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Volume 28

"A Commonsense View of All Music": Reflections on Percy Grainger's Contribution to Ethnomusicology and Music Education, by John Blacking. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. xiii + 201 pp. This volume emerged from a series of lectures on ethnomusicological topics John Blacking gave as Misha Strassberg Visiting Fellow at the University of…
Analysis, by Ian Bent with William Drabkin. New York: W.W. Norton, 1987. 184 pp. ISBN: 0393024474 Music Analysis in Theory and Practice, by Jonathan Dunsby and Arnold Whittall. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. 250 pp. ISBN: 0300037139 The two books under review here are devoted to the topic of musical analysis.…
Beethoven's Critics: Aesthetic Dilemmas and Resolutions During the Composer's Lifetime, by Robin Wallace. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. viii + 184 pp. ISBN 0521386349. It was prudent of Robin Wallace to advise the reader that this book on the reception of Beethoven's music in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth…
Duke Ellington, by James Lincoln Collier. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. viii + 340 pp. The conjunction of an author who has significant (if not universally accepted) credentials as a jazz writer with a subject as magisterial and important as Duke Ellington, a publisher as prestigious as Oxford University Press,…
The Berg-Schoenberg Correspondence: Selected Letters, edited by Juliane Brand, Christopher Hailey, and Donald Harris. New York: W. W. Norton, 1987. xviii + 497 pp. A protracted correspondence between composers occurs but rarely. In the history of the art, such exchanges are more apt to be occasional, sporadic and, at any rate,…