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(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
  

(IT) Arturo Toscanini, the Director and Media Artist by Marco Capra and Ivano Cavallini

Contributed by Admin on May 24, 2011

Newly published at Libreria Musical Italiana (LIM Editrice srl) and compiled from a long list of contributors.
  


(UK) Did Bach really mean that? (Colin Booth, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2011

Deceptive notation in baroque keyboard music
by Colin Booth

“Did Bach Really Mean That? is a book which explores musical notation and the way in which composers of Baroque keyboard music used it.
 


(US) Songs in Motion Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied (Yonatan Malin, author) (Oxford Press)

Contributed by Admin on May 20, 2011
Qualities of motion and emotion in song come from poetic images, melody, harmony, and voice leading, but they also come from rhythm and meter-the flow and articulation of words and music in time. This book explores rhythm and meter in the nineteenth-century German Lied, including songs for voice and piano by Fanny Hensel nee Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Hugo Wolf.


(US) The Southwell-Sibthorpe commonplace book : Folger Ms. V.b.198 (1997)

Contributed by Admin on May 16, 2011
Folger Shakespeare Library, MS V.b.198
British Library Lansdowne MS 740
Anne Southwell's poetry

Poetry by Anne Southwell, a strongly Calvinist writer, appears in two extant manuscripts. It is possible that they were both assembled under the supervision of Southwell herself and/or her second husband Henry Sibthorpe.

As well as secular and religious poetry by Southwell, the Folger manuscript contains a wide range of miscellaneous material: verse from songbooks and poems by Henry King, Arthur Gorges and Walter Ralegh (none attributed correctly), prose texts by Southwell and others and memoranda of various kinds, including 'A List of my Bookes' (Cavanaugh 1967).
 


(US) The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century (Book)

Contributed by Admin on May 10, 2011
Of interest to our readers? Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition. Written for musicians and non-musicians alike.


(DE) Newly published at Breitkopf & Härtel

Contributed by Admin on May 09, 2011
From Back to Haas and from Lasso to Brahms, just a reminder to those who have not recently perused the catalogue pages of Breitkopf & Härtel. You may find something of interest for your performing tastes.
 

(US) Handel's Beasts: Explained, Illustrated, Complete with Musick (News from San Francisco Classical Voice)

Contributed by Admin on May 06, 2011
In Donna Leon's newly published Handel's Bestiary, she traces 12 of the composer’s animal references through history, mythology, and the specific arias featuring them.


(UK) Rudall, Rose & Carte: The Art of the Flute in Britain (Robert Bigio, author)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011

This book is a comprehensive history of the firm and contains detailed descriptions of the many innovative instruments they made.
 


(US) Newly Published at Organ Historical Society (OHS)

Contributed by Admin on May 02, 2011
The Organ Historical Society publishes books, a quarterly journal, an annual study of organs by locale, and also produces sound recordings on CD.
 

(US) Announcing WLSCM No.21

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM)

We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of No. 21 in our series: An edition of two spiritual monodies by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger edited by David Dolata and Margaret Murata.
 

(CA) Call for Papers: "Early Theatre: Special Issue on Women and Performance: Summer 2012"

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2011
From REED and the growing body of work by comparatists and theater historians, we now know that women performed at all social levels and in all performance spaces except the all-male stage, by Englishwomen and by foreign players.
 

(IT) New Titles from Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) SRL

Contributed by Admin on Apr 23, 2011
We are reminded to visit the web pages of Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM) SRL to view the latest additions of titles to their inventory.


(US) 19th-Century Music (Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 2011) -- available

Contributed by Admin on Apr 22, 2011
The latest issue of 19th-Century Music ( Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 2011) is now available on line.


(IT) Salvatore Carchiolo -- New Title from LIM EDITRICE SRL

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011

Salvatore Carchiolo
A wonderful harmony of perfection
Practice of Italian organ-harpsichord continuo origins in the early eighteenth century

The book offers a rational framework of documentary material relating to the practice of the basso continuo in Italy, from its origins to the early eighteenth century.


(US) Spring 2011 issue of Early Music America Magazine

Contributed by Admin on Apr 17, 2011
Early Music America has published the Spring 2011 issue of its quarterly publication, Early Music America magazine.


(BE) New Books from Brepols Publishers

Contributed by Admin on Apr 15, 2011
Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities.

The focus of its publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies and cutting-edge research.


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

Contributed by Admin on Apr 14, 2011
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Adam Franz Ginter: Life and Works edited by Michael Treder

Adam Franz Ginter (1661 ? 1706), a colorful character, has been one of the few castrato sopranos of Austrian origin, working in the court chappel (Vienna).

(US) Cambridge Introductions and Companions to Music -- Cambridge University Press

Contributed by Admin on Apr 13, 2011
Open the door to major topics, composers, instruments, and genres in music with our Cambridge Companions and Introductions to Music!


(UK) "More Historical Dances" -- New Title from Dance Books

Contributed by Admin on Mar 01, 2011

More Historical Dances
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.


(FR) Le Concours de Sous-Maître de la Chapelle Royale de 1683 (The "Sous-Maître" Competition at the Chappelle Royalle of 1683)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 18, 2011
For those of you who are interested in the intricacies of the politics of choosing a “Sous-Maître” at the Chappelle Royale.


(IT) Newly published at LIM - Libreria Musicale Italiana

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011
Visit and browse newly available 2010-2011 musicological materials at LIM Editions. Some titles include: “Venetian-Hanoverian Patronage in 17th-Century“; “Alessandro Rolla (1754-1841) -- Un caposcuola dell'arte violinistica lombarda“; “Una nuova fonte della trattatistica musicale settecentesca“; “Musica e musicisti ad Ancona nel XVI secolo”;  and more …


(US) The Performance of 16th-Century - Music Learning from the Theorists -- Anne Smith (Oxford University Press - March 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 11, 2011

News from Oxford University Press, the soon to be published paperback/hardback: 

The Performance of 16th-Century Music will enable the performer to better understand this music and advance their technical and expressive abilities. Early music specialist Anne Smith outlines several major areas of technical knowledge and skill needed to perform the music of this period. 


(US) "Counterpoints Publishing LLC" and "The Countertenor Voice: An Online Journal"

Contributed by Admin on Jan 27, 2011
Coun­ter­points Pub­lish­ing LLC was formed to an­swer the ques­tion, “who does a coun­tertenor have to know to get his hands on some reper­toire?” While the coun­tertenor voice has ex­pe­ri­enced a well-de­served re­nais­sance since Al­fred Deller stepped out of the choir stalls at St. Paul’s Cathe­dral in Lon­don, much of the mu­sic from the coun­tertenor’s Baroque hey­day re­mains bound up in li­braries, in il­leg­i­ble or pro­hib­i­tively ex­pen­sive scores.

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