This collection of essays explores the cultures that coalesced around printed music in previous centuries. It focuses on the unique modes through which print organized the presentation of musical texts, the conception of written compositions, and the ways in which music was disseminated and performed. In highlighting the tensions that exist between musical print and performance this volume raises not only the question of how older scores can be read today, but also how music expressed its meanings to listeners in the past.
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Introduction. Kate Van Orden Printing the 'New Music'. Tim Carter Elite Books, Popular Readers, and the Curious Hundred Year History of the Liber Usualis. Katherine Bergeron Public Music in Private Spaces: Piano-Vocal Scores and the Domestication of Opera. Thomas Christensen Alban Berg Remembers Emil Hertzka: Composer and Publisher Between Real and Ideal. Robert Holzer Orlando di Lasso, Composer and Print Entrepreneur. James Haar Authors and Anonyms: Recovering the Anonymous Subject in Cinquecento Vernacular Objects. Martha Feldman Enterprise and Identity: Black Music, Theater, and Print Culture in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago. Thomas Bauman Benigne de Bacilly and the Recueil des plus beaux vers, qui ont este mis en chant of 1661. Lisa Perella Cheap Print and Street Songs Following the Vespres Lyonnaise. Kate Van Orden Afterword. Roger Chartier