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City, Chant and the Topography of Early Music (2013)
The Organ in the Academy. Essays in Celebration of the Installation of the Charles B. Fisk & Peter J. Gomes Memorial Organ (2013)
Harvard's Paine Hall (2010)
The Century of Bach and Mozart ( 2008)
Music and the Aesthetics of Modernity (2005)
Music of My Future. The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio (2000)
Words and Music (2005/1972)
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Cultural landscape and geography have affected the history of Western music from its earliest manifestations to the present day. City, Chant, and the Topography of Early Music brings together essays by thirteen leading scholars that explore ways that space, urban life, landscape, and time transformed plainchant and other musical forms. In addressing a broad array of topics and regions—ranging from Beneventan chant in Italy and Dalmatia, to music theory in medieval France, to later transformations of chant in Iceland and Spain—these essays honor and build upon Thomas Forrest Kelly’s work in keeping cultural, geographic, and political factors close to the heart of the musicology of chant, early music, and beyond. Two essays complement Kelly’s scholarly and pedagogical interests by investigating the role of the city in premieres of works composed long after the end of the Middle Ages.

 
   
 

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The Organ in the Academy. In Celebration of the Installation of the Charles B. Fisk & Peter J. Gomes Memorial Organ

Thomas F. Kelly On the occasion of the installation of the new Charles B. Fisk and Peter J. Gomes Memorial Organ in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, the Department of Music at Harvard sponsored a symposium dealing with the organ at Harvard, the organs of Harvard, and the role of Harvard organs and organists in American music and musical education. The symposium took place on Sunday, April 22, 2012. This volume presents the papers delivered at the symposium, along with information on the organs in the Memorial Church at Harvard. 2013, Harvard University Department of Music

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Harvard's Paine Hall
Musical Canon & the New England Barn

Reinhold Brinkmann

Part aristocratic Italian Renaissance elegance, part New England barn, Paine Hall rose up early in the twentieth century to house a burgeoning Music Department at Harvard. Despite the fact that music students had long outgrown their quarters in the basement of Holden Chapel, the building was opposed by many of the faculty, including science professors who begged the President to leave the site—a wedge of Ward 9 in Cambridge—vacant so as not to “steal our light.” It was Harvard’s first music professor, John Knowles Paine, who envisioned a building set aside exclusively for the study and making of music. It took three Harvard presidents, a long courtship of the Corporation and faculty, and the tireless campaigning of department chair Walter R. Spalding to make Paine’s dream a reality.

This volume chronicles the building of Paine Halll, its famous frieze of composers, and puts all in context of music history in Boston at the turn of the 20th century, with its avid music journalists and transcendentalists. Most of all, Harvard's Paine Hall tells a story of men of music and passion carving a permanent place for art at Harvard and in education.

2010, Harvard University Department of Music


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The Century of Bach & Mozart: Perspectives on Historiography, Composition, Theory & Performance (2008)
Edited by Thomas Forrest Kelly and Sean Gallagher


For many today Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stand as towering representatives of European music of the eighteenth century, composers whose works reflect intellectual, religious, and aesthetic trends of the period. Research on their compositions continues in many ways to shape our broader understanding of eighteenth-century musical thought and its contexts. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the field offers a variety of new perspectives on the two composers, as well as some of their important contemporaries, Haydn in particular. Addressing topics as diverse as the historiography of eighteenth-century music, concepts of time and musical form, the idea of the musical work and its relation to publishing practices, compositional process, and performance practice, these essays together constitute a major contribution to eighteenth-century studies. 

This book had its origin in a conference that took place at the Music Department of Harvard University on September 23-25, 2005 to honor Professor Christoph Wolff, Adams University Professor at Harvard University.

Thomas Forrest Kelly is Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Harvard University. Sean Gallagher is Visiting Associate Professor of Music at Boston University

ISHAM 22
February 6 x 9 56 music examples; 14 tables; 24 plates 500 pp. Paperback $39.95
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The Century of Bach and Mozart
Perspectives on Historiography, Composition, Theory and Performance


(2005) Catalogue of the Harvard College Library Exhibition on the Occasion of a Conference dedicated to Professor Christoph Wolff. Department of Music, Harvard University (September 23, 2005-December 23, 2005). Compiled by Matthias Roeder, Houghton Library and Sarah Adams, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library. 40pgs.
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Music and the Aesthetics of Modernity (2005)
Edited by Karol Berger and Anthony Newcomb
Dedicated to Reinhold Brinkmann
$35.00
Contents Part I. The Eighteenth-Century Origins of Modernity
Karol Berger: Time's Arrow and the Advent of Musical Modernity
Martin Warnke: Spatial Graphics
Scott Burnham: On the Beautiful in Mozart
Henri Zerner: A propos of Buffon's Discours du style
Part II. The Pre-Modernist Roots of Modernism
Hermann Danuser: The Textualization of the Context: Comic Strategies in Meta-Operas of the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Horst Bredekamp: John Cage and the Principle of Chance
Part III. Aspects of Modernism
Anthony Newcomb: The Hunt for Reminiscences
David Lewin: Some Theoretical Thoughts about Aspects of Harmony in Mahler's Symphonies
Karen Painter: Beyond the Bourgeoisie: Social Democracy and Musical Modernism in Interwar Austria and Germany
Judith L. Ryan: Schoenberg's Byron: the "Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte," the Antinomies of Modernism, and the Problem of German Imperialism
Anne C. Shreffler: Ideologies of Serialism: Stravinsky's Threni and the Congress of Cultural Freedom
Klaus Kropfinger: The Essence and Persistence of Modernity
Leo Treitler: "Vom Pfeiffen und von alten Dampfmaschinen," Virgil Thomson, a Reply to Milan Kundera, Kurt Schwitters, and my Galoshes: Perspectives on "Modern" and "Modernism"
Peter J. Burgard: Of Aprons, Buses, and Bridges: Kafka's Judgment
Lydia Goehr: Philosophical Exercises in Repetition: on Music, Humor, and Exile in Wittgenstein and Adorno
Part IV. The Anti-Hermeneutic Impulse: Beyond Modernity or Beyond Modernism?
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Production of Presence, Interspersed with Absence: a Modernist View on Music, Libretti, and Staging
Carolyn Abbate: Cipher and Performance in Sternberg's Dishonored

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Music of My Future. The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio (2000)
Edited by Reinhold Brinkmann and Christoph Wolff
Dedicated to David Lewin
Isham Library Papers 5 Harvard Publications in Music 20
Harvard University Department of Music 2000
Distributed by Harvard University Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and London, England
c by the President and Fellows off Harvard College. All rights reserved.
ISBN 0-9640317-1-X

Contributors: Reinhold Brinkmann, Christoph Wolff, Karen Painter, Lewis Lockwood, Michael Cherlin, Judith Ryan, Jeff Nichols, Stephen Peles, Richard Kurth, Martin Boykan, and Stanley Cavell
Schoenberg's quartets and trio, composed over a nearly forty-year period, occupy a central position among twentieth-century chamber music. This volume, based on papers presented at a conference in honor of David Lewin, collects a wide range of approaches to Schoenberg's pieces. The first part of the book provides a historical context to these works, examining Viennese quartet culture and traditions, Webern's reception of Schoenberg's Second Quartet, Schoenberg's view of the Beethoven quartets, and the early reception of Schoenberg's First Quartet. The second part examines musical issues of motive, text setting, meter, imitative counterpoint, and closure within Schoenberg's quartets and trio.


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Words and Music: The Scholar's View
(In honor of A. Tillman Merritt)
Words and Music: The Composer's View
(in honor of G. Wallace Woodworth)
Edited by Laurence Berman
Published by the Harvard University Department of Music, 1972
Set of 2 volumes: $20.00 Words and Music: The Composer's View
William W. Austin: Words and Music: Theory and Practice of 20th-Century Composers
Thomas Beveridge: And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Gordon Binkerd: Nocturne
Elliott Carter: Tarantella
Henry Leland Clarke: The Rewaking
Leon Kirchner: Words from Wordsworth
Karl Kohn: Madrigal
Robert Middleton: Ad Leonoram Romae Canentem
Robert Moevs: Ave Maria
John MacIvor Perkins: Alleluia
Randall Thompson: The Eternal Dove
Russell Woollen: Resurrection
James Yannatos: Three from E.E. Cummings

Words and Music: The Scholar's View

Howard Mayer Brown: Psyche's Lament: Some Music for the Medici Wedding in 1565
Frank A. D'Accone: Transitional Text Forms and Settings in an Early 16th-Century Florentine Manuscript
Elliot Forbes: Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt: An Example of a Goethe Lyri Set to Music
Richard F. French: Hindemith's Mass 1963: An Introduction
James Haar: Altro non é il mio amor
Daniel Heartz: Voix de ville: Between Humanist Ideals and Musical Realities
David G. Hughes: Music for St. Stephen at Iaon
Henry W. Kaufmann: Music for a Noble Florentine Wedding (1539)
Claude V. Palisca: Marco Scacchi's Defense of Modern Music (1649)
Rulan Chao Pian: Text Setting with the Shipyi Animated Aria
Nino Pirrotta: New Glimpses of an Unwritten Tradition
H. Colin Slim: An Anonymous Twice-Texted Motel (Á A. T. M.)
Milos Velimirovic: The Prooemiac Psalm of Byzantine Vespers
John Ward: Curious Tunes for Strange Histories


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A History of Music at Harvard to 1972
Elliot Forbes (clothbound)
246 pages, $25.00

A Report of Music at Harvard, 1972 to 1990
Elliot Forbes (paperback)
194 pages. $15.00

Both volumes $35.00


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John Pierce (1773-1849) A Collection of the Most Approved Pieces of Music From Various Authors Transcribed While a Member of Harvard University, from July, 1789 to July 1793.( 1988)

A facsimile with critical commentary. Edited by John Andrew Johnson $15.00




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Anguish of Hell and Peace of Soul. A 1623 Collection of Sixteen Motets on Psalm 116 by Michael Praetorius, Heinrich Schutz and Others. (1994)
Edited by Christoph Wolff with Daniel R. Melamed (Harvard Publications in Music 18). $
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Themes and Variations: Writings on Music in Honor of Rulan Chao Pian
By Joseph S. C. Lam, edited by Bell Yung (1994)
Published by the Harvard Department of Music and the Center for Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 300 pages, English.


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The Instrumental Music of Giovanni Legrenzi (1984)
Edited Stephen Bonta (Harvard Publications in Music, 14) $42.00





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  Music in Harvard Libraries. Early Printed Music and Books, A Catalogue of Early Printed Music and Books on Music in the Houghton Library and the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library (1980)

David A. Wood, ed. Michael Ochs (Harvard Department of Music) $52.50




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A Life for New Music. Selected Papers of Paul Fromm (1988)
Edited by Wolff and Bagle (Harvard Department of Music) $26.50




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Music and Context. Essays for John M. Ward (1985) Edited by Ann Dhu Shapiro (Harvard Department of Music) $36.95


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Beethoven Essays: Studies in Honor of Elliot Forbes (1984) Edited by Lewis Lockwood and Phyllis Benjamin. 256 pages.




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The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti, Volumes V-IX (1979-1985)
Volume V:
Massimo Puppieno, ed. Colin Slim
Volume VI: La Daduta de Decemviri, ed. Hermine Weigel Williams
Volume VII:
Gli Equivoci nel Semiante, ed. Frank A. D'Accone
Volume VIII: Tigrane, ed. Michael Collins
Volume IX: La Statira, ed. William C. Holmes

(Harvard Publications in Music, 15).




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Remembering the Future

Luciano Berio
(The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures). 146 pp. $24.95

Luciano Berio shares with us some musical experiences that "invite us to revise or suspend our relation with the past and to rediscover it as part of a future trajectory." His scintillating meditation on music and the ways of experiencing it reflects the composer's profound understanding of the history and contemporary practice of his art. Berio was one of the dominant composers of the second half of the twentieth century. Remembering the Future is the text of his Charles Eliot Norton Lectures of 1993-94, now made available for the first time.



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The Series "Harvard Publications in Music" has received support from the Department's Eunice Crocker Gilmore Publications Fund and the L.J. Skaggs and M.C. Skaggs Foundations.

 

 

 

 

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