Canadian University Music Review

Articles from Vol. 4, 1983

Alexis Contant: Catalogue
Stephen C. Willis. Alexis Contant: Catalogue. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1982, viii, 87 pp.Somewhere near the middle of the clump of attitudes and assumptions that contribute to the still general apathy and ignorance about the past of musical...
Borrowings in J. S. Bach's Klavierübung III
J. S. Bach was no exception when it came to the firmly established Baroque custom of borrowing musical ideas, both from compositions of other composers as well as from one's own. These borrowings are important, for not only do they give us some idea...
Musical Life in Eighteenth-Century Halifax
When Captain William Moorsom wrote a series of letters from Nova Scotia in the early nineteenth century he presented a picture of a wilderness settlement lacking most of the cultural attributes of English society. The following statement sums up his...
Neo-Tonality or Neo-Atonality?: I Waited Patiently for the Lord
BY GERALD BALESThe first hearing of Gerald Bale's piece, ? Waited Patiently for the Lord, exposes a conflict between the obviously tonal elements present and certain passages that seem not at all to be tonally organized. Initially, the analysis of this...
Six Biblical Sonatas
Johann Kuhnau. Six Biblical Sonatas. Hilda Jonas: Harpsichord. Sanjo-Music HJ 1004-1, 2, 3, 4 (1982). (Available from: SanjoMusic, P.O. Box 16422, San Francisco, California 94116.)Johann Jacob Kuhnau (1660-1722), J. S. Bach's immediate predecessor as...
Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein: An Orchestral Approach to Music Synthesis
Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein ì was commissioned through the Canada Council for the Arts in 1980 by Dexter Morrill, Director of the Colgate Computer Music Center, and Neva Pilgrim, soprano soloist and a leading interpreter of voice and tape music. The...
Stravinsky and C.-F. Ramuz: A Primitive Classicism
Aside from a taste for fine paper and simple wines, there were few obvious links between Stravinsky and his Swiss literary collaborator and friend, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz. Stravinsky was extroverted, socially adept, and direct; Ramuz was introverted,...
The Composer's Voice
Edward T. Cone. The Composer's Voice. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974; paperback edition 1982, ix, 184 pp.This paperback is a re-issue of Cone's revised 1972 lectures delivered as Ernest Bloch Professor of Music at the University of California....
The Well-Furnished Film: Satie's Score for Entr'acte
Throughout their history, motion pictures have been accompanied by music, and the combination has affected us in a variety of ways both simple and subtle. Like the film medium itself, moreover, film music has undergone such rapid development that today...
Winthrop: The Work, the Theme, the Story
Winthrop is a major new musico-dramatic work by Istvan Anhalt. In view of the theme and character of his earlier La Tourangelle (completed in 1975; published by Berandol, 1982} the two works can, and probably ought to be, seen as parallel compositions,...