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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, January-March

50 Years of Finnish Public Music Libraries
It took five decades to develop a nation wide system of public music libraries in Finland. The first music department was opened in Tampere City Library in 1958, and now, in 2008, there is a music department in almost 100 city libraries around the...
Ah! le Metier De Donneur De Concerts: Adrien Francois Servais (1807-1866) Als Rondreizend Cellovirtuoos
Ah ! Le metier de donneur de concerts : Adrien Francois Servais (1807-1866) als rondreizend cellovirtuoos. By Peter Francois. Halle, Servais vzw, 2007. [190 p. ISBN 9789078897019]. Adrien Francois Servais, Halse cellist met wereldfaam: catalogus. By...
A Pink Database: A Repertoire of Feminine Names in the Noseda Collection of the Conservatory Library in Milan
The "pink database," a database of feminine names, is the beginning of a project that aims to improve the knowledge of the role of women in the history of music, particularly in the Italian history of music. The idea was born with the students in...
Bartok, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality
Bartok, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality. By David E. Schneider. (California Studies in 20th-Century Music, 5). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. [xi, 308 p. ISBN 13:...
Briefwechsel Mit Leipziger Verlegern III: Friese, Hofmeister, Peters, Siegel
Briefwechsel mit Leipziger Verlegern III: Friese, Hofmeister, Peters, Siegel. Von Robert und Clara Schumann. Hrsg. von Petra Diebner, Irmgard Knechtges-Obrecht und Thomas Synofzik. Koln: Dohr, 2008 (Schu--mann Briefedition, Serie III Verleger brief--wechsel...
Can Music (Libraries) Predict Our Future?
Music probably is, and probably has always been, the most political of the arts. The Greek philosopher Plato stated that a change in music will always change the sociological conditions. Likewise, the Chinese philosopher Confucius, whose significance...
Carlos Kleiber. eine Biografie
Carlos Kleiber. Eine Biografie. Von Alexander Werner. Mainz: Schott, 2008. [590 S.: 36 Abb. ISBN 978-3-7957-0598-5. 29,95[euro] (geb.)] Er gilt als der bedeutendste Dirigent des ausgehenden 20. Jahrhunderts: Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004), Sohn des...
Carmina Burana Von Carl Orff: Entstehung-Wirkung-Text
Carmina Burana von Carl Orff: Entstehung--Wirkung--Text. Hrsg. von Franz Willnauer. Mainz: Schott, 2007. [308 S. Abb., Faks., Notenbsp. ISBN 978-3-254-08220-6.: i14, 95 (Pb.)]. Carl Orff. Carmina Burana. von Susanne Glass. Kassel: Barenreiter, 2008....
Das Wiener Klavier Bis 1850. Bericht Des Symposiums ,,das Wiener Klavier Bis 1850", Veranstaltet Von der Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente Des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien Vom 16. Bis. 18.10.2003
Das Wiener Klavier bis 1850. Bericht des Symposiums ,,Das Wiener Klavier bis 1850", veranstaltet von der Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien vom 16. bis 18.10.2003. Hrsg. von Beatrix Darmstadter, Alfons Huber und Rudolf...
Dating Music Manuscripts and Prints: An Overview of Past and Present Research
It is a great pleasure for me to give a paper on dating music. During my professional time as research librarian in the music department of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (formerly the Prussian State Library) I became very involved in this complicated topic...
Europaische Romantik in der Musik
Europaische Romantik in der Musik. Von Carl Dahlhaus und Norbert Miller. Stuttgart [u. a.]: Metzler, 1999/2007. Band 1: Oper und symphonischer Stil 1770-1820. Stuttgart, 1999. [VI, 810 S. Abb. ISBN 3-47601411-8. 79,90 [euro] (geb.)] Band 2: Von E....
G. F. Handel: A Guide to Research, Second Edition
G. F. Handel: A Guide to Research, Second Edition. By Mary Ann Parker. (Routledge Music Bibliographies) New York; London: Routledge, 2005. [xiii, 418 p. ISBN 0-415-94323-X; 978-0-415-94323-9. $100] This is an extensively revised and updated version...
Hugo Wolf Enzyklopadie
Hugo Wolf Enzyklopadie. By Ernst Hilmar. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2007. [xxv, 593 pp. ISBN 978-3-7952-1241-4. 82[euro]] Hugo Wolf's songs seem so much part of the fabric of music history, his place in the annals so obviously assured, that one has...
I Mozart in Italia. Cronistoria Dei Viaggi, Documenti, Lettere Dizionario Dei Luoghi E Delle Persone
I Mozart in Italia. Cronistoria dei viaggi, documenti, lettere dizionario dei luoghi e delle persone. Alberto Basso. Roma: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 2006. (L'arte armonica, Serie IV, Iconografia e cataloghi ; 3) [706 S. 106 Bildtafeln ISBN...
Italians in a Russian Manner: One Step from Serious to Funny
Russian-Italian cultural links have a long history of more than five centuries. In the end of the fifteenth century, Italian architects built the Moscow Kremlin; at the beginning of the eighteenth century, in cooperation with other foreign architects,...
Johannes Brahms. Leben Und Werk
Johannes Brahms. Leben und Werk. Von Malte Korff. Munchen: dtv, 2008. [258 S. 20 Bildtafeln.ISBN 978-3-423-24656-9. i15,00 (kart.)] Naturlich ist es ein Komponistenjubilaum genaugenommen der 175. Geburtstag von Johannes Brahms (1833-1897),--das...
Joseph Keilberth. ein Dirigentenleben Im XX. Jahrhundert
Joseph Keilberth. Ein Dirigentenleben im XX. Jahrhundert. Von Thomas Keilberth. Hrsg. von Hermann Dechant. Wien: Apollon Musikoffizin, 2007. [794 S. 32 Abb. ISBN 9783-9501-1906-0. 69,00[euro] (geb.)] Der Dirigent Joseph Keilberth (1908-1968) zeichnete...
Music Collections in Croatia
This paper presents a short overview of the most significant music collections in Croatia. The emphasis is on the word overview, as music collections in Croatia do not exist as independent entities. Varying in form and size, they are kept within various...
Music Research: A Handbook
Music Research: A Handbook. By Laurie Sampsel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. [xxvii, 323 p. ISBN: 978-0-1951-7110-9; 01951-7119-5. $39.95] When I first saw the title of this book I thought, "Another guide to music research?" However,...
Musiktheoretische Quellen 1750-1800. Gedruckte Schriften Von Joseph Riepel, Heinrich Christoph Koch, Johann Friedrich Daube Und Johann Adolph Scheibe
Musiktheoretische Quellen 1750-1800. Gedruckte Schriften von Joseph Riepel, Heinrich Christoph Koch, Johann Friedrich Daube und Johann Adolph Scheibe. Hrsg. von Ulrich Kaiser. Mit einem Vorw. u. einer Bibliographie von Stefan Eckert und Ul rich Kaiser....
Operette Unterm Hakenkreuz. Zwischen Hoff Ahiger Kunst Und ,,Entartung". Beitra Ge Einer Tagung der Staatsoperette Dresden
Operette unterm Hakenkreuz. Zwischen hoff ahiger Kunst und ,,Entartung". Beitra ge einer Tagung der Staatsoperette Dresden. Hrsg. von Wolfgang Schaller. Berlin: Metropol, 2007. [231 S. zahlr. s/w-Abb, Notenbsp. ISBN 978-3-938690-35-2. i21,00 (brosch.)]...
Performing Arts in the Netherlands in Shock: New Subsidy Policy Distresses Renowned Musical Ensembles
A new policy in granting subsidies to the performing arts distressed a number of the most renowned music ensembles in the Netherlands. The Fund For The Performing Arts reduced the subsidies for Asko Schonberg ensemble (Reinbert de Leeuw) and the Dutch...
PopMusicology. Perspektiven der Popmusikwissenschaft
PopMusicology. Perspektiven der Popmusikwissenschaft. Hrsg. von Christian Bielefeld, Udo Dahmen und Rolf Grossmann. Bielefeld: transcript, 2008. [281 S. ISBN 978-389942-603-8. 26,80[euro] (Pb.)] Es mag paradox erscheinen: Popmusik ist eine relevante...
Reynaldo Hahn
Reynaldo Hahn. By Jacques Depaulis. Biarritz: Seguier, 2007. [183 p., ISBN 978-284049-484-3, 20[euro]] Jacques Depaulis specialises in leading lights of the Belle Epoque who have all but completely faded from view. His previous studies have included...
Skizzen Einer Personlichkeit
Skizzen einer Personlichkeit. Max Kalbeck zum 150. Geburtstag. Breslau 4. Janner 1850--Wien 4. Mai 1921. Symposion. Wien 21.-24. Mai 2000. Edited by Uwe Harten. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 2007. [388 pp. ISBN 978-3-7952-1236-0. 78[euro]] The name Max...
Sousa at Illinois: The John Philip Sousa and Herbert L. Clarke Manuscript Collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: A Catalogue of the Collections
Sousa at Illinois: The John Philip Sousa and Herbert L. Clarke Manuscript Collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: A Catalogue of the Collections. By Phyllis Danner. Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography, No. 85. Warren, MI: Harmonie...
The Beauty of Belaieff
The Beauty of Belaieff. By Richard Beattie Davis. Bedford: G-Clef Publishing, 2008. [366pp. ISBN: 978-1-905912-148. -73.95]. The name of Mitrofan Petrovich Belaieff [Belyaev in its original Russian form] (1836-1904) is well known to all readers...
The Lithuanian Treasure from Chicago: The Dr. Kazys Pemkus Collection at Klaipeda University Library
Lithuanian physicians have been the backbone of medical healing but function also as keepers of a nation's soul. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth-century and through the start of the twentieth century (when tsarist Russia banned the Lithuanian press),...
The Music Archives in the Abbey of Montecassino and the Library of S. Domenico in Ortona: Multifunctional Activity for a High-Quality Cataloguing
The Montecassino and S. Domenico in Ortona catalogues are the final result of twenty years experience in cataloguing. My goal was to reach a high-quality result in cataloguing, i.e., to accomplish the very different tasks involved in cataloguing, coordinating...
The Rise and Fall of Literarcy in Classical Music: An Essay on Musical Notation
Introduction (2) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has drafted the following definition of literacy: Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute,...
Tielman Susato and the Music of His Time: Print Culture, Compositional Technique and Instrumental Music in the Renaissance
Tielman Susato and the Music of his Time: Print Culture, Compositional Technique and Instrumental Music in the Renaissance. Edited by Keith Polk. (Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series, 5). Hills--dale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2005. [xiii, 208 p....
Vlaamse Dansen
Vlaamse dansen. By Jan Blockx. Homerische symfonie. By Lodewijk Mortel--mans. Stadspark. By Arthur Meulemans. (Repertoire Explorer: The Flemish Music Collection. Editor Daniel Gazon.) Munchen: Musikproduktion Jurgen Hoflich, 2005-. [Study Score 507/...
W. A. Mozart
W. A. Mozart. By Hermann Abert. Edited by Cliff Eisen, translated by Stewart Spencer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. [xxvii, 1515 p. ISBN 0-300072-23-6; ISBN 978-03000-7223-5.$55] At first glance there is little reason why anyone...
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