Notes

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. 62, No. 2, December

Albanian Urban Lyric Song in the 1930s
MUSICAL GEOGRAPHIES Albanian Urban Lyric Song in the 1930s. By Eno Koço. (Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities, no. 2.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004. [xxviii, 400 p. ISBN 0-8108-4889-2. $73. (hbk.); ISBN 0-8108-4890-2 $45. (pbk.).] Music examples,...
Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer
MUSIC TECHNOLOGIES AND RECORDING Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer. By Trevor Pinch and Frank Trocco. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. [xv, 368 p. ISBN 0-674-00889-8 (pbk.)] Index, bibliography, illustrations,...
A Newly Discovered Edition of William Byrd's Psalmes, Sonets & Songs: Provenance and Significance
Of all the inanimate objects, of all men's creations, books are the nearest to us, for they contain our very thoughts, our ambitions, our indignations, our illusions, our fidelity to truth, and our persistent leaning towards error. But most of...
An Index to Music Published in the Etude Magazine, 1883-1957/l'edition Musicale Dans la Presse Parisienne Au XVIIIe Siècle: Catalogue Des Annonces
BRIEFLY NOTED An Index to Music Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883-1957. By E. Douglas Bomberger. (Music Library Association Index and Bibliography Series, no. 31.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2004. [xv, 591 p. ISBN 0-8108-5283-7. $115.] Indexes.L'edition...
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 Abdelnour,...
Colonial-Era Brazilian Music: A Review Essay of Recent Recordings
INTRODUCTION What does the late 1960s Brazilian popular music movement Tropicalia have in common with the late 1700s Sao Paulo mestre de capela Andre da Silva Gomes (1752-1844)? They both had a collaborator--in a manner of speaking--in the composer...
Colonial-Era Brazilian Music: A Review Essay of Recent Recordings
COLONIAL-ERA BRAZILIAN MUSIC: A REVIEW ESSAY OF RECENT RECORDINGSINTRODUCTIONWhat does the late 1960s Brazilian popular music movement Tropicalia have in common with the late 1700s São Paulo mestre de capela André da Suva Gomes (1752-1844)? They both...
Critical Editions
CRITICAL EDITIONS Daniel Lagkhner. Flores Jessaei (1606); Florum Jessaeorum (1607). Transcription and revision by Joze Sivec. Ljubljana: Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU, Muzikoloski institut, 1998. (Monumenta...
Early Musical Borrowing
Early Musical Borrowing. Edited by Honey Meconi. New York: Routledge, 2004. (Criticism and Analysis of Early Music.) [xvii, 230 p. ISBN 0-8153-3521-0. $95.] Music examples, index, bibliography.Early Musical Borrowing is a first-rate and timely work....
Eight Centuries of Troubadours and Trouvères: The Changing Identity of Medieval Music
Eight Centuries of Troubadours and Trouvères: The Changing Identity of Medieval Music. By John Haines. (Musical Performance and Reception.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. [xii, 347p. ISBN 0-521-82672-1. $85.] Music examples, index, bibliography,...
Fit as a Fiddle/Swingin' Stuff
Svend Asmussen Quartet. Fit As a Fiddle. Storyville 101 4257, 2005.Stuff Smith Quartet. Swingin' Stuff. Storyville 101 8397, 2005.Two of the most celebrated violinists in jazz history are featured on this pair of reissued CDs. The Svend Asmussen disc...
György Kurtág: The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7, A 'Concerto' for Soprano and Piano
György Kurtág: The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7, A 'Concerto' for Soprano and Piano. By Rachel Beckles Willson. (Landmarks in Music Since 1950.) Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2003. [vii, 192 p. ISBN 0754608093. $69.95.] Index, bibliography, appendices,...
Haydn String Quartet Editions
HAYDN STRING QUARTET EDITIONS Joseph Haydn. 6 String Quartets, Opus 20, Hoboken III: 31-36. Edited by Simon Rowland-Jones; editorial consultant, David Ledbetter. Urtext. London: Edition Peters, c2001. [1 plate; pref. in Eng., Fr., Ger., p. v-xv; explanation...
Jean-Philiipe Rameau
Jean-Philiipe Rameau. Une Symphonie Imaginaire. Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski. Archiv B0004478-02, 2005. The claims made for Rameau have been rather grandiose at times. Writing shortly after the composer's death, the critic Michel-Guy...
Kurt Weill Editions
KURT WEILL EDITIONS Kurt Weill. The Firebrand of Florence: Broadway Operetta in Two Acts. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; book by Edwin Justus Mayer; edited by Joel Galand. (The Kurt Weill Edition, ser. I: Stage, vol. 18.) New York: Kurt Weill Foundation for...
La Vie Musicale En Nouvelle-France
La vie musicale en Nouvelle-France. By Élisabeth Gallat-Morin and Jean-Pierre Pinson, with the collaboration of Paul-André Dubois, Conrad Laforte and Eric Schwandt. Rédaction des encarts et recherche iconographique: François Filiatrault. Montréal: Septentrion,...
MadforTrad Irish Music CD-ROM Tutorials
MadforTrad Irish Music CD-ROM Tutorials. Produced by Frank Torpey and Ciaran O'Connell. Cork City, Ireland: MadforTrad Ltd., 2001-. Uilleann Pipes: Sean Potts; Concertina: Niall Vallely; Flute: Seamus Egan; Irish Tenor Banjo: Gerry O'Connor; Fiddle:...
Music in Rural New England: Family and Community Life, 1870-1940
Music in Rural New England: Family and Community Life, 1870-1940. By Jennifer C. Post. (Revisiting New England.) Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 2004. [xiv, 313 p. ISBN 1-58465-415-5. $45.] Illustrations, music examples, bibliography, index,...
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 2005 issue (p. 203 of this volume). All Web sites accessed on...
Musik in Zwei Diktaturen: Verfolgung Von Komponisten Unter Hitler Und Stalin
Musik in zwei Diktaturen: Verfolgung von Komponisten unter Hitler und Stalin. By Friedrich Geiger. New York: Bärenreiter, 2004. [274 p. ISBN 37618-1717-7. euro34.95.] Music examples, bibliography, index.The reason for comparing the persecution of composers...
Notes for Notes
The Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music (Kyle Smith, curator) in the Free Library of Philadelphia has acquired the performance library of The Women's Philharmonic. Founded in San Francisco in 1981, the Women's Philharmonic has been pivotal in the...
Oh, Lovely Parrot!: Jewish Women's Songs from Kerala
Oh, Lovely Parrot!: Jewish Women's Songs from Kerala. Jewish Music Research Centre, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem AMTI 0403, n.d. In both geographical and cultural terms, the state of Kerala (on the southwest coast of India) must be considered...
Piano Quintet; Piano Quintet in A, D667 ("the Trout")
Thomas Adès; Franz Schubert. Piano Quintet; Piano Quintet in A, D667 ("The Trout"). Arditti Quartet; Belcea Quartet; Corin Long; Thomas Adès. EMI Classics5 57664 2, 2005.Here is an interesting pairing. The young British composer Thomas Adès wrote his...
Power Plays: Wayang Golek Puppet Theater of West Java
Power Plays: Wayang Golek Puppet Theater of West Java. By Andrew N. Weintraub. (Ohio University Research in International Studies. Southeast Asia Series, no. 110.) Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2004. [xvii, 295 p. ISBN 981-230-249-2. $30.] Illustrations,...
Prices of Music Monographs and Scores as Reflected in Notes, 1999-2004
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 2002...
Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia
Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia. By Michael Meckna. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004. [x, 432 p. ISBN: 0-313-30137-9. $65.] Illustrations, discography, chronology, filmography, bibliography, index.Though music encyclopedias are somewhat...
Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music
COMPOSERS AND MUSICIANS Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music. By Deborah Wong. New York: Routledge, 2004. [xii, 388 p. ISBN 0415970407. $29.95.] Index, bibliography, compact disc.Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music, one of the first...
Svend Asmussen Quartet
Svend Asmussen Quartet. Fit As a Fiddle. Storyville 101 4257, 2005. Stuff Smith Quartet. Swingin' Stuff. Storyville 101 8397, 2005. Two of the most celebrated violinists in jazz history are featured on this pair of reissued CDs. The Svend Asmussen...
The Bals Publics at the Paris Opera in the Eighteenth Century
MUSICAL HISTORIES The Bals publics at the Paris Opera in the Eighteenth Century. By Richard Semmens. (Dance and Music no. 13.) Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2004. [viii, 216 p. ISBN 1576470342. $54.] Bibliography, index.Initiated under the Regent,...
"The Initial Plunge," "The Soused Period," and "Contrition"?: Moving towards a Style of Peter Schickele's Funny Music in His P.D.Q. Bach Works
After nearly forty years of "discovery" it truly is no secret that Peter Schickele is still composing the works of the fictional composer P.D.Q. Bach. By composing this humorous music, he carves his own niche as a musical comedian while also maintaining...
The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity
The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity. By Nadine Hubbs. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. [xi, 282 p. ISBN 0520241851 (pbk.). $19.95. ISBN 0520241843 (cloth). $50.] Index, bibliography,...
The Recording Industry
The Recording Industry. 2d ed. By Geoffrey P. Hull. New York: Routledge, 2004. [xii, 335 p. ISBN 0-41596803-8. $85.] Index, bibliography, glossary, tables.The second edition of Geoffrey Hull's book, The Recording Industry, is a wellorganized, in-depth,...
The Variations of Johannes Brahms
The Variations of Johannes Brahms. By Julian Littlewood. (Poetics of Music.) London: Plumbago Books, 2004. [xiii, 369 p. ISBN 0-9540123-4-8. $39.95.] Music examples, bibliography, indexes.Julian Littlewood's The Variations of Johannes Brahms is the first...
The Victor Red Seal Discography, Volume 1: Single-Sided Series (1903-1925)
The Victor Red Seal Discography, Volume 1: Single-Sided Series (1903-1925). By John R. Bolig. Highlands Ranch, CO: Mainspring Press, 2002. [xxiv, 417 p. ISBN 0-9671819-8-4. $69.] Bibliography, indexes.The Victor Talking Machine Company, and its descendent...
Thomas Ades; Franz Schubert
Thomas Ades; Franz Schubert. Piano Quintet; Piano Quintet in A, D667 ("The Trout"). Arditti Quartet; Belcea Quartet; Corin Long; Thomas Ades. EMI Classics5 57664 2, 2005. Here is an interesting pairing. The young British composer Thomas Ades wrote...
Une Symphonie Imaginaire
Jean-Philiipe Rameau. Une Symphonie Imaginaire. Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski. Archiv B0004478-02, 2005.The claims made for Rameau have been rather grandiose at times. Writing shortly after the composer's death, the critic Michel-Guy de Chabanon...
Wagner and the Romantic Hero
Wagner and the Romantic Hero. By Simon Willliams. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. [x, 193 p. ISBN 0-521-82008. $70.] Bibliography, index.In this short book on heroes in Richard Wagner's operas, Simon Williams addresses a substantial subject....
William Lichtenwanger, Reference Librarian
Readers of the second series of Notes are doubtless appreciative of the Herculean efforts of its editor of the early years, Richard S. Hill. But many may not be aware of the prodigious labors of Hill's longtime coeditors, William Lichtenwanger and...
Winter Music: Composing the North
Winter Music: Composing the North. By John Luther Adams. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2004. [xxiv, 204 p. ISBN 0-8195-6742-6. $24.95.] Music examples, index, catalog of works, compact disc.John Luther Adams's Winter Music: Composing the...
World Music: The Basics
World Music: The Basics. By Richard Nidel. (The Basics Series.) New York: Routledge, 2005. [xvi, 404 p. ISBN 0415-96800-3. $75.00 (hbk.); 0-41596801-1. $16.95 (pbk.).] Bibliography, discographies, index, glossary.Richard Nidel's book, part of Routledge's...
Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism: Choir, Congregation, and Three Centuries of Conflict
Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism: Choir, Congregation, and Three Centuries of Conflict By Joseph Herl. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. [xi, 354 p. ISBN 0-19-5154398. $65.] Index, bibliography.Joseph Herl, assistant professor of music at Concordia...