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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. 63, No. 2, December

Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headline in the September 2005 issue (p. 125 of this volume). ENGLISH 25 years ITC Sangeet Research Academy: Seminar on "Raga Parikrama", 7, 8, 9 August, 2003. Kolkata: Dept. of Academic...
Camille Saint-Saëns
Camille Saint-Saëns. By Jean Gallois. (Collection Musique/Musicologie.) Sprimont: Mardaga, 2004. [382 p. ISBN 2-87009-851-0. euro36.] Index.After decades of relative neglect, French music and musical life of the late nineteenth century has in recent...
Complete Unaccompanied Madrigals
Luzzasco Luzzaschi. Complete Unaccompanied Madrigals. Edited by Anthony Newcomb. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c2003-4. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance, 136, 139.) [Pt. 1, Quinta libra de' madrigali a cinque voci (Ferrara, 1595);...
Die Opera Seria Bei Joseph Haydn: Studien Zu Form Und Struktur Musikalischer Affektdramaturgie Und Figurentypologisierung in Armida Und L'anima del Filosofo Ossia Orfeo Ed Euridice
Die Opera seria bei Joseph Haydn: Studien zu Form und Struktur musikalischer Affektdramaturgie und Figurentypologisierung in Armida und L'anima del filosofo ossia Orfeo ed Euridice. By Bernhard Waritschlager. (Musikwissenschaftliche Schriften der Hochschule...
Dietrich Buxtehude
Dietrich Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Netherlands Bach Society / Jos van Veldhoven. Channel Classics CCS SA 24006, 2006. Dietrich Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Cantus Colln / Konrad Junghanel. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901912, 2006. Questions about...
Echoes of Women's Voices: Music, Art, and Female Patronage in Early Modern Florence
Echoes of Women's Voices: Music, Art, and Female Patronage in Early Modern Florence. By Kelley Harness. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. [xvi, 378 p. ISBN 0-226-31659-9. $45.] Music examples, illustrations, plates, index, bibliography.Echoes...
Eighteen Canzonets for Two and Three Voices
John Travers. Eighteen Canzonets for Two and Three Voices. Edited by Emanuel Rubin. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, 74.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, c2005. [Acknowledgments, p. vi; introd., p. vii-xvii; texts, p. xviii-xxi; 4 plates;...
Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music: Structure and Meaning in His "Werther" Quartet
19TH AND 20TH CENTURY COMPOSERS Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music: Structure and Meaning in His "Werther" Quartet. By Peter H. Smith. (Musical Meaning and Interpretation.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. [ix, 325 p. ISBN 0-253-34483-2....
Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim. The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder. Skint/Astralwerks ASW 56814, 2006. Norman Cook got his start in 1986, playing bass for British guitar-pop legends, the Housemartins. But it was not until that group disbanded two years later that he...
Gaelic Music of Cape Breton Island: The Last Fifteen Years
In the liner notes to a recent Smithsonian Folkways recording of Cape Breton fiddle and piano music, folklorist Burt Feintuch describes the scene at a dance held in Mabou, Nova Scotia: It's a hot, muggy July 2003 night in Mabou. I pay my five dollars...
Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century France
FRENCH MUSIC Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century France. By Katharine Ellis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. [xii, 298 p. ISBN 0-19-517682-0. $60.] Illustrations, bibliography, index.Anyone setting out to explore France...
Johann Michael Haydn
Johann Michael Haydn. Regina Coeli; Symphony in G Minor; Symphony in E-Flat Major; Missa Sancti Francisci Seraphici. Zurcher Sangerknaben; Zurcher Kammerorchester / Howard Griffiths. Novalis 150 178-2, 2005. As interest continues to grow in the...
Joseph Bodin De Boismortier
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. La Veloutee: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord. Les Buffardins. Accent ACC 24168, 2005. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Sonatas for Two Bassoons and Continuo. Musica Franca. MSR Classics MS 1170, 2005. Boismortier's...
La Veloutée: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord/Sonatas for Two Bassoons and Continuo
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. La Veloutée: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord. Les Buffardins. Accent ACC 24168, 2005.Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Sonatas for Two Bassoons and Continuo. Musica Franca. MSR Classics MS 1170, 2005.Boismortier's opus 91, a...
Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century
Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century. Edited and with an introduction by Mark Mitchell and Allan Evans. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. [xx, 184 p. ISBN 0-253-34660-6. $36.95.] Index, bibliographical notes,...
Musica Ecclesiae, or Devotional Harmony
Daniel Read. Musica Ecclesiae, or Devotional Harmony. Edited by Karl and Marie Kroeger. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c2004. (Recent Researches in American Music, 48-50.) [Part 1: Acknowledgments, p. ix; introd., p. xi-xxi; 4 plates, 2 p.; Read's...
MusicalAmerica.Com
MusicalAmerica.com. East Windsor, NJ: Commonwealth Business Media. http://www.musicalamerica.com. [Requires Internet connection, Web browser. Pricing: from $175 per year for one simultaneous user, incrementing in lesser amounts per user through $1,435...
Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair
Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World's Fair. By Annegret Fauser. Rochester, NY: The University of Rochester Press, 2005. [xviii, 391 p. ISBN 1-58046-185-9. $75.] Music examples, illustrations, index, bibliography, appendices.Annegret Fauser's fascinating...
Music for the Common Man: Aaron Copland during the Depression and War
Music for the Common Man: Aaron Copland during the Depression and War. By Elizabeth B. Grist. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. [x, 253 p. ISBN 0-19-515157-7. $35.] Index, bibliographical references, music examples, illustrations.I met Aaron Copland...
Music Publishers' Catalogs
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2006 issue (p. 218 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 23 August 2006. Amadeus Verlag, Iberghang 16, CH-8045 Winterthur, Switzerland. http://www.amadeusmusic.ch/...
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 2006 issue (p. 208 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 23...
Netherlands Bach Society / Jos Van Veldhoven/Cantus Cölln / Konrad Junghänel
Dietrich Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Netherlands Bach Society / Jos van Veldhoven. Channel Classics CCS SA 24006, 2006.Dietrich Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri. Cantus Cölln / Konrad Junghänel. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901912, 2006.Questions about the early...
Notes for Notes
The British Library has acquired My Ladye Nevells Booke, one of the finest music manuscripts of the Elizabethan age, which went on public display at the library for the first time beginning 6 June 2006. The manuscript contains forty-two works by William...
Paul Hindemith Und Die Neue Welt: Studien Zur Amerikanischen Hindemith-Rezeption
Paul Hindemith und die neue Welt: Studien zur amerikanischen Hindemith-Rezeption. By Rudiger Jennert. (Würzburger Musikhistoriche Beiträge, Bd. 26.) Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2005. [346 p. ISBN 3-7952-1181-6. euro68.] Music examples, index, bibliography,...
Pensando En Ti
Roger Davidson. Pensando en ti. Soundbrush SR1008, 2006.North American jazz musicians have long had a fascination with the rhythms of Latin America, whether they be the sinuous bossa nova sounds of Brazil or the various strains of Afro-Cuban jazz (especially...
Pierre De la Rue
Pierre de La Rue. Requiem. Antoine Brumel. Requiem. The Clerks' Group/Edward Wickham. Gaudeamus CD GAU 352, 2005. Pierre de La Rue. Incessament. Ensemble Amarcord. Raumklang RK ap 10105, 2005. Two recent releases shine a warm light on the work...
Prices of Music Monographs and Scores as Reflected in Notes, 2000-2005
This column follows the format as laid out in previous years. All numbers presented here are based on data drawn from this journal's "Books Recently Published" and "Music Received" columns. Books and scores reviewed in Notes and imprints before 2003...
Regina Coeli; Symphony in G Minor; Symphony in E-Flat Major; Missa Sancti Francisci Seraphici
Johann Michael Haydn. Regina Coeli; Symphony in G Minor; Symphony in E-Flat Major; Missa Sancti Francisci Seraphici. Zürcher Sängerknaben; Zürcher Kammerorchester / Howard Griffiths. Novalis 150 178-2, 2005.As interest continues to grow in the work of...
Requiem/Incessament
Pierre de La Rue. Requiem. Antoine Brumel. Requiem. The Clerks' Group/Edward Wickham. Gaudeamus CD GAU 352, 2005.Pierre de La Rue. Incessament. Ensemble Amarcord. Raumklang RK ap 10105, 2005.Two recent releases shine a warm light on the work of Pierre...
Researching the Song: A Lexicon
Researching the Song: A Lexicon. By Shirlee Emmons and Wilbur Watkin Lewis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. [xiii, 507 p. ISBN 0-19-515202-6. $74.] Bibliography.For anyone involved in the serious study of vocal music or for any music reference...
Richard Strauss's Orchestral Music and the German Intellectual Tradition: The Philosophical Roots of Musical Modernism
Richard Strauss's Orchestral Music and the German Intellectual Tradition: The Philosophical Roots of Musical Modernism. By Charles Youmans. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. [x, 294 p. ISBN 0-253-34573-1. $39.95.] Music examples, index, bibliography.This...
Rodelinda, Regina De' Longobardi: Drama per Musica in Tre Atti, HWV 19/ Rodelinda, Regina De' Longobardi: Drama per Musica in Tre Atti, HWV 19
Georg Friedrich Händel. Rodelinda, Regina de' Longobardi: Drama per musica in tre atti, HWV 19. Herausgegeben von Andrew V.Jones. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2002. (Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, Ser. II: Opern, Bd. 16.) [Editorial policy, pref., in Ger., Eng.,...
Roger Davidson
Roger Davidson. Pensando en ti. Soundbrush SR1008, 2006. North American jazz musicians have long had a fascination with the rhythms of Latin America, whether they be the sinuous bossa nova sounds of Brazil or the various strains of Afro-Cuban jazz...
Studies in Music with Text
IN MEMORIAM DAVID LEWIN Studies in Music with Text. By David Lewin. (Oxford Studies in Music Theory.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. [xii, 409 p. ISBN 0-19-518208-1. $65.] Music examples, index.David Lewin (1933-2003) was doubtless the most...
The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles: The Biography. By Bob Spitz. New York: Little, Brown, and Company, 2005. [983 p. ISBN 0-31680352-9. $29.95] Index, bibliography, photos.Bob Spitz's massive 992-page The Beatles: The Biography is a significant addition to the 500 plus books...
The Cambridge Companion to Haydn
HAYDN AND BEETHOVEN STUDDIS The Cambridge Companion to Haydn. Edited by Caryl Clark. (Cambridge Companions to Music.) New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. [xx, 318 p. ISBN 0-521-54107-7. $27.99.] Music examples, index, bibliography.Caryl Clark...
The Composer as Intellectual: Music and Ideology in France 1914-1940
The Composer as Intellectual: Music and Ideology in France 1914-1940. By Jane Fulcher. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. [xiv, 473 p. ISBN 0-19-517473-9. $74.] Index, bibliography.Since the day in 1792 when rebel troops entered the Tuilleries...
The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder
Fatboy Slim. The Greatest Hits: Why Try Harder. Skint/Astralwerks ASW 56814, 2006.Norman Cook got his start in 1986, playing bass for British guitar-pop legends, the Housemartins. But it was not until that group disbanded two years later that he really...
The Royal Chapel in the Time of the Habsburgs: Music and Court Ceremony in Early Modern Europe
The Royal Chapel in the Time of the Habsburgs: Music and Court Ceremony in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Juan José Carreras and Bernardo García. (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music.) Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2005. [viii, 402 p. ISBN 1-84383-139-2....
The String Quartets of Beethoven
The String Quartets of Beethoven. Edited by William Kinderman. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. [360 p. ISBN 0-252-03036-2. $75.] Music examples, index, bibliography."No group of compositions occupies a more central position in chamber music...
The Stylus Phantasticus and Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque
EARLY MODERN EUROPE The Stylus Phantasticus and Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque. By Paul Collins. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005. [xv, 229 p. ISBN 0-7546-3416-7. $89.95.] Music examples, index, bibliography.As interest in the music of...
The Virtuoso Conductors. by Raymond Holden
PERFORMERS AND PERFORMANCE The Virtuoso Conductors. By Raymond Holden. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005. [x, 370 p. ISBN0-300-09326-8. $35.] Index, bibliographic citations, photographs.As the demographic age of those attending orchestral concerts...
Tips on Acquiring Music
My mama told me, you better shop around. --"Shop Around," Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy Automation, e-mail, and the Internet have revolutionized the ways that music librarians do their work. Reference librarians now engage in interactive interviews...
Toledo Cathedral's Collection of Manuscript Plainsong Choirbooks: A Preliminary Report and Checklist
The Spanish primatial cathedral of Toledo possesses one of the largest surviving collections of indigenously produced plainsong sources deriving from any major ecclesiastical institution in Western Christendom. The collection comprises about 170 volumes...
Various Compositions by Samuel Wesley
VARIOUS COMPOSITIONS BY SAMUEL WESLEYSamuel Wesley. Twelve Voluntaries for the Organ, op. 6, KO 621. Edited by Geoffrey Atkinson. [Ely, UK: Oecumuse, c2003.] (Organ Works, 2d ed., 1-2.) [Vol. 1, nos. 1-6: introd. and notes, p. 1-12; score, 64 p. Spiral...
William Alwyn: The Art of Film Music
William Alwyn: The Art of Film Music. By Ian Johnson. Rochester, NY: The Boydell Press, 2005. [viii, 357 p. ISBN 1843831597. $47.95.] Illustrations, music examples, bibliography, discography, filmography, index.William Alwyn (1905-1985) was one of the...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasie Und Sonate C-Moll, Die Original-Handschrift an Mozarts Clavier Interaktiv Zum Klingen Gebracht (Fantasy and Sonata in C Minor, Interactive Recording from the Autograph on Mozart's Own Fortepiano) [CD-ROM]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasie und Sonate c-Moll, die Original-handschrift an Mozarts Clavier interaktiv zum Klingen gebracht (Fantasy and Sonata in C Minor, Interactive Recording from the Autograph on Mozart's own Fortepiano) [CD-ROM]. Salzburg:...
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