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Studies in Music with Text

Studies in Music with Text David Clampitt Studies in Music with Text. By David Lewin. (Oxford Studies in Music Theory.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. [xii, 409 p. ISBN 0-19-518208-1. $65.] Music examples, index. David Lewin (1933-2003) was doubtless the most significant music theorist of the last half century. Oxford brilliantly inaugurates its new […]

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Frederic Chopin: Mazurkas

Frederic Chopin: Mazurkas Jeffrey Kallberg No genre of Frederic Chopin’s oeuvre carries such an enduring aura of otherness than does the mazurka. This persistent strain of difference may explain the diversity of critical and historiographical strategies that exist to explain, contain, and otherwise frame the genre for our greater understanding. (Discussions of the mazurka seldom […]

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Freidrich Kuhlau in the Mirror of His Flute Works

Freidrich Kuhlau in the Mirror of His Flute Works Linda Hartig Freidrich Kuhlau in the Mirror of His Flute Works. By Arndt Mehring. Translated by Laszlo and Doris Tikos. Edited by Jane Rausch. (Detroit Monographs in Musicology; Studies in Music, 27.) Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 2000. [xviii, 103 p. ISBN 0-89990-091-7. $27.50.] To most […]

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Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Bach-Rezeption im 19. Jahrhundert

Das Bach-Bild Philipp Spittas: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Bach-Rezeption im 19. Jahrhundert Goerge B. Stauffer By Wolfgang Sandberger. (Beihefte zum Archiv fur Musikwissenschaft, 39.) Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1997. [323 p. ISBN 3-515-07008-7.] It is clear that Bach scholarship is far from finished with Philipp Spitta. Much of the work chronology he proposed in his […]

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Schubert and the Symphony: A New Perspective

Schubert and the Symphony: A New Perspective Peter Gulke Some fifteen years ago, on the occasion of the Franz Schubert anniversary year 1978, Brian Newbould presented what is doubtless the best performing version of the E-major Symphony, D. 729 (now available from University of Hull Press, 1992), and since then has contributed a number of […]