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(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

and
  


(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.
  

(DE) Recently Published: "The Schwerin Lute Book", "Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C and Partita in D" (Tree Edition)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 16, 2011
New items published by  TREE  EDITION          July  2011 

François-Pierre Goy:           
The Schwerin Lute Book

(Schwerin Ms Mus 641)              
ca 1650

This manuscript contains 86 pieces for Baroque lute and is the main source for the music
of the Paris master Germain Pinel of  whom we find many unica in this handwritten lute book.
Other composers include Dufaut, Denis & Ennemond Gaultier, Strobel, Dubut, Gumprecht
and Mercure. The edition comes in two volumes and contains a complete reprodution of
the manuscript as well as a large essay (in German) on this source and full index
and concordances  by François-Pierre Goy.
2 volumes / French tablature / Baroque tuning
Euro 40.-



(IT) Recently Published: Parnassum Journal Vol. 9 Issue 17 (2011 April)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011
ARTICLES
  • Graham Pont
    Reminiscences of «Rinaldo»: The Keyboard Transcriptions of «Vo’ far guerra»
  • Fabrizio Ammetto
    Análisis técnico-instrumental y de la praxis ejecutiva en los conciertos para dos violines de Vivaldi
  • Renato Ricco
    La produzione violinistica di Giuseppe Paolo Ghebart
      

(US) Recently Published: The Archimedes Palimpsest 2 Volume Set (Cambridge University Press)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2011
May be of interest to some. (ed.)

“In October 1998 a rather battered manuscript was put up for auction at Christie’s in New York. It appeared to be a Byzantine prayer-book from the thirteenth century but those taking part in the bidding knew that it contained an important secret.
 


(US) Recently published: The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal (July 2011 Issue)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2011
The Editor’s Desk

Welcome to Our July Issue
By Ian Howell
July 5, 2011


This month we bring you sev­eral pieces: I con­tinue to ex­pand on my coun­tertenor rel­e­vant vo­cal tech­nique se­ries with the in­tro­duc­tion of a help­ful ex­er­cise called “the flex,” Oliver re­views O Soli­tude – An­dreas Scholl’s lat­est re­lease of Pur­cell songs, and Bryan con­tin­ues his blog about build­ing a ca­reer. We also share a video from Be­jun Mehta’s re­cent Han­del CD, Om­bra cara.
  

(US) Recently Published: Early Music America (EMA) Summer 2011 Issue of Early Music America Magazine

Contributed by Admin on Jun 30, 2011

In this issue:

  • BEMF 2011: Celebrating 30 Years with Metamorphoses
  • Contextual Improvisation, or Why Swat Flies with a Frisbee?
  • Starting Them Early in Seattle
  • Profile: Robert Mealy and the Yale Baroque Ensemble by Craig Zeichner
  • The Rebirth of the Angular Harp by Bo Lawergren
  • In Conclusion: Playing a game of HIP Jeopardy! by Mark Kroll
  • Plus Recording Reviews, Book Reviews, and Sound Bytes (news from the field)”

(US) Recently Published: "The Journal of Musicology" (Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 25, 2011

Of interest in this issue:  “L'Alcasta and the Emergence of Collective Patronage in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Author: Valeria de Lucca)
  


(UK) "More historical dances" from DanceBooks.co.uk

Contributed by Admin on Jun 08, 2011
Author: Wood, Melusine
Published:
1956, 2010

Melusine Wood's previous book, Historical Dances : 12th to 18th Century, was in the nature of an introduction to the subject, each major period being illustrated by one or more typical dances. Here, dances are studied in relation to a definite syllabus, the first Elementary; the second Intermediate, and more difficult of execution. There are also helpful notes on 'Angel Walking', and on the varying modes of deportment during the Middle Ages and the 17th and 18th centuries.
  

(US) J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

Contributed by Admin on Jun 02, 2011
“Our firm was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, we have issued over 60 catalogues and specialized lists offering autograph musical manuscripts and letters of composers; rare printed music; rare books on music and dance; and original prints, drawings and ephemera relating to music and dance, and have come to be recognized as among the leading international dealers in antiquarian music and dance material.”
  

(IT) New title from LIM: Bernard Lortat-Jacob "Canti di passione" Fotografie di Bachisio Masia (2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jun 01, 2011
“The first documentation of a historical and musicological tradition of sacred music dating from the sixteenth century, during the engagement of the brotherhoods in the cultural and social fabric of Sardegna.”
  

(IT) Available From Libreria Musicale Italiana ( LIM): Recercare XXII/1-2 2010

Contributed by Admin on May 28, 2011

Recercare - Journal for the Study and Practice of Early Music

The following is the summary of this edition …
  


(SE) Dissertation on ”Lamenting and Mad Women on the Opera Stage” (Elisabeth Belgrano, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 27, 2011
“In the Italian opera world of the seventeenth century, laments and mad scenes were a genre in themselves. These scenes were often the highlights of the performances and the stars were most often women. The pure voice, the female singer and her capacity for embellishing and embroidering the music were objects of lively discussions in the academic circles of that time. The concept of ”pure voice” is once again in focus in a new thesis, the first of its kind in the subject Performance in Theatre and Music Drama at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  

(US) Vibration and Structural Acoustics Analysis (2011 October) -- New to be published by Springer

Contributed by Admin on May 25, 2011
“These papers where chosen from the more than 60 papers presented at the conference symposium: 3rd International Conference on Integrity, Reliability & Failure. Of interest to early music instrument builders: “Vibration Testing for the Evaluation of the Effects of Moisture Content on the In-Plane Elastic Constants of Wood used in Musical Instruments , by M. A. Pérez, P. Poletti and L. Gil
  
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