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Volume 32

Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music, by Barbara B. Heyman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. xviii + 586 pp. ISBN 0-19-506650-2. Barbara Heyman's study of the life and works of Samuel Barber continues the important trend in current music scholarship to assess the careers of American composers born in…
Women and Music: A History, edited by Karin Pendle. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991. ISBN 0-253-34321-6. Reading Karin Pendle's welcome new textbook, Women and Music: A History, I couldn't help reflecting on my own undergraduate education, now some twenty years in the past. Although I knew many women in…
Introducing American Folk Music, by Kip Lornell. Madison, Wisconsin: WCB/Brown and Benchmark, 1993. xii + 251 pp. ISBN 0-697-13383-4.  Kip Lornell has written a fine introductory textbook that presents the many styles of folk music and folk-based music of the United States. The focus is on the folk music of the…