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Click on the buttons below to access articles from the Music Library Association's journal via Project Muse or your institution's subscription to JSTOR. This issue features book reviews.
Jazz journalist Paul de Barros has given us a marvelously comprehensive and unblinking account of jazz pianist Marian McPartland's life and work. It is the first commercially published biography of this famous woman and the definitive work on the subject.
My brightest memory of a most memorable occasion—the 1985 AMS/CMS/SEM/SMT plenary meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, the first omnibus joint meeting of its kind—is of a paper by a Princeton graduate student, Claudia R. Jensen, with a wordy but otherwise unassuming title, "An Early Circle of Fifths: Nikolai Diletskii's Grammatika musikiiskago peniia (A Grammar of Musical Song)." It turned out that Diletskii's circle was not just an early one, but the earliest one on record.
Students of music and film already owe a debt to Kathryn Kalinak, and this volume significantly deepens that debt. Based on painstaking archival research and guided by a clearly defined thesis, it offers a model for serious work in an arena still in its intellectual adolescence and with more than its share of quirky, unfocused, and self-indulgent studies.
The Music Library Association is the
professional association for music
libraries and librarianship in the United
States. Founded in 1931, it has an
international membership of librarians,
musicians, scholars, educators, and
members of the book and music trades.
Complementing the Association’s national
and international activities are eleven
regional chapters that carry out its
programs on the local level.