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Early Music Books Published in 2004

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Jean-Patrice Brosse. Le Clavecin des Lumières. Details. 176 pages. Bleu Nuit Éditeur (2004). An English translation would be most welcome, based on excerpts published in liner notes to Brosse's recording of harpsichord pieces by Simon Simon. FR
Susan Parisi & Colleen Reardon (eds.) Music Observed: Studies in Memory of William C. Holmes. Harmonie Park Press 2004. 547 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Paul F. Rice. Fontainebleau Operas for the Court of Louis XV of France by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Details. 352 pages. Edwin Mellen Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Matthew Flannery. A Chronological Order for the Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti 1685-1757. Details. 348 pages. Edwin Mellen Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Richard Maunder. The Scoring of Baroque Concertos. From Clifford Bartlett's favorable review in EMR 103:22 (October 2004): "So here is the case for treating most baroque concerti as being one-to-a-part. It is very persuasive. Richard surveys the whole concerto repertoire from Torelli to Mudge, examining chiefly the music itself and the form in which it survives. By detailed argument from the music itself, he discusses whether there are factors that determine whether it makes sense for parts that are not explicitly solo to be doubled -- only rarely (chiefly in Dresden) is there any evidence that as many as three violins might play a part." 287 pages. The Boydell Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Simon McVeigh & Jehoash Hirshberg. The Italian Solo Concerto, 1700-1760: Rhetorical Strategies and Style History. 272 pages. The Boydell Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
David Rosen and Claire Brook (ed.) Words and Music: Essays in honor of Andrew Porter. Contributors include Winton Dean, John Roberts and Daniel Heartz. 356 pages. Pendragon Press 2004. US | UK
David Kidger. Adrian Willaert: A Guide to Research. Routledge 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Olivier Rouvière. Les Arts Florissants de William Christie. Details. 172 pages. Editions Gallimard, November 2004. Published on the 25th anniversary of the group. FR | CA
Denise Yim. Viotti and the Chinnerys: A Relationship Charted Through Letters. 316 pages. Ashgate 2004. US | UK
Lionel Pike. Pills to Purge Melancholy: The Evolution of English Ballett. 376 pages. Ashgate 2004. US | UK
Michael Kassler (ed.) Knowledge of J.S. Bach and His Music in England, 1750-1830. 464 pages. Ashgate, 2004. US | UK
Matthew Riley. Musical Listening in the German Enlightenment: Attention, Wonder & Astonishment. 198 pages. Ashgate, 2004. US | UK
Jamie C. Kassler (ed.) The Beginnings of the Modern Philosophy of Music in England: Francis North's A Philosophical Essay of Musick (1677) with Comments of Isaac Newton, Roger North and in the Philosophical Transactions. 258 pages. Ashgate, 2004. US | UK
Pierre Dubois (ed.) Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression With Related Writings by William Hayes and Charles Avison. 270 pages. Ashgate, 2004. US | UK
Susan Wollenberg & Simon McVeigh (eds.) Concert Life in Eighteenth-century Britain. 316 pages. Ashgate, 2004. US | UK
Anne Leahy & Yo Tomita (eds.) Bach Studies from Dublin: Selected papers presented at the 9th biennial conference on Baroque music, held at Trinity College, Dublin from 12th to 16th July 2000. From Clifford Bartlett's review in EMR 103:23-24 (October 2004): "There are three items of specific interest to performers. The most specific is J. Drew Stephen on Bach's horn parts and how his players dealt with the 11th and 13th harmonics (F and A). Hand stopping seems not to have been introduced until the end of Bach's lifetime; similarly the use of nodal vents. Letting the notes sound at the 'natural' pitch (as in Britten's Serenade) is rejected, so we are left with the need to lip them into pitch." 270 pages. Four Courts Press, 2004. US | UK
Barra Boydell. A History of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. 218 pages. Boydell Press, 2004. US | UK
William Weber. The Musician as Entrepreneur, 1700-1914: Managers, charlatans and idealists. 304 pages. Indiana University Press, 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Cécile Davy-Rigaux. Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers. Un art du chant grégorien sous le règne de Louis XIV. Details. 640 pages. CNRS 2004. FR
Marcelle Benoit. Les événements musicaux sous le règne de Louis XIV: Chronologie. Annals of music in France, 1643-1715. 404 pages. Picard 2004. Reviewed by Clifford Bartlett in EMR 101:11 (June 2004). FR
Johann Friedrich Fasch und der italienische Stil. Fasch-Studien IX, Anhalt-Edition Dessau 2004. Papers presented at the 2003 Fasch-festtage in Zerbst. Reviewed by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review 101:12 (June 2004). Authors include Michael Talbot, Janice Stockigt, Samantha Owens, Brian Clark and Barbara Reul. DE
Richard Semmens. The Bals Publics at the Paris Opera, 1716-1763. Pendragon Press 2004. US | UK
Peter Williams. The Organ Music of J.S. Bach. 634 pages. Cambridge University Press. (2d ed. 2004). US | UK
John Spitzer & Neal Zaslaw. The Birth of the Orchestra: History of an Institution, 1650-1815. Details. 624 pages. Oxford University Press, 2004. US | UK
David Tunley. François Couperin and the Perfection of Music. 204 pages. Ashgate 2004. US | UK
Richard Somerset-Ward. Angels and Monsters: Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera. 304 pages. Yale University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Albert R. Rice. The Clarinet in the Classical Period. 336 pages. Oxford University Press 2004. US | UK
John Haines. Eight Centuries of Troubadours and Trouvères: The Changing Identity of Medieval Music. 360 pages. Cambridge University Press 2004. US | UK
John Haines & Randall Rosenfeld (eds.) Music and Medieval Manuscripts: Paleography and Performance. 472 pages. Ashgate 2004. US | UK
Joel Speerstra. Bach and the Pedal Clavichord. University of Rochester Press 2004. 280 pages. US | UK
Stephen Bonta. Studies in Italian Sacred Instrumental Music in the 17th Century. c.320 pages. Details. Ashgate 2004. US | UK
Alexander J. Fisher. Music and Religious Identity in Counter-reformation Augsburg, 1580-1630. Reviewed by Clifford Bartlett in EMR 103:22-23 (October 2004). 362 pages. Ashgate 2004. US | UK
Jennifer Nevile. The Eloquent Body: Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy. Indiana University Press 2004. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
F.M. Scherer. Quarter Notes and Bank Notes: The economics of music composition in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. 256 pages. Princeton University Press, 2004. US | UK
Edmund J. Goehring. Three Modes of Perception in Mozart: The Philosophical, Pastoral and Comic in "Cosi Fan Tutte". 325 pages. Cambridge University Press, 2004. US | UK
Kenneth Kreitner. The Church Music of Fifteenth-Century Spain. 198 pages. The Boydell Press, 2004. US | UK
Georgie Durosoir. Les ballets de la cour de France au XVIIe Siécle. (In French.) Éditions Papillon 2004. FR
Philippe Beaussant. Préludes, Fougasses et Variations. Nouvelles Recettes "Baroqueuses". French early music performers share their favorite baroque recipes. 416 pages. Actes Sud 2004. FR | CA
Thomas Steiner (ed.) Instruments à claviers, expressivité et flexibilité sonore / Keyboard Instruments: Flexibility of Sound and Expression. (Actes des Rencontres internationales harmoniques Lausanne 2002). Details. Mostly in English. Includes articles by Michael Cole, Derek Adlam, Paul Poletti, Michael Latcham, William Jurgenson, Christopher Clarke and Stephen Birkett. (Peter Lang, Berne 2004). ISBN: 3039203443.
Judy Tarling. The Weapons of Rhetoric: A Performer's Guide. It "shows how the performing techniques used in oratory from ancient times were later used in the performance of music during the renaissance and baroque periods." Details. 271 pages. Corda Music Publications 2004.

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