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### FRANCESCA BRITTAN and CARMEL RAZ
> Fiction may struggle to hold us spellbound in the manner of music, but its prompting of more diverted states of mind, and its depictions of the richness and freedom found in the sloppiness of drifting thought, suggests how constricted a world can be that
Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century , by Andrew Talle. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. xv, 343 pp.
Andrew Talle delivers on the promise of this book's title. He provides a richly textured discussion of the roles music played in the everyday lives especially...
This article reassesses the “mechanical” style of playing featured in Carl Czerny's pedagogical works and keyboard arrangements—specifically, the Complete Theoretical and Practical Piano Forte School , op. 500 (1839), its supplementary text Letters to a Young Lady (ca. 1840), and the four-hand...
Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America , by Katherine K. Preston. AMS Studies in Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xxix, 618 pp.
Nineteenth-century music has never faded as a foundational subject of inquiry among musicologists...
This article explores trends and motivations in the selection of plainchant and vernacular song quotations as the foundations of thirteenth-century motets. I argue that particular tenor melodies that received only cursory treatment in the liturgical polyphony of the Magnus liber organi were...
Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History , by Rebecca Harris-Warrick. Cambridge Studies in Opera. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xx, 484 pp.
In the mid-1700s, notorious rake Giacomo Casanova attended a performance of André Campra's Les fêtes vénitiennes (1710) at the...
This article focuses on Marvin Gaye's involvement with music related to the “middle of the road” (MOR) market within the American music business between 1961 and 1979. From 1961 to 1966, in addition to his work as a teen idol, Gaye performed regularly in supper clubs, released four albums of...
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