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“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
Paolo Da Col
Ai confini della Serenissima
Ludovico Balbi ‘magister musicae’ nel Veneto del secondo Cinquecento
L’eredità musicale di Costanzo Porta nelle composizioni di Ludovico Balbi
Il manoscritto di Feltre
(DE) "Bach and the “Snake-Fire-Sprayers” - Fire-Fighting Regulations and Equipment During Bach’s Time in Leipzig"
“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"
(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
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.
Not yet published - available from February 2012
Edited by: Kate Flint, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Series: The New Cambridge History of English Literature
“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.
Annual periodical of the“Socità Italian di Musicolgia” Marco Gozzi, director
Edition: Lucca, LIM, 2011 (Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, 46)
Pages: 340 +
(Edited by Michael Kassler, Michael Kassler and Associates, Australia)
Published: August 2011
“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)
A Gripping Account of One of the Great Forgotten Wars of History
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. …
(US) OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES ONLINE "New Publishing Opportunity for Doctoral Students at the Dissertation Level"
Catalan Organ Music from the XVIIth century from the Trito catalogue.
(AU) "Giovanni Antonio Terzi and the Lute Intabulations of late sixteenth-century Italy" (Doctoral Thesis Author: Suzanne E. Court, 2010)
New additions to the Symétrie catalogue:
“French Society of Musicology: scores of Esther and Athalie”
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)
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)"
(DE) Recently Published: "The Schwerin Lute Book", "Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C and Partita in D" (Tree Edition)
New items published by TREE EDITION July 2011
The Schwerin Lute Book
(Schwerin Ms Mus 641)
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
- 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
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.
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
“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)”
Of interest in this issue: “L'Alcasta and the Emergence of Collective Patronage in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Rome” (Author: Valeria de Lucca)
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.