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You may be interested in some of the newest releases as Oxford Press. Of note:
The Castrato and His Wife, Helen Berry
“The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century. Mozart and Bach both composed for him. He was nothing less than a rock star of his day, with a massive female following. He was also a castrato.
Ranging from the salons of princes and the grand opera houses of Europe to the remote hill towns of Tuscany, Helen Berry's compelling account of the unconventional love story of the castrato and his wife offers fascinating insight into the world of opera and the history of sex and marriage in Georgian Britain. Berry vividly describes how women flocked to Tenducci's concerts and found him irresistible. Indeed, his young singing pupil, Dorothea Maunsell, found him so irresistible that she eloped with him. A huge scandal erupted and her father persecuted them mercilessly.”
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(UK) Cambridge University Press -- 60% OFF Selected Humanities and Social Sciences Titles (till 30 apr 2012)
A reminder of Cambridge University Press’ sale on selected books with savings of 60% OFF regular price. There are some early music titles that may be of some interest.
Browse through the Cambridge University Press website catalogue for more information.
"Our vision for Musica Antiqua is very clear: with both of the founders being active professional early musicians, we feel we have a direct line to those performers and musicologists who are currently at the forefront of early music. Our aim is to provide articles written by the performers and musiciologists themselves. We intend also to bring a unique and creative design and layout to the articles in the magazine. Musica Antiqua will concentrate on music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and on bringing you all the latest news and developments from around the world." (Claire Bracher, Editor)
(US) University of Michigan Press - Recently Published: "Ornamentalism The Art of Renaissance Accessories" (2011)
Original essays by leading scholars on the significance of accessories in the cultural, social, and political lives of men and women in the Renaissance.
Renaissance people understood that honor and good graces were marked by being properly attired and by wearing distinctive ornaments. An examination of material life and fashion in the early modern period reveals the crucial role ornaments played in social, political, and cultural negotiations of power and identity.
(UK) Cambridge University Press - New Publication: "Performing Operas for Mozart Impresarios, Singers and Troupes" ( Ian Woodfield, Queen's University Belfast)
(A reminder from the latest Oxford newsletter of 22 Dec 2012.)
“It's never too late to find that perfect gift. There are still plenty of featured titles to choose from in Oxford's 2011 Holiday Sale. Don't miss this opportunity to save up to 65%.
Scandinavian Studies is interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (the supporting organization) has as its objectives:
- The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
- The encouragement of original research in this country in the fields of Scandinavian languages, literatures, history, culture, and society and the publication of the results of such research in the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies;
- The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.
Print ISSN: 0036-5637
OCLC NUMBER: 50609098
Included in the following packages: 2012 Premium Collection; 2011 Premium Collection
(IT) New at LIM (Libreria Musicale Italiana): "La canzone napoletana", "Enrico Radesca Musica sacra" and "Fedele Fenaroli il didatta e il compositore"
edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Quaderni del Centro Studi Canzone Napoletana, 1)
format: 17 x 24 - Paperback
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
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
(US) Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism Louis XIV and the Port-Royal Nuns (Author: Daniella Kostroun, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis)
Publication date: June 2011
“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.
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.
“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
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)
“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.
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
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
“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
(ES) November Book Listings from TRITÓ Edicions, S.L.: "Vocal Music: Music and Handbooks November 2011"
“El cant gregorià. Un model de música religiosa”
“Le Codex de Chypre (Torino, Biblioteca Universitaria J.II.9)”
Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut
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.