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Volume 39

Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists since 1860, edited by Ralph P. Locke and Cyrilla Barr. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. xi + 357 pp. ISBN 0-520-08395-4. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge: American Patron of Music, by Cyrilla Barr. New York: Schirmer Books, 1998. xxiv + 436 pp. ISBN…
Leonard Bernstein, by Paul Myers. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 1998. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-7148-3701-6.Leonard Bernstein led the kind of life that both thrills prospective biographers and causes them to suffer sleepless nights. He led an extraordinarily full life as a conductor, composer, television personality, educator, and celebrity. Indeed, a complete chronicle…
Musical! A Grand Tour: The Rise, Glory and Fall of an American Institution, by Denny Martin Flynn. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. xvi + 557 pp. ISBN 0-02-864610-X. Denny Martin Flynn is a very smart guy, and his very smart book is filled with quite a few hard facts as well…
The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music From the Heart, by Madeline Bruser. New York: Bell Tower, 1997. xiii + 265 pp. ISBN 0-517-70822-1. To Hear Ourselves as Others Hear Us: Tape Recording as a Tool in Music Practicing and Teaching, by James Boyk. St. Louis: MMB Music,…
Monograph No. 1: Guide for the Beginning Choral Director, by the American Choral Directors Association National Repertoire and Standards Committee Chairs, Gordon H. Lamb, Chair. Lawton, Oklahoma: American Choral Directors Association, 1972. iii + 41 pp. Monograph No. 2: An Annotated Inventory of Distinctive Choral Literature for Performance at the…
The Temple, the Church Fathers and Early Western Chant, by James McKinnon. Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 1998. xii + 300 pages. ISBN 0-86078-688-9. The Temple, the Church Fathers and Early Western Chant is a collection of articles written by the renowned musicologist and liturgical historian James McKinnon from 1965-1996. Topics…