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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, 2014

Alban Berg
This semiannual column presents reviews of significant video releases of interest to the field of music and to music libraries, as well as occasionally providing review essays and briefly noting other interesting titles. All genres of music in all video...
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. i168.] Music examples, illustrations,...
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'N' Roll
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll. By Larry Birnbaum. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. [x, 463 p. ISBN 9780810886384 (hardcover), $85; ISBN 9780810886285 (paper- back), $40; ISBN 9780810886292 (e-book), $39.99.] Notes, name and song title...
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Die Soldaten. DVD (Blu-ray). Ingo Metzmacher / Vienna Philharmonic. Directed by Alvis Hermanis. With Alfred Muff, Laura Aikin, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Tomasz Konieczny, Renée Morloc, Gabriela Benacková, Matthias Klink, Daniel...
Bloody Daughter
Bloody Daughter. DVD (Blu-ray). Directed by Stéphanie 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 coun- terparts, and if you...
Blues: A Regional Experience/The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate Guide
JAZZ 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. Mil- waukee, WI: Backbeat Books,...
Boris Blacher/Wolfgang Rihm
Boris Blacher. Preussisches Märchen. DVD. Caspar Richter / Orchestra and Chorus of Deutsche Oper Berlin. With Manfred Röhrl, Gerti Zeumer, Donald Grobe, Lisa Otto, Ivan Sardi. [Leipzig]: Germany. Arthaus Musik, 2012. 101 658. $29.99.Wolfgang Rihm. Oedipus:...
Dance in Video: Volume I
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 any...
Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragédie En Musique : Between Tradition and Enlightenment
Dramatic Expression in Rameau's Tragédie en Musique : Between Tradition and Enlightenment. By Cynthia Verba. Cambridge: Cambridge Univer- sity Press, 2013. [xi, 327 p. ISBN 9781107021563 (hardcover), $99; ISBN 9781107302570 (e-book), $79.] Music examples,...
Edward Elgar
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,...
Electronica
ELECTRONICAMusic + Practice (http://musicandpractice .org; ISSN 1893-9562), is an openaccess, peer-reviewed, English-language journal published by the Norwegian Academy of Music and is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. According to the...
Fifteenth-Century Liturgical Music VIII: Settings of the Gloria and Credo
FIFTEENTH-CENTURY SETTINGS OF THE GLORIA AND CREDOFifteenth-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...
From Debussy's Studio: The Little-Known Autograph of De Rêve, the First of the Proses Lyriques (1892)
Setting poetry to music played a decisive role in the musical develop- ment of the youthful Achille Debussy. Indeed, setting poetry to music be- came for him the site of a kind of artistic experimentation that would result in the composition from 1893...
Jake Heggie
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 Moby-Dick,...
John Adams
John Adams. El Niño. DVD. Kent Nagano / Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester 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 history...
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), $29.95.] Music examples, illustrations, bibliography, index.With Mozart's Grace, Scott Burnham,...
Music Received
INTRODUCTIONThis 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 primary...
Notes for Notes
The Music Library Association announced publication and research awards at its 2014 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music is awarded to David Lasocki and Richard...
Pelléas et Mélisande, Cent Ans Après: ÉTudes et Documents
Pelléas et Mélisande, cent ans après: Études et documents. Edited by Jean- Christophe Branger, Sylvie Douche, and Denis Herlin. (Symétrie Recherche.) Lyon, France: Symétrie, 2012. [609 p. ISBN 9782914373852. i64.] Music examples, illustrations, photographs,...
Philip Glass
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 Arte,...
Postmoderne Hinter Dem Eisernen Vorhang: Werk Und Rezeption Alfred Schnittkes Im Kontext Ost- Und Mitteleuropäischer Musikdiskurse
Postmoderne hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang: Werk und Rezeption Alfred Schnittkes im Kontext ost- und mitteleuropäischer Musikdiskurse. Edited by Amrei Flechsig and Stefan Weiss. (Ligaturen: Musikwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch der Hochschule für Musik, Theater...
Rock Music Studies
Rock Music Studies. Edited by Thomas M. Kitts and Gary Burns. Rout- ledge. 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_ldXms...
Rosenmüller's Kernsprüche
ROSENMÜLLER'S KERNSPRÜCHEJohann Rosenmüller. Kernsprüche I (Leipzig 1648), RWV.E 1-20. Herausgegeben von Michael Heinemann unter Mitarbeit von Konstanze Kremtz und Holger Eichhorn. ( Johann Rosenmüller: Kritische Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, Serie I: Kernsprüche...
Sergiu Celibidache: Firebrand and Philosopher/Celibidache Rehearses Bruckner's Ninth
Sergiu Celibidache: Firebrand and Philosopher. DVD. Directed by Norbert Busè. [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, 1991....
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 this...
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 on bass,...
Walk Tall: The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley/Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition
Walk Tall: The Music and Life of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley. By Cary Ginell. (The Hal Leonard Jazz Biog - raphy Series.) Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2013. [xvii, 190 p. ISBN 9781458419798. $18.99.] Illustrations, bibliographic references, discography,...
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