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Stephen A. Crist (ed.) Bach Perspectives, volume 5: Bach in America. Details. University of Illinois Press 2002. 248 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Roberto Illiano, Luca Sala & Massimiliano Sala (eds.) Muzio Clementi: Studies and Prospects. Details. 512 pages. Ut Orpheus Edizioni 2002. US
Clara Marvin. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: A Research Guide. 350 pages. Routledge 2002. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Charles John Hall. Chronology of Western Classical Music, 1751-2000. 2-volume set. 1600 pages. Routledge 2002. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Giancarlo Rostirolla. Il "Mondo novo" musicale di Pier Leone Ghezzi (1708-1744). Skira (Milano) 2001. Details. Volume of facsimiles of Ghezzi caricatures of early to mid-18th Century composers and singers, which probably offer greater insight into their personalities than staged, formal portraits, and also provide valuable evidence about costumes and stage gestures. ISBN: 8881184273.
Bruce Haynes. A History of Performing Pitch: The Story of "A". Details. This study "refers to the original pitches of some 1,382 historical instruments, including cornetts, Renaissance flutes, traversos, recorders, clarinets, organs, pitchpipes, and automatic instruments from all over Europe and compares this information with music and written texts. . . . [I]t locates a number of historical pitch levels, discovers several that were previously unnoticed, and disproves several common myths about pitch." Scarecrow Press, 2002. 632 pages. US | UK
Rita Katherine Steblin. A History of Key Characteristics in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. 408 pages. University of Rochester Press. 2nd edition, 2002. US | UK
Melania Bucciarelli. Italian Opera and European Theatre, 1680-1720: Plots, Performers, Dramaturgies. (Speculum Musicae No. 7.) 227 pages, 33 b/w plates. Brepols Publishers NV, 2000. US | UK
Reinhard Strohm (ed.) The Eighteenth-Century Diaspora of Italian Music and Musicians. (Speculum Musicae No. 8.) 355 pages. Contents: REINHARD STROHM, Introduction; REINHARD STROHM, Italian Operisti North of the Alps, c. 1700 - c. 1750; NORBERT DUBOWY, Italienische Instrumentalisten in deutschen Hofkapellen; THEOPHIL ANTONICEK, Österreich: Ein gelobtes Land der italienischen Musik; SIMON MCVEIGH, Italian Violinists in Eighteenth-Century London; RUDOLF A. RASCH, The Italian Presence in the Musical Life of the Dutch Republic; MARINA RITZAREV (RITZAREVA) AND ANNA PORFIRIEVA, The Italian Diaspora in Eighteenth-Century Russia; ELENA CERANINI, La canzonetta italiana nella vita musicale londinese di fine Settecento; MICHELE CALELLA, Rivoluzioni e querelles: la musica italiana alla conquista dell'Opéra. Brepols Publishers NV, 2001. US | UK
Donald Burrows & Rosemary Dunhill. Music and Theatre in Handel's World: Papers of James Harris, 1732-1780. 1256 pages. Oxford University Press, 2002. US | UK
Eva Zöllner. English Oratorio After Handel: The London oratorio series and its repertory, 1760-1800. Details. "The extensive appendices include a complete list of all oratorio performances at the London theatres from 1760 to 1800 with vocal and instrumental soloists as well as a list of manuscript scores and contemporary editions." Tectum Verlag 2002. 365 pages. DE
Kerala J. Snyder. The Organ as a Mirror of its Time: North European Reflections, 1610-2000. 416 pages + CD. Oxford University Press, 2002. US | UK
James Tyler & Paul Sparks. The Guitar and Its Music: From the Renaissance to the Classical Era. 320 pages. Oxford University Press, 2002. US | UK
Maggie Kilbey. Curtal, Dulcian, Bajón: A History of the Precursor to the Bassoon. 303 pages. 2002. UK
David Wyn Jones (ed.) Haydn. Oxford Composer Companions. 544 pages. Oxford University Press, 2002. US | UK
Iain Fenlon. Music and Culture in Late Renaissance Italy. 320 pages. Oxford University Press, 2002. US | UK
Jane Clark and Derek Connon. The Mirror of Human Life: Reflections on François Couperin's Pièces de Clavecin. King's Music 2002. 125 pages. Reviewed by David Hansell in Early Music Review 86:6 (December 2002). UK
Tim Carter. Monteverdi's Musical Theatre. "This impressive book is the first to survey Monteverdi's entire output of music for the theater--his surviving operas, lost operas, and other dramatic musical compositions." Yale University Press, 2002. 336 pages. US | UK
David Ledbetter. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues. Bach Bibliography Review. Yale University Press, 2002. 280 pages. 40 b/w & 12 color plates. US | UK
Jeremy Montagu. Timpani & Percussion. Details. Yale University Press, 2002. 320 pages. US | UK
Ardal Powell. The Flute. Details. Yale University Press, 2002. Reviews. 360 pages. 42 b/w and 17 color plates. US | UK
Margaret N. Neuhaus. Edited by Ardal Powell. The Baroque Flute Fingering Book. Excerpts. Folkers & Powell. 2nd edition, 2002. 137 pages. US | UK
Daniel Leech-Wilkinson. The Modern Invention of Medieval Music: Scholarship, Ideology, Performance. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 350 pages. US | UK
Richard Will. The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 275 pages. US | UK
David G. Yearsley. Bach and the Meaning of Counterpoint. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 275 pages. US | UK
John Butt. Playing with History: The Historical Approach to Musical Performance. 276 pages. Cambridge University Press, 2002. US | UK
David Crawford (ed.) Encomium Musicae: Essays in Memory of Robert J. Snow. 773 pages. More than 40 articles, mostly by specialists in the music of Spain, Portugal or the Hispanic New World. Pendragon Press 2002. US | UK
Howard Schott (ed.) The Historical Harpsichord, Volume 4. Contents: "Harpsichord Decoration -- A Conspectus" by Sheridan Germann, and "A Fable Deconstructed -- The 1770 Taskin at Yale" by Richard Rephann. Pendragon Press 2002. 474 pages. US | UK
Susan Orlando (ed.) The Italian Viola da Gamba: Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Italian Viola da Gamba. 224 pages. Edizioni Angolo Manzoni & Edition Ensemble Baroque de Limoges. 2002. Reviewed in Early Music Review 85: 4-5 (November 2002). All thirteen papers are in English, some in excellent translations by the editor.
Annette Otterstedt. The Viol: History of an Instrument. Bärenreiter 2002. Translated by Hans Reiners. Originally published in German in 1994. "This book is a compendium and a practical guide for musicians and music lovers alike, putting a great many problems and questions relating to the viol, and music in general, into perspective. There is ample material concerning such topics as the great gamba players, the history of viol construction including regional developments, the musical role of viols, reconstructions and forgeries, and the practical aspects of viol playing." DE
Jesper Boje Christensen. 18th Century Continuo Playing: A historical guide to the basics. Bärenreiter 2002 (BA 8177). Translated by J. Bradford Robinson. 155 pages. Originally published in French and German in 1992. From the review by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review 88:3 (March 2003): "The period covered is 1690 to 1735. The instructions follow chiefly Dandrieu, Heinichen and Telemann, and are set out coherently and sensibly." ISBN: M006505496.
Wilfred Mellers. Celestial Music -- Some Masterpieces of European Religious Music. Details. Boydell Press 2002. A chapter on Byrd was summarized in Annual Byrd Newsletter 9:2 (2003) as "provocative ideas amidst outdated scholarship". US | UK
Meredith Little & Natalie Jenne. Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach: Expanded Edition. 288 pages. Indiana University Press, 2002. US | UK
Karl Hochreither. Performance Practice of the Instrumental-Vocal Works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach Bibliography Review. Translated by Melvin Unger. A revised version of a book published in German in 1983. 217 pages. Scarecrow Press 2002. US | UK
Robert N. Freeman (ed.) Joseph Haydn and the Eighteenth Century: Collected Essays of Karl Geiringer. Harmonie Park Press 2002. US | UK
Doris Powers. C.P.E. Bach: A Guide to Research. 350 pages. Garland 2002. US | UK
Peter Holman. From Renaissance to Baroque. Ashgate, 2002. US | UK
Mara Parker. The String Quartet 1750-1797: Four types of musical conversation. 330 pages. Ashgate 2002. US | UK
J.R. Mulryne & Elizabeth Goldring (eds.) Court Festivals of the European Renaissance: Art, Politics, Performance. 424 pages. Ashgate 2002. US | UK
Keri Dexter. "A Good Quire of Voices": The provision of choral music at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle and Eton College, c.1640-1733. 596 pages. Ashgate 2002. US | UK
H. Colin Slim. Painting Music in the Sixteenth Century. 358 pages. Ashgate 2002. US | UK
Anthony Burton (ed.) A Performer's Guide to Music of the Baroque Period. Contributors: Christopher Hogwood - Introduction, George Pratt - Historical Background, Peter Holman - Notation and Interpretation, Davitt Moroney - Keyboard, Andrew Manze - Strings, Stephen Preston - Wind Instruments, John Potter - Singing, Clifford Bartlett - Sources and Editions. 144 pages. Book + CD. Details. ABRSM Publishing 2002. UK
Anthony Burton (ed.) A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period. Contributors: Jane Glover - Introduction, David Wyn Jones - Historical Background, Cliff Eisen - Notation and Interpretation, David Ward - Keyboard, Duncan Druce - Strings, Colin Lawson - Wind Instruments, Richard Wigmore - Singing, Barry Cooper - Sources and Editions. 144 pages. Book + CD. Details. ABRSM Publishing 2002. UK
Giacomo Fornari (ed.) Liber Amicorum Albert Dunning in occasione del suo LXV compleanno. 788 pages. List of articles. Brepols Publishers NV, 2002.
Jérôme de La Gorce. Jean-Baptiste Lully. (In French.) 910 pages. Fayard 2002. FR
Alexandre Maral. La Chapelle royal de Versailles sous Louis XIV. (In French.) 478 pages. Mardaga (Centre de musique baroque de Versailles). 2002. FR
Philippe Beaussant. Le chant d'Orphée selon Monteverdi. (In French.) 207 pages. Fayard. 2002. FR
Xavier Salmon. Madame de Pompadour et les arts. (In French.) 543 pages. 600 illustrations, more than 250 in color. Based on an exposition held at Versailles in 2002. Éditions de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux. 2002. FR
Marcel Pérès & Xavier Lacavalerie. Le Chant de la Mémoire: Ensemble Organum, 1982-2002. (In French.) 240 pages. Desclée de Brouwer, 2002. FR
Anne Walters Robertson. Guillaume de Machaut and Reims: Context and Meaning in his Musical Works. Cambridge University Press, 2002. 465 pages. US | UK
Emma Dillon. Medieval Music-Making and the Roman de Fauvel. 318 pages. Cambridge University Press, 2002. US | UK
Margaret Bent. Counterpoint, Composition and Musica Ficta. 368 pages. Routledge 2002. US | UK
Andreas Giger & Thomas J. Mathiesen (eds.) Music in the Mirror: Reflections on the History of Music Theory and Literature for the 21st Century. 331 pages. Contents. University of Nebraska Press, 2002. Reviewed by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review 91: 1 (June 2003). US | UK
Rheinhard Jaud (ed.) ECHO: European Cities of Historical Organs. Multilingual. 159 pages. 2002. Details in the Organ Historical Society Catalog.
Johan Norrback. A Passable and Good Temperament: A new methodology for studying tuning and temperament in organ music. 156 pages plus CD-ROM. GOArt 2002. Details in the Organ Historical Society Catalog.
Clemens-Christoph von Gleich & Johann Sonnleitner. Bach Tempo Guide with 200 practical exercises. 176 pages plus CD. GOArt (Göteborg University) 2002. ISBN: 9197391662. Details in the Organ Historical Society Catalog.
Jacques van Oortmerssen. Organ Technique. 80 pages. GOArt 2002. Details in the Organ Historical Society Catalog.
Tobias Carlsson. On Dynamic Behavior of Wind Systems for Pipe Organs. 158 pages. Chalmers 2002. Details in the Organ Historical Society Catalog.
Robert Lundberg. Historical Lute Construction. 250 pages. Guild of American Luthiers, 2002. Details.
P. Besutti (ed.) L'oratorio musicale italiano e i suoi contesti (secc. XVII-XVIII). Olschki, Florence 2002. 606 pages. Details. ISBN: 8822251539

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