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Volume 33

Cambridge University Press has now published more than a dozen of its Cambridge Music Handbooks, each volume devoted to a single work or, in a few cases, to a set of related works by one composer. There is nothing new about the idea of a book devoted to one composition;…
Linear-Derived Harmony, by Arthur Komar. Cincinnati: Ovenbird Press, 1992. x +285 pp. ISBN 9781886464032. Arthur Komar had a long and productive career as a scholar, teacher, music theorist, author of pedagogical materials, and as a former Editor of the College Music SYMPOSIUM. Most recently he served as Head of the Division of…
Opera on the Road: Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1825-60, by Katherine K. Preston. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993. xvii + 479 pp. ISBN 0-252-01974-1. Opera in America: A Cultural History, by John Dizikes. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993. xii + 612…
The American Musical Landscape, by Richard Crawford. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. xi + 381 pp. ISBN 0-520-07764-4. Richard Crawford's status as one of American musicology's finest scholars was recognized in 1985 by the University of California-Berkeley when he was asked to be the Ernest Bloch Professor of Music and…
When a dictionary of opera is, on the one hand, the work of 1300 scholarly specialists and, on the other hand, offered as the prize for the best question of the year on the Met's opera quiz, it hardly needs to be said that its appearance transforms the experience of…