Subject Area: Music-Pendragon

A Catalogue of the Works of Ralph Shapey
 Finley, Patrick
2023 1-4955-1164-2 116 pages
"The purpose of this catalogue is to list the works of the composer Ralph Shapey, with additional information that might serve--among others--students, performers, and librarians. The catalogue information herein was gathered primarily from Presser Publications in Bryn Mawr, PA, where several files of program notes, clippings of reviews, and final copies of Shapey's works are kept. In addition, information was gathered from the holdings of the New York Public Library and Shape's private collection. The listing is as comprehensive as possible, inclusive even of certain early works withdrawn from publication at the request of the composer. Certain entries contain information sent to me by Shapey." Patrick Finley [Introduction]

Price: $119.95


Aldo Parisot, The Cellist: The Importance of the Circle
 Hawkshaw, Susan
2023 1-4955-1148-0 216 pages
"This book will explore the career of renowned cellist Aldo Parisot, using first hand interviews with him and his wife Elizabeth as well as material from written sources. The book will stress Mr. Parisot's solo career, and will also touch upon his teaching career. My argument will be that Parisot is an extraordinary cellist with a creative bent. Not only was he an exceptional interpreter of what composers put on paper, but he also made creative suggestions to composers with regard to how their music might be more effective on the cello and more effective in general. Composers such as Villa-Lobos and Martino tailored their work to his cellistic personality, and Parisot sometimes made suggestions having to do with composition along the way. For example, Villa-Lobos in his Second Cello Concerto wrote a slow movement similar to what he had done in his Bachianas. ...This book might be useful to all students of the cello as well as Mr. Parisot's students in particular, as there is much to be learned from Parisot's comments on the history of the cello, and also about the expansion of the cello repertoire and the history of cello ensemble playing in the twenty and twenty-first centuries. It might also be of interest to scholars in the history of string performance and the cello in particular, but it is written in non-technical language and might equally well be read by contemporary aficionados of the cello." -Susan Hawkshaw ("Preface") This book was originally published in 2018 by Pendragon Press.

Price: $179.95


An Annotated Bibliography of Guitar Methods, 1760-1860
 Stenstadvold, Erik
2023 1-4955-1079-4 212 pages
"The present bibliography lists more than 300 different tutors by some 200 authors, published during approximately one hundred years, c.1760-1860. ...[This time] period is not arbitrarily chosen. The middle of the eighteenth century represents an important break in the history of the guitar in that staff notation was introduced in place of tablature. Accordingly, this survey begins with the very first guitar methods in staff notation, published in Paris in the late 1750s." -Erik Stenstadvold (Introduction) Originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010, this is an oversized, softcover book.

Price: $179.95


Archduke Rudolph, Beethoven's Patron, Pupil, and Friend: His Life and Music
 Kagan, Susan
2023 1-4955-1128-6 356 pages
"This book is an attempt to provide a complete biographical picture of Archduke Rudolph; to survey and assess his total oeuvre, examine significant works in detail, and furnish a thematic catalogue of his compositions; and, finally, to present and scrutinize Beethoven's suggestions and corrections as Rudolph's teacher." -Susan Kagan (Introduction)

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Arnold Schoenberg's Journey from Tone Poems to Kaleidoscopic Sound Colors
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1076-X 368 pages
"Scholars and audiences continue to debate whether the development of European music unfolded in parallel to that in the other arts, literature and the fine arts in particular. ...The five principle chapters of this book follow the major developmental steps through which Schoenberg passes in the course of the years 1899-1914. The introductory pages of each chapter illuminate the relevant aesthetic aim in the context of a few typical paintings and literary works created at the same time, with the aim of highlighting significant correspondences. The glances at cross-disciplinary parallels arise from a twofold intention. They lead lovers of literature and the fine arts to the recognition that the stylistic innovations with which they are familiar from paintings and poems, sculptures and Prose, architecture and drama created in the years preceding World War I have their counterparts in music. ....[They indicate that] Schoenberg's development in this phase of his creative life to be unique." -Siglind Bruhn (Preface) This book was originally published in 2015 by Pendragon Press.

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Call to Dance: An Experience of the Socio-Cultural World of Traditional Breton Music and Dance
 Wilkinson, Desi
2023 1-4955-1121-9 164 pages
"This book charts the recent historical development of a valued and respected Breton popular cultural identity--both at home and abroad--through the invention and diffusion of an event, the fest noz. This [is a] unique, structured platform for the performance of one of Europe's most vibrant forms of traditional dance music. Informed by the techniques of ethnography, the discipline of ethnomusicology, as well as my own participation as a musician, learner, performer, and researcher, I ...situate the development of the fest noz to highlight its social, cultural, aesthetic, political, and economic significance. I also...convey something of what it looks, sounds, and feels like to circulate as a musician, dancer, and participant in the world of traditional music in Brittany, through forty years around the turn of the twenty-first century." -Desi Wilkinson (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2016.

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Confraternity and Carnevale at San Giovanni Evangelista, Florence, 1820-1924
 Garlington, Aubrey S.
2023 1-4955-1142-1 100 pages
"The Church of San Giovanni Evangelista (SGE)...stands in the heart of the city being one block up from the Via Martelli.... SGE came under the jurisdiction of the "Padri delle Scuole Pie" more formally known as the "Clerici di Madre di Dio," informally as "Scolopi"...in 1775 following the Jesuits' expulsion. The Jesuits had been in charge of the church since its erection in the late sixteenth century following a design by Ammannati. From the beginning SGE was intended for their use...." -Aubrey Garlington (Introduction)

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Dance Music from the Ballets de Cour 1575-1651: Historical Commentary, Source Study, and Transcriptions from the Philidor Manuscripts
 Buch, David J.
2023 1-4955-1163-4 200 pages
"In establishing my aims, I have concentrated on four I believe to be of highest priority: (1) Characterize this musical repertory and place it in its historical context. (2) Review past scholarship on this music, identifying controversies and accounting for inaccuracies and misperceptions. (3) Establish principles for musical performance practice. (4) Provide a reliable edition of selected representative works (based on the best possible sources) suitable for both scholarly study and practical performance, describing the sources and discussing their respective primacy, use and notation." -David J. Buch [Preface] This book was originally published in 1993 by Pendragon Press.

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Gilbert Kalish: American Pianist
 Freeman, Robert
2023 1-4955-1086-7 282 pages
"Gil's devotion to the music of our own time has been legion, making him the champion of three generations of living composers. If you were a senior master...you counted on Gil to internalize your language, your intent, and to breathe life into the marks on the page. If you were a young composer, you knew that you would have a powerful mirror held up for you in which you could see clearly where you stood, and where you needed to learn and to grow. ...His effect on the people fortunate enough to work with him--in any capacity--has been radiant. The pages that follow chronicle this extraordinary man and his influence. His story--which continues undiminished in the present day--is a joyous affirmation of everything we hold dear in our art and in our lives." -Robert Freeman (Preface) This book was originally published in 2021 by Pendragon Press.

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Giovanni Paisiello: A Thematic Catalogue of his Works (2 vols.)
 Robinson, Michael
2023 1-4955-1161-8 592 pages
"This two-volume catalogue attempts to classify and enumerate all the music of Italian composer Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) and to identify which sources purporting to be of his music are authentic. Since it was a common practice among performers, copyists and publishers in Paisiello's time to adapt and change a composer's music to suit themselves, modern reseachers of this period of music history should not assume that the contents of a score are as described on the title page[s]...or [rely on] library lists [compiled on the basis of them]. ...When commencing the research for this catalogue we, the authors, determined to visit as many libraries as possible to see for ourselves what was contained in manuscripts and printed scores of Paisiello's music. Between 1975 and 1982, we visited, either together or singly, 150 libraries and archives in 17 countries. ...[W]e also obtained by correspondence details of the Paisiello holdings of 41 libraries which we were not able to visit personally. ...[T]his catalogue is a significant step forward toward clarifying just what Paisiello wrote and when, based on the evidence of over 3000 catalogued items in 191 public and private collections." -Michael F. Robinson [Foreword] The first volume of this work was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1991; the second volume was published by Pendragon Press in 1994.

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Hérold-Herz-Liszt: Cavatine de Zampa (piano solo)
 Wright, William
2023 1-4955-1154-5 20 pages
"The Herold-Herz-Liszt Cavatine de Zampa, tastefully furnished with embellishments and minor melodic deviations by Liszt is published here for the first time. Liszt almost certainly performed it in Paris in 1832 prior to the latter part of April that year, that is, before he heard Niccolo Paganini play. The material that Liszt incorporated from a two-page "Zampa" autograph correction sheet held in the Albert Schweitzer Museum, Gunsbach, Alsace, exhibits Bachian ornamentation as found in the young composer's [1827] "Allegro Maestoso" manuscript, the opening measures of his Etude in F sharp major op. 6, no. 13 (S136). Schweitzer probably received the Liszt "Zampa" measures from his old Hungarian piano teacher, Isidor Philipp, during a three-day visit to the French capital at the end of September 1949." -William Wright ("Preface")

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Images and Ideas in Modern French Piano Music: The Extra-Musical Subtext in Piano Works by Ravel, Debussy, and Messiaen
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1108-1 428 pages
"This study undertakes to show that some music can be understood as portraying and nuancing, commenting on and interpreting a non-musical stimulus, and to elaborate in detail just how this is achieved in a number of small musical works. The result reveals that there is a wealth of possible relationships between musical components and the extra-musical stimuli that presumably brought them into being." Siglind Bruhn (Preface) This book was originally published in 1997 by Pendragon Press.

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Janáček and Czech Music: Proceedings of The International Conference (Saint Louis, 1988)
 Beckerman, Michael
2023 1-4955-1165-0 408 pages
"Although the majority of articles [in this volume] deal with Janáček, we felt that it was quite important to have sessions devoted to Czech music before the "national" period. Within the specific area of Janáček studies, we tried to encourage diversity by arranging sessions on the operas, analysis, the Danube Symphony, and also on the relationship between Janáček and his contemporaries and the larger sphere of European culture. Finally we arranged two sessions dealing specifically with scholarly problems." -Michael Beckerman [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1995.

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Complete Theoretical & Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte Part III
 Kroll, Mark
2023 1-4955-1173-1 144 pages
This book contains an annotated facsimile of Part III of A Complete Theoretical and Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte by Johann Nepomuk Hummel with commentary by Mark Kroll. "A permanent monument to Hummel's pedagogical skill...Hummel's goal was to create a virtual compendium of techniques, performance practices and aesthetics." Mark Kroll [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2019.

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John Baptist Cramer (1771-1858): A Thematic Catalogue of His Works
 Milligan, Thomas B.
2023 1-4955-1177-4 256 pages
"To compile a thorough catalogue of Cramer's compositions requires the author to deal with two large bodies of source material: the manuscripts and printed copies of music found in various libraries throughout Europe and America, and the citations relating to the composer's works found in newspapers, music periodicals, and music bibliographies. The main task of the author of a thematic catalogue is to close the gap between the two sources: to locate copies of the actual music for a work named in citations, and, conversely, to find documentation relating to each item of printed or manuscript music." -Thomas B. Milligan (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1992.

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Joseph Riepel's Theory of Metric and Tonal Order, Phrase and Form: A Translation of His "Anfangsgründe zur musicalischen Setzkunst", Chapters 1 and 2 (1752/54, 1755) with Commentary
 Hill, John Walter
2023 1-4955-1170-7 496 pages
"In our time, interest in Riepel's writing has centered, justifiably, on his general theory of composition, emphasizing form and phrase structure, as presented in the first four chapters of...Anfangsgründe zur musicalischen Setzkunst. ...The most interesting and novel aspects of his theory of composition--really an essentially complete presentation of it--are contained in the first two chapters, which are translated with commentary in this book." -John Walter Hill [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2014.

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Jubilate, Amen! A Festschrift in Honor of Donald Paul Hustad
 Richardson, Paul A.
2023 1-4955-1116-2 476 pages
"Hustad's work is recounted in this "Festschrift" in a biography and catalogue of works, and in appreciative recollections. It is paralleled in diverse essays, in more-formal studies, and in hymn texts and tunes. All were given to honor the personal and professional links forged by Hustad through a long career." -Paul A. Richardson and Tim Sharp (from the Preface) This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010. This edited collection was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010.

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Listening to Bach and Handel: A Comparative Critique
 Swain, Joseph P.
2023 1-4955-1155-3 324 pages
[This] is a work of traditional music criticism. It asks why these two German composers, born less than one month and 125 kilometers apart--cultural twins--could compose so differently from each other as well as their colleagues and yet both achieve universal acclaim as the greatest exponents of the Baroque. Finding even partial answers to this question naturally deepens readers' knowledge and appreciation of their art, and thereby amplifies the experience of listening to it. I wrote the book especially for those who love the music of Bach and Handel of course, but because their work underlies in so many ways all the music that came after them." -Joseph P. Swain (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2018.

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Liszt and England
 Wright, William
2023 1-4955-1084-1 320 pages
"The present volume is based on diary entries, playbills, programs, press reports, and archival material, mainly from British and European sources. As such it represents the first comprehensive analysis of Liszt's executant, compositional, and and literary activities in London and the English provinces. Also incorporated is a detailed listing of the composer's London publications and selected correspondence while in England. A final chapter focuses on major developments on the Lisztian front from 1945 to the present day." -from the Author's "Introduction" This book was originally published in 2016 by Pendragon Press.

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Messiaen's Contemplations of Covenant and Incarnation: Musical Symbols of Faith in the Two Great Piano Cycles of the 1940s
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1181-2 296 pages
"Olivier Messiaen, master of sounds, was gifted with an unusual visual sense. While his physical eyes always needed thick glasses, his inner eye saw much that remains hidden to most. Music and Color is the title of the only volume of conversations published under the composer's own name rather than under that of the respective interviewer, thus drawing the readers' attention to the importance Messiaen attached to one of the basic aspects of visual perception. ...Were one to move in the direction of inner perception, one would arrive at the dimension of contemplations and visions. This book aims to direct its readers' interest specifically toward the metaphysical, theological, and sometimes mystical visions manifested in the two piano cycles whose movements are compiled under the titles of 'visions' and 'contemplations' respectively." -Siglind Bruhn (Preface)

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Musical Terminology: A Comparative Dictionary in Four Languages
 Boccagna, David L.
2023 1-4955-1093-X 252 pages
"Our present system of musical notation can prescribe precisely what is to be played; however, it can only hint, and very vaguely at best, at how it is to be played. To aid the performer in the "how," descriptive terms are employed. ...[But] terms designed to aid can also confuse or obscure the composer's intentions unless there is a common musical understanding shared by both the composer and performer. It is with the intent to further that understanding that this compendium was compiled: to broaden the ground shared by the composer and performer by making available additional synonyms from which the composer could select suitable language and also to which the performer could refer." -David L. Boccagna (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1999.

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New Music of the Nordic Countries
 White, John D.
2023 1-4955-1162-6 600 pages
This book consists of five parts. Each part offers an overview of new music in a specific Nordic country--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. For more details about each part, please see the "Table of Contents" section below. This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2002.

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Nijinsky's Bloomsbury Ballet: Reconstruction of Dance and Design for Jeux
 Hodson, Millicent
2023 1-4955-1159-6 300 pages
This book is meant to share something of the creative efforts and results involved in reconstruction Vaslav Nijinsky's second ballet, Jeux, choreographed in 1913 to a commissioned score by Claude Debussy with designs and costumes by Leon Bakst. ...The book as a whole attempts to document the reconstructed choreography of Jeux. While it is impossible to record every decision and all the reasons for each one, I have tried to demonstrate the modus operandi for giving material form to a dance legend. -Millicent Hodson (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2008.

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Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace: Reconstruction Score of the Original Choreography for Le Sacre du Printemps
 Hodson, Millicent
2023 1-4955-1166-9 208 pages
For more than seven decades historians regarded "Le Sacre du Printemps" as the lost masterpiece of 20th century choreography. Despite this reputation, or perhaps because of it, no attempt was made to reconstruct the original dance during the lifetime of the choreographer. As well known as the music by Igor Stravinsky has become, relatively few people realized, until the 1987 reconstruction of this ballet, that it was first choreographed by the celebrated dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky." -Millicent Hodson [Preface]

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Norway's Greatest 19th Century Musician: The Extraordinary Life of Ole Bull
 Herresthal, Harald
2023 1-4955-1150-2 456 pages
This is a softcover book. The book is written for all readers and includes informative paragraphs inserted into the text to explain terms and offer biographical information of people mentioned. "This book tells the story of how a young boy from Bergen could become world-famous.... You will come with Ole on his concert tours and get to know many of the famous people he met on his way. At the same time, you will be on a journey in history and can learn a little of what it was like to be an artist and a person more than 150 years ago," (Authors' Foreword).

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On Truth: What We Were, What We Are, What We Ought to Be
 Grétry, André-Ernest-Modeste
2023 1-4955-1119-7 408 pages
André Ernest Modeste Grétry (1741-1813) was one of the most successful and most productive opera composers of the eighteenth century. Although he was born in the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, in present-day Belgium, he spend most of his life in Paris, making him one of those "Belgian Parisians". ...Much of the aesthetic debate at the time centered around the concept of 'Truth' in music and theatre. ...In 1795 Grétry started writing his essay 'De la vérité', that would eventually comprise of three volumes issued in 1801. -David Vergauwen

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Pied Piper: The Many Lives of Noah Greenberg
 Gollin, James
2023 1-4955-1123-5 428 pages
This is a biography of Noah Greenberg. "Before Noah Greenberg, a huge repertoire, indeed more than half of the entirety of Western music, was known only to scholars and was dry, dusty, and abstract even to them: the music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque. It became Noah's mission to discover, explore and interpret this music and bring it to life. ...In his brief life--he died at age forty-seven, in 1966--Noah Greenberg's greatest service to music was to bring to life a wonderful repertory. But scarcely less important was his impassioned determination to have early music performed as it should be performed. That is, with due care for its sonorities and due respect for historical accuracy, but also--and above all--with expressive richness and fullness." -James Gollin

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Portraits around Marc-Antoine Charpentier
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1113-8 640 pages
"Marc-Antoine Charpentier knew, or knew about, all the sitters in this imaginary portrait gallery. During my long pursuit of the composer in European archives and libraries, these same individuals have become my friends. ...I have constructed my portraits from historical evidence alone." Patricia Ranum (Preface)

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Prophetic Trumpets: Wind and Wind-Chorus Music by Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner
 Kinder, Keith
2016 1-4955-1118-9 252 pages
"Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner stand at the center of European music in the nineteenth century. These two musical giants cast such broad shadows over their century that it is virtually impossible to discuss any aspect of Romantic music without making reference to one or both of them. ...It is rather surprising that, to date, their wind music has attracted little attention--an oversight this volume addresses." - Keith Kinder

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Recollections from My Life: An Autobiography by Adolph Bernhard Marx
 Marx, Adolph Bernhard
2023 1-4955-1129-4 232 pages
This book was translated by Stephen Thomson Moore. "At first glance, Marx's legal and musical careers are at variance; he himself makes it clear that his judicial work crowded out his music. But while the two appeared to pull in different directions, the conflict was in a sense creative: Marx the musician--or at least the particular type of musician he turned out to be--would have been unimaginable without Marx the lawyer. This sort of dynamic was evidently fundamental to Marx's character and method: one might be reminded here that Marx's notion of musical form was itself based in the energetic confrontation of rest and motion. If Marx's memoirs, therefore, come across as at times inconsistent, incoherent or inconclusive, that is an expression of the various competing forces that are at work in his personality. His attempts to express some of the contingency of the human experience result in a prose that can be seen as clumsy or garbled, but this is deeply eloquent of an era that was itself garbled, that was making itself anew with extraordinary vigor, and that was conscious of the complexity and conflict inherent in that process." --James Arnold (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2016.

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Recondite Harmony: Essays on Puccini's Operas
 Burton, Deborah
2023 1-4955-1169-3 348 pages
"[T]he thesis of this volume is that the diametrically opposed forces of the traditional and progressive live together in Puccini's music, embedded deeply within his harmonic constructs and in many musical parameters. The author hopes that the observations set forth in these pages will help frame Puccini studies in a way that helps to reconcile previously contentious issues." -Deborah Burton [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Tancrede: Tragedie en Musique
 Campra, Andre
2023 1-4955-1160-X 420 pages
This book contains facsimiles of the libretto (1738) and score (1702) of Tancrede: Tragedie en Musique by Andre Campre. It also offers significant editorial commentary by Antonia L. Banducci, James R. Anthony, and Judith L. Schwartz concerning the facsimiles, the work, biographical information, and wider scholarly context. This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2006.

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The American Piano Industry: Episodes in the History of a Great Enterprise
 Hettrick, William E.
2023 1-4955-1171-5 439 pages
"...I came upon the rich holdings of the New York Public Library in print copies of historical music-trade journals, which, I discovered, focused almost entirely on the American piano industry. ...My first significant use of this large body of literary material was my Newsletter reprinting of a selection of editor Harry Edward Freund's articles propounding his plan for a ritual bonfire of square pianos at Atlantic City. This event became a legend in the history of the American piano, and my fascination with the story led to my full study of the subject, which now serves as the basis of one of the chapters in this book." -William E. Hettrick (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2020.

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The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies (second edition)
 Dunkel, Allan Victor
2023 1-4955-1131-6 156 pages
"A career in the arts can have many ups and downs; moments of elation and intense bliss followed suddenly by depression and futile hopelessness. The intensity that we have poured into our work will mirror the desperation we feel at auditions. This book is about pain--physical, emotional and psychological. It is about my personal experiences fighting the dark side of a beautiful profession. Taking an audition or having a stressful performance makes us look into the abyss of our own personal fears; fears as diverse and intense as we make them, ranging from the mundane to the existential. Indeed, performance is a microcosm of life condensed into a few minutes." -from the Preface to the 2nd Edition This 2nd Edition was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1989.

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The Boston School of Harpsichord Building: Reminiscences of William Dowd, Eric Herz and Frank Hubbard by the People Who Knew and Worked with Them
 Kroll, Mark
2023 1-4955-1172-3 168 pages
"[In this book I] continue the story of the Boston School of Harpsichord Building...as told by some of the apprentices and successors still with us who have gone on to become successful builders, restorers, and experts in the field. Their eyewitness accounts add new dimensions to our understanding and appreciation of a glorious period in the history of harpsichord building." -Mark Kroll (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2019.

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The Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Virtuoso of the Sword and the Bow
 Banat, Gabriel
2023 1-4955-1122-7 560 pages
This is a biography of The Chevalier de Saint-Georges. "Now, over two centuries after his death, the legacy that Saint-Georges left to posterity is as multifaceted as his attributes: fairness, honor, strength, courage, and a passion for justice. But above all, he left us a musical heritage that has enriched our knowledge and appreciation of that most human of instruments: the violin." -Gabriel Banat ["Epilogue"] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2006.

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The Harmonic Orator: The Phrasing and Rhetoric of the Melody in French Baroque Airs
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1112-X 496 pages
"[Patricia Ranum] and I both believe in the inherent musicality of language itself and the necessity to treat music and written text on an equal basis. Words and their organization create melody, rhythm, and dynamics. ...Patricia Ranum's book reveals and explains to her readers this essential aspect of French musical art." -William Christie (Preface) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2001.

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The John Marsh Journals: The Life and Times of a Gentleman Composer (1752-1828), Vol. 1, Revised Edition
 Robins, Brian
2023 1-4955-1174-X 796 pages
"Until relatively recently the extensive Journals (History of my Private Life) maintained throughout almost his entire life by the English gentleman composer John Marsh (1752-1828) were known only to a small circle of musical historians. ...This present volume represents an attempt to bring Marsh's vibrant world to the wider attention of both scholars and a more general readership. ...I [have concentrated] primarily, although far from exclusively, on Marsh's interests in music, an approach one hopes would have met with the approval of the author himself." -Brian Robins, editor This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2011.

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The Sound of Finnish Angels: Musical Signification in Five Instrumental Compositions by Einojuhani Rautavaara
 Stepien, Wojciech
2023 1-4955-1179-0 268 pages
"Many musicologists and music theorists investigating the music of Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928) explore it through a detailed analysis only on the syntactic level, leaving the semantic content aside. Such an approach...needs to be complemented by an understanding of its wider cultural context. The present study attempts to fill this gap by focusing on five instrumental compositions whose titles refer to angels. ...The aim is to explore the link between musical phenomena and their extramusical references both in the case of the individual works and in the composer's general aesthetics." -Wojciech Stepien (Preface)

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The Temptation of Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler as a Spiritual Testimony
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1168-5 438 pages
"In the 1930s, Paul Hindemith, then Germany's foremost composer, found himself torn between three forces. The Nazi government demanded that he write music glorifying the Third Reich...friends and colleagues urged that he use his influence and speak up against the immorality of German politics, while his own deepest wish was to live exclusively for his art--to compose, perform and teach. In the midst of this dilemma, which eventually led to his emigration, Hindemith composed his opera Mathis der Maler." -Siglind Bruhn [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1998.

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The Trombone in The Renaissance
 Carter, Stewart
2023 1-4955-1083-2 480 pages
"The story of the early trombone has been told by various authors.... My book focuses on the Renaissance, telling its story through pictures and documents rather than by means of a continuous narrative. My objective is to provide a source book that will be useful to performers as well as scholars, one that offers the reader vivid snapshots of the early history of the instrument." -Stewart Carter (Introduction)

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Torn Between Cultures: A Life of Kathi Meyer-Baer
 Josephson, David
2023 1-4955-1117-0 324 pages
This is a biography of Kathi Meyer-Baer. "I first encountered Meyer-Baer while rummaging in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Room of the New York Public Library among the files of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. This was an organization established in New York soon after the formation of a Nazi government in Germany to help secure academic positions in the United States for scholars dismissed on racial or political grounds from their posts in Germany. Among the hundreds considered for funding from the Emergency Committee during its twelve years of operation were thirty-eight musicians and music scholars, all but one of the men; the exception was Meyer-Baer." (Introduction) This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Treasures of the Golden Age: Essays on Music of the Iberian and Latin American Renaissance in Honor of Robert M. Stevenson
 O'Connor, Michael
2023 1-4955-1114-6 332 pages
"Over his long career [Robert M. Stevenson] has become an exceptional pianist, composer, teacher, and scholar. Few others can boast the sheer volume and ground-breaking nature of his scholarship, but virtually no one can also claim to have done this while producing compositions that were played by major musical organizations. ...His place in American musical history is secure and considerable." -Michael O'Connor (Introduction I) "The name Robert Murrell Stevenson resonates powerfully in the minds and memories of thousands of people, including admirers, colleagues, collaborators, and former students. This is due to his many decades of transnational labor in, as he put it, 'rescuing the musical heritage of Latin America.' It would indeed be impossible to calculate with any accuracy the impact that he has had on our knowledge and understanding of Iberian and Latin American music. Few if any other scholars have penetrated so far and so deeply into such a wide range of musical issues, from every region and every epoch, in every style of making music. And few scholars in any discipline have inspired so many others to follow in their footsteps." -Walter Aaron Clark (Introduction II) This edited volume was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2012.

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Vers une Chronologie des Œuvres de Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Les Papiers Employes par le Compositeur, un outil pour l'etude de sa production et de sa vie
 Ranum, Patricia M.
2023 1-4955-1110-3 64 pages
Originally published by Pendragon Press in 1994, this book presents, notebook by notebook, the watermarks in the Charpentier autograph Meslanges, part of the grande réserve of the Music Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris. (This is a softcover book written in the French)

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Voicing the Ineffable: Musical Representations of Religious Experience
 Bruhn, Siglind
2023 1-4955-1167-7 326 pages
This edited volume focuses on various aspects of the connections between the sacred, religion, or spirituality and music. "Up to the Middle Ages, music employed for ritual expressions of faith in sacred contexts and for evocations ...was contrasted with music presented for entertainment." -Siglind Bruhn [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2002.

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Wenzel Johann Tomaschek (1774-1850): An Autobiography
 Tomaschek, Wenzel Johann
2023 1-4955-1133-2 156 pages
Johann Wenzel Tomaschek was one of the most significant and fascinating musical personalities at the beginning of the 19th century. A brilliant pianist, teacher, composer and critic, he was known as the Musical Pope of Prague. He was a friend of Beethoven and Goethe, and taught such figures as the virtuosos Alexander Dreyschock and Jan Vaclav Voriskek and the critic Eduard Hanslick. Despite the fact that he composed over one hundred compositions, including operas, concerti, string quartets, symphonies, songs and religious works, he is known today almost exclusively for his characteristic piano pieces, variously titled "Rhapsodies", "Dithyrambs", and most often, "Eclogues". Though these titles all have their roots in classical poetry, the pieces in question combine aspects of classic style with fresh, new and even idosyncratic takes on contemporary musical thought. *This Autobiography first appeared in installments between 1845 and 1850 in the periodical "Libussa". An annotated Czech translation appeared in 1941 and excerpts have appeared in English in The Musical Quarterly in 1946 and The Musical Times in 1974. This volume [published originally by Pendragon Press in 2017] is the first complete English translation of the work. -Michael Beckerman ("Introduction") This work was translated by Stephen Thomson Moore. (Studies in Czech Music, No. 5)

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