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Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, June

Cognitive Dissonance and the Performer's Inner Conflict: A New Perspective on the First Movement of Beethoven's Op. 101
[1] At SMT's November, 2005 meeting in Cambridge, one of the Friday evening sessions was titled "Interacting Interpretive Roles-Performer and Theorist." In the third and final presentation of the night, Robert Hatten worked with a bright, young string...
Review of Ralph Turek, Theory for Today's Musician
Received April 2007[1] Ralph Turek has offered an impressive textbook that could change the way we teach music theory. His Theory for Today's Musician confronts several common problems in today's theory curricula and makes an assertive and effective...
Reviews of Neil Lerner and Joseph Straus Eds., Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music
Introduction: Cultural Disability Studies and Music[1] In their introduction to the recently published collection of essays entitled Sounding Off: Theorizing Disability in Music, editors Joseph Straus and Neil Lerner optimistically conclude: "This collection...
Sprechstimme Reconsidered Once Again: '... Though Mrs. Stiedry Is Never in Pitch'
[1] Unpublished correspondence and other evidence discussed in this article suggests that Schoenberg's conception of Sprechstimme in Pierrot lunaire changed as a result of listening to recordings. An exact reproduction of notated pitch was of no concern...
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