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. 69, No. 1, September

Aaron Copland: Music in the 20's
Aaron Copland: Music in the 20's. DVD. Directed by David M. Davis. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur, 2011, 1964. D4760. $69.99.In 1965, National Educational Television-a precursor of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)-produced a 12-part series entitled...
A Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar
INSTRUMENTSA Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar. By James Tyler. (Publications of the Early Music Institute.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011. [160 p. ISBN 9780253222893. $34.95.] Music examples, tablatures, music anthology, bibliography,...
André Previn: A Bridge between Two Worlds
André Previn: A Bridge Between Two Worlds. DVD. Directed by Horant H. Hohlfeld. Berlin: C Major, 2010, 2008. 703208. $24.99.The title of this DVD (separating the worlds of Jazz and concert music) is somewhat misleading - while Previn began his public...
An Index to Articles Published in "The Etude" Magazine, 1883-1957
An Index to Articles Published in "The Etude" Magazine, 1883-1957. By Pamela R. Dennis. 2 vols. (Music Li - brary Association Index and Bibli - ography Series, vol. 37.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2011. [xvi, 1, 364 p. ISBN 9780-895797117 (pt. 1) and...
A Surprise in Texas: The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
A Surprise in Texas: The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Compe tition. DVD. Directed by Peter Rosen. [Germany]: EuroArts, 2010. 2058168. $24.99.Peter Rosen's documentary A Surprise in Texas is about the 2009 Van Cliburn Inter - national Piano...
Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion
UNITED STATES Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion. By Kevin Fellezs. (Refiguring American Music) Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011. [xii, 299 p. ISBN 9780822350309 (hardcover), $84.95; ISBN 9780822350477 (paperback), $23.95.]...
Bohuslav Martinu: The Com Pulsion to Compose
Bohuslav Martinu° : The Com pulsion to Compose. By F. James Rybka. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. [374 p. ISBN 9780810877627. $85.] Illustra - tions, bibliography, index.In a recent review in these pages of Michael Crump's Martinu° and the Symphony...
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 Adler,...
Byzantine Neumes: A New Introduction to the Middle Byzantine Musical Notation
BYZANTIUM Byzantine Neumes: A New Introduction to the Middle Byzantine Musical Notation. By Christian Troelsgård. (Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Subsidia vol. 9.) Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2011. [142 p. ISBN 9788763531580. $86.] Music examples,...
Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble Repertoire: A Catalog of Modern Music
Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble Repertoire: A Catalog of Modern Music. By Dirk Meyer. (Music Finders.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. [xiv, 427 p. ISBN 9780810877313. $75.] Appendix.Dirk Meyer's book Chamber Orchestra & Ensemble Repertoire:...
Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical
STAGE AND SCREEN Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical. By Stacy Wolf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. [306 p. ISBN 9780195378238 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9780195378245 (paperback), $24.95.] Photographs, bibliography, index.As...
Charles Koechlin: Compositeur et Humaniste
Charles Koechlin: Compositeur et humaniste. Edited by Philippe Cathé, Sylvie Douche, Michel Duchesneau and Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis. (Musi - cologieS, no. 3.) Paris: Vrin, 2010. [609 p. ISBN 9782711623167. i44.] Music examples, illustrations, index.The...
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...
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music: Documentary and Concert
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music: Documentary and Concert. DVD. [Leipzig]: EuroArts Music International, 2010, 2007. 2058228. $79.99.Part of what can make pieces of classical music come alive for audiences that are more accustomed to the visual...
Fauré's Piano Quartets
FAURÉ'S PIANO QUARTETS Gabriel Fauré. Premier quatuor pour piano, violon, alto, et violoncelle en ut mineur, op. 15. Deuxième quatuor pour piano, violon, alto, et violoncelle en sol mineur, op 45. Édités par Denis Herlin. (Oeuvres com- plètes, sér. V,...
Food for Apollo: Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia
Food for Apollo: Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia. By Dorothy T. Potter. (Studies in Eighteenth-Century America and the Atlantic World.) Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2011. [234 p. ISBN 9781611460025. $65.] Illustrations, appendices,...
Happy New Ears! in Celebration of 100 Years: The State of Research on John Cage
ABSTRACT In commemoration of the 2012 centenary of John Cage's birth, this article explores the state of research on his life and work. Included is an overview of the disposition of manuscript music and correspondence, as well as descriptions and...
Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life
EASTERN EUROPE Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life. By Lynn M. Sargeant. (New Cultural History of Music Series.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. [ix, 354 p. ISBN 9780199735266. $45.] Illustrations, bibliography,...
Heifetz Master Classes
Heifetz Master Classes. DVD. Directed by Alexander Hammid. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur, 2011, 1962. D1550. $34.99.Kultur International Films has recently re-released over three and a half hours of film featuring legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz teaching...
Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music
Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music. By Nicole V. Gagné. (Historical Dic - tionaries of Literature and the Arts.) Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. [xxiv, 367 p. ISBN 9780810867659. $80.] Chronology, bibliography.Nicole...
Il Mondo Della Luna
Joseph Haydn. Il mondo della luna. DVD. Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt. With Dietrich Henschel, Bernard Richter, Vivica Genaux, Christina Landshamer, Anja Nina Bahrmann. [Germany]: Unitel Classica, 2010. 703508. $39.99.Despite having composed...
In Rehearsal, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic
In Rehearsal, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Los Angeles Philharmonic. DVD. Directed by Peter Berggren. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur, 2009, 1997. D4577. $19.99.Produced in 1997, this In Rehearsal program was recorded with Esa-Pekka Salonen in Los Angeles. He and...
Job Trends in Music Librarianship: A Nine-Year Analysis of the Music Library Association's Job List
ABSTRACT This study examines employment distribution for both professional and nonprofessional positions in music librarianship. Data were collected from the Music Library Association's Job Placement Service's Job List postings from 2002 through...
Kirchenmusik Im Biedermeier. Institutionen, Formen, Komponisten. Wissenschaftliche Tagung 10. Bis 11. Oktober 2008, Ruprechtshofen, N. Ö
Kirchenmusik im Biedermeier. Institutionen, Formen, Komponisten. Wissenschaftliche Tagung 10. bis 11. Oktober 2008, Ruprechtshofen, N. Ö. Edited by Andrea Harrandt and Erich Wolfgang Partsch. (Publikationen des Instituts für österreichische Musik - dokumentation,...
Kostas Ostrauskas (1926-2012)
Kostas Ostrauskas (1926-2012). Few readers of Notes will know the name of Kostas Ostrauskas. Few, I suspect, would have known him during the twenty-five years he served as music librarian at the University of Pennsylvania from 1958 until 1982. He did...
Leopold-Mozart-Werkverzeichnis (LMV)
REFERENCE Leopold-Mozart-Werkverzeichnis (LMV). By CliffEisen, with assistance from Christian Broy. (Beiträge zur Leopold-Mozart-Forschung, vol. 4.) Augs burg: Wißner, 2010. [271 p. ISBN 9783896397577. i49,80.] Music examples, illustrations.Leopold Mozart...
Messiah
George Frideric Handel. Messiah. DVD. Jean-Christophe Spinosi / Ensemble Matheus / Arnold Schoenberg Chor. Staged by Claus Guth. With Florian Boesch, Richard Croft, Susan Gritton, Cornelia Horak, Bejun Mehta. Berlin: C Major, 2010, 2009. 703008. $31.75.Conductor...
Metamorphosen. Beat Furrer an der Hochschule Für Musik Basel. Schriften, Gespräche, Dokumente
Metamorphosen. Beat Furrer an der Hochschule für Musik Basel. Schriften, Gespräche, Dokumente. Edited by Michael Kunkel. Saar - brücken: Pfau, 2011. [298 p. ISBN 9783897274563. i30.] Music examples, facsimiles, photographs, works list, chronology, discography.From...
Music at German Courts, 1715-1760: Changing Artistic Priorities
GERMANY AND AUSTRIA Music at German Courts, 1715-1760: Changing Artistic Priorities. Edited by Samantha Owens, Barbara M. Reul, and Janice B. Stockigt. Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press, 2011. [xx, 484 p. ISBN 9781843835981. $90.] Tables, index.To those...
Music in Television: Channels of Listening
Music in Television: Channels of Listening. Edited by James Deaville. (Routledge Music and Screen Media Series.) New York and London: Routledge, 2010. [xi, 238 p. ISBN 9780415881357 (hardcover), $95; ISBN 9780415881364 (paperback), $32.95.] Music examples,...
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
Part of a review editor's job is to he invisible, with a role limited to ensuring honesty and integrity from the reviewer, while providing readers with clear prose that communicates the reviewer's point of view. Facts, as they say, are facts, but the...
New Periodicals
This semiannual column selectively lists new 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 consulted...
Notes for Notes
Kostas Ostrauskas (1926-2012). Few readers of Notes will know the name of Kostas Ostrauskas. Few, I suspect, would have known him during the twenty-five years he served as music librarian at the University of Pennsyl - vania from 1958 until 1982. He...
Pepe Romero & I Solisti Di Zagreb: Concierto Festivo
Pepe Romero & I Solisti di Zagreb: Concierto Festivo. DVD. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, 2011. MB22202DVD. $19.99. When The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was planning its 100th anniversary celebration in 2003 it commissioned Ernesto Cordero...
Pink Floyd: Between Syd and the Dark Side
Pink Floyd: Between Syd and the Dark Side. DVD. Narrated by Thomas Arnold. [San Antonio, TX]: Silver & Gold Productions, 2010. SGDVD039. $16.95.There's no doubt that the period of Pink Floyd's greatest commercial success coincided with the creative...
Ravel's Gaspard De la Nuit
Maurice Ravel. Gaspard de la nuit: 3 poèmes pour piano après Aloysius Bertrand. Nach der Quellen herausgegeben von Michael Kube. Vorwort von Theo Hirsbrunner. Fingersätze und Hinweise zur Interpretation von Peter Roggenkamp. Vienna: Wiener Urtext Edition,...
Rethinking Debussy
COMPOSERSRethinking Debussy. Edited by Elliott Antokoletz and Marianne Wheeldon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. [xvii, 277 p. ISBN 9780199755639 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9780199755646 (paperback), $45.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography,...
Rienzi
Richard Wagner. Rienzi. DVD. Sebastian Lang-Lessing / Deutsche Oper Berlin. With Torsten Kerl, Camilla Nylund, Ante Jerkunica, Kate Aldrich, Krzysztof Szumánski. [Halle an der Saale, Germany]: Arthaus Musik, 2010. 101521. $39.99.This first video of the...
S Kým Korespondoval Bedrich Smetana/Bedrich Smetana's Correspondents/Mit Wem Korrespondierte Bedrich Smetana/Bedrich Smetana a Jeho Korespondence/and His Correspondence
S kým korespondoval Bedrich Smetana/Bedrich Smetana's Correspondents/Mit wem korrespondierte Bedrich Smetana. By Olga Mojzísová and Milan Pospísil. Prague: Národní muzeum, 2009. [lvi, 134 p. ISBN 9788070362587. 120 Kc.] Illustrations, index.Bedrich Smetana...
Spotify
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...
The New Mexico Federal Music Project: Embodying the Regional Spirit of Roosevelt's New Deal
ABSTRACT During the Great Depression the federal government created several federally-funded programs to help employ outof-work Americans. One of these programs was the Federal Music Project (FMP). The Federal Music Project was represented in every...
The Story of the Hummel (German Scheitholt)
The Story of the Hummel (German Scheitholt). By Wilfried Ulrich. English Translation by Christa Farnon. (Materials Pertaining to the Everyday History and Folk Culture of Lower Saxony, vol. 42.) Cloppenburg: Mu - seumsdorf Cloppenburg and Nieder - säch...
Works by Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber. Complete Choral Music. Revised Edition. New York: G. Schirmer; Milwaukee, WI: Dist. by Hal Leonard Corp., 2011. [About this edition, p. 4; historical notes, p. 5-8; score, p. 10-295. ISBN 978-1- 4234-7582-8; pub. nos. ED 4467 (Schirmer),...

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