1st Edition

Music and the Cultures of Print

Edited By Kate van Orden Copyright 2000

    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.

    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


    Kate van Orden is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published on the Renaissance chanson and on French symbolism and music. She also specializes in historical performance on the bassoon and has performed and recorded with such ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, Collegium Vocale Ghent, Tafelmusik, and La Petite Bande.