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Volume 40

Book title: Duke Ellington: A Listener's GuideBook author: Eddie LambertISBN: 0-8108-3161-9TISBN: 0810831619Book title: Duke Ellington: A Spiritual BiographyBook author: Janna Tull SteedISBN: 0-8245-2351-2TISBN: 0824523512Book title: Duke's Diary: Part One; The Life of Duke Ellington, 1927-1950Book author: Ken VailISBN: 0-9522287-1-8TISBN: 0952228718Book title: The New DESOR: An Updated Edition of Duke Ellington's…
  Book title: Ancient and Oriental MusicBook author: Wellesz, Egon, ed.ISBN: 0-1931-6301-2TISBN: 0193163012Book title: Festival of Oriental Music and the Related ArtsBook author: Anon.Book title: Folk and Traditional Music of the Western ContinentsBook author: Bruno NettlISBN: 0-13-323247-6TISBN: 0133232476Book title: Music Cultures of the Pacific, the near East, and AsiaBook author:…
Baker's Dictionary of Opera, edited by Laura Kuhn.  New York: Schirmer Books, 2000. xvii+1047 pp. ISBN 0028653491. A quick search of library catalogues and Internet booksellers will uncover more than a dozen dictionaries of opera. What then would be the purpose of adding yet another volume to the list? More…
One Handed: A Guide to Piano Music for One Hand,compiled and annotated by Donald L. Patterson.  Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. xvi + 313 pp. ISBN 0-313-31179-X. Pianists generally perform using both hands. However, a sizable amount of repertoire has developed over the years for pianists to play using only…
The History of the Pianoforte: A Documentary in Sound, by Eva Badura-Skoda. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. Ninety-minute video. ISBN: 0-253-33582-5. Those who have attempted the dauntingly abstract task of reconstructing the piano's early history can be grateful for this enlightening contribution by musicologist Eva Badura-Skoda, enhanced by the performances and…
Zoltán Kodály: A Guide to Research, by Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998. xiv + 613 pp. ISBN 0-8153-2853-2. Zoltán Kodály: A Guide to Research is the first annotated bibliography to focus on the musical and educational endeavors of Zoltán Kodály as a twentieth-century Hungarian composer,…