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(UK) From Cambridge University Press: "The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach" by Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 21, 2011
“Using novels and autobiographies from Bach's Germany, Stephen Rose suggests new ways of interpreting the lives and social status of musicians. The study focuses on satirical novels written by musicians that describe the lives of performers and composers, as well as the autobiographies of Bach's contemporaries. 
  

(US) New at J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC: New Catalogues of "Mozart Books" and of "On Violins & Violin Makers"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
Available through their website, J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC., MOZART: Printed Music, Manuscript Facsimiles, Libretti and Books as well as books related to “Violins & Violin Makers”. The list of available Mozart era artifacts looks interesting.
  

(US) New from Palgrave Macmillan's Early Modern Literature in History series: "Early Modern Women in Conversation" by Katherine R. Larson (02 sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 17, 2011
While not directly related to music, this may lead to a better understanding of early music societal-related behavior. (ed.)

“To converse is, in its most fundamental sense, to engage with society. The potency of conversation as an early modern social networking tool is complicated, however, both by its gendered status in the period and by its conflation of verbal and physical interaction.
  

(UK) Early Music Online: 500 Year Old Music Editions Digitised

Contributed by Admin on Oct 16, 2011
“Many of the British Library’s rare or unique 16th-century music editions are now freely available online, thanks to a partnership between Royal Holloway, University of London, the British Library and JISC.
  

(US) Smithsonian Magazine: "The Top 10 Books Lost to Time"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 08, 2011

Great written works from authors such as Shakespeare and Jane Austen that you'll never have a chance to read by Megan Gambino
Smithsonian.com
September 20, 2011

While not directly related to the early music field, some of this information may add to historical facts helping us better understand historical incidents influencing such era in music. Read of 10 authors and mishaps to some of their works.  -- EarlyMusicNews.Org editor
  


(IT) Recently Published: "Beyond Notes" (LIM Editrice srl)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 07, 2011

Improvisation in Western Music of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
edited by
Rudolf Rasch

Edition: Brepols 2011 (Speculum Musicae 16)
Pages: 14 + 768
Format: 17 x 24 - bound
ISBN: 9782503542447

Summary
  

(NL) MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN: New Publications Available (Jul-Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 06, 2011

From MUZIEKHANDEL SAUL B. GROEN, many new titles available on their catalogues:

MUSIC & LITERATURE July - September  2011
MUSIC


NB: in each section the music has been listed in chronological order

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS
Kerll, J.C.  11 Organ works from the Neresheim organ book, c.1670, wrongly attributed to J.C. Kerll and 2 pieces by by J.B. Moggi and L. Haydt
Fasolo, G.B. "Annuale", 1645: 56 organ works: hymns, masses, magnificats, ricercars,canzonas, fugues; complete edition; set of 5 volumes
Lübeck, V. Complete organ works; ed. Harald Vogel  …

  


(US) Opera Today: "GOEHRING: Three modes of perception in Mozart — the philosophical, pastoral, and comic in Così fan tutte" (Book review by Dr. Brad Eden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 03, 2011
“According to the book jacket, this is the first major scholarly study of Così fan tutte, considered to be one of Mozart's least-understood operas and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's most interesting text. Così fan tutte has been studied extensively, despite the broad assertion stated in the book. What the author of this study brings to the reader, which others have not, is a detailed examination of the philosophical, pastoral, and comic background of the libretto, characters, and music of the opera.
  

(IT) New at LIM Editrice SRL: "Balbi e il suo tempo"

Contributed by Admin on Sep 30, 2011

“Balbi and his time
by Alberto Da Ros and Stefano Lorenzetti
with a foreword by Giulio Cattin

Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
Pages: 19 + 87
Format: 14 x 21 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966503

Paolo Da Col
Ai confini della Serenissima

Stefano Lorenzetti
Ludovico Balbi ‘magister musicae’ nel Veneto del secondo Cinquecento

Vittorio Bolcato
L’eredità musicale di Costanzo Porta nelle composizioni di Ludovico Balbi

Piervito Malusà
Il manoscritto di Feltre
  


(DE) "Bach and the “Snake-Fire-Sprayers” - Fire-Fighting Regulations and Equipment During Bach’s Time in Leipzig"

Contributed by Admin on Sep 29, 2011
Commentary and Translation by Thomas Braatz

“One might rightfully ask how this topic will enhance our understanding of Bach’s life and music. For this I do not have a reasonable answer. Perhaps this topic was selected out of frustration that other digitized scholarly sources like the 1733 revision of the Schulordnung for the Leipzig Thomasschule are not available online.
  

(IT) Recently Published at LIM Editrice srl, "Pianoforte, organo e attività musicale in Italia nel XIX e XX secolo"

Contributed by Admin on Sep 23, 2011

(Piano, organ and musical activities in Italy in the nineteenth and twentieth century)

Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Music Library Lim - Wise)
Pages: 20 + 440
Format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966527


(US) New publications by Natasha Korda (Author)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 16, 2011

Brought to our attention on the “Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW)” mailing list, the following books have been published on the subject of women’s work in the arts:

Labors Lost: Women's Work and the Early Modern English Stage (University of Pennsylvania Press), examines women's unacknowledged contributions to theatrical production in Shakespeare's time.

Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama (Ashgate Press), is an essay collection co-edited with Michelle M. Dowd, and includes a number of essays that focus on gender and women's work. Ashgate Press offers a 20% discount to SSEMW members.


(US) Newly published at WLSCM (The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 14, 2011
“Carlo Donato Cossoni, Two Litanies and Four Antiphons, Op. 11 (1671) for Double Choir and Organ, ed. by Pyrros Bamichas” can now be found on the WLSCM catalogue pages. 
  

(UK) New publication from Dance Books - an unusual view of Cyril Beaumont

Contributed by Admin on Sep 13, 2011
“For more than fifity years, Cyril W. Beaumont, the British dance writer, publisher, bookseller, critic and historian ran his famous bookshop in London's Charing Cross Road. Beaumont was known to a vast number of people in almost every part of the world, and virtually every dancer in the world visited his shop at one time or another. His knowledge of ballet was formidable and for this he was greatly respected and admired.
  

(UK) Pre-orders for "The Cambridge History of Victorian Literature" (Cambridge University Press)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 12, 2011

Not yet published - available from February 2012 

Edited by: Kate Flint, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Hardback
Series: The New Cambridge History of English Literature
ISBN: 9780521846257

“This collaborative History aims to become the standard work on Victorian literature for the twenty-first century. Well-known scholars introduce readers to their particular fields, discuss influential critical debates and offer illuminating contextual detail to situate authors and works in their wider cultural and historical contexts.


(IT) Recently Published: Rivista Italiana Di Musicologia XLVI-2011 (LIM Editrice srl)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 12, 2011

Annual periodical of the“Socità Italian di Musicolgia” Marco Gozzi, director

Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, 46)
Pages: 340 +
ISBN: 978870966411


(UK) Newly published from Ashgate Publishing Group: "The Music Trade in Georgian England"

Contributed by Admin on Sep 04, 2011

(Edited by Michael Kassler, Michael Kassler and Associates, Australia)
Published
: August 2011
ISBN:
978-0-7546-6065-1

“In contrast to today's music industry, whose principal products are recorded songs sold to customers round the world, the music trade in Georgian England was based upon London firms that published and sold printed music and manufactured and sold instruments on which this music could be played. The destruction of business records and other primary sources has hampered investigation of this trade, but recent research into legal proceedings, apprenticeship registers, surviving correspondence and other archived documentation has enabled aspects of its workings to be reconstructed. 
  


(US) New from Oxford University Press: "Dividing the Spoils The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire" (Author: Robin Waterfield)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 02, 2011

A Gripping Account of One of the Great Forgotten Wars of History

ISBN: 9780195395235
Hardback, May 2011, 304 pp.
List Price: $27.95

“Alexander the Great conquered an enormous empire—stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent—and his death triggered forty bloody years of world-changing warfare. These were years filled with high adventure, intrigue, passion, assassinations, dynastic marriages, treachery, shifting alliances, and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield. And while the men fought on the field, the women, such as Alexander’s mother Olympias, schemed from their palaces and pavilions.  …
  


(UK) New at Ashgate Publishing: "Rethinking the Baroque"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 03, 2011
“Rethinking the Baroque explores a tension. In recent years the idea of ‘baroque’ or ‘the baroque’ has been seized upon by scholars from a range of disciplines and the term ‘baroque’ has consequently been much in evidence in writings on contemporary culture, especially architecture and entertainment. Most of the scholars concerned have little knowledge of the art, literature, and history of the period usually associated with the baroque. A gulf has arisen. On the one hand, there are scholars who are deeply immersed in historical period, who shy away from abstraction, and who have remained often oblivious to the convulsions surrounding the term ‘baroque’; on the other, there are theorists and scholars of contemporary theory who have largely ignored baroque art and architecture. This book explores what happens when these worlds mesh. 
  

(US) OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES ONLINE "New Publishing Opportunity for Doctoral Students at the Dissertation Level"

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2011
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is delighted to announce a new publishing opportunity for doctoral students at the dissertation level. The OBO Music Graduate Student Article Award is an annual competition aimed at offering experienced doctoral candidates an opportunity to contribute an OBO article based on their dissertation research. This invitation-only competition is a way for graduate students to draw attention to their work while also adding a peer-reviewed publication to their CVs.
  

(ES) Catalan Organ Music from the XVIIth Century

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2011

Catalan Organ Music from the XVIIth century from the Trito catalogue.

“Tritó Edicions is a Catalan music publishers specialised in the Catalan, Spanish and Ibero-American repertoire.
   

(AU) "Giovanni Antonio Terzi and the Lute Intabulations of late sixteenth-century Italy" (Doctoral Thesis Author: Suzanne E. Court, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 28, 2011
“This dissertation is an analysis of Giovanni Antonio Terzi's lute intabulations contained in his two Venetian lute books of 1593 and 1599. These works are discussed in relation to other lute intabulations in sixteenth-century Italian prints and manuscripts. The dissertation discusses the origins of lute intabulations, its philosophical background and performance practice. Terzi's style of ornamentation in comparison with his contemporaries is central to the discussion.
  

(FR) New publications at Symétrie: "French Society of Musicology: scores of Esther and Athalie"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 27, 2011

New additions to the Symétrie catalogue: 

“French Society of Musicology: scores of Esther and Athalie”

Esther

Penultimate tragedy of Racine, Esther was written for the “Demoiselles” of the royal house of Saint-Cyr, founded at the initiative of Madame de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV. It opened in this institution a short-lived tradition of theater with musical interludes. The music involves a three-part instrumental ensemble (prelude, overture, interlude), a choir of girls from Esther’s retinue, solos and vocal ensembles. This edition displays for the first time the declaimed text, preserved in old spelling, and the entire music drawn up from ​​sources contemporary with the creation of the work.

Full score (foreword in French and English, 12 fac-siimiles)
156 pages
ISMN 979-0-56004-025-7

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(US) Newly Published at A-R Editions

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011

From the recently published A-R Editions Spring “Embellishments” newsletter, a list of recent and forthcoming publications.
  


(FR) New Publication of the French Society of Musicology: "Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789)"

Contributed by Admin on Jul 19, 2011
“The French Society of Musicology announces the publication of couverture de Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789) Catalogue du motet imprimé en France (1647-1789) (Catalogue of the printed motet in France, 1647-1789) by Nathalie Berton-Blivet.
  
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