. (Monuments of Russian Sacred Music, ser. XIII, 2.) Madison, Conn.: Musica Russica, 1995. [From the gen. ed., acknowledgments, introd. in Rus., Eng.,...