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(MT) Recently Published: Concertini Per Quattro Voci [Paperback] (Sep 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 12, 2011
“The eighteenth-century Sicilian Prelate, musician and composer Monsignor Antonino Reggio has been described by his contemporaries as 'a man of great intellect, erudite, and very deep in music, eminent for his skill in the art, and learning in the science of sound'. This short monograph highlights one of Reggio's works, a manuscript containing twenty quartets set for three voices. The work is unusually set for three sopranos and a contralto in the 'duetto notturno' style. The current work outlines the history of the three extant manuscripts of the work and considers them in the light of the 'duetto notturno' style. There is a detailed section on the original Metastasio texts, together with a comprehensive bibliography. It is planned to be a companion to the forthcoming critical performance edition, in preparation by the current author. Also it is a prelude to a more comprehensive biography of Reggio currently in preparation.”(Amazon -- see link below)
   

(IT) New at LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana): "La canzone napoletana", "Enrico Radesca Musica sacra" and "Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore"

Contributed by Admin on Dec 10, 2011
La canzone napoletana
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Quaderni del Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana, 1)
pages: 126
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966619

Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V
by Anna Maria Ioannoni Fiore, Agostino Ruscillo, Romano Vettori
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Enrico Radesca di Foggia, 5)
pages: 14 + 253
format: 24 x 34 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966565

Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore
by Gianfranco Miscia
foreword by Guido Salvetti
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011(Biblioteca Musicale Lim - Saggi)
pages: 16 + 315
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
ISBN: 978870966541
  

(US) Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism Louis XIV and the Port-Royal Nuns (Author: Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011
Hardback
ISBN:9781107000452
Publication date: June 2011
288 pages


“Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism chronicles seventy years of Jansenist conflict and its complex intersection with power struggles between gallican bishops, Parlementaires, the Crown, and the pope. Daniella Kostroun focuses on the nuns of Port-Royal-des-Champs, whose community was disbanded by Louis XIV in 1709 as a threat to the state. Paradoxically, it was the nuns' adherence to their strict religious rule and the ideal of pious, innocent, and politically disinterested behavior that allowed them to challenge absolutism effectively.
   

(UK) Bach Network UK "UNDERSTANDING BACH, edited by Ruth Tatlow" Web Journal

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011

Bach Network UK is pleased to announce publication of the sixth volume of the web journal UNDERSTANDING BACH, edited by Ruth Tatlow. Full text of the articles, reports and editorial can be read online.
  


(CA) Call for Papers: Nota Bene Undergraduate Journal of Musicology (Deadline 09 Jan 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 07, 2011

“Nota Bene is currently accepting undergraduate papers for the 2012 issue. Submissions may be in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, and music theory. We encourage review articles as well as work offering a new perspective on the conventional essay format. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2012.
  


(IT) Recently Published at LIM: La canzone napoletana Le musiche e i loro contesti; Enrico Radesca Musica sacra Volume V

Contributed by Admin on Dec 04, 2011

New at LIM (Lim Editrice S.r.l.):

  • La canzone napoletana Le musiche e i loro contesti  (The Neapolitan song The music and their contexts) by Enrico Careri and Anita Fish
  • Enrico Radesca Musica sacra Volume V  (Henry Radesca Sacred Music Volume V) by Anna Maria Ioannoni Flower, Ruscillo Augustine, Roman Vectors
      

(UK) Book Announcement: SVEC -- Women, work and clothing in eighteenth-century Spain (Rebecca Haidt, Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 02, 2011
SVEC 2011:11, ISBN 978-0-7294-1022-9, xvi+346 pages, 35 ills, £65 / €80 / $110

“Combining cultural history, literary analysis, and studies in economics, material life and gender, Rebecca Haidt shows how clothing and display penetrated all corners of eighteenth-century Spanish society, and reveals the ambivalence of women who wore, traded, mended, bartered, sold, stole or created garments that came to mark their status in society.
  

(DE) Anton Höger: Lute Intavolations

Contributed by Admin on Nov 27, 2011

Anton Höger has made available his lute intavolations to those who are interested. Anton has been kind enough to make these available through downloads on the Mediafire website.


(US) New from University of Pennsylvania Press: "The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America" Tracy Neal Leavelle

Contributed by Admin on Nov 19, 2011

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus
Cloth Dec 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4377-2

"With great detail and imagination, Leavelle brings a nuanced approach to conversion as cross-cultural practice, paying balanced attention to missionaries and Indians, analyzing behavior and action, song and speech, rituals and relationships, and considering plural conversions in the context of a volatile colonial world. One of the best studies I have read on the subject."—Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College
  


(DE) New items published by TREE EDITION -- October 2011

Contributed by Admin on Nov 04, 2011

MANUSCRIPT SCHWERIN 640
Music for Angélique, transposed for Baroque Lute by Michael Treder The manuscript contains 144 pieces in different keys. As composers are identified Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Louis and Louis Lully, de Launay, D. Gaultier, Losy, Steffani, Dubut, Hardel, Dufaut, Gallot, Vieux Gaultier. The pieces are sorted by key. Preface by Michael Treder, review about the Angélique (history, existing instruments, music for the instrument)by Andreas Schlegel. List of concordances by François-Pierre Goy and Peter Steur.
French Tablature/Baroque tuning/210 pages/2 volumes
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(ES) November Book Listings from TRITÓ Edicions, S.L.: "Vocal Music: Music and Handbooks November 2011"

Contributed by Admin on Nov 03, 2011
The latest newsletter from TRITÓ Edicions, S.L listing new available arrivals. Of note: 

“El cant gregorià. Un model de música religiosa”
“Le Codex de Chypre (Torino, Biblioteca Universitaria J.II.9)”
   

(US) New at Oxford University Press: "Giving Voice to Love" (Judith A. Peraino) (Oct 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Oct 29, 2011

Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

ISBN13: 9780199757244
ISBN10: 0199757240
Hardback, 384 pages

“Grafting musicology and literary studies together in an unprecedented manner, Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut investigates French and Occitan "courtly love" songs from the twelfth to fourteenth centuries and explores the paradoxical relationship of music and self-expression in the Middle Ages. 
  


(UK) Recently Available from DanceBooks: "Cornazano's 'Book on the Art of Dancing (reprinted)"

Contributed by Admin on Oct 28, 2011
“The Noverre Press, exclusively distributed by Dance Books, is pleased to announce a reprint of Madeleine Inglehearn's and Peggy Forsyth's translation of Antonio Cornazano's 1455 treatise 'The Book on the Art of Dancing'.
  

(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.

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