Canadian University Music Review

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, 1999

Béla Bartók and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest
Judit Frigyesi. Béla Bartók and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998. x, 357 pp. ISBN 0-52020740-8 (hardcover).With such major contributions to the literature as a doctoral dissertation ("Béla Bartók...
Canadian Music and Music Education: An Annotated Bibliography of Theses and Dissertations
Diane E. Peters. Canadian Music and Music Education: An Annotated Biblioof Theses and Dissertations. Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press, 1997. xvii, 476 pp. ISBN 0-8108-3275-5 (hardcover).The field of Canadian music research has come a long way in recent...
Counterpoint to a City: The First One Hundred Years of the Women's Musical Club of Toronto
Robin Elliott. Counterpoint to a City: The First One Hundred Years of the Women's Musical Club of Toronto. Toronto: ECW Press, 1997. 249 pp. ISBN 1-55022-306-2 (paperback).Since the late nineteenth century, women's musical clubs have played an integral...
English Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: Stephen Storace at Drury Lane
Jane Girdham. English Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: Stephen Storace at Drury Lane. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997. xiv, 272 pp. ISBN 0-19-816254-5 (hardcover).Throughout the eighteenth century, Londoners enjoyed rich and varied theatrical fare....
From le Sacre to Les Noces: Primitivism and the Changing Face of Modernity1
From the turn of the century until the First World War, the emerging modernist movement in European arts and literature was, ironically, characterized by its disapproval of modernity.2 The early modernists, according to Charles Taylor, protested "a world...
Hearing the Motet: Essays on the Motet of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Dolores Pesce, ed. Hearing the Motet: Essays on the Motet of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 1 997. xii, 380 pp. ISBN 0-19-509709-2 (hardcover); ISBN 0-19-512905-9 (paperback).Introduction. Dolores Pesce; Conference...
Johannes Brahms: A Biography/Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters
Jan Swafford. Johannes Brahms: A Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. xxii, 705 pp. ISBN 0-679-42261-7 (hardcover).Styra Avins, editor and annotator. Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters. Trans. Styra Avins and Joseph Eisinger. New York: Oxford University...
Leonora Unbound: Tonality as Allegory
My very chains and I grew friends,So much a long communion tendsTo make us what we are: - even IRegain' d my freedom with a sigh.Lord Byron, The Prisoner of ChillónThis essay takes as point of departure the thesis that tonality is two-dimensional, with...
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Fidelio
Paul Robinson. Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio. Cambridge Opera Handbooks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xi, 191 pp. ISBN 0-521-458528 (hardcover).With its series of Cambridge Opera Handbooks and Cambridge Music Handbooks, Cambridge University...
Most German of the Arts: Musicology and Society from the Weimar Republic to the End of Hitler's Reich
Pamela M. Potter. Most German of the Arts: Musicology and Society from the Weimar Republic to the End of Hitler's Reich. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998. xx, 364 pp. ISBN 0-300-07228-7 (hardcover).The cover of Karl Grunsky's racist...
Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1605-1670)
Jonathan P. Wainwright. Musical Patronage in Seventeenth-Century England: Christopher, First Baron Hatton (1605-1670). Aldershot, Hants: Scolar Press, 1997. 470 pp. ISBN 1-85928-278-4 (hardcover).Although much attention has been paid to the French influence...
Music and Text in Elisabeth Lutyens's Wittgenstein Motet1
"I know from experience that sanity ... lies in applying the conscious mind objectively and allowing the 'unconscious' - 'inspiration', 'soul', 'spirit' ... to look, as an adult, after itself."2 This remark, made early in her career by the British composer...
The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich
Michael H. Kater. The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. xv, 327 pp. ISBN 0-19509620-7 (hardcover).Musical life in Nazi Germany has attracted growing attention ever since Fred K. Prieberg's...
William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal
John Harley. William Byrd: Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. Aldershot, Hants: Scolar Press; Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate, 1997. 480 pp. ISBN 1-85928-165-6 (hardcover).William Byrd is one of the few composers whose music encompasses both vocal and instrumental...