Volume 7

A Short History of Opera, by Donald Jay Grout.The Bach Reader, by Hans T. David and Arthur Mendel (ed.). Donald Jay Grout's A Short History of Opera, a standard reference work since its initial appearance in 1947, is now available in a revised edition (New York: Columbia University Press, 1965; 853 pp.…
Five Centuries of Keyboard Music, by John Gillespie. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1965. 463 pp. [$10.50]. ISBN: 978-0486228556 I find it difficult to comment on John Gillespie's Five Centuries of Keyboard Music without inclining toward superlatives. Here is a book that has been needed for decades. It should be in the…
Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma. A Study of Problems Common to Theater, Opera, Music and Dance, by William J. Baumol and William G. Bowen.  New York: The Twentieth Century Fund, 1966. 582 pp. [$7.50] It is a thesis of this study that the root of the cost pressures which beset…
Piano Teacher's Professional Handbook, by Gordon Terwilliger. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1965. 254 pp. [$6.95] Among new books how rare it is to find a new kind of book. Gordon B. Terwilliger's Piano Teacher's Professional Handbook is an authentic example of this rare species. Just what its title indicates,…