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Jonathan Glixon & Beth Glixon. Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice. Oxford University Press, 2005. 424 pages. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Gretchen Elizabeth Smith. The Performance of Male Nobility in Molière's Comédies-ballets: Staging the Courtier. 257 pages. Ashgate 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Kai Köpp. Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) und die Anfänge der neuzeitlichen Orchesterleitung. Dr. Hans Schneider Verlag GmbH 2005. 532 pages. DE
Catherine Cessac (ed.) Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Un musicien retrouvé. Details. Mardaga (CMBV) 2005. 416 pages. FR
Jean Duron & Yves Ferraton (eds.) Henry Desmarest (1661-1741): Exils d'un musicien dans l'Europe du Grand Siécle. Details. Mardaga (CMBV) 2005. 458 pages. FR
Helen Geyer. Das Venezianische Oratorium 1750-1820: Einzigartiges Phänomen und Musikdramatisches Experiment. Index (pdf). Analecta Musicologia Band vol. 35, Laaber-Verlag 2005. 433 pages. DE | FR
Rebecca Harris-Warrick & Bruce Alan Brown (eds.) The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Gennaro Magri and His World. Details. 384 pages. University of Wisconsin Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Christopher Hogwood. Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Details. 176 pages. Cambridge University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Alfred Dürr. Translated by Richard Jones. The Cantatas of J.S. Bach. Oxford University Press (June 2005). 984 pages. Details. A work-by-work commentary on the Bach cantatas. It includes all the cantata librettos in German-English parallel text. The most recent (sixth) German edition appeared in 1995. For the English edition the text has been carefully revised to bring it up to date, taking account of Bach scholarship since that date. Reviewed and recommended by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review 108:35-36 (August 2005). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
James R. Gaines. Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. 352 pages. Fourth Estate 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Mary Ann Parker. G.F. Handel: A Guide to Research. 320 pages. Routledge, 2d edition 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Donald Burrows. Handel and the English Chapel Royal. Reviewed by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review 107:28 (June 2005). 651 pages. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
David Charlton & Nicole Wild.  Répertoire Musical du Théâtre de l'Opéra-Comique, Paris (1762-1791). Royal Holloway Opéra-Comique Database Project. Pierre Mardaga (Sprimont, Belgium). September 2005. FR
Oswald Bill & Christoph Grosspietsch (eds.) Christoph Graupner: Thematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke. Grauper-Werke-Verzeichnis GWV. Instrumentalwerke. Favorably reviewed by Clifford Bartlett in Early Music Review 108:34 (August 2005): "A particular virtue of this catalogue is the fullness of the incipits: they are not as long as, for instance, BWV, but they are often on several staves making it possible to see the texture at a glance." The operas and c. 1450 (!) cantatas are not covered in this volume. 364 pages. Carus-Verlag 2005. DE
Richard Burnett. Company of Pianos. Reviewed by Richard Maunder in Early Music Review 107:31 (June 2005): "magnificently illustrated catalogue of the Finchcocks Collection (complete with recorded illustrations), together with Burnett's own account of the history of the piano". 240 pages plus CD. Finchcocks Press. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Ulrich Prinz. Das Instrumentarium von Johann Sebastian Bach. 701 pages. Bärenreiter 2005. Reviewed by Brian Clark in Early Music Review 107:28-29 (June 2005), who wrote: ". . . it works through every instrument ever used by the composer, attempting to give all the information one might ever want: the title (and BWV number) of the work, the movements in which the instrument is used, what key the work is in, what transposition if any is used, the range of  the piece. It also lists Bach's players and instrument makers with whom they would have been familiar (and often gives information on surviving originals)." DE | FR | JP
Caryl L. Clark (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Haydn. Cambridge University Press 2005. US | UK | DE | CA | FR | JP
Sébastien Gaudelus. Les Offices de Ténèbres en France 1650-1790. 301 pages. CNRS Editions 2005. FR
Catherine Massip. Michel-Richard Delalande ou le Lully latin. 160 pages. Editions Papillon 2005. FR
Andrea Fabiano. La "Querelle des Bouffons" dans la vie culturelle française du XVIIIe Siécle. Details. 277 pages. CNRS Editions, October 2005. FR
Anik Devries-Lesure. L'édition musicale dans la presse parisienne au XVIIIe Siécle: Catalogue des annouces. 575 pages. CNRS Editions 2005. FR
Michel Noiray. Vocablulaire de la musique de l'époque classique. 256 pages. Minerve 2005. FR
Dorothea Link & Judith Nagley (eds.) Words about Mozart: Essays in Honour of Stanley Sadie. 208 pages. The Boydell Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Roland Jackson. Performance Practice: A dictionary-guide for musicians. 544 pages. Routledge 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
John A. Rice (ed.) From Garrick to Gluck: Essays on Eighteenth Century Opera by Daniel Heartz. Collection of Heartz's essays written between 1967 and 2001, honoring him on his 75th birthday. Pendragon Press 2005. Opera Series No. 1. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Anthony Boden with Denis Stevens, David R.A. Evans, Peter James & Bernard Rose (eds.) Thomas Tomkins: The Last Elizabethan. 316 pages. Ashgate 2005. US | UK
Daniel R. Melamud. Hearing Bach's Passions. Oxford University Press 2005. US | UK
Owain Edwards. English Eighteenth-Century Concertos: An Inventory and Thematic Catalogue. Pendragon Press 2005. Thematic Catalogue Series No. 28. Details. US | UK
Keith Polk (ed.) Tielman Susato and the Music of his Time: Print, culture, compositional technique and instrumental music in the Renaissance. Bucina - The Historic Brass Society Series No. 5. Details. 208 pages Pendragon Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Peter Allsop. Cavalier Giovanni Battista Buonamente: Franciscan Violinist. 258 pages. Ashgate 2005. US | UK
Jonathan Wainwright & Peter Holman (eds.) From Renaissance to Baroque: Change in Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Seventeenth Century. 332 pages. Ashgate 2005. US | UK
John Harley. William Byrd's Modal Practice. 175 pages. Ashgate 2005. US | UK
Thomasin LaMay (ed.) Musical Voices of Early Modern Women: Many-headed Melodies. 464 pages. Ashgate, 2005. US | UK
Jeremy Barlow. Enraged Musician: Music and Cultural Contrast in Hogarth's London. Ashgate 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Tess Knighton, Juan José Carreras & Bernardo Garcia Garcia (eds.) The Royal Chapel in the Time of the Habsburgs: Music and Court Ceremony in Early Modern Europe. 512 pages. The Boydell Press 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Studies in the Printing, Publishing and Performance of Music in the 16th Century. Ashgate 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Paul Collins. The 'Stylus Phantasticus: Its Articulation in Free Keyboard Music of the Seventeenth Century. Ashgate 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Rob C. Wegman. The Crisis of Music in Early Modern Europe, 1470-1530. 208 pages. Routledge 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Mary S. Lewis. Antonio Gardano, Venetian Music Printer, 1538-1569, Volume 3. 616 pages. Routledge 2005. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Kevin C. Karnes (ed.) A Briefe Introduction to the Skill of Song (1596) by William Bathe. 160 pages. Ashgate 2005. US | UK
Bonnie Gordon. Monteverdi's Unruly Women: The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy. 320 pages. Cambridge University Press 2005. US | UK
Bernhard Jahn. Opera and the Senses (Die Sinne und die Oper): The Verbal Expression of Sensuality in Music Dramas of Northern and Central Germany (1680-1740). Details. 441 pages. Max Niemeyer Verlag 2005. UK | DE | FR | CA
Konstanze Musketa (ed.) Händel-Jahrbuch 2005 - vol. 51. Contents. 431 pages. Bärenreiter BVK1445 (2005). DE

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