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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. 2, December

A History of Opera
A History of Opera. By Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker. New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. [xix, 603 p. ISBN 9780393057218. $49.95.] Illustrations, bibliographies, index. Opera is strange. As an art form that requires the actors to sing all or most of...
A History of Opera
A History of Opera. By Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker. New York: W. W. Norton, 2012. [xix, 603 p. ISBN 9780393057218. $49.95.] Illustrations, bibliographies, index.Opera is strange. As an art form that re- quires the actors to sing all or most of their...
Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre
Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre. By Ethan Mordden. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xii, 346 p. ' ISBN 9780199892839. $29.95.] Illustrations, further reading, bibliographic references, discography, index. Ethan Mordden...
Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre
Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre. By Ethan Mordden. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xii, 346 p. ISBN 9780199892839. $29.95.] Illustrations, further reading, bibliographic refer- ences, discography, index.Ethan Mordden has...
A Panoramic Survey of Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. 106: Composition and Performance
ABSTRACT This article draws together a range of perspectives on one of the supreme works in the piano repertoire, Beethoven's Sonata no. 29, op. 106. Composed in extreme circumstances, it takes sonata form to the limit, while at the same time revealing...
A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization
A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization. By Dora A. Hanninen. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 92.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012. [xii, 530 p. ISBN 9781580461948. $82.] Music examples, illustrations,...
A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization
THEORY A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization. By Dora A. Hanninen. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 92.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012. [xii, 530 p. ISBN 9781580461948. $82.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease
Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease. By James Kennaway. (The History of Medicine in Context.) Farnham, Surrey, Eng.: Ashgate, 2012. [xii, 213 p. ISBN 9781409426424. $99.95.] Illustrations, bibliography, index. ...
Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease
Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease. By James Kennaway. (The History of Medicine in Context.) Farnham, Surrey, Eng.: Ashgate, 2012. [xii, 213 p. ISBN 9781409426424. $99.95.] Illustrations, bibliography, index.In 1921...
Beethovens Orchestermusik Und Konzerte: Das Handbuch
Beethovens Orchestermusik und Konzerte: Das Handbuch. Edited by Oliver Korte and Albrecht Riethmuller. (Das Beethoven-Handbuch, vol. 1.) Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, 2013. [582 p. ISBN 9783890074719. 98 [euro].] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography,...
Beethovens Orchestermusik Und Konzerte: Das Handbuch
Beethovens Orchestermusik und Konzerte: Das Handbuch. Edited by Oliver Körte and Albrecht Rieth- müller. (Das Beethoven-Handbuch, vol. 1.) Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, 2013. [582 p. ISBN 9783890074719. euro98.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliog- raphy,...
Books Recently Published
For information about the scope of this column, consult the headline in the September 2014 issue. ENGLISH Adkins, Monty, and Michael Russ, eds. The Roberto Gerhard companion. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xxiii, 374 p. ISBN 9781409445159 (hbk.;...
C. P. E. Bach and the History of Music
ABSTRACT Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach belongs among the few musicians who left a mark in the history of music well beyond his contributions as a famous virtuoso and a distinguished composer. As author of the earliest biography of his father, he significantly...
Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture
Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture. By Phil Ford. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xii, 336 p. ISBN 9780199939916. $29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index. Phil Ford's Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture is both brilliant...
Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture
Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture. By Phil Ford. New York: Oxford Uni- versity Press, 2013. [xii, 336 p. ISBN 9780199939916. $29.95.] Music exam- ples, illustrations, bibliography, index.Phil Ford's Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture is both brilliant...
Eighteenth-Century Chamber Music from the Spanish Court
Gaetano Brunetti. Trios para dos violines y violonchelo. Series VI y VIII. Edicion critica Lluis Bertran Xirau. (Musica Hispana, Serie B: Musica Instrumental, 48.) Madrid: Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, 2012. [Introd. in Spa., Eng. (including...
Frederic Mompou: El Eterno Recomenzar
Frederic Mompou: El eterno recomenzar. By Adolf Pia i Garrigos. Sabadell: La Ma de Guido & Espai Imaginari, 2012. [232 p. ISBN 9788489757516. 32 [euro].] Music examples, illustrations, appendices, bibliography, indexes. (Also in Catalan as Frederic...
Frederic Mompou: El Eterno recomenzar/Frederic Mompou: L'etern recomençar/Frederic Mompou: Complete Works for Piano
COMPOSERS Frederic Mompou: El eterno recomenzar. By Adolf Pía i Garrigós. Sabadell: La Mà de Guido & Espai Imaginari, 2012. [232 p. ISBN 9788489757516. euro32.] Music examples, illustrations, appendices, bibliog- raphy, indexes. (Also in Catalan...
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire. By Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts. 4th ed. (Indiana Repertoire Guides.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. [xliv, 1,169 p. ISBN 9780253010223 (hardcover), $80; 9780253010230 (e-book), $64.99.] Appendices,...
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire. By Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts. 4th ed. (Indiana Repertoire Guides.) Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. [xliv, 1,169 p. ISBN 9780253010223 (hardcover), $80; 9780253010230 (e-book), $64.99.] Appendices,...
Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath
Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath. By Jeremy Dibble. (Music in Britain, 1600-2000.) Woodbridge, Suffolk, Eng.: Boydell Press, 2013. [xiv, 365 p. ISBN 9781843838586. $80.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, appendices, index. Composer, conductor,...
Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath
Hamilton Harty: Musical Polymath. By Jeremy Dibble. (Music in Britain, 1600-2000.) Woodbridge, Suffolk, Eng.: Boydell Press, 2013. [xiv, 365 p. ISBN 9781843838586. $80.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, appendices, index.Composer, conductor,...
John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page
John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page. By Drew Massey. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 98.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013. [xii, 205 p. ISBN 9781580464048. $75.] Music examples, illustrations, works list, bibliography,...
John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page
John Kirkpatrick, American Music, and the Printed Page. By Drew Massey. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 98.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013. [xii, 205 p. ISBN 9781580464048. $75.] Music examples, illustrations, works list, bibliography,...
Keyboard Music by Galuppi
Baldassare Galuppi. Le opere strumentali. Serie prima: Musica per tastiera, Volume 1: Opera 1, Opera 2, Passatempo al cembalo. A cura di Mario Folena e Roberto Loreggian. Padua: Armelin Musica, 2009. [Pref. in It., p. v; criteri editoriali in It.,...
Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music
Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music. By Jesse Weaver Shipley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. [xiii, 329 p. ISBN 9780822353669. $25.] Music examples, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Living...
Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music
HIPNESS, JAZZ Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music. By Jesse Weaver Shipley. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. [xiii, 329 p. ISBN 9780822353669. $25.] Music examples, illustra- tions, notes, bibliography,...
MacDowell
MacDowell. By E. Douglas Bomberger. (Master Musicians Series.) Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2013. [xv, 349 p. ISBN 9780199899296. $39.95.] Music examples, illustrations, calendar, works list, personalia, bibliography, index. After Edward MacDowell's...
MacDowell
AMERICAN MUSIC MacDowell. By E. Douglas Bomberger. (Master Musicians Series.) Ox- ford: Oxford University Press, 2013. [xv, 349 p. ISBN 9780199899296. $39.95.] Music examples, illustrations, calendar, works list, personalia, bibliography, index.After...
Music from Medieval Britain
Songs in British Sources c. 1150-1300. Transcribed and edited by Helen Deeming. (Musica Britannica, 95.) London: Stainer and Bell, 2013. [Contents, p. xv-xx; pref. in Eng., Fr., Ger., p. xxi-xxiii; introd. in Eng., p. xxv-xlvi; editorial notes, p....
Music from Medieval Britain
MUSIC FROM MEDIEVAL BRITAINSongs in British Sources c. 1150-1300. Transcribed and edited by Helen Deeming. (Música Britannica, 95.) London: Stainer and Bell, 2013. [Contents, p. xv-xx; pref. in Eng., Fr., Ger., p. xxi-xxiii; introd. in Eng., p. xxv-xlvi;...
Music in Early Franciscan Thought
Music in Early Franciscan Thought. By Peter V. Loewen. (The Medieval Franciscans, no. 9.) Leiden: Brill, 2013. [xiii, 262 p. ISBN 9789004248175 (hardcover); ISBN 9789004248182 (ebook), $182.] Illustrations, facsimiles, bibliography, index. Music...
Music in Early Franciscan Thought
Music in Early Franciscan Thought. By Peter V. Loewen. (The Medieval Fran- ciscans, no. 9.) Leiden: Brill, 2013. [xiii, 262 p. ISBN 9789004248175 (hardcover); ISBN 9789004248182 (e- book), $182.] Illustrations, facsimiles, bibliography, index.Music in...
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 issue (p. 163 of this volume). SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL EDITIONS...
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 issue (p. 163 of this volume).SCHOLARLY & HISTORICAL EDITIONSBrown,...
Newly Published Music by Benjamin Britten
Benjamin Britten. Three Songs for Les Illuminations. Orchestration for high voice & strings by Colin Matthews. Words by Arthur Rimbaud. Full score. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 2012. [Pref. in Eng., Fr., and Ger.; texts in Fr., Eng., and Ger.;...
Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera
Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera. By Fabrizio Della Seta. Translated by Mark Weir. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. [xiv, 303 p. ISBN 9780226749143 (hardcover), $55; ISBN 9780226749167 (e-book), $44.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera
OPERA, MEDICINE Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera. By Fabrizio Della Seta. Translated by Mark Weir. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012. [xiv, 303 p. ISBN 9780226749143 (hardcover), $55; ISBN 9780226749167 (e-book), $44.] Music examples,...
Prices of Music Monographs and Scores as Reflected in Notes, 2008-2013
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 2011 are not included in the 2013 figures. No distinction is made...
Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression
Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression. Edited by Nicole Grimes, Siobhan Donovan, and Wolfgang Marx. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 97.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013. [xv, 360 p. ISBN 9781580464321. $90.] Abbreviations,...
Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression
AESTHETICS, PHILOSOPHY Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression. Edited by Nicole Grimes, Siobhán Donovan, and Wolfgang Marx. (Eastman Studies in Music, vol. 97.) Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013. [xv, 360 p. ISBN 9781580464321....
Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire
Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire. By Kenneth M. Smith. (Royal Musical Association Monographs, no. 19.) Farnham, Surrey, Eng.: Ashgate, 2013. [xi, 161 p. ISBN 9781409438915. $99.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index. ...
Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire
Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire. By Kenneth M. Smith. (Royal Musical Association Monographs, no. 19.) Farnham, Surrey, Eng.: Ash- gate, 2013. [xi, 161 p. ISBN 9781409438915. $99.95.] Music exam- ples, illustrations, bibliography, index.Kenneth...
Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany
Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany. By Matthew Head. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. [xxi, 326 p. ISBN 9780520273849 (hardcover); ISBN 9780520954762 (e-book), $65.] Music examples, illustrations, tables,...
Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany
SOVEREIGN, SACRED Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany. By Matthew Head. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013. [xxi, 326 p. ISBN 9780520273849 (hardcover); ISBN 9780520954762 (e-book), $65.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline. Edited by Warren R. Hofstra. (Music in American Life.) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. [xiii, 198 p. ISBN 9780252037719 (hardcover), $85; ISBN 9780252079306 (paperback), $25; ISBN 9780252094989 (e-book),...
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline. Edited by Warren R. Hofstra. (Music in American Life.) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. [xiii, 198 p. ISBN 9780252037719 (hard- cover), $85; ISBN 9780252079306 (pa- perback), $25; ISBN 9780252094989...
The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott
The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott. By Sarah Collins. Woodbridge, Suffolk, Eng.: Boydell Press, 2013. [xxxi, 248 p. ISBN 9781843838074. $95.] Music examples, illustrations, list of library sigla, bibliography, index. Proponents of Cyril Scott (1879-1970)...
The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott
The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott. By Sarah Collins. Woodbridge, Suffolk, Eng.: Boydell Press, 2013. [xxxi, 248 p. ISBN 9781843838074. $95.] Music ex- amples, illustrations, list of library sigla, bibliography, index.Proponents of Cyril Scott (1879-1970)...
The John Coltrane Reference
The John Coltrane Reference. By Chris DeVito, Yasuhiro Fujioka, Wolf Schmaler, and David Wild. Edited by Lewis Porter. New York: Routledge, 2013. [xxii, 821 p. ISBN 9780415634632. $64.95.] Photographs, chronology, appendices, bibliography, discography,...
The John Coltrane Reference
The John Coltrane Reference. By Chris DeVito, Yasuhiro Fujioka, Wolf Schmaler, and David Wild. Edited by Lewis Porter. New York: Routledge, 2013. [xxii, 821 p. ISBN 9780415634632. $64.95.] Photographs, chronology, appendices, bibliography, discography,...
The Original Version of Bizet's L'Arlesienne
Georges Bizet. L'Arlesienne: Drame en trois actes et cinq tableaux. Version originale de 1872 pour ensemble instrumental et choeur. Edition critique de Herve Lacombe. (Musica Gallica.) [London]: Choudens, 2010. [Forces in Fr., p. 8-9; introd. in Fr.,...
The Original Version of Bizet's L'arlésienne
THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF BIZET'S L'ARLÉSIENNEGeorges Bizet. L'Arlésienne: Drame en trois actes et cinq tableaux. Version originale de 1872 pour ensemble instrumental et choeur. Edition critique de Hervé Lacombe. (Música Gallica.) [London]: Choudens, 2010....
The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012
The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012. By Christopher Dromey. Edited by Christopher Wintle. Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2012. [xii, 299 p. ISBN 9780956600721 (hardcover), $70; ISBN 9780956600738 (paperback), $29.95.] Music...
The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012
REPERTOIRE The Pierrot Ensembles: Chronicle and Catalogue, 1912-2012. By Christopher Dromey. Edited by Christopher Win tie. Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2012. [xii, 299 p. ISBN 9780956600721 (hardcover), $70; ISBN 9780956600738 (paperback), $29.95.]...
The Sound of Moog: Using Vinyl Recordings to Reconstruct a History of the Moog Synthesizer
ABSTRACT Original vinyl recordings of popular music provide a rich source of data to supplement other historical research. Vintage recordings and associated liner notes provide details about the chronologic, geographic, biographic, and artistic...
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