Subject Area: Music-History

Parsifal : An Explanation of Richard Wagner’s Music Drama
 Sacks, Adam J.
2021 1-4955-0873-0 124 pages
Dr. Adam J. Sacks provides a close reading to serve as a critical introduction for a wide audience for this singular entry in the European art-music canon.

Price: $139.95


A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Shapey
 Finley, Patrick
2023 1-4955-1164-2 116 pages
"The purpose of this catalogue is to list the works of the composer Ralph Shapey, with additional information that might serve--among others--students, performers, and librarians. The catalogue information herein was gathered primarily from Presser Publications in Bryn Mawr, PA, where several files of program notes, clippings of reviews, and final copies of Shapey's works are kept. In addition, information was gathered from the holdings of the New York Public Library and Shape's private collection. The listing is as comprehensive as possible, inclusive even of certain early works withdrawn from publication at the request of the composer. Certain entries contain information sent to me by Shapey." Patrick Finley [Introduction]

Price: $119.95


A Research and Information Guide on the Bassoon
 Lipori, Daniel
2019 1-4955-0751-3 1012 pages
This book is a valuable tool for anyone researching the bassoon or bassoon related topics. It includes citations for nearly every book, article, dissertation, thesis, and video dealing with the bassoon. It is divided into different sections, allowing one to easily look up available information on a particular bassoon player, composer, information on bassoon reeds, or aspects of the instrument. There is also an alphabetical section by the author included along with category listings.

Price: $399.95


Aldo Parisot, The Cellist: The Importance of the Circle
 Hawkshaw, Susan
2023 1-4955-1148-0 216 pages
"This book will explore the career of renowned cellist Aldo Parisot, using first hand interviews with him and his wife Elizabeth as well as material from written sources. The book will stress Mr. Parisot's solo career, and will also touch upon his teaching career. My argument will be that Parisot is an extraordinary cellist with a creative bent. Not only was he an exceptional interpreter of what composers put on paper, but he also made creative suggestions to composers with regard to how their music might be more effective on the cello and more effective in general. Composers such as Villa-Lobos and Martino tailored their work to his cellistic personality, and Parisot sometimes made suggestions having to do with composition along the way. For example, Villa-Lobos in his Second Cello Concerto wrote a slow movement similar to what he had done in his Bachianas. ...This book might be useful to all students of the cello as well as Mr. Parisot's students in particular, as there is much to be learned from Parisot's comments on the history of the cello, and also about the expansion of the cello repertoire and the history of cello ensemble playing in the twenty and twenty-first centuries. It might also be of interest to scholars in the history of string performance and the cello in particular, but it is written in non-technical language and might equally well be read by contemporary aficionados of the cello." -Susan Hawkshaw ("Preface") This book was originally published in 2018 by Pendragon Press.

Price: $179.95


Alexander Wheelock Thayer, the Greatest Biographer of Ludwig Van Beethoven: A Study in Nineteenth-Century American Music Criticism
 Bellofatto, Luigi D.
2011 0-7734-1496-7 536 pages
A biography of Alexander Wheelock Thayer which brings new insight into his study of the life of Beethoven.

Price: $299.95


An Analysis of the Southern Rock and Roll Band Black Oak Arkansas
 Hutson, Cecil Kirk
1996 0-7734-8800-6 172 pages
This volume traces the band's humble beginnings as penniless boys with a penchant for crime, to successful businessmen who gave millions back to their community. It explores an aspect of southern culture that has been ignored: how music changed, modified, or swayed southern intellectual thought and social views, and reinforced the messages, opinions, and ideas of southern society. Through an extensive analysis of traditional and nontraditional primary and secondary sources, this study determines how Black Oak Arkansas reflected and/or influenced southern culture. The result is an original contribution to the cultural, musical, and social history of the American South.

Price: $159.95


An Annotated Bibliography of Guitar Methods, 1760-1860
 Stenstadvold, Erik
2023 1-4955-1079-4 212 pages
"The present bibliography lists more than 300 different tutors by some 200 authors, published during approximately one hundred years, c.1760-1860. ...[This time] period is not arbitrarily chosen. The middle of the eighteenth century represents an important break in the history of the guitar in that staff notation was introduced in place of tablature. Accordingly, this survey begins with the very first guitar methods in staff notation, published in Paris in the late 1750s." -Erik Stenstadvold (Introduction) Originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010, this is an oversized, softcover book.

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An Annotated Bibliography of Research of Robert Moog: His Life, Writings, and Contributions
 Anthony, Kevin
2019 1-4955-0783-1 56 pages
This reference work catalogs the research on electronic music pioneer Robert Moog.

Price: $59.95


An English Translation and Commentary on Amand Vanderhagen’s MÉthode Nouvelle et RaisonneÉ Pour La Clarinette (1785) and nouvelle MÉthode De Clarinette (1799): A Study in Eighteenth-Century French Clarinet Music
 Blazich, Joan Michelle
2010 0-7734-3805-X 292 pages
This work provides for the first time, the complete English translations and analyses of the first known, Classical-era pedagogical treatises for the clarinet. The project makes available valuable information on performance techniques used by Classical-era clarinetists, particularly in Amand Vanderhagen’s discussions of the embouchure, reeds, and embellishments. In addition, it demonstrates Vanderhagen’s influence on subsequent clarinetists.

Price: $199.95


An Explanation of the Origins and Nature of Notre Dame Modal Polyphony in the Twelfth Century: A Musical Genre Integral to the Development of Gothic Art and Medieval Culture
 Flindell, Edwin Frederick
2014 0-7734-4312-6 452 pages
Through an interdisciplinary approach the author seeks to discover how composers created the modal polyphonic system. The reader is led from scholarly and theoretical issues to direct compositional creation.
A significant contribution and interdisciplinary approach to medieval musical research. The author not only researches the music history of the time, but incorporates the political, social and cultural conditions that gave rise to the birth of polyphonic thought in Western music.

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Analysis of the Position and Status of Sound Ratio in Contemporary Society
 Moy, Ron
2000 0-7734-7540-0 164 pages
Traces the process of specularization, whereby the hegemonies of state, church, patriarchy and the mass media have attempted to marginalize the role of sound in contemporary society. In a much under-researched file, this study contributes to an inter-disciplinary understanding of sound’s unique characteristics and how, in an often oppositional climate, in maintains its status as a vital communicative and artistic tool.

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Anton Bruckner - A Documentary Biography Volume 1
 Howie, Crawford
2002 0-7734-7300-9 364 pages
This study provides a fuller account of Bruckner’s early and middle years than has hitherto been available, and supplements the more accessible information about his years in Vienna by drawing on a rich source of material in contemporary reviews of performances of his works, comparisons between him and Brahms, and the well-documented accounts of hostility between the ‘conservative’ pro-Brahms faction (represented by Hanslick, Kalbeck and others) and the ‘progressive’ pro-Wagner and pro-Bruckner faction (represented by the Schalk brothers, Ferdinand Löwe and Hugo Wolf).

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Anton Bruckner - A Documentary Biography Volume 2
 Howie, Crawford
2002 0-7734-7302-5 432 pages
This study provides a fuller account of Bruckner’s early and middle years than has hitherto been available, and supplements the more accessible information about his years in Vienna by drawing on a rich source of material in contemporary reviews of performances of his works, comparisons between him and Brahms, and the well-documented accounts of hostility between the ‘conservative’ pro-Brahms faction (represented by Hanslick, Kalbeck and others) and the ‘progressive’ pro-Wagner and pro-Bruckner faction (represented by the Schalk brothers, Ferdinand Löwe and Hugo Wolf).

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Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven's Patron, Pupil, and Friend: His Life and Music
 Kagan, Susan
2023 1-4955-1128-6 356 pages
"This book is an attempt to provide a complete biographical picture of Archduke Rudolph; to survey and assess his total oeuvre, examine significant works in detail, and furnish a thematic catalogue of his compositions; and, finally, to present and scrutinize Beethoven's suggestions and corrections as Rudolph's teacher." -Susan Kagan (Introduction)

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Augustine on Music: An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays
 LaCroix, Richard L.
1988 0-88946-431-6 130 pages
An important interdisciplinary study of some of the concepts central to Augustine's philosophy of art, largely ignored in previous works.

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Authentic Blues - Its History and Its Themes
 Springer, Robert
1995 0-7734-8920-7 212 pages
This translation of Robert Springer's Le blues authentique (1985, Editions Filipacchi) surveys the history and development of the blues in the United States. It analyzes its evolution in relation to the history of African Americans in the South during the post-slavery period and during their successive migrations to urban centers like Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It tackles the problem of stylistic characteristics and social aspects of the blues by analyzing the lyrics of hundreds of blues songs recorded between the 1920s and 1950s and underlining the various changes in themes. This in-depth study documents the history of the blues and also focuses on its social aspects and on the authenticity of its impact on both black and white segments of American society and popular culture from the 1920s to the present.

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Autobiographical Reminiscences of African-American Classical Singers, 1853 - Present
 Nash, Elizabeth H.
2007 0-7734-5250-8 536 pages
This comprehensive book of autobiographical writings, interviews, and articles reveals the thoughts and lives of African-American musicians, examining their place in musical performance and their role in introducing the Negro spiritual into the classical repertoire. The list of individuals this study looks at includes Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers, and Sissieretta Jones in the 19th century, early pioneers of the 20th century-E. Azaliah Hackley, Julius Bledsoe, Eva Jessye and Roland Hayes-their successors Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Todd Duncan, Camilla Williams and Dorothy Maynor-followed in the later 20th and early 21st centuries by Leontyne Price, William Warfield, George Shirley, Shirley Verrett, Grace Bumbry, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Vinson Cole, Mark S. Doss and Denyce Graves.

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Azerbaijani Women Poet-Minstrels: Women ashiqs From the Eighteenth Century to the Present
 Oldfield, Anna C.
2008 0-7734-4990-6 276 pages
This work examines women ashiqs and their poetry, contextualizing their lives and works within discussions of the history, music, poetics, and social importance of the ashiq in Azerbaijan. Theoretical concerns addressed include the interplay of oral and written literature, discourse of national and transnational identities, dynamics of cooperation and resistance in the Soviet Union, the interplay of tradition and innovation in folklore, and gender roles in Azerbaijani society. This book contains sixteen black and white photographs and twelve color photographs.

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Bessie Schönberg, Pioneer Dance Educator and Choreographic Mentor
 Noble, Cynthia Nazzaro
2005 0-7734-6052-7 220 pages
Bessie Schönberg was one of the foremost dance educators of the 20th century and was highly influential in contemporary dance. Schönberg taught at Sarah Lawrence College from 1936 to 1975, where she created and directed one of the first autonomous dance departments in American higher education. Founded on the philosophy of progressive arts education, the Sarah Lawrence program served as an important example for other emerging dance programs in the decades between the 1940s and 1970s, a time of significant growth in college dance programs in the United States. Some of her former students became well-known professional choreographers and dance educators, including Carolyn Adams, Elizabeth Keen, Meredith Monk, Lucinda Childs and Victoria Marks, and several contributed information to this study.

Schönberg’s life and career were deeply intertwined with many of the most important figures in American modern dance, including Martha Graham and Martha Hill; with historically significant events such as the emergence of the Bennington Summer School of Dance; and with premiere dance institutions such as Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Julliard School and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The book examines her early life in Germany and family background, her years of professional preparation in America as a dancer and educator, and her educational experiences at Bennington College Summer School of the Dance. It also describes curricular innovations that chairperson Schönberg instituted at Sarah Lawrence, and her original methodology for teaching choreography, as observed at Jacob’s Pillow and Dance Theater Workshop.

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Bibliography, History, Pedagogy and Philosophy in Music and Percussion
 Larrick, Geary
1999 0-7734-8165-6 190 pages
Section I contains more than a hundred brief essays headed with bibliographic entries, covering aspects of contemporary percussion music. Section II contains more than twenty essays on a broad selection of subjects having to do with music ranging from the symphony to the xylophone. Section III contains several essays of musical scholarship covering analysis, biography, education, history, pedagogy and performance. The biographical sketches are of a professional nature. "The book traverses an expansive terrain of composers: some of the well known masters who happened to write for various percussion instruments, and others, writing as percussion performers themselves, who have made contributions to the solo literature. . . . there is an entire section devoted to women in the field. Geary Larrick deals at length with the literature on percussion music, and reviews, for instance, catalogues of instruments and the literature written for them. Monographs and methods, both historical and pedagogical, fall within the scope of his discussion, and he has reviewed many solo anthologies (some of which are for students), and collections of orchestral excerpts. . . . Even more diversity appears in his commentary on percussion instruments. Naturally the instruments of the orchestral percussion section are appropriate here, but the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian instruments appear alongside oriental and biblical instruments. . . . concise and within the reach of every insider. It is even accessible to outsiders, where the world of percussion has remained, until now, incomprehensible. This book shows how vast and variegated that world is." – Richard Pinnell, Chair, Department of Musick University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse

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Bilingual Edition of the Love Songs of Bernart De Ventadorn in Occitan and English: Sugar and Salt
 Apter, Ronnie
1999 0-7734-8009-9 328 pages
This work contains the 43 Old Occitan texts of the extant works of 12th century troubador Bernart de Ventadorn, each with a poetic translation, a literal translation, and notes and commentary. It also includes musical transcriptions of the 18 melodies extant, including 5 with singable translations, and an introduction on Ventadorn’s life and times. Includes CD
Foreword by Occitan scholar Nathaniel B. Smith
Preface by award-winning translator Burton Raffel


Price: $219.95


Biography of French Pianist Marcel Ciampi (1891-1980) Music to Last a Lifetime
 Bracey, John-Paul
1996 0-7734-8794-8 172 pages
Marcel Ciampi held the longest tenure in the history of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In his long career he performed at least 60 solo recitals a year and collaborated with most of the musical legends of this century. This book chronicles his career and examines his influence on the Menuhin family, and includes a letter from Yehudi Menuhin for the project, and interview excerpts of Hepzibah and Yaltah Menuhin. The book also includes letters from Georges Enesco, Pablo Casals, Alfred Cortot, Vlado Perlemuter, Yvonne Loriod, Lazare Lévy, and many others. It chronicles the international careers of Ciampi's family. Includes many photographs. This book will appeal to music specialists, teachers, pianists, and anyone interested in another perspective on the music history of this century.

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Biography of Henriëtte Bosmans: Pianist and Composer
 Becker, Juanita M.
2016 1-4955-0497-2 152 pages
The purpose of this book is to make information about this Dutch composer and her music available in English. Henriëtte Bosmans (1895-1952) enjoyed a varied and active career as a solo and collaborative performer, composer, and music critic. Considered one of the foremost Dutch composers of her day, Bosmans is best regarded for remaining true to her own musical idiom, regardless of whatever compositional techniques were fashionable at the time.


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Braunschweig Scores - Felix Weingartner and Erich Leinsdorf on the First Four Symphonies of Beethoven
 Mitchell, Jon C.
2005 0-7734-6197-3 172 pages


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Choruses in Mozart's Opere Serie and the Genre and Historical Role of the Opera Chorus
 Shrader, James A.
2012 0-7734-2928-X 188 pages
The choruses from the eighteenth century opere serie of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart represent a body of literature that is relatively unknown. While the majority of Italian opere serie exclude the chorus, most of Mozart’s works in this genre contain significant choral scenes. The existence of opera seria as popular musical theater was short-lived, yet the choruses from Mozart’s opere serie are worthy examples of secular choral literature.

The study includes a scholarly examination of the opera seria as a genre, as well as the historical role of the opera chorus. Of particular importance is the operatic reform movement in France.

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Chronology of Opera Performances at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, 1860-1917 (2 Book Set)
 Fryer, Paul
2009 0-7734-3853-X 1212 pages
Compiled by an Anglo-Russian research team over a four-year period, the chronology has drawn on contemporary records in the archives of the Mariinsky itself, the newspaper archives in the Russian National Library in St Petersburg and material held in the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music: the vast majority of this material has never appeared in English-translation prior to the current publication.

Price: $599.95


Collected Writings of German Musicologist Max Chop on the Composer Frederick Delius
 Jones, Philip
2002 0-7734-7294-0 320 pages
Chop’s main claim to fame is his 1904 study of Delius, the first on the composer to be published; it laid the foundations for future Delius biographers. Chop also produced several scholarly articles on Delius in 1907, and played a crucial role in ensuring his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet reached the stage of Berlin’s Komische Oper that year. This book brings together Chop’s collected criticism of Delius in translation for the first time, and includes the original texts, a commentary and note on the author plus several previously unpublished letters. In his day he was widely respected as a musicologist, music journalist and newspaper editor. He published a number of compositions.

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Comprehensive Biography of Composer Gustav Holst, with Correspondence and Diary Excerpts Including His American Years
 Mitchell, Jon C.
2001 0-7734-7522-2 720 pages
Based upon and containing many of Holst’s own personal letters, diaries, and notebooks entries, this study provides an intimate portrait of this larger-than-life personality. Many of Holst’s innermost thoughts regarding musical composition, performance, and music education are disclosed here. In addition, there is a significant amount of information concerning Holst’s work ethics at all six of his places of employment. It also provides a view of the composer from this side of the Atlantic, shedding considerable light on Holst’s plans and activities regarding his three American visits that is not found in the other biographies. A significant number of chapters are devoted to Holst’s 1932 semester -long lectureship at Harvard University. The appendices include examples of Holst’s manuscripts, thumbnail sketches of persons associated with his career, and (unique to this text) a chronological listing of his compositions.

Price: $379.95


Comprehensive Study of Romanian Art Song Vol. 1
 Boire, Paula
2002 0-7734-7254-1 380 pages
This massive four-volume work is an overview of the development of the art song in Romania. Interviews were conducted with composers or their surviving family members. Includes songs of each composer. It will be a valuable resource for professional singers, voice teachers, students, pianists, musicologists interested in art song, and scholars of Eastern European cultures.

Price: $239.95


Comprehensive Study of Romanian Art Song Vol. 2
 Boire, Paula
2002 0-7734-7256-8 380 pages
This massive four-volume work is an overview of the development of the art song in Romania. Interviews were conducted with composers or their surviving family members. Includes songs of each composer. It will be a valuable resource for professional singers, voice teachers, students, pianists, musicologists interested in art song, and scholars of Eastern European cultures.

Price: $239.95


Comprehensive Study of Romanian Art Song Vol. 3
 Boire, Paula
2002 0-7734-7258-4 468 pages
This massive four-volume work is an overview of the development of the art song in Romania. Interviews were conducted with composers or their surviving family members. Includes songs of each composer. It will be a valuable resource for professional singers, voice teachers, students, pianists, musicologists interested in art song, and scholars of Eastern European cultures.

Price: $279.95


Comprehensive Study of Romanian Art Song Vol. 4
 Boire, Paula
2002 0-7734-7260-6 248 pages
This massive four-volume work is an overview of the development of the art song in Romania. Interviews were conducted with composers or their surviving family members. Includes songs of each composer. It will be a valuable resource for professional singers, voice teachers, students, pianists, musicologists interested in art song, and scholars of Eastern European cultures.

Price: $179.95


Conductor's Analysis of Edward Macdowell's Original Choral Music for Mixed Voices and Women's Voices, and Editions for Men's Voices
 Wilson, Gary P
2005 0-7734-6161-2 344 pages
Edward MacDowell (1860-1908) was one of the first American-born composers to gain international notoriety. Relatively little scholarly research has been done that deals specifically with the choral music of Edward MacDowell. This study examines his original choral music for mixed and women's voices, and his editions for men's voices. The choruses are analyzed with a format that considers the importance of meter, tempo, rhythm, melody, harmony, tonality, form, musical/textual agreement, and expressive features. MacDowell was trained in Europe, and his music reflects the influence of late German Romanticism. An important aspect of this study was the preparation of editions of MacDowell's choral music updated to current publication standards. These editions are included in an appendix, as well as copies of the original publications for comparison. The most important scholarly contribution of this book is to make some of MacDowell’s choral music available again. MacDowell’s choral compositions have been virtually lost from the standard repertoire. All of the works examined were published between 1890–1910; they are currently out of print and unavailable to most choral musicians. This book would make part of MacDowell’s choral output available to the choral scholar and musician.

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Confraternity and Carnevale at San Giovanni Evangelista, Florence, 1820-1924
 Garlington, Aubrey S.
2023 1-4955-1142-1 100 pages
"The Church of San Giovanni Evangelista (SGE)...stands in the heart of the city being one block up from the Via Martelli.... SGE came under the jurisdiction of the "Padri delle Scuole Pie" more formally known as the "Clerici di Madre di Dio," informally as "Scolopi"...in 1775 following the Jesuits' expulsion. The Jesuits had been in charge of the church since its erection in the late sixteenth century following a design by Ammannati. From the beginning SGE was intended for their use...." -Aubrey Garlington (Introduction)

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Contribution of Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-69) to Polish Music
 Shafer, Sharon Guertin
1992 0-7734-9471-5 96 pages
Bacewicz's music occupies an important place in the twentieth century. Though she wrote more than two hundred compositions, from the symphonic cycle on down to the single movement art song, it is her large compositional forms that have received the most attention, both in performance and analysis. This work provides an analysis of twelve songs written between 1934 and 1956. The songs presented here are analyzed with a consideration of text setting, melodic line and vocal range, formal structure, harmony, texture and tonality. An English translation of each Polish poem is also included. This provides an opportunity to explore the expressive, intimate compositions of Grazyna Bacewicz.

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Contributions of Martha Hill to American Dance and Dance Education, 1900-1995
 McPherson, Elizabeth
2008 0-7734-5122-6 228 pages
This book looks at the life of Martha Hill, the prominent educator and founding director of three pivotal degree-granting college dance programs or departments and two summer festivals. The first-hand narratives provide in-depth perspectives on Hill’s life and legacy. This book contains 28 black and white photographs.

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Dance Music from the Ballets de Cour 1575-1651: Historical Commentary, Source Study, and Transcriptions from the Philidor Manuscripts
 Buch, David J.
2023 1-4955-1163-4 200 pages
"In establishing my aims, I have concentrated on four I believe to be of highest priority: (1) Characterize this musical repertory and place it in its historical context. (2) Review past scholarship on this music, identifying controversies and accounting for inaccuracies and misperceptions. (3) Establish principles for musical performance practice. (4) Provide a reliable edition of selected representative works (based on the best possible sources) suitable for both scholarly study and practical performance, describing the sources and discussing their respective primacy, use and notation." -David J. Buch [Preface] This book was originally published in 1993 by Pendragon Press.

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Gilbert Kalish: American Pianist
 Freeman, Robert
2023 1-4955-1086-7 282 pages
"Gil's devotion to the music of our own time has been legion, making him the champion of three generations of living composers. If you were a senior master...you counted on Gil to internalize your language, your intent, and to breathe life into the marks on the page. If you were a young composer, you knew that you would have a powerful mirror held up for you in which you could see clearly where you stood, and where you needed to learn and to grow. ...His effect on the people fortunate enough to work with him--in any capacity--has been radiant. The pages that follow chronicle this extraordinary man and his influence. His story--which continues undiminished in the present day--is a joyous affirmation of everything we hold dear in our art and in our lives." -Robert Freeman (Preface) This book was originally published in 2021 by Pendragon Press.

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Giovanni Paisiello: A Thematic Catalogue of his Works (2 vols.)
 Robinson, Michael
2023 1-4955-1161-8 592 pages
"This two-volume catalogue attempts to classify and enumerate all the music of Italian composer Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) and to identify which sources purporting to be of his music are authentic. Since it was a common practice among performers, copyists and publishers in Paisiello's time to adapt and change a composer's music to suit themselves, modern reseachers of this period of music history should not assume that the contents of a score are as described on the title page[s]...or [rely on] library lists [compiled on the basis of them]. ...When commencing the research for this catalogue we, the authors, determined to visit as many libraries as possible to see for ourselves what was contained in manuscripts and printed scores of Paisiello's music. Between 1975 and 1982, we visited, either together or singly, 150 libraries and archives in 17 countries. ...[W]e also obtained by correspondence details of the Paisiello holdings of 41 libraries which we were not able to visit personally. ...[T]his catalogue is a significant step forward toward clarifying just what Paisiello wrote and when, based on the evidence of over 3000 catalogued items in 191 public and private collections." -Michael F. Robinson [Foreword] The first volume of this work was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1991; the second volume was published by Pendragon Press in 1994.

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Great Opera Singers of the Twentieth Century, 1927-1990
 Blair, Donald
1991 0-7734-9850-8 138 pages
Contains biographical sketches of fifty great opera singers of the twentieth century, with photographs of each singer in a famous role.

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Images and Ideas in Modern French Piano Music: The Extra-Musical Subtext in Piano Works by Ravel, Debussy, and Messiaen
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1108-1 428 pages
"This study undertakes to show that some music can be understood as portraying and nuancing, commenting on and interpreting a non-musical stimulus, and to elaborate in detail just how this is achieved in a number of small musical works. The result reveals that there is a wealth of possible relationships between musical components and the extra-musical stimuli that presumably brought them into being." Siglind Bruhn (Preface) This book was originally published in 1997 by Pendragon Press.

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Janáček and Czech Music: Proceedings of The International Conference (Saint Louis, 1988)
 Beckerman, Michael
2023 1-4955-1165-0 408 pages
"Although the majority of articles [in this volume] deal with Janáček, we felt that it was quite important to have sessions devoted to Czech music before the "national" period. Within the specific area of Janáček studies, we tried to encourage diversity by arranging sessions on the operas, analysis, the Danube Symphony, and also on the relationship between Janáček and his contemporaries and the larger sphere of European culture. Finally we arranged two sessions dealing specifically with scholarly problems." -Michael Beckerman [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1995.

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Complete Theoretical & Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte Part III
 Kroll, Mark
2023 1-4955-1173-1 144 pages
This book contains an annotated facsimile of Part III of A Complete Theoretical and Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte by Johann Nepomuk Hummel with commentary by Mark Kroll. "A permanent monument to Hummel's pedagogical skill...Hummel's goal was to create a virtual compendium of techniques, performance practices and aesthetics." Mark Kroll [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2019.

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John Baptist Cramer (1771-1858): A Thematic Catalogue of His Works
 Milligan, Thomas B.
2023 1-4955-1177-4 256 pages
"To compile a thorough catalogue of Cramer's compositions requires the author to deal with two large bodies of source material: the manuscripts and printed copies of music found in various libraries throughout Europe and America, and the citations relating to the composer's works found in newspapers, music periodicals, and music bibliographies. The main task of the author of a thematic catalogue is to close the gap between the two sources: to locate copies of the actual music for a work named in citations, and, conversely, to find documentation relating to each item of printed or manuscript music." -Thomas B. Milligan (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1992.

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Joseph J. Iadone, America's Foremost Lutenist: An Intimate, Revelatory Memoir
 Boccagna, David L.
2023 1-4955-1092-1 336 pages
"[H]ere are my recollections, remembrances, memoirs and performances essentially from 1956 through 1958 when I lived with Joe in New Haven, Connecticut, and in later years when performing with him. Essentially it is a brief epoch of the time I spent with him, but, as the reader will discover, his influence lives on today with an even greater impact now, than it had when I lived with him." - David Boccagna (Memoirs Prelude)

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Joseph Riepel's Theory of Metric and Tonal Order, Phrase and Form: A Translation of His "Anfangsgründe zur musicalischen Setzkunst", Chapters 1 and 2 (1752/54, 1755) with Commentary
 Hill, John Walter
2023 1-4955-1170-7 496 pages
"In our time, interest in Riepel's writing has centered, justifiably, on his general theory of composition, emphasizing form and phrase structure, as presented in the first four chapters of...Anfangsgründe zur musicalischen Setzkunst. ...The most interesting and novel aspects of his theory of composition--really an essentially complete presentation of it--are contained in the first two chapters, which are translated with commentary in this book." -John Walter Hill [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2014.

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Jubilate, Amen! A Festschrift in Honor of Donald Paul Hustad
 Richardson, Paul A.
2023 1-4955-1116-2 476 pages
"Hustad's work is recounted in this "Festschrift" in a biography and catalogue of works, and in appreciative recollections. It is paralleled in diverse essays, in more-formal studies, and in hymn texts and tunes. All were given to honor the personal and professional links forged by Hustad through a long career." -Paul A. Richardson and Tim Sharp (from the Preface) This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010. This edited collection was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010.

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Listening to Bach and Handel: A Comparative Critique
 Swain, Joseph P.
2023 1-4955-1155-3 324 pages
[This] is a work of traditional music criticism. It asks why these two German composers, born less than one month and 125 kilometers apart--cultural twins--could compose so differently from each other as well as their colleagues and yet both achieve universal acclaim as the greatest exponents of the Baroque. Finding even partial answers to this question naturally deepens readers' knowledge and appreciation of their art, and thereby amplifies the experience of listening to it. I wrote the book especially for those who love the music of Bach and Handel of course, but because their work underlies in so many ways all the music that came after them." -Joseph P. Swain (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2018.

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Liszt and England
 Wright, William
2023 1-4955-1084-1 320 pages
"The present volume is based on diary entries, playbills, programs, press reports, and archival material, mainly from British and European sources. As such it represents the first comprehensive analysis of Liszt's executant, compositional, and and literary activities in London and the English provinces. Also incorporated is a detailed listing of the composer's London publications and selected correspondence while in England. A final chapter focuses on major developments on the Lisztian front from 1945 to the present day." -from the Author's "Introduction" This book was originally published in 2016 by Pendragon Press.

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Messiaen's Contemplations of Covenant and Incarnation: Musical Symbols of Faith in the Two Great Piano Cycles of the 1940s
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1181-2 296 pages
"Olivier Messiaen, master of sounds, was gifted with an unusual visual sense. While his physical eyes always needed thick glasses, his inner eye saw much that remains hidden to most. Music and Color is the title of the only volume of conversations published under the composer's own name rather than under that of the respective interviewer, thus drawing the readers' attention to the importance Messiaen attached to one of the basic aspects of visual perception. ...Were one to move in the direction of inner perception, one would arrive at the dimension of contemplations and visions. This book aims to direct its readers' interest specifically toward the metaphysical, theological, and sometimes mystical visions manifested in the two piano cycles whose movements are compiled under the titles of 'visions' and 'contemplations' respectively." -Siglind Bruhn (Preface)

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Musical Taste as a Religious Question in Nineteenth-Century America: The Development of Episcopal Church Hymnody
 Rasmussen, Jane
1986 0-88946-664-5 632 pages
A study of music in the Episcopal Church from 1804 to 1859, based on research in church periodicals and other ecclesiastical writings.

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New Music of the Nordic Countries
 White, John D.
2023 1-4955-1162-6 600 pages
This book consists of five parts. Each part offers an overview of new music in a specific Nordic country--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. For more details about each part, please see the "Table of Contents" section below. This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2002.

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Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace: Reconstruction Score of the Original Choreography for Le Sacre du Printemps
 Hodson, Millicent
2023 1-4955-1166-9 208 pages
For more than seven decades historians regarded "Le Sacre du Printemps" as the lost masterpiece of 20th century choreography. Despite this reputation, or perhaps because of it, no attempt was made to reconstruct the original dance during the lifetime of the choreographer. As well known as the music by Igor Stravinsky has become, relatively few people realized, until the 1987 reconstruction of this ballet, that it was first choreographed by the celebrated dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky." -Millicent Hodson [Preface]

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Norway's Greatest 19th Century Musician: The Extraordinary Life of Ole Bull
 Herresthal, Harald
2023 1-4955-1150-2 456 pages
This is a softcover book. The book is written for all readers and includes informative paragraphs inserted into the text to explain terms and offer biographical information of people mentioned. "This book tells the story of how a young boy from Bergen could become world-famous.... You will come with Ole on his concert tours and get to know many of the famous people he met on his way. At the same time, you will be on a journey in history and can learn a little of what it was like to be an artist and a person more than 150 years ago," (Authors' Foreword).

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On Truth: What We Were, What We Are, What We Ought to Be
 Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste
2023 1-4955-1119-7 408 pages
André Ernest Modeste Grétry (1741-1813) was one of the most successful and most productive opera composers of the eighteenth century. Although he was born in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, in present-day Belgium, he spend most of his life in Paris, making him one of those "Belgian Parisians". ...Much of the aesthetic debate at the time centered around the concept of 'Truth' in music and theatre. ...In 1795 Grétry started writing his essay 'De la vérité', that would eventually comprise of three volumes issued in 1801. -David Vergauwen

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Pied Piper: The Many Lives of Noah Greenberg
 Gollin, James
2023 1-4955-1123-5 428 pages
This is a biography of Noah Greenberg. "Before Noah Greenberg, a huge repertoire, indeed more than half of the entirety of Western music, was known only to scholars and was dry, dusty, and abstract even to them: the music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. It became Noah's mission to discover, explore and interpret this music and bring it to life. ...In his brief life--he died at age forty-seven, in 1966--Noah Greenberg's greatest service to music was to bring to life a wonderful repertory. But scarcely less important was his impassioned determination to have early music performed as it should be performed. That is, with due care for its sonorities and due respect for historical accuracy, but also--and above all--with expressive richness and fullness." -James Gollin

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Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1113-8 640 pages
"Marc-Antoine Charpentier knew, or knew about, all the sitters in this imaginary portrait gallery. During my long pursuit of the composer in European archives and libraries, these same individuals have become my friends. ...I have constructed my portraits from historical evidence alone." Patricia Ranum (Preface)

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Prophetic Trumpets: Wind and Wind-Chorus Music by Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner
 Kinder, Keith
2016 1-4955-1118-9 252 pages
"Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner stand at the center of European music in the nineteenth century. These two musical giants cast such broad shadows over their century that it is virtually impossible to discuss any aspect of Romantic music without making reference to one or both of them. ...It is rather surprising that, to date, their wind music has attracted little attention--an oversight this volume addresses." - Keith Kinder

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Recollections from My Life: An Autobiography by Adolph Bernhard Marx
 Marx, Adolph Bernhard
2023 1-4955-1129-4 232 pages
This book was translated by Stephen Thomson Moore. "At first glance, Marx's legal and musical careers are at variance; he himself makes it clear that his judicial work crowded out his music. But while the two appeared to pull in different directions, the conflict was in a sense creative: Marx the musician--or at least the particular type of musician he turned out to be--would have been unimaginable without Marx the lawyer. This sort of dynamic was evidently fundamental to Marx's character and method: one might be reminded here that Marx's notion of musical form was itself based in the energetic confrontation of rest and motion. If Marx's memoirs, therefore, come across as at times inconsistent, incoherent or inconclusive, that is an expression of the various competing forces that are at work in his personality. His attempts to express some of the contingency of the human experience result in a prose that can be seen as clumsy or garbled, but this is deeply eloquent of an era that was itself garbled, that was making itself anew with extraordinary vigor, and that was conscious of the complexity and conflict inherent in that process." --James Arnold (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2016.

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Recondite Harmony: Essays on Puccini's Operas
 Burton, Deborah
2023 1-4955-1169-3 348 pages
"[T]he thesis of this volume is that the diametrically opposed forces of the traditional and progressive live together in Puccini's music, embedded deeply within his harmonic constructs and in many musical parameters. The author hopes that the observations set forth in these pages will help frame Puccini studies in a way that helps to reconcile previously contentious issues." -Deborah Burton [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Richard Wagner's Religious Ideas
 Aberbach, Alan D.
1996 0-7734-8783-2 312 pages
Chapter headings include: Early Spiritual Dimensions; Reflection of Mind and Soul (The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin); "Jesus of Nazareth"; Encounters with the Esoteric (Hafiz and The Ring of the Nibelung; Schopenhauer and Tristan and Isolde; The Influence of Meister Eckhart); To Parsifal; Beyond Parsifal.

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Richard Wagner's Spiritual Pilgrimage
 Aberbach, Alan D.
1996 0-7734-8348-9 312 pages
Chapter headings include: Early Spiritual Dimensions; Reflection of Mind and Soul (The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin); "Jesus of Nazareth"; Encounters with the Esoteric (Hafiz and The Ring of the Nibelung; Schopenhauer and Tristan and Isolde; The Influence of Meister Eckhart); To Parsifal; Beyond Parsifal.

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Ruth Schonthal - A Composer's Musical Development in Exile
 Helmig, Martina
2006 0-7734-5736-4 404 pages
This is the first monograph about Ruth Schonthal, the internationally renowned composer whose works are performed worldwide. Parts of the work are based on conversations that the author conducted with Ms. Schonthal over the past 20 years. The book is also the first contribution to exile research that is concerned with artists that fled from Nazi Germany in their childhood. This is the English translation and updated version of Dr. Martina Helmig’s musicological book, which gained much attention in the German-speaking countries.

Ruth Schonthal’s unique and dramatic biography encompassed three continents and now spans eight decades. She was a composing and piano-playing “Wunderkind” in the twenties and thirties in Europe. At age five, she was the youngest student ever accepted at the famous “Stern'sches Konservatorium” in Berlin. As Jews, she and her family were forced to flee the country in 1938. Their odyssey led first to Sweden, then to Mexico, where she studied with Manuel Ponce. Paul Hindemith discovered her there and brought her to Yale University as his student. Since 1976, Ms. Schonthal has been Professor of Composition at the New York University and living in the Greater New York City area.

This book presents a case study in the area of research dealing with a specific exiled generation: those who were forced to flee from Nazi Germany before finishing their professional education. This is a field that has been almost completely neglected over the years. The book contains Ruth Schonthal’s biography, analyses of some of her outstanding compositions, and an examination of the ways in which the cruelties of the Nazi regime and condition of exile affected this younger group of artists. It also describes the cultural perspective they gained from living in various countries. Both the places of exile and the necessity of living, studying, and working in the midst of so many different cultures have had, and still have, many implications for the compositional process that go far beyond mere folkloristic influences. According to Lion Feuchtwanger, exile is no coincidental and peripheral circumstance, but the motivating force behind all work undertaken once in exile. This also applies to the younger generation of exiled artists.

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Sergei Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1 - An Annotated Reconstruction of Eugene Ormandy's Performing Version
 Yaklich, Richard E.
2021 1-4955-0843-9 216 pages
Dr. Yaklich breaks down and studies legendary Philadelphia conductor Eugene Ormandy's performing version of legendary Russian pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff's First Symphony. He also explores the relationship between the two musicians, professionally and personally.

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Tancrede: Tragedie en Musique
 Campra, Andre
2023 1-4955-1160-X 420 pages
This book contains facsimiles of the libretto (1738) and score (1702) of Tancrede: Tragedie en Musique by Andre Campre. It also offers significant editorial commentary by Antonia L. Banducci, James R. Anthony, and Judith L. Schwartz concerning the facsimiles, the work, biographical information, and wider scholarly context. This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2006.

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The American Piano Industry: Episodes in the History of a Great Enterprise
 Hettrick, William E.
2023 1-4955-1171-5 439 pages
"...I came upon the rich holdings of the New York Public Library in print copies of historical music-trade journals, which, I discovered, focused almost entirely on the American piano industry. ...My first significant use of this large body of literary material was my Newsletter reprinting of a selection of editor Harry Edward Freund's articles propounding his plan for a ritual bonfire of square pianos at Atlantic City. This event became a legend in the history of the American piano, and my fascination with the story led to my full study of the subject, which now serves as the basis of one of the chapters in this book." -William E. Hettrick (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2020.

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The Boston School of Harpsichord Building: Reminiscences of William Dowd, Eric Herz and Frank Hubbard by the People Who Knew and Worked with Them
 Kroll, Mark
2023 1-4955-1172-3 168 pages
"[In this book I] continue the story of the Boston School of Harpsichord Building...as told by some of the apprentices and successors still with us who have gone on to become successful builders, restorers, and experts in the field. Their eyewitness accounts add new dimensions to our understanding and appreciation of a glorious period in the history of harpsichord building." -Mark Kroll (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2019.

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The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and the Bow
 Banat, Gabriel
2023 1-4955-1122-7 560 pages
This is a biography of The Chevalier de Saint-Georges. "Now, over two centuries after his death, the legacy that Saint-Georges left to posterity is as multifaceted as his attributes: fairness, honor, strength, courage, and a passion for justice. But above all, he left us a musical heritage that has enriched our knowledge and appreciation of that most human of instruments: the violin." -Gabriel Banat ["Epilogue"] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2006.

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The Harmonic Orator: The Phrasing and Rhetoric of the Melody in French Baroque Airs
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1112-X 496 pages
"[Patricia Ranum] and I both believe in the inherent musicality of language itself and the necessity to treat music and written text on an equal basis. Words and their organization create melody, rhythm, and dynamics. ...Patricia Ranum's book reveals and explains to her readers this essential aspect of French musical art." -William Christie (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2001.

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The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), Vol. 1, Revised Edition
 Robins, Brian
2023 1-4955-1174-X 796 pages
"Until relatively recently the extensive Journals (History of my Private Life) maintained throughout almost his entire life by the English gentleman composer John Marsh (1752-1828) were known only to a small circle of musical historians. ...This present volume represents an attempt to bring Marsh's vibrant world to the wider attention of both scholars and a more general readership. ...I [have concentrated] primarily, although far from exclusively, on Marsh's interests in music, an approach one hopes would have met with the approval of the author himself." -Brian Robins, editor This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2011.

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The Orchestral Scores of Eugene Ormandy: Creating the Philadelphia Sound
 Yaklich, Richard E.
2017 1-4955-0584-7 196 pages
This work provides detailed annotations of Eugene Ormandy's scores with regard to his extensive alterations, particularly his modifications to orchestration, significant adaptations to dynamics, cuts and specific bowings. The goal is to give a glimpse into the making of "The Philadelphia Sound," or more appropriately, the "Ormandy Sound."

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The Temptation of Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler as a Spiritual Testimony
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1168-5 438 pages
"In the 1930s, Paul Hindemith, then Germany's foremost composer, found himself torn between three forces. The Nazi government demanded that he write music glorifying the Third Reich...friends and colleagues urged that he use his influence and speak up against the immorality of German politics, while his own deepest wish was to live exclusively for his art--to compose, perform and teach. In the midst of this dilemma, which eventually led to his emigration, Hindemith composed his opera Mathis der Maler." -Siglind Bruhn [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1998.

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The Trombone in The Renaissance
 Carter, Stewart
2023 1-4955-1083-2 480 pages
"The story of the early trombone has been told by various authors.... My book focuses on the Renaissance, telling its story through pictures and documents rather than by means of a continuous narrative. My objective is to provide a source book that will be useful to performers as well as scholars, one that offers the reader vivid snapshots of the early history of the instrument." -Stewart Carter (Introduction)

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Torn Between Cultures: A Life of Kathi Meyer-Baer
 Josephson, David
2023 1-4955-1117-0 324 pages
This is a biography of Kathi Meyer-Baer. "I first encountered Meyer-Baer while rummaging in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Room of the New York Public Library among the files of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. This was an organization established in New York soon after the formation of a Nazi government in Germany to help secure academic positions in the United States for scholars dismissed on racial or political grounds from their posts in Germany. Among the hundreds considered for funding from the Emergency Committee during its twelve years of operation were thirty-eight musicians and music scholars, all but one of the men; the exception was Meyer-Baer." (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Traditional Galician Cancioneiro Compiled by Cipriano Torre Enciso: Volume I: Studies and Volume II: Edition
 Castillon, Catalina T.
2019 1-4955-0743-2 1304 pages
This songbook contains almost 7,000 traditional Galician poems and, only for this, it can be said that this collection of traditional poetry is one of the most important of the 20th century. The poems were compiled by Cipriano Torre Enciso during the second half of that century. They were copied at family parties, traditional markets, traditional gatherings, songbooks, etc. Preliminary studies prepared by Drs. Xose Manuel Sanchez Rei and Catalina T. Castillion develop literary, cultural, linguistic and historical characteristics of all these traditional texts. Both works serve to highlight the enormous value of those poems.

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Treasures of the Golden Age: Essays on Music of the Iberian and Latin American Renaissance in Honor of Robert M. Stevenson
 O'Connor, Michael
2023 1-4955-1114-6 332 pages
"Over his long career [Robert M. Stevenson] has become an exceptional pianist, composer, teacher, and scholar. Few others can boast the sheer volume and ground-breaking nature of his scholarship, but virtually no one can also claim to have done this while producing compositions that were played by major musical organizations. ...His place in American musical history is secure and considerable." -Michael O'Connor (Introduction I) "The name Robert Murrell Stevenson resonates powerfully in the minds and memories of thousands of people, including admirers, colleagues, collaborators, and former students. This is due to his many decades of transnational labor in, as he put it, 'rescuing the musical heritage of Latin America.' It would indeed be impossible to calculate with any accuracy the impact that he has had on our knowledge and understanding of Iberian and Latin American music. Few if any other scholars have penetrated so far and so deeply into such a wide range of musical issues, from every region and every epoch, in every style of making music. And few scholars in any discipline have inspired so many others to follow in their footsteps." -Walter Aaron Clark (Introduction II) This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Unaccompanied Choral Music of Pierre Villette: A Conductor’s Analysis
 Burton, Sean M.
2008 0-7734-4967-1 140 pages
This study examines all fifteen unaccompanied motets by French composer Pierre Villette (1926-1998). The work includes documentation of the composer’s personal attributes, discussion of text-music relationships, exploration of compositional style, and practical observations for performance.

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Vers une Chronologie des Œuvres de Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Papiers Employes par le Compositeur, un outil pour l'etude de sa production et de sa vie
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1110-3 64 pages
Originally published by Pendragon Press in 1994, this book presents, notebook by notebook, the watermarks in the Charpentier autograph Meslanges, part of the grande réserve of the Music Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. (This is a softcover book written in the French)

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Vocal Settings of gitanjali ( Song Offerings): Fusing Western Art Song with Indian Mystical Poetry
 Rayapati, Sangeetha
2010 0-7734-1405-3 148 pages
This book examines the contributions of John Alden Carpenter, Arthur Sheperd, and Jean Cras to the dissemination of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjal (Song Offerings) through the medium of art song, in settings designated for a soprano voice.

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Voicing the Ineffable: Musical Representations of Religious Experience
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1167-7 326 pages
This edited volume focuses on various aspects of the connections between the sacred, religion, or spirituality and music. "Up to the Middle Ages, music employed for ritual expressions of faith in sacred contexts and for evocations ...was contrasted with music presented for entertainment." -Siglind Bruhn [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2002.

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Wenzel Johann Tomaschek (1774-1850): An Autobiography
 Tomaschek, Wenzel Johann
2023 1-4955-1133-2 156 pages
Johann Wenzel Tomaschek was one of the most significant and fascinating musical personalities at the beginning of the 19th century. A brilliant pianist, teacher, composer and critic, he was known as the Musical Pope of Prague. He was a friend of Beethoven and Goethe, and taught such figures as the virtuosos Alexander Dreyschock and Jan Vaclav Voriskek and the critic Eduard Hanslick. Despite the fact that he composed over one hundred compositions, including operas, concerti, string quartets, symphonies, songs and religious works, he is known today almost exclusively for his characteristic piano pieces, variously titled "Rhapsodies", "Dithyrambs", and most often, "Eclogues". Though these titles all have their roots in classical poetry, the pieces in question combine aspects of classic style with fresh, new and even idosyncratic takes on contemporary musical thought. *This Autobiography first appeared in installments between 1845 and 1850 in the periodical "Libussa". An annotated Czech translation appeared in 1941 and excerpts have appeared in English in The Musical Quarterly in 1946 and The Musical Times in 1974. This volume [published originally by Pendragon Press in 2017] is the first complete English translation of the work. -Michael Beckerman ("Introduction") This work was translated by Stephen Thomson Moore. (Studies in Czech Music, No. 5)

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Will Modern Dance Survive? Lessons to Be Learned From the Pioneers and Unsung Visionaries of Modern Dance
 Soll, Beth
2002 0-7734-7115-4 564 pages
This book examines the origins and growth of modern dance, demonstrating why it is a unique art form. The author includes citations from many critics, dancers, choreographers, and historians, and writers to contextualize her own views, as an academic, dancer, and choreographer.

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WILLIAM BILLINGS, AN EARLY AMERICAN COMPOSER OF MUSIC AND HIS SEDITIOUS SONG CHESTER The Cultural Significance of Tune Names During the American Revolution
 Brewer, Charles E.
2017 1-4955-0579-0 188 pages
William Billing's Chester is perhaps his best known composition, though the choice of name is atypical of his usual naming practice, since the name Chester occurs rarely in sources from Colonial New England, and the significance of his significance of his evocative text that has not been examined in detail.

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William Holder and His Position in Seventeenth Century Philosophy and Music Theory
 Stanley, Jerome
2002 0-7734-7165-0 252 pages


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Words and Music in Henry Purcell's First Semi-Opera, Dioclesian an Approach to Early Music Through Early Theatre
 Muller, Julia
1990 0-88946-495-2 520 pages
Although both the complete libretto (1690) and the full score (1691) of Henry Purcell's first semi-opera The Prophetess: or, The History of Dioclesian have been preserved, the work has never been fully discussed. In this study its relationship to the play of the same name by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger (1622?) and in particular the "Alterations and Additions After the Manner of an OPERA" by Thomas Betterton, actor-manager of the Dorsert Garden Theatre, come under scrutiny. With a line-by-line comparison of the opera with the only two published versions of the play extant, which are in the Beaumont and Fletcher First Folio (1647) and Second Folio (1679). Double numbering ensures easy reference to both Notes and Folios. The alterations are shown to be classifiable under such headings as late seventeenth-century theatre conventions, political expediency, providing scope for music and dance, and unification. The high degree of unification found in the text and particularly in the music, which is dealt with separately, shows that earlier criticism of this semi-opera as lacking coherence is unfounded.

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Works for the Viola by Pulitzer Prize Winning Composers: An Annotated Bibliography
 Weaver, Michael Alan
2006 0-7734-5737-2 184 pages
The Pulitzer awards in music have been representative of America’s best composers since 1917. Twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winning composers, three Pulitzer Traveling Scholarship recipients, and two Pulitzer Special Award winners have written compositions for viola solo, viola with keyboard, and for viola with orchestra. This annotated bibliography catalogues each Pulitzer award winner’s compositions for these instrumentations. Each entry includes information concerning the composition’s premiere, publication details, dedication, commission, availability, a brief description, a selective bibliography, and a selective discography. Only compositions originally for viola and orchestra, viola and keyboard or viola solo are included. Some works are for another instrument or viola, as indicated by the original composer. Transcriptions by someone other than the original composer and works written for another alto clef instrument, but not for the viola, are not included. Descriptions of compositions were gleaned from music critics, prominent viola performers, presidents of composer societies, the composers themselves, reviews in journals and newspapers, or from performance and recording program notes. A brief history of the Pulitzer Prize in music is included. Publisher contact information, along with their instructions concerning the acquisition of out- of-print, archive or made-to-order requests, is also included.

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Yella Pessl, First Lady of the Harpsichord a Life of Fire and Conviction
 Dower, Catherine
1993 0-88946-446-4 212 pages
Examines the career of Yella Pessl, a Bach specialist, virtuoso harpsichordist and pianist, authority on seventeenth and eighteenth century Baroque keyboard music which she wrote about and edited. It discusses her early years in Vienna; her American debut; the Bach Circle which she founded; presents four of her articles on keyboard music; includes interviews; recollections of Alexander Wunderer, her teacher; and a section on her musical sister who lived in Austria under Hitler's reign. It brings to light Pessl's disorganized years, life in mental institutions, and complete recovery.

Price: $179.95