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. 66, No. 4, June

Anton Ferdinand Titz
Anton Ferdinand Titz. String Quartets for the Imperial Court of St. Petersburg, Vol. 2. Hofmeister Quartet Profil PH09046, 2009. During the latter half of the eighteenth century, Anton Ferdinand Titz (a noted violin virtuoso) was employed as both...
Arsen Ralph Papakhian (1948-2010)
Arsen Ralph Papakhian (1948-2010). Ralph Papakhian, head of technical services for the William & Gayle Cooke Music Library at Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, passed away on 14 January 2010. Throughout his career, Ralph was active in the...
A Selective Discography of Scandinavian Heavy Metal Music
Since its emergence in the United States and United Kingdom in the late 1960s, heavy metal music has spread to all corners of the globe. From Brazil (Sepultura) to Bali (Eternal Madness) to Bahrain (Dhul-Qarnayn), this hard-edged musical style has...
A View of Music Librarianship as Seen through Its Journals: A Comparison of Notes and Fontes Artis Musicae, 1977-2007
ABSTRACT MLA's Notes and IAML's Fontes Artis Musicae are well known as two primary channels of printed scholarly communication in music librarianship. This article evaluates the similarities and differences between the content of these journals...
Blind Boys of Alabama
Blind Boys of Alabama. Duets. Saguaro Road 2496-D, 2009. The Blind Boys of Alabama have been a gospel music institution for over sixty years, having been established in 1939 at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. While three of the group's...
Books Recently Published
ENGLISH Women/music: Austria. Vienna: Brand-statter, 2009. 260 p. ISBN 9783850333870. LC 2009-543718. 50 Cent, and Robert Greene. The 50th law. New York: HarperStudio, 2009. x, 291 p. ISBN 9780061774607. ISBN 006177460X. LC 2009-030654. Alden,...
Hot Club of Cowtown
Hot Club of Cowtown. Wishful Thinking. Proper PRPCD047, 2009. When you stop and think about it, blending country music and jazz just does not seem to make very much sense. The latter is defined by its rural simplicity, the latter by its urbane sophistication...
Index to Volume 66: September 2009 through June 2010
Personal names are identified as author (a), composer (c), editor (e), performer (p), reviewer (r), or translator (t); names not so identified are subject entries. Titles of articles published in Notes are contained in quotation marks; titles of reviewed...
John Harbison
John Harbison. The First Four String Quartets. Lydian String Quartet. Centaur CRC 2985, 2009. There is an argument to be made--and more than one critic has made it--that the fundamental problem with serial composition (and, therefore, with a large...
Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio
Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio. Reflections. Word of Mouth Music WOM0002, 2009. Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel has made quite a name for himself since dropping out of the Berklee School of Music to tour with vibraphonist Gary Burton in the early 1990s....
Louise Talma's Christmas Carol
ABSTRACT Discovered in 2009 at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, Louise Talma's 1959 Christmas carol, playfully titled Chorus Angelorum, Piccolassima Fughetta, Molto Tonale, Sopra un Tema, Torentoni Niventis Wilderi,...
Motet Online Database
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the head-note in the September 2009 issue (p. 129 of this volume). The dates of access for each review of an online source indicate the dates during which the reviewer was evaluating the resource....
Music Library Association: Notes to Financial Statements June 30, 2009
NOTE A--Nature of business and significant accounting polices Nature of business Music Library Association (the Association) was formed in 1945 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. The primary purposes of the Association are to promote the...
Music Publishers' Catalogs
For information regarding the scope of this column, consult the headnote in the September 2009 issue (p. 182 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 17 February 2010. A-R Editions, 8551 Research Way, Suite 180, Middleton, WI 53562. http://www.areditions.com/Embellishments...
New York Philharmonic Performance History Search
New York Philharmonic Performance History Search. New York Philharmonic, 2009. http://history.nyphil.org (Accessed December 2009). [Requires a Web browser and an Internet connection]. Since the 1980s, the New York Philharmonic archivists and staff...
Notes for Notes
The Music Library Association has announced its publication awards for 2008. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music published in 2008 was presented to Laurie J. Sampsel for Music Research: A...
Reminiscences of an American Composer and Pianist
Reminiscences of an American Composer and Pianist. By George Walker. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009. [viii, 222 p. ISBN 9780810869400. $40.] Illustrations, discography, bibliography, index. When the library at the Center for Black Music Research...
RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text)
RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text). Baltimore, MD: RIPM Publications. http://www.ripm.org (Accessed November 2009-January 2010). [H. Robert Cohen, founder and director, RIPM; Benjamin Knysak, coordinator, RIPM Online Archive. Annual...
Scholarly & Historical Editions
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 issue (p. 172 of this volume). All Web sites accessed 17 February...
Self-Publishing and Musicology: Historical Perspectives, Problems, and Possibilities
ABSTRACT Although the terms "publishing" and "self-publishing" have meant quite different things at various times and to various individuals, publishers today decide which documents will be produced and for what purposes. This article examines the...
The Golden Age of English Polyphony
The Golden Age of English Polyphony. The Sixteen / Harry Christophers. Hyperion CDS44401/10, 2009. Masters from Flanders: Polyphony from the 15th & 16th Century. Capella Sancti Michaelis; Currende Consort / Erik van Nevel. Etcetera KTC 1380,...
The Golden Age of English Polyphony/Masters from Flanders: Polyphony from the 15th & 16th Century
BRIEFLY NOTEDThe Golden Age of English Polyphony. The Sixteen / Harry Christophers. Hyperion CDS44401/10, 2009.Masters from Flanders: Polyphony from the 15th & 16th Century. Capella Sancti Michaelis; Currende Consort / Erik van Nevel. Etcetera KTC...
The Kevin Freeman Award
The Kevin Freeman Award supports aspiring music librarians in offsetting the cost to attend the annual meeting of the association. This year, awards were granted to Dyann S. Bishop, Matthew Ertz, Bracken Klar, Yi Hong Sim, and Jennifer Ward. Dyann...
The Music Library Association Has Announced Its Publication Awards for 2008
The Music Library Association has announced its publication awards for 2008. The Vincent H. Duckies Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music published in 2008 was presented to Laurie J. Sampsel for Music Research:...
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