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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. 71, No. 1, September

Alban Berg. Lulu
Alban Berg. Lulu. DVD. Karl Bohm / Vienna Philharmonic. With Evelyn Lear, Paul Schoffler, Rudolf Schock, Guido Wieland, Kurt Equiluz. Directed by Otto Schenk. [Leipzig]: Arthaus Musik, 2013, 1962. 101 687. $29.99. Alban Berg's Lulu is one of the...
A Long-Lost Partbook of French Chansons Resurfaces at the University of Virginia
ABSTRACT In 1986 the University of Virginia came into possession of an important collection of early modern French literature. The collection includes a single musical item: a tenor partbook without title page or colophon that clearly formed part...
Bachs Orchester-Und Kammermusik: Das Handbuch
Bachs Orchester- und Kammermusik: Das Handbuch. Edited by Siegbert Rampe, (Bach-Handbuch, no. 5. Teilband 1: Bachs Orchestermusik; Teilband 2: Bachs Kammermusik.) Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, 2013. [905 p. ISBN 9783890074559. [euro]168.] Music examples,...
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'In' Roll
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'in' Roll. By Larry Birnbaum. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. [x, 463 p. ISBN 9780810886384 (hardcover), $85; ISBN 9780810886285 (paperback), $40; ISBN 9780810886292 (e-book), $39.99.] Notes, name and song title...
Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Die Soldaten
Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Die Soldaten. DVD (Blit-ray). Ingo Metzmacher / Vienna Philharmonic. Directed by Alvis Hermanis. With Alfred Muff, Laura Aikin, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Tomasz Konieczny, Renee Morloc, Gahriela Benackova, Matthias Klink, Daniel...
Bloody Daughter
Bloody Daughter. DVD (Blu-ray). Directed by Stephanie Argerich. [Berlin]: EuroArts, 2013. 3073904. $26.99. While there a number of documentaries focused on male pianists, it is harder to find similar material on their female counterparts, and if...
Blues: A Regional Experience
Blues: A Regional Experience. By Bob Eagle and Eric S. LeBlanc. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013. [xxx, 598 p. ISBN 9780313344237. $52.20.] Illustrations. The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide. By Scott Yanow. Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books,...
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 Aigen,...
Boris Blacher. Preussisches Marchen
Boris Blacher. Preussisches Marchen. DVD. Caspar Richter / Orchestra and Chorus of Deutsche Oper Berlin. With Manfred Rohrl, Gerti Zeumer, Donald Grobe, Lisa Otto, Ivan Sardi. [Leipzig]: Germany. Arthaus Musik, 2012. 101 658. $29.99. Wolfgang Rihm....
Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir De Pachmann
Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann. By Edward Blickstein and Gregor Benko. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. [xiv, 443 p. ISBN 9780810884960 (hardcover), $80; ISBN 9780810884977 (e-book), $79.99.] Illustrations, index. As...
Claude Debussy: Music Cannot Be Learned
Claude Debussy: Music Cannot be Learned. DVD. Directed by Georges Gachot. [Berlin]: EuroArts, 2013, 2000. 2066718. $21.99. This film is not unique in attempting to reveal the enigmatic character of Claude Debussy through his writings and the recollections...
Completions of Mozart Aria Fragments
Stanley Sadie. Completions of Mozart Aria Fragments. Edited by Dorothea Link with a Foreword by Julie Anne Sadie. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, 88.) Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2012. [Contents, p. v; foreword, p. vii; acknowledgments,...
Digital Media Reviews
This quarterly column offers reviews of free and fee-based music resources in a variety of digital media, including online subscription services and databases, World Wide Web sites, mobile applications, CDROM products, and music-related software of...
Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein
Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein. By Jonathan Cott. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [183 p. ISBN 9780199858446. $24.95.] Illustrations, bibliography, index. Over the course of a career that spanned nearly...
Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragedie En Musique: Between Tradition and Enlightenment
Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragedie en Musique: Between Tradition and Enlightenment. By Cynthia Verba. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. [xi, 327 p. ISBN 9781107021563 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9781107302570 (e-book), $79.] Music examples,...
Edward Elgar. Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar. Enigma Variations. DVD. Leonard Bernstein / BBC Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Peter Butler and Humphrey Burton. [London]: ICA Classics, 2013. ICAD 5098. $24.99. Among the many and various recorded performances of the Enigma Variations,...
Fifteenth-Century Settings of the Gloria and Credo
Fifteenth-Century Liturgical Music VIII: Settings of the Gloria and Credo. Transcribed and Edited by Peter Wright. (Early English Church Music, 55.) London: Published for the British Academy by Stainer & Bell, 2013. [Foreword, p. v; acknowledgements,...
From Debussy's Studio: The Little-Known Autograph of De Reve, the First of the Proses Lyriques (1892)
ABSTRACT In the early part of his career, one of the areas in which Debussy carried out extensive experimentation was the art song--the melodie. Having at first set poetry by Verlaine, Baudelaire, and Mallarme, Debussy decided in the eighteen-nineties...
God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song
God Bless America: The Surprising History of an Iconic Song. By Sheryl Kaskowitz. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xiii, 210 p. ISBN 9780199919772. $29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, companion Web site, bibliography, discography, index....
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation. DVD. Directed by Laura Archibald. New York: Kino Lorber, 2012. K1143. $19.00. The title is Greenwich Village but the real focus of this documentary DVD is the birth of the folk music movement of...
I Codici Liturgici Di Castel Tirolo
I codici liturgici di Castel Tirolo. By Marco Gozzi (with Roberto Sette). (Monumenta Liturgiae et Cantus, no. 1) Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2012. [304 p. ISBN 9788870967074. [euro] 30.] CD-ROM, music examples, illustrations, facsimiles, tables,...
Insights and Essays on the Music Performance Library
Insights and Essays on the Music Performance Library. Edited by Russ Girsberger and Laurie Lake. Galesvilie, MD: Mereditli Music Publications, 2012. [xvi, 192 p. ISBN 9781574631760. $29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, sample forms, index. Russ...
Jake Heggie. Moby-Dick
Jake Heggie. Moby-Dick. DVD. Patrick Summers / San Francisco Opera. With Jay Hunter Morris, Stephen Costello, Morgan Smith, Jonathan Lemalu, and Talise Trevigne. Directed by Leonard Foglia. Berlin: EuroArts, 2013. 2059658. $24.99. Jake Heggie's...
John Adams. El Nino
John Adams. El Nino. DVD. Kent Nagano / Deutsches SymphonieOrchester Berlin. With Dawn Upshaw, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Willard White. Directed by Peter Sellars. [Germany]: Arthaus Musik, 2013. 101669. $29.99. John Adams and Peter Sellars have a...
Legendary Conductors of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Legendary Conductors of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 5 vols. DVD. Disc 1: Charles Munch. Maurice Ravel, Ma Mere VOye (Suite), (February, 1958); Claude Debussy, Iberia (October, 1961), La Mer (October, 1958). Disc 2: Erich Leinsdorf. Franz Schubert,...
Le Sacre Du Printemps, L'Oiseau De Feu
Le Sacre du printemps, L'Oiseau de feu. DVD. Valery Geriev / Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet. [France]: Bel Air Classiques, 2013, 2008. BAC241. $29.99. This is a wonderful DVD but do not expect to experience the same performance that upset Paris...
Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films
Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in His Films. By Christine Lee Gengaro. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. [x, 305 p. ISBN 9780810885646 (hardcover), $60; ISBN 9780810885653 (e-book), $59.99.] Music examples, appendices, bibliography, index....
Messiaen's Musical Techniques: The Composer's View and Beyond
Messiaen's Musical Techniques: The Composer's View and Beyond. By Gareth Healey. Farnham, Surrey, Eng.: Ashgate, 2013. [xiv, 205 p. ISBN 9781409448259 (hardcover); ISBN 9781409473091, 9781409448266 (ebook). $109.95.] Music examples, figures, tables,...
Mozart's Grace
Mozart's Grace. By Scott G. Burnham. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013. [xi, 189 p. ISBN 9780691009100 (hardcover); ISBN 9781400845118 (e-book), S29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index. With Mozart's Grace, Scott...
Music and the Politics of Negation
Music and the Politics of Negation. By James R. Currie. (Musical Meaning and Interpretation.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012. [xxi, 222 p. ISBN 9780253357038 (hardcover), $34.95; (e-book), $28.99.] Music examples, bibliography, index....
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...
Pelleas et Melisande, Cent Ans Apres: Etudes et Documents
Pelleas et Melisande, cent ans apres: Etudes et documents. Edited by jean Christophe Branger, Sylvie Douche, and Denis Herlin. (Symetrie Recherche.) Lyon, France: Symetrie, 2012. [609 p. ISBN 9782914373852. 64 [euro].] Music examples, illustrations,...
Philip Glass. the Perfect American
Philip Glass. The Perfect American. DVD (Blu-ray). Dennis Russell Davies / Madrid Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra. With Christopher Purves, David Pittsinger, Donald Kaasch, Janis Kelly, Marie McLaughlin. Directed by Phelim McDermott. London: Opus...
Postmoderne Hinter Dem Eisernen Vorhang: Werk Und Rezeption Alfred Schnittkes Im Kontext Ost- Und Mitteleuropaischer Musikdiskurse
Postmoderne hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang: Werk und Rezeption Alfred Schnittkes im Kontext ost- und mitteleuropaischer Musikdiskurse. Edited by Amrei Flechsig and Stefan Weiss. (Ligaturen: Musikwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Hochschule fur Musik, Theater...
Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass
Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass. By Murphy Hicks Henry. (Music in American Life.) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. [xi, 469 p. ISBN 9780252032868 (hardcover), $90; ISBN 9780252079177 (paperback), $29.95.] Photographs, sources,...
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950 (Repertoire International De la Presse Musicale [RIPM]) Coverage Updates Include Indexed Titles
Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals, 1800-1950 (Repertoire International de la Presse Musicale [RIPM]) Coverage updates include indexed titles: The Musical Magazine (New York, 1839-1842), Nuvellist: Muz'ikal'no-teatral'naya gazela (St. Petersburg,...
Rock Music Studies
Rock Music Studies. Edited by Thomas M. Kitts and Gary Burns. Routledge. Published 3 times a year. Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2014). ISSN 1940-1159 (Print); 1940-1167 (Online). Print and electronic format. Subscriptions or inquiries: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rrms20#.UwuBo_1dXms...
Rosenmuller's Kernspruche
Johann Rosenmuller. Kernspruche I (Leipzig 1648), RWV.E 1-20. Herausgegeben von Michael Heinemann unter Mitarbeit von Konstanze Kremtz und Holger Eichhorn. (Johann Rosenmuller: Kritische Ausgabe samtlicher Werke, Serie I: Kernspruche 1.) Cologne: Verlag...
Scottish Journal of Performance
Scottish Journal of Performance. (http://scottishjournalofperformance .org/index.html) Edited by Bethany Whiteside and Ben Fletcher-Watson. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Published bi-annually. Vol 1, Issue 1 (2013). ISSN: 2054-1953 (print) /...
Sergiu Celibidache: Firebrand and Philosopher
Sergiu Celibidache: Firebrand and Philosopher. DVD. Directed by Norbert Base. [Leipzig]: Arthaus Musik, 2013. 101 661. $24.99. Celibidache Rehearses Bruckner's Ninth. DVD. (Blu-ray). Directed by Jan Schmidt-Garre. [Munich]: Arthaus Musik, 2013,...
Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism
Singing a Hindu Nation: Marathi Devotional Performance and Nationalism. By Anna C. Schultz. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xii, 231 p. ISBN 9780199730834. $21.95.] Music examples, illustrations, companion Web site, glossary, bibliographic...
Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music
Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music. DVD. Directed by Allan Miller. [New York]: First Run Features, 2013. FRF915786D. $24.95. Ninety-three years of wisdom and passion for the unique wonders of performing and teaching...
Special Journal Issues
American Music Vol. 31, No. 2 (Summer 2013): Special Issue on Women's Prison Music. Edited by Benjamin J. Harbert, this title features four original articles focused on "documenting and understanding the music making that women do while incarcerated."...
Stan Getz
Stan Getz. Live at Montreux, 1972. DVD. [New York]: Eagle Eye Media, 2013, 1972. EE392689. $14.98. While I consider myself to be a fan of the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, before reviewing this DVD, my familiarity with his work--and I suspect...
The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop
The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop. By Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. (Music of the African Diaspora, no. 17.) Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. [xi, 254 p. ISBN 9780520243910. $34.95.] Illustrations,...
The Banda Brothers
The Banda Brothers. Primavera. DVD (Blu-ray). Produced by Mark Waldrep. Los Angeles, CA: AIX Records, 2012. AIX 85050. $34.98. West coast jazz aficionados know Tony and Ramon Banda best for their namesake ensemble, the Banda Brothers, with Tony...
The Italian Character: The Story of a Great Italian Orchestra
The Italian Character: The Story of a Great Italian Orchestra. DVD. Antonio Pappano / The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Directed by Angelo Bozzolini. [Berlin]: EuroArts, 2013. 2059388. $19.99. This is a documentary about a...
The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library
The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library has acquired three post-Byzantine Greek music manuscripts in memory of Professor Kenneth Levy (1927-2013), *49 *55, Scheide Professor of Music History. The...
The Music Library Association Announced Publication and Research Awards at Its 2014 Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
The Music Library Association announced publication and research awards at its 2014 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Vincent H. Duckies Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music is awarded to David Lasocki and Richard...
The Music Library at the University of North Texas and the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
The Music Library at the University of North Texas and the Irving S. Gilmore Music library at Yale University recently "shared the wealth" by jointly receiving as a gift a large collection of materials related to Benny Goodman, along with Artie Shaw,...
The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s
The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s. By Mitchell Morris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. [x, 248 p. ISBN 9780520242852 (hardcover), $70; ISBN 9780520275997 (paperback), $29.95; ISBN 9780520955059...
Walk Tall: The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
Walk Tall: The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. By Cary Ginell. (The Hal Leonard Jazz Biography Series.) Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2013. [xvii, 190 p. ISBN 9781458419798. $18.99.] Illustrations, bibliographic references, discography,...
Whose Spain?: Negotiating "Spanish Music" in Paris, 1908-1929
Whose Spain?: Negotiating "Spanish Music" in Paris, 1908-1929. By Samuel Llano. (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xxii, 270 p. ISBN 9780199858460. $55.] Bibliography, index. In this thought-provoking...
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