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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. 68, No. 1, September

Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Symphony
Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Sym - phony. By Marc D. Moskovitz. After - word by James Conlon. Wood bridge, U.K.: Boydell Press, 2010. [xx, 385 p. ISBN 9781843835783. $45.] Chronol - ogy, photographs, works list, discography, bibliography.Nineteenth-century...
Balkan Refrain: Form and Tradition in European Folk Song
Balkan Refrain: Form and Tradition in European Folk Song. By Dimitrije O. Golemovic. (Europea: Ethno - musicologies and Modernities, no. 9.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010. [xix, 215 p. ISBN 9780810867376. $70.] Music examples, bibliography, index,...
Barockstar: George Frideric Handel
Barockstar: George Frideric Handel. DVD. Directed by Ulrich Meyszies. Germany: Arthaus Musik, 2009. 101 375. $21.98.This hour-long documentary chronicles the life and music of George Frideric Handel, tracing his travels from his birthplace in Halle to...
Books Recently Published
This column is compiled quarterly based on the output of the monographic music cataloging units of the Library of Congress. Entries appear on the list as they are cataloged by the library, regardless of the date of publication. ENGLISH Aberback,...
Brahms and the Scherzo: Studies in Musical Narrative
EUROPE Brahms and the Scherzo: Studies in Musical Narrative. By Ryan McClelland. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, 2010. [xiv, 320 p. ISBN 9780754668107. $124.95.] Music examples, bibliography, index.As the twenty-first century enters its second decade, there...
Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff
Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff. Edited by Stephen Chase and Philip Thomas. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. [xxiii, 259 p. ISBN 9780754666806. $114.95.] Music examples, illustrations, list of works, bibliography, discography, index.Christian...
Cherevichki/Der Zwerg
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Cherevichki. DVD. Alexander Polianichko / Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Directed by Francesca Zambello. With Olga Guryakova, Vsevolod Grivnov, Larissa Diadkova, Maxim Mikhailov. London: Opus Arte,...
Cleopatra/Norma
Lauro Rossi. Cleopatra. DVD. David Crescenzi / FORM - Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana. Directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. With Dimitra Theodossiou, Alessandro Liberatore, Paolo Pecchioli, Sebastian Catana. Hong Kong: Naxos, 2010, 2008. 2.110279. $29.99.Vincenzo...
Competitors: Russia's Child Prodigies
Competitors: Russia's Child Prodigies. DVD. Directed by Irene Lange - mann. In Russian with English, German and French subtitles. Germany: Euroarts, 2010. 2057418. $28.98.Ten years ago Irina Chistyakova, Nikita Mndoyants, Dmitry Krutogolovy, and Elena...
Concert Programmes Database
Concert Programmes Database. Cardiff University. http://www .concertprogrammes.org.uk/ (Accessed February 2011). [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection. Pricing: Free].Concert programs can provide a wealth of information for historical research....
Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music
Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music. By Andrew Weintraub. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. [vi, 258 p. ISBN 9780195395662 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9780195395679 (paperback), $24.95.] Illustrations, index,...
Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Highlights
Richard Wagner. Der Ring des Nibelungen, Highlights. DVD. Zubin Mehta / Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana. Directed by Carlus Padrissa. Berlin: C Major, 2010, 2008. 704608. $10.99.New interpretations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen have...
Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss. Der Rosenkavalier. DVD. Herbert von Karajan / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Directed by Paul Czinner. With Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Sena Jurinac, Anneliese Rothenberger, and Otto Edel - mann. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur, 2010, 1962....
Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. DVD. Christian Thielemann/Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra. With Falk Struckmann, Ricarda Merbeth, Johan Botha, Michael Schade, Adrian Eröd, Michaela Sellinger. London: Medici Arts, 2009. 2072488....
Digital Media Reviews
This quarterly column offers reviews of free and fee-based music resources in a variety of digital media, including CD-ROM products, World Wide Web sites, online subscription services and databases, and music-related software of any kind. Some reviews...
Drei Improvisationen 1903 = Three Improvisations 1903. Erstausgabe = First Edition
ALBÉNIZ IMPROVISATIONS Isaac Albéniz. Drei Improvisationen 1903 = Three Improvisations 1903. Erstausgabe = First Edition. Herausgegeben von = Edited by Milton R. Laufer. Fingersatz von = Fingering by Milton R. Laufer. München: G. Henle Verlag, 2010....
Enrique Granados: A Musical Portrait
Enrique Granados: A Musical Portrait. DVD. Directed by Stephen Halpern. [Pleasantville, New York]: SMH Music, 2009. $29.95.Though Enrique Granados (1867-1916) was well-known in his native Barcelona, few of his works were published or often performed...
From Vodou to Zouk: A Bibliographic Guide to Music of the French-Speaking Caribbean and Its Diaspora
From Vodou to Zouk: A Bibliographic Guide to Music of the French-speaking Caribbean and its Diaspora. By John Gray. (Black Music Reference Series, vol. 1.) Nyack, NY: African Diaspora Press, 2010. [vii, 201p. ISBN 9780984413409. $79.95.] Bibliography,...
Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness
NORTH AMERICAHip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness. By Nitasha Tamar Sharma. (Refiguring American Music.) Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. [xiv, 351 p. ISBN 9780822347415 (hardcover), $84.95; ISBN 9780822347606...
"In der Beschränkung Zeigt Sich Erst der Meister": Technik Und ÄSthetik der Klaviermusik Für Die Linke Hand Allein
CHALLENGE, CONFRONTATION, COGNITION"In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister": Technik und Ästhetik der Klaviermusik für die linke Hand allein. By Albert Sassmann. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2010. [360 p. ISBN 9783795212964. i48.] Music examples,...
Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database. [New York City, NY]: The Broadway League, 2011-. http://www.ibdb.com (Accessed December 2010 to March 2011). [Requires audio-enabled computer, Web browser and Internet connection.]Broadway certainly conjures up a variety of...
Jazz Icons: Series 4
Jazz Icons: Series 4. DVD. [San Diego, CA]: Reelin' in the Years Productions, 2010. Naxos 2.108003. $119.99.Jazz is a music of the moment, a spontaneous conversation in which the rich vocabularies and rhetorical practices of individual musicians come...
Little Women
Mark Adamo. Little Women. DVD. Patrick Summers / Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. Directed by Peter Webster. With Stephanie Novacek, Joyce DiDonato, Chad Shelton, Stacey Tappan, Margaret Lloyd, Daniel Belcher, Chen-Ye Yuan, Katherine Ciesinski. Naxos,...
Michael Nyman: Composer in Progress; Michael Nyman: In Concert
Michael Nyman: Composer in Progress; Michael Nyman: In Concert. DVD. Written and directed by Silvia Beck. [Germany]: Arthaus Musik, 2010. 101 526. $39.99.In 1993, Michael Nyman was blindsided by the overwhelming success of his film score for Jane Campion's...
Missa "Lætamini."/Magnificat Primi Toni (1641); Magnificat Secundi Toni (1641); Magnificat Tertii Toni (1641); Magnificat Quarti Toni (1641); Magnificat Quinti Toni (1641); Magnificat Sexti Toni (1641); Magnificat Septimi Toni (1641); Magnificat Octavi Toni (1641)
SACRED MUSIC FROM THE ERA OF LOUIS XIIIAnnibal Gantez. Missa "Læ tamini." Série proposée par Michel Cuvelier. (Cahiers de musique. Patrimoine musical bourguignon.) (Patrimoine musical français. Collection choeur.) Versailles: Centre de Musique Baroque...
Music and Conflict
Music and Conflict Edited by John Morgan O'Connell and Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. [viii, 289 p. ISBN 9780252035456 (hardcover), $80; ISBN 97-0252077388 (paperback), $30.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Music and Displacement: Diasporas, Mobilities, and Dislocations in Europe and Beyond
Music and Displacement: Diasporas, Mobilities, and Dislocations in Europe and Beyond. Edited by Erik Levi and Florian Scheding. (Europea: Ethno musicologies and Modernities, no. 10.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010. [viii, 207 p. ISBN 9780810863798...
MusicBrainz
MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. http://musicbrainz.org (Accessed March 2011). [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection].For roughly two decades, compact discs were produced without any metadata to identify the music contained on them, such...
Music Received
INTRODUCTION This column presents a comprehensive list of new music publications that have been sent recently by publishers and distributors for possible review in Notes. Self-published music is listed when a source of acquisition is provided. The...
Music Reviews
SOUSA MARCHES John Philip Sousa. Six Marches. Edited by Patrick Warfield. (Recent Researches in American Music, 69.) (Music of the United States of America, 21.) Middleton, WI: Published for the American Musicological Society by A-R Editions, Inc.,...
New Periodicals
This semiannual column selectively lists newly issued periodicals; describes their objectives, formats, and contents; and provides information about special issues, title and format changes, mergers, and cessations. The following resources were frequently...
Notes for Notes
MOUG announces 2011 Distinguished Service Award recipient. The executive board of the Music OCLC Users Group (MOUG) is honored to name Alice LaSota of University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP) as the ninth recipient of MOUG's Distinguished Service...
Preserving the Electroacoustic Music Legacy: A Case Study of the Sal-Mar Construction at the University of Illinois
In the summer of 2008 the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (SACAM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign acquired the papers of Salvatore Martirano (1927-1995), avant-garde composer, faculty member, and performer. The acquisition...
Rasa: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics
INDONESIA Rasa: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics. By Marc Benamou. (AMS Studies in Music.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. [xliv, 298 p. ISBN 9780195189438. $45.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index."[A]rt and...
Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985
Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985. By Sergei I. Zhuk. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. [vii, 440 p. ISBN 9780801895500....
Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues: Context, Style, Performance
Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues: Context, Style, Performance. By Mark Mazullo. New Haven, CT: Yale Uni - versity Press, 2010. [xviii, 286 p. ISBN 9780300149432. $60.] Music examples, notes, discography, index.The past decade has seen a burgeoning...
Six Marches
John Philip Sousa. Six Marches. Edited by Patrick Warfield. (Recent Researches in American Music, 69.) (Music of the United States of America, 21.) Middleton, WI: Published for the American Musicological Society by A-R Editions, Inc., 2010. [Foreword,...
Sounding out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music
ANALYSIS Sounding Out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music. Edited by Mark Spicer and John Covach. (Tracking Pop.) Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. [xiv, 265 p. ISBN 9780472115051 (hardcover), $75; ISBN 9780472034000 (paperback), $28.95.]...
Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991
Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991. By Catherine Baker. (Ash - gate Popular and Folk Music Series.) Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, 2010. [xi, 266 p. ISBN 9781409403371. $114.95.] Playlist, bibliography, index.In...
South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten
South Pacific : Paradise Rewritten. By Jim Lovensheimer. (Broadway Legacies.) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. [xvii, 266 p. ISBN 9780195377026. $27.95.] Music examples, photographs, appendices, bibliography, index.For many younger fans of the...
Stars and Their Guitars
Stars and Their Guitars. DVD. Directed by Kent Hagen. [North Holly - wood, CA]: Passport International Entertainment, 2008. DVD-1665. $19.99.If I had been given the task of writing the title for this DVD I would have chosen, "The History of the Development...
Sviatoslav Richter, Pianist
Sviatoslav Richter, Pianist. By Karl Aage Rasmussen. Translated by Russell Dees. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2010. [303 p. ISBN 9781555537104. $39.95.] Illustrations, discography, bibliography, index.This biography chronicles the life and...
Tassa Thunder: Folk Music from India to the Caribbean
Tassa Thunder: Folk Music from India to the Caribbean. DVD. Written and directed by Peter Manuel. [New York, NY: Peter Manuel], 2010. $20.00.Scholarship on Indo-Caribbean music has blossomed in recent decades (including Helen Myers, Music of Hindu Trinidad:...
Thaïs
Jules Massenet. Thaïs. DVD. Gianandrea Noseda / Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino. Directed by Stefano Poda. With Barbara Frittoli, Lado Ataneli, Alessandro Liberatore, Maurizio Lo Piccolo. [Halle (Saale), Germany]: Arthaus Musik, 2009....
The Metaphysics of Notation
Mark Applebaum. The Metaphysics of Notation. DVD. Directed by Robert Arnold. St. Paul, MN: Innova, 2010. 787. $20.00.This single DVD contains is a brief documentary that chronicles the inspiration, creation, and rendering of Mark Apple - baum's graphic...
The Modern Jazz Quartet: 35th Anniversary Concert/The Modern Jazz Quartet: 40th Anniversary Tour
The Modern Jazz Quartet: 35th Anniversary Concert. DVD. Directed by Hans-Klaus Petsch. [Ratingen, Germany]: Arthaus Musik, 2009, 1987. 107 033. $21.98.The Modern Jazz Quartet: 40th Anniversary Tour. DVD. Directed by Christian Wagner. [Ratingen, Germany]:...
The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do without It
The Music Instinct: How Music Works and Why We Can't Do Without It. By Philip Ball. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. [ix, 452 p. ISBN 9780199754274. $29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.Philip Ball's book follows the familiar...
The Power of Song: Music and Dance in the Mission Communities of Northern New Spain, 1590-1810
The Power of Song: Music and Dance in the Mission Communities of Northern New Spain, 1590-1810. By Kristin Dutcher Mann. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press; Berkeley, CA: The Academy of American Franciscan History, 2010. [ix, 300 p. ISBN 9780804770866....
The Story of Jazz
The Story of Jazz. DVD. Directed by Matthew Seig. Limited edition; newly digitally remastered. [UK]: Medici Arts, 2009. 2057158. $21.98.The producers of a fine music series (Masters of American Music) have made it even finer with this digitally restored...
The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccola
The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccola. By Brian Alegant. (East - man Studies in Music.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2010. [326p. ISBN 9781580463256. $75.] Music examples, work list, bibliography, index.With this book, Brian Alegant...
Variation on a Traditional Theme: The Question of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in MLA
Diversity in an organization can be a symbol of how seriously it approaches inclusivity, pluralism, and commitment to balancing multiple viewpoints and, as such, can be a sign of the health and vitality of a group. Diversity takes many forms, including...
William Walton's Film Scores: New Evidence in the Autograph Manuscripts
In the mid-twentieth century, William Walton (1902-1983) had a much more prominent name as a film composer than he commands now. In contemporaneous books on film music--and particularly those published in Britain--Walton was regularly cited as a rising...
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