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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. 69, No. 4, June

Bishop's Adaptation of le Nozze Di Figaro
BISHOP'S ADAPTATION OF LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Henry Rowley Bishop. Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Adapted for Covent Garden, 1819. Edited by Christina Fuhrmann. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 55.) Middleton,...
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Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headline in the September 2012 issue (p. 104 of his volume) ENGLISH Adams, Frank, and Burgin Mathews. Doc: the story of a Birmingham jazz man. Tuscaloosa: Unziversity of Alabama Press,...
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British Music and Literary Context: Artistic Connections in the Long Nineteenth Century
British Music and Literary Context: Artistic Connections in the Long Nineteenth Century. By Michael Allis. (Music in Britain, 1600-1900.) Wood - bridge, UK: Boydell Press, 2012. [xii, 320 p. ISBN 9781843837305. $99.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography,...
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Documenting the Zenith of Women Song Composers: A Database of Songs Published in the United States and the British Commonwealth, CA. 1890-1930
The purpose of this article is to call attention to a database devoted to women composers and songwriters, and to point to a few of the historical issues that this database makes it possible to investigate. The focus is women who composed songs between...
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From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity
IDENTITIES From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity. By Miles White. (African American Music in Global Perspective.) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. [163 p. ISBN 9780252036620 (hardcover), $60; ISBN 9780252078323...
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Giacomo Puccini: A Discography
Giacomo Puccini: a Discography. By Roger Flury. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. [xvii, 915 p. ISBN 9780810881549. $120.] Bibliography, index.When asked to review Giacomo Puccini: a Discography by Roger Flury, I was expecting to find a modest-sized...
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Great Wagner Conductors: A Listener's Companion
Great Wagner Conductors: A Listener's Companion. By Jonathan Brown. Canberra: Parrot Press, 2012. [xviii, 797 p. ISBN 9780987155603. AU$55.] Illustrations, discography, bibliography, index.Author of Parsifal on Record and Tristan und Isolde on Record...
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György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds/Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and the Absolute
COMPOSERS György Ligeti: Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds. Edited by Louise Duchesneau and Wolfgang Marx. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 2011. [xx, 298 p. ISBN 9781843835509. $80.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index. Ligeti's Laments:...
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Hugo-Wolf-Werkverzeichnis (HWW): Thematisch-Chronologisches Verzeichnis der Musikalischen Werke Hugo Wolfs
REFERENCE Hugo-Wolf-Werkverzeichnis (HWW): Thematisch-chronologisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Hugo Wolfs. By Margret Jestremski. (Catalogus Musicus 19.) Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2011. [xxxiv, 698 p. ISBN 9783761819890. i198.] Music examples,...
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Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana
WORLD MUSICS Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana. By Steven Feld. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. [325 p. ISBN 9780822351481 (hardcover), $84.95; ISBN 9780822351627 (paperback), $23.95.] Music examples, illustrations,...
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Johann Philipp Kirnberger and Authorship
Questions remain about the authorship of various works now attributed to the theorist Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721-1783). Because his limited education prevented formulating concepts in writing, he required assistance from others, notably his pupil...
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John Cage/"we Must Arrange Everything": Erfahrung, Rahmung Und Spiel Bei John Cage
John Cage. By Rob Haskins. (Critical Lives.) London: Reaktion Books, 2012. [180 p. ISBN 9781861899057. $16.95.] Music examples, illustrations, facsimiles, bibliography, discography. "we must arrange everything": Erfahrung, Rahmung und Spiel bei John...
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Moral Fire: Musical Portraits from America's Fin De Siécle
Moral Fire: Musical Portraits from America's Fin de Siècle. By Joseph Horowitz. Berkeley: University of Cali - fornia Press, 2012. [xv, 263 p. ISBN 9780520267442. $39.95.] Illustrations, index.Moral Fire is a book with a mission. Like the four individuals...
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Music for Viola Da Gamba from Edition Guntersberg
Kremsierer Gambensonate. Sonatina in d far Viola da Gamba und Basso continuo, Kremsier nach 1680. Auch Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) bzw. August Kertzinger (1622-1678) zugeschrieben = Often attributed to Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)...
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Music for Viola Da Gamba from Edition Güntersberg
MUSIC FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA FROM EDITION GÜNTERSBERGKremsierer Gambensonate. Sonatina in d für Viola da Gamba und Basso continuo, Kremsier nach 1680. Auch Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) bzw. August Kertzinger (1622-1678) zugeschrieben = Often attributed...
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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. 156 of this volume). SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL EDITIONS...
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Music, Sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così Fan Tutte
Music, Sexuality and the Enlighten - ment in Mozart's Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. By Charles Ford. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. [xiii, 336 p. ISBN 9780754668893. $119.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.As tributes...
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Naxos Music Library Mobile Application
EDITORS CHOICE For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2012 issue. The dates of access for each review of an online source indicate the dates during which the reviewer was evaluating the resource....
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Notes for Notes
Archivist joins Berklee College of Music staff. The Library and Learning Resources at Berklee College of Music, Boston, are happy to announce that Sofia Becerra-Licha has accepted the newly established position of college archivist. Supported by a...
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Notes for Notes
Archivist joins Berklee College of Music staff. The Library and Learning Resources at Berklee College of Music, Boston, are happy to announce that Sofia Becerra-Licha has accepted the newly established position of college archivist. Supported by a two-year...
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Reassessing Eugene Bozza: Discoveries in the Bibliotheque Municipale De Valenciennes Archive
Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, French composer Eugene Bozza (1905-1991), made significant contributions to music composition. Beginning in the mid-1930s, at least one new work by Bozza, and often many more, was published each...
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Reassessing Eugène Bozza: Discoveries in the Bibliothèque Municipale De Valenciennes Archive
Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, French composer Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) made significant contributions to music composition. Beginning in the mid-1930s, at least one new work by Bozza, and often many more, was published each year...
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Recent Madrigal Editions
RECENT MADRIGAL EDITIONSMarc'Antonio Ingegneri. Il primo libro de' madrigali a quattro voci. A cura di = edited by Lucia Marchi. (Marc'Antonio Ingegneri Opera omnia, ser. II, vol. I.) Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2009. [Editorial commentary in...
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Rethinking Schumann
Rethinking Schumann. Edited by Roe- Min Kok and Laura Tunbridge. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. [xv, 471 p. ISBN 9780195393859 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9780195393866 (paperback), $45.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.Eschewing...
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Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora
Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora. By Carol Silverman. (American Musicspheres.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. [xxvii, 398 p. ISBN 9780195300949. $55.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index, companion...
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Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain
TIMES AND PLACES Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain. By Susan Boynton. (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. [xxii, 208 p. ISBN 9780199754595. $39.95.]...
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Songs from the Edge of Japan: Music-Making in Yaeyama and Okinawa
Songs from the Edge of Japan: Musicmaking in Yaeyama and Okinawa. By Matt Gillan. (SOAS Musicology Series.) Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. [xix, 220 p. ISBN 9781409424048. $99.95.] Illustrations, music examples, glossaries, bibliography, discography,...
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Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music
Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music. By Mary Cyr. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. [xxi, 256 p. ISBN 9781409405696. $104.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.At the very beginning of the eighteenth...
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The Art of Partimento: History, Theory, Practice
INSTRUMENTS AND PERFORMANCE The Art of Partimento: History, Theory, Practice. By Giorgio Sanguinetti. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. [xiii, 385 p. ISBN 9780195394207. $49.95]. Music examples, bibliography, index, companion Web site.The subject...
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The Drum: A History
The Drum: A History. By Matt Dean. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. [vii, 463 p. ISBN 9780810881709. $45.] Illustrations, bibliography, indexes.Matt Dean is a working drummer based in London who has written instructional articles for a number of magazines....
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The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England
The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England. By Philip Olleson. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. [xxi, 334 p. ISBN 9780754655923. $134.95.] Illustra - tions, bibliography, index.England's musical landscape...
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The Music Libel against the Jews
JEWISHNESS (AS HEARD BY OTHERS) The Music Libel Against the Jews. By Ruth HaCohen. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. [xvi, 507 p. ISBN 9780300167788. $55.] Music examples, illustrations, index.How has Jewish identity been conceived in aural...
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The Music Library of a Noble Florentine Family: A Catalogue Raisonné of Manuscripts and Prints of the 1720s to the 1850s Collected by the Ricasoli Family Now Housed in the University of Louisville Music Library
The Music Library of a Noble Florentine Family: A Catalogue Raisonné of Manuscripts and Prints of the 1720s to the 1850s Collected by the Ricasoli Family Now Housed in the University of Louisville Music Library. Edited by Susan Parisi. Essays by Robert...
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The Trombone in the Renaissance: A History in Pictures and Documents
The Trombone in the Renaissance: A History in Pictures and Documents. By Stewart Carter. (Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series, no. 8.) Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2012 [xiv, 492 p. ISBN 9781576472064. $82.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography,...
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Vecchi's Selva Di Varia Ricreatione
VECCHI'S SELVA DI VARIA RICREATIONOrazio Vecchi. Selva di varia ricreatione (1590). Edited by Paul Schleuse. 1 vol. plus parts and supplement. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 157.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2012. [Vol. 1: Contents,...
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