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  • Issue 41 - Editorial
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - The Oxford handbook of music and disability studies [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Tellez Vargas, Alejandro A
      Review(s) of: The Oxford handbook of music and disability studies, by Blake Howe, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner and Joseph Straus, eds; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, ISBN 978019933144-4, 928 pp., figs, mus. exx., ill., video, audio, index.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - We'll have Manhattan: The early work of Rodgers and Hart Oxford
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Munro, Rachael
      Review(s) of: We'll have Manhattan: The early work of Rodgers and Hart Oxford, by Dominic Symonds, Oxford University Press, 2015, ISBN 9780199929481. 360 pp, incl. 30 ill., 27 mus. exx.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - Musicians of bath and beyond: Edward Loder (1809-1865) and his
           family [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Sarah, Kirby
      Review(s) of: Musicians of bath and beyond: Edward Loder (1809-1865) and his family, by Nicholas Temperley, ed., Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2016, ISBN: 9781783270781. 332 pp., incl. ill., mus. exx., bibl., index.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - New perspectives on Bach [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Frampton, Andrew
      Review(s) of: Music in the castle of heaven: A portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, by John Eliot Gardiner, London: Allen Lane, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-713-99662-3. 630 pp., incl. ill., pl., mus. exx., index; Exploring Bach's B-minor mass, by Yo Tomita, Robin A. Leaver and Jan Smaczny, eds, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-107-00790-1. 314 pp., incl. ill., tab., mus. exx., indices; Johann Sebastian Bach's, by Andreas Loewe; (BWV 245): A theological commentary, by St John Passion, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, vol. 168, Leiden: Brill, 2014, ISBN: 978-90-04-26547-9. 330 pp., incl. ill., tab., bibl., indices.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - Objects and object-like: The representation of indigenous
           culture through music in Bunjilaka's 'First peoples' gallery
    • Abstract: Motherway, Siobhan
      Music is a persistent feature of museum practice and production, but is often an afterthought, a soundtrack created around a pre-existing narrative. Music can drive engagement and facilitate immersion if successful, or alienate the visitor if unsuccessful. Because of this power, it deserves careful consideration at all stages of exhibition development. It is a gift to the museum practitioner, with the potential to communicate emotional content or knowledge without requiring perfect cultural understanding on the part of the listener. It can also break through from the background, emerging from 'soundtrack' status into something with an almost physical, object-like presence, as is the case with Bunjilaka's First Peoples.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - Glocal dialects in the Sydney Jazz Scene: Indigenisation
           through the influence of Oz Rock and Asian musics
    • Abstract: Rose, Jeremy
      There has been a growing interest in the indigenisation of jazz music around the world through a process known as 'glocalisation'-the push and pull of both local and global music forces. This phenomenon has been witnessed in nationalist interpretations of jazz music outside of the USA, where artists seek to authenticate their music through adopting local traditional instruments and folk melodic material into jazz music contexts. Distinct national jazz identities have been audible in Brazilian, Nordic, and Japanese jazz scenes, to name a few. Musicians from these countries have conveyed their national character through jazz by borrowing from local traditional cultures, often creating unique musical statements that have added to the global discussion of diasporic jazz music identities. This article, which presents the findings of eleven interviews with Sydney jazz musicians, discusses how and why Sydney musicians are observed to be favouring some of the same sources as their Asian counterparts and enacting a process of indigenisation by drawing on a distinct form of popular music native to Australian soil: Oz rock.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - 'Aborigines are true soldiers of the king': Recalling the
           regimental March, Gumleaf style
    • Abstract: Ryan, Robin; Patten, Herb
      As Mark Cann, CEO of the British Forces Foundation, remarked in 2014 on music's role in war: 'it's a shared experience that helps cohesion and team bonding. It uplifts people and takes them away from the moment they are in.' Nostalgic songs, now and in the past, have been a means of mental escape between battles, of soothing isolation and of staving off boredom, concerns which are, of course, applicable to Aboriginal Australian servicemen. The adoption of European wartime songs by Aboriginal Australians deserves scholarly consideration, particularly in light of Roland Bannister's argument that contemporary accounts of military music offer histories inclusive of all society in the cause of promoting notions of citizenship and nation building.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - Fly away Peter: Scene four, 'The war'
    • Abstract: Gyger, Elliott
      In the crucial fourth scene of my opera Fly Away Peter, premiered in 2015, the protagonist, Jim Saddler, finds himself in the trenches in France during World War I. Working with the librettist Pierce Wilcox, we decided to structure this scene as a series of disconnected vignettes: brief but intense images of horror and violence, as perceived through Jim's eyes. The excerpt shows the first three of ten such vignettes. The vignettes are framed by statements of a refrain, composed for all three voices accompanied by the full ensemble (bars 1-3, 23-7, 48-52 and 65-7). The text in the refrain fragments and re-orders the phrase 'it will go on for ever'-never heard in its entirety-while the music for each refrain is based on re-articulations of the notes of a large chord, with winds and strings following different rhythmic cycles counted in semiquavers:

      Bars 1-3: winds 3+2 / strings 3+4.

      Bars 23-7: winds 2+3+2 / strings 3+4+3.

      Bars 48-52: winds 2+2+3+2 / strings 3+3+4+3.

      Bars 65-7: winds 2+2+3+2+3 / strings 3+3+4+3+4.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - The world turned upside down: An interview with Elliott Gyger
    • Abstract: Aronowicz, Andrew; Gyger, Elliott
      Elliott Gyger is Senior Lecturer in Composition at the University of Melbourne. His undergraduate studies were undertaken with Peter Sculthorpe at the University of Sydney. Gyger then completed a PhD at Harvard University, working with Mario Davidovsky. He has composed music for various Australian and international ensembles, and has received numerous awards, including the 2013 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Award. His most recent projects include a dynamic, hour-long solo piano work for Michael Kieran Harvey, titled Inferno (2013), and Smoke and Mirrors (2014), a concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra. Gyger's first opera, Fly Away Peter, to a libretto by Pierce Wilcox, was premiered in May 2015 by Sydney Chamber Opera. The critically acclaimed opera is based on the novel of the same name by Australian author David Malouf, and explores themes of nature, war, and the individual.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 41 - Roger Covell: The go-between
    • Abstract: Plush, Vincent
      On a hot Sunday afternoon in December 1963, Peter Sculthorpe and Roger Covell drove to Castle Hill for lunch. Their host was Patrick White. It was not long before the 51-year-old writer and 34-year-old composer were planning projects together. In that relationship, Covell became the intermediary, a kind of go-between who negotiated the speed bumps over a testy and somewhat brief relationship-ride. For several decades, Covell remained a behind-thescenes figure as Richard Meale and David Malouf proceeded to create the opera Voss, which premiered at the Adelaide Festival in March 1986. This article examines the role that Covell had in the creation of what many hoped would come to be regarded as 'the great Australian opera.'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - The music of Nigel Butterley [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McKenry, Timothy
      Review(s) of: The music of Nigel Butterley, by Elliott Gyger, Kingsgrove, NSW: Wildbird Music, 2015, ISBN 978-0-9875145-2-3. 260 pp., incl. mus. exx.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Music in America's Cold War diplomacy [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Black, Jessica
      Review(s) of: Music in America's cold war diplomacy, by Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015, ISBN 9780520284135. 352 pp., incl. bibl., index; American-Soviet cultural diplomacy: The Bolshoi Ballet's American premiere, by Cadra Peterson McDaniel, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014, ISBN 9780739199305. 294 pp., incl. bibl., index.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Manet, Wagner, and the musical culture of their time [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Orzech, Rachel
      Review(s) of: Manet, Wagner, and the musical culture of their time, by Therese Dolan, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2013, ISBN 9781409446705. 310 pp., incl. ill., bibl., index.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - Passions of a Mighty heart: Selected letters of G.W.L.
           Marshall-Hall [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lorenzon, Matthew
      Review(s) of: Passions of a Mighty heart: Selected letters of G.W.L. Marshall-hall, by Suzanne Robinson, ed., Melbourne: Lyrebird Press, 2015, ISBN 9780734037800. 226 pp., pbk, ill., index.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:32 GMT
       
  • Issue 40 - From the outside: Helpmann, Nolan and Williamson's Australian
           ballet The Display (1964)
    • Abstract: Philpott, Carolyn; Forbes, Anne-Marie
      The characterisation of a country and its culture can often be confronting for the citizens, particularly when this is critical and emphasises negative aspects of accent, lifestyle or behaviours. Couched as humour it can be more readily accepted, but it takes courage and perhaps a degree of personal outrage to mount serious critique on one's own countrymen.

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  • Issue 40 - Music composed during the Gallipoli campaign in F.S. Kelly's
           newly discovered wartime diaries
    • Abstract: Radic, Therese
      Frederick Septimus Kelly (1881-1916) was thirty-five when he was killed in action at Beaucourt-sur-l'Ancre, France on 13 November 1916. He had already made his mark in London, establishing a reputation as a pianist, composer, conductor and patron of music. As an oarsman he won Olympic gold for Britain, for all that he was an Australian of Irish extraction. As an officer in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves (RNVR), he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for 'conspicuous gallantry' during the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula in January 1916. His remarkable set of diaries, held by the National Library of Australia (NLA), record a privileged life led against the background of Edwardian high society.1 Music was its focus. It ends abruptly in a violent death for King and country-a country not even his own.

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  • Issue 40 - Editorial
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  • Issue 40 - The Australian album for 1857 and Edouard Boulanger's 'The Last
           Rose of Summer'
    • Abstract: Twigger, Jillian
      We can send the work home as a specimen of what we can do out here at Botany Bay ... it vindicates our connexion with the old-world genius and skill; and proves that we are not destitute of some of the haughty lineaments of European civilization.

      These lines, written by English journalist and author Frank Fowler, were published in the Preface to the Australian Album for 1857. This Album is one of several musical annuals that were published in Sydney in the mid-nineteenth century with 'Australian' themes. They consist of bound volumes of sheet music alongside illustrations of landscapes in the colonies and portraits of virtuosi and opera singers who had recently toured. The publication of these Australian Albums fits into a broader climate of progress in musical and theatrical activities in the colonies that existed during the 1850s. This cultural setting, partly the product of an influx of money from the gold rushes and partly the result of a rapidly increasing population, came soon after New South Wales's transition from penal colony to free society. A consequence of this flourishing artistic scene in the early stages of a free society was the active forging of an 'Australian' identity by colonists.

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  • Issue 40 - Dame Nellie Melba: Celebrity and the portrait
    • Abstract: Campbell, Rachel M
      At her death on 23 February 1931, the outpouring of grief in Australia and around the world provided an insight into the depth of regard felt for Dame Nellie Melba, 'Australia's most gifted daughter.' This was no more evident than in the full-page collage of photographs in The Argus, just one of the newspapers that commemorated her passing. This suggests that her visual image and her celebrity were linked both during her lifetime, and into the twenty-first century. This relationship between image and celebrity manifested itself both in how she was perceived as a celebrity in the early twentieth century and in the way image-making helped create that celebrity in the first place. A link between visual representation and celebrity is not new in the twentieth century, but certainly accelerated rapidly through the nineteenth century, during which 'the commodification of art, the mass-production (and reproduction) of texts and images, [and] an increasingly de-personalised relationship between musician and audience' all took place, as audience numbers grew in the transition from salon to opera house.

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  • Issue 40 - Facing democracy: The rapid evolution of Percy Grainger's
           texture
    • Abstract: Eames, Philip
      Texture is a notoriously elusive musical parameter to define. Bruce Benward and Marilyn Saker simply classify it as 'the combination of a work's melodic, rhythmic and harmonic aspects.' Yet the term also frequently appears in relation to other musical elements including the range and density of music, orchestration, and timbre. In short, a vague notion of texture extends fluidly through most, if not all, musical elements and is broadly considered the product of their interaction. The Australian composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961), however, provides a strikingly less ambiguous account of his own conception of texture.

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  • Issue 40 - Rare gems: Robert Hughes on the road to a symphony
    • Abstract: Drimatis, Joanna
      Australian composer Robert Hughes (1912-2007) is widely known for his orchestral works, film and television music, as well as an opera and a few choral works. Much of Hughes's significant output was linked to his position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), also known as the Victorian Symphony Orchestra (VSO) during the 1950s and early 1960s. In this role, Hughes was employed as a music arranger and editor with the orchestra under the umbrella of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), and a significant proportion of his work involved arranging major symphonic works for performance by smaller ensembles. An example of such a project occurred when Hughes was asked to arrange Mahler symphonies especially for the purpose of the orchestra's tours to regional Australia. Through this activity, Hughes was able to fine-tune his skills as an orchestrator and incorporate this expertise into his compositions.

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  • Issue 39 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Murphy, Kerry
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  • Issue 39 - Notes on contributors
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  • Issue 39 - Lorca in tune with falla: Literary and musical interludes [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Jimenez, Beatriz Pomes
      Review(s) of: Lorca in tune with falla: Literary and musical interludes, by Nelson R. Orringer, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4426-4729-9. Hbk, 320pp., ill., mus. exx., bibl., index.

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  • Issue 39 - The Wagner anniversary in Germany and Switzerland
    • Abstract: Beidler, Dagny; Rieger, Eva
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  • Issue 39 - Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918 [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Landgren, Rachel
      Review(s) of: Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918, by Paul Rodmell, Farnham; Surrey; England: Ashgate Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 9781409441625. 363 pp., bibl., index.

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  • Issue 39 - For the sake of a song: Wangga songmen and their repertories
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Turpin, Myfany
      Review(s) of: For the sake of a song: Wangga songmen and their repertories, by Allan Marett, Linda Barwick and Lysbeth Ford., Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2013, ISBN 978-1-920899-75-2. 436pp., incl. bibl., index, ill., audio.

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  • Issue 39 - Benjamin Britten: A life in the twentieth century; Benjamin
           Britten: A life for music [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Mathew, Alexandra
      Review(s) of: Benjamin Britten: A life in the twentieth century, by Paul Kildea, London: Penguin, 2014, ISBN 9781846142338. 665 pp., ill., map, facs, mus. exx, Benjamin Britten: A life for music, by Neil Powell, London: Windmill Books, 2014, ISBN: 9780099537366. 528 pp., ill.

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  • Issue 39 - 'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!' Shakespeare and Wagner
    • Abstract: Halliwell, Michael
      A father cradling his seemingly lifeless daughter-a viscerally powerful image (see Fig. 1). Many would insist that a favourite moment in all of the Ring-and one frequently excerpted in concert and on CD-is Wotan's farewell to Br nnhilde as he places his sleeping daughter within the ring of magic fire he has summoned up from the God of fire, Loge, at the end of Die Walk re. The music that accompanies this scene is of profound beauty and emotion, and for many is an iconic moment in the Ring. But it is an image that is somehow familiar outside of Wagner's work. Wagner is often portrayed, largely through his own mythmaking, as the great individualist and reformer, but his operas arise out of a very particular Zeitgeist and the formative influences on his work are many. So where has one seen this image before' Shakespeare's King Lear of course, where the father-daughter relationship is at its most poignant and tragic as Lear bears the lifeless body of his daughter Cordelia.

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  • Issue 39 - 'How to react in France against Hitlerian Pseudo-Wagnerism':
           The reception of Richard Wagner in Paris, 1933
    • Abstract: Orzech, Rachel
      On 30 January 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power promising to overturn the Treaty of Versailles and the humiliation it was imposing on the German people, and to rebuild a strong and powerful German nation. Two weeks after Hitler's nomination as Chancellor of Germany was the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Wagner's death, a highly convenient celebration for the new regime. It is no surprise that the Nazi Party milked the occasion for all its propagandistic potential. What is surprising, however, is the enthusiasm surrounding Wagner's music and ideas in Paris in 1933, a time when the Franco-German relationship was becoming increasingly tense and difficult. It was a year in which Parisian musical life was saturated with Wagner in every format. There were at least fifty performances of Wagner operas at the Paris Op ra that year, which included productions of Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tristan et Isolde, and Les Ma tres chanteurs de Nuremberg (Die Meistersinger von N rnberg), L'Or du Rhin (Das Rheingold), La Valkyrie (Die Walk re), Siegfried, and Le Cr puscule des dieux (G tterd mmerung), including one full Ring cycle in April and May. These performances together made up 26% of repertoire played at the Op ra that year, a figure that represented part of a three-year peak since Wagner's work had first reappeared at the Op ra following the ban on Wagner during the First World War. There were also at least fifteen all-Wagner orchestral concerts over the course of the year, and many more that included Wagner works in their programs. Some of these productions and concerts involved prestigious German conductors and singers such as Wilhelm Furtw ngler and Lotte Lehmann. There was also an exhibition mounted at the Op ra library displaying documents relating to the 1861 Tannh user affair, as well as a controversial lecture given by Thomas Mann in relation to his recently published book on Wagner. At least five books devoted solely to Wagner or his works were published in French in 1933, as well as approximately two hundred Wagner-related articles and reviews published in periodicals. Although there were few official commemorations of the fiftieth anniversary of his death, in 1933 Wagner was inescapable for any Parisian involved in musical life.

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  • Issue 39 - 'The mirage of eternity': Adorno's critique of Wagnerian
           temporality
    • Abstract: Boyd-Hurrell, Sophie
      The modernity of Wagner's operatic output, his wholesale re-imagination of bourgeois opera, his desire to break with tradition in the pursuit of a radically new approach to art, is now so accepted that it hardly requires justification. Wagner's modernity is now so beyond question that music criticism has moved on to detail his post-modernity, and we are surely soon (if it hasn't been discerned already) to discover his post-post-modernity. This focus on Wagner's modern-day contemporaneousness, on the almost-prophetic quality of his many musical and dramatic innovations, tends to obscure the essentially dual character of his works, which, for all their technical innovation, evoke both an idealistic impulse towards liberation and a fatalistic submission to authority. For philosopher Theodor W. Adorno, Wagner's modernity is located precisely within this dual character of his works, which express something of the radical undecidability, if not Janus-face, of the legacy of the Enlightenment. Gesturing towards reason's promise of self-determination whilst simultaneously tending towards phantasmagoria (in which the object appears as its own origin), Adorno articulates a view of Wagner's works as the operatic embodiment of the most fundamental paradoxes of aesthetic modernity. This article illuminates this dual character of Wagner's works through the frame of temporality, arguing that both the figure of time in Wagner's narratives, and the manifestation of musical time in his works, exert a regressive force. Through the prism of time, I show how the centrifugal pull between progress and reaction, freedom and submission, past and future, which mark the experience of modernity, finds expression in Wagner's works.

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  • Issue 39 - Two landmarks in Wagner production: Patrice Chereau's centenary
           ring (1976) and Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Parsifal (2004)
    • Abstract: Ewans, Michael
      Staging is all-important for opera. An opera is not a score (though scholars often write as if the score is the opera). Indeed, not even a sound recording represents an opera fully; it only exists when produced on stage. It is therefore essential to analyse the work of directors and singing actors, not at the relatively general level of newspaper and magazine reviews, but rather more deeply.

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  • Issue 39 - A tale of two wagnerites: G.W.L. Marshall-Hall and John F.
           Runciman
    • Abstract: Cole, Suzanne
      In 1914, George William Louis Marshall-Hall, the first Ormond Professor at the University of Melbourne, who was at that time in his early fifties, looked back upon his youthful exploits as an English Wagnerite:

      In those seventies and eighties the whole musical world was convulsed with the quarrels of the Wagnerites and anti-Wagnerites ... Only those living in European musical circles can have any idea of the ferocity with which this storm in a tea-pot raged ... I remember how a party of us, indignant that a work so opposed to our cherished dramatic principles, should appear on the stage, went in a body to hear Rossini's 'Semiramide,' at Covent Garden. The great Patti was singing. But at every point we considered the majesty of art was ignored and insulted, further gallery-voices were raised in protest. Finally, the police were called in, and we were hauled out, and paraded the street with wild gestures, furious, indignant, a wonder to the passer-by. We were all for heroic tragedy then.

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  • Issue 39 - Toward a new understanding of the wanderer in 'Siegfried', act
           III: Wotan's voluntary moral step backward
    • Abstract: Guhl-Miller, Solomon
      The thesis that Wotan, or Wotan in combination with Siegfried and Br nnhilde, embodies a moral-philosophical progression is hardly new. Aside from Wagner's own explanations, articles in the Bayreuther Bl tter and the Richard Wagner Jahrbuch by authors such as Otto Eiser, Josef Schalk, Alois H fler, and Robert Petsch contain numerous explanations of Wotan's character development, philosophical and otherwise, in the years immediately following the premiere and into the first decades of the twentieth century. More recent studies include those in which the Ring is analysed by comparing it to a philosophical system such as Theodor Adorno's Schopenhauerian, Carl Dahlhaus's Feuerbachian, Sandra Corse's Hegelian and Joachim K hler's Schellingian analyses, not to mention the numerous analyses dealing with aspects of Wotan's character like Joachim Herz's 'The Figure and Fate of Wotan in Wagner's Ring.'

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  • Issue 39 - Thomas Quinlan and the 'All red' ring: Australia, 1913
    • Abstract: Murphy, Kerry
      Algernon S. Rose in an address to the Annual Conference of the Society of Musicians, held in Dublin in 1893 spoke of Britain's need to spread her wings:

      Even as a parent should care for his child, so ought the British Musician look ahead to protect the welfare of his musical descendants ... Should not Englishmen ... endeavour, not merely to protect their territorial interests but to strengthen those ties of blood relationship which exist between the Mother Country and her offspring, by nourishing a healthy circulation of sympathetic intercommunication' ... a Migratory class, if drawn into its ranks would furnish an ambassadorial element for Greater Britain which is now lacking. Such travellers possess exceptional facilities wherever they go for making known to resident performers the power for mutual dignity and advantage, which a Union of English-Speaking musicians throughout the world might effect.

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  • Issue 39 - Post-colonial tristesse: Aspects of Wagner down under
    • Abstract: Tregear, Peter
      Australians of European origin might be forgiven for thinking that music history is, as the well-known saying goes, 'something that happens to other people'-specifically, people in Europe. The majority culture in Australia is, after all, commonly described as a 'transplanted' one. Moreover, the principal source of that culture is England, a country that the German social commentator Oscar A.H. Schmitz (in)famously described in 1914 as being inhabited by 'das einzige Kulturvolk ohne eigene Musik' (the only cultured people without its own music).

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  • Issue 38 - Roger Smalley: A case study of late twentieth-century
           composition [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Sullivan, Alexander
      Review(s) of: Roger Smalley: A case study of late twentieth-century composition, by Christopher Mark, Farnham, Surry: Ashgate Press, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4094-2411-6. 288pp., incl. bibl., index, ill.

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  • Issue 38 - Loading the silence: Australian sound art in the post-digital
           age [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jones, Ellis
      Review(s) of: Loading the silence: Australian sound art in the post-digital age, by Linda Kouvaras, Farnham, Surry: Ashgate Press, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4094-4156-4. 288pp., bib., index.

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  • Issue 38 - Goodwill tour or cold war competition': The portrayal of
           cultural exchange in the American press
    • Abstract: Black, Jessica
      In the 1950s at the height of Cold War tensions, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a number of cultural exchanges in the hope of generating goodwill. During a decade dominated by space-race competition and the threat of nuclear war, US and Soviet musicians, dancers and orchestras toured each other's countries for mutual benefit. Both powers hoped that this form of cultural diplomacy would lead to greater mutual understanding through meetings between peoples of the two nations. In the most high profile exchange of this period, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra undertook a ten-week tour to Europe and the Soviet Union in 1959 as part of President Eisenhower's Special International Program for Cultural Presentations. This was the largest cultural exchange tour by an American orchestra at that time and the first tour to follow the signing of a formalised exchange agreement in 1958. The highly publicised tour was led by Leonard Bernstein and saw the Philharmonic give a string of very well received performances in the Soviet Union.

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  • Issue 38 - Federico Moreno Torroba: A musical life in three acts [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Murray, Ken
      Review(s) of: Federico Moreno Torroba: A musical life in three acts, by Walter Aaron Clark and William Craig Krause, Oxford & New York: OUP, 2013, ISBN 978-0-19-531370-3. Hbk, 384pp., ill., mus. exx.

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  • Issue 38 - Notes on contributors
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  • Issue 38 - Music (La musique)
    • Abstract: Kerry, Gordon
      In 2013, Sydney's Halcyon ensemble celebrated fifteen years in the business no mean feat for a contemporary music outfit under today's conditions. Halcyon was formed by singers Alison Morgan and Jenny Duck-Chong, and uses a pool of local instrumentalists as required. One of the striking features of Halcyon is how several strong and attractive musical personalities retain their individual qualities while producing such beautifully integrated interpretations. My own history with the ensemble includes their performance of my short work for women's voices Sappho's Reply some years ago, and more recently the Australian premiere of my Goodison Quartet No. 1: Country Music, which Jenny Duck-Chong sang with the Acacia Quartet.

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  • Issue 38 - 'Where words cannot reach': An interview with Gordon Kerry
    • Abstract: Wade, James
      Born in 1961, Gordon Kerry lives in north-eastern Victoria. He studied composition with Barry Conyngham at the University of Melbourne, and has held fellowships from the Australia Council, Peggy Glanville-Hicks Trust and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, USA. In 2009 he was awarded the Ian Potter Established Composer Fellowship to compose new works for the Sydney Chamber Choir, Bendigo and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and to complete a new opera with playwright Louis Nowra. His book, New Classical Music: Composing Australia (UNSW Press) was published in 2009.

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  • Issue 38 - The up-hill fight for the viola: Two different strands of
           development of the viola in Britain from 1885 to 1960, and a recently
           discovered work
    • Abstract: Dart, Valerie
      My research began with an interest in finding new viola repertoire. Realising that there was a wealth of British viola music that didn't get much attention, and finding it often to be out of print, I started to become interested in researching this field. Being British myself, and having studied with Cecil Aronowitz, one of Britain's finest viola and chamber music players, I have a natural connection with this music and have become quite passionate about this research and am excited by every new discovery.

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  • Issue 38 - Percy Grainger the feminist
    • Abstract: Kirby, Catherine Sarah
      All my life I have dreamed how jolly it would be to have a wife or sweetheart who would dress up in man's clothes and go with her lover or husband to all the resorts usually seen by men alone; for instance to go to such places as I have seen in Port Said. How delicious to share all those silly sights with one one truly loves (provided of course she would be amused to see them. Hedda Gabler seemed interested in hearing of such matters). I think it so odious of men that they want to go to places where they would not want their mates, that they themselves can enjoy such places yet consider them "unworthy" of their wives or sweethearts. Of all the men who have enjoyed taking women's bodily virginity are there so few who wish to take the virginity-of-the-minds of their sweethearts, who wish to break down all mental and moral barriers, who wish to destroy all customs that stand between utter oneness, naturalness and unrestraint'

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  • Issue 38 - The ascetic model of discipline as a pedagogical approach in
           music
    • Abstract: Quinteros, CV
      Some twenty years ago, I was fortunate enough to experience a series of highly disciplined piano lessons. In contemporary society, discipline and creativity are often cast as antithetical. The order and practice of discipline are associated with rigid rules that, it is frequently assumed, inhibit creativity; creativity, on the other hand, is often associated with unrepressed rebels and rule-breakers, such as children and artists. Artistic creativity is taken to be the result of exceptional individual expression bursting through everyday social constraints. Rather than inhibiting my creativity, however, the discipline of these lessons allowed me to experience an unprecedented creative freedom, and led me to question traditional perceptions of the relationship between creativity and discipline.

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  • Issue 38 - Two Australian symphonies in one movement: Horace Perkins's
           'Elegiac symphony' and Felix Gethen's Symphony in Eb
    • Abstract: McNeill, Rhoderick
      The revival of symphonic composition in Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union during the 1930s and 1940s was echoed during the early 1950s by a remarkable surge in symphonic writing by Australian composers. These symphonies represented a response to the development of symphony orchestras in every state capital city of Australia under the auspices of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). Another powerful catalyst was the 1951 Commonwealth Jubilee Composers' Competition, for which entrants were required to compose a symphony of up to forty minutes duration. Open to composers of all countries of the Commonwealth, the competition attracted eighty-nine entries, of which thirty-six were by Australian residents. Four of the eleven symphonies selected for the final round of adjudication were Australian, and two, by Robert Hughes and Clive Douglas, were judged as second and special prizewinners respectively.

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  • Issue 38 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Cole, Suzanne
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  • Issue 38 - Marshall-Hall's Melbourne: Music, art and controversy 1891-1915
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Tunley, David
      Review(s) of: Marshall-Hall's Melbourne: Music, art and controversy 1891-1915, by Therese Radic and Suzanne Robinson, eds, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012, ISBN 9781921875502. xviii, 265pp., plates, ill., facsims., music, ports.

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  • Issue 38 - Charles munch [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Stove, RJ
      Review(s) of: Charles munch, by D. Kern Holoman, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 9780199772704. Hbk. 352pp. ill.

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  • Issue 38 - The aesthetic life of Cyril Scott [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Pear, David
      Review(s) of: The aesthetic life of Cyril Scott, by Sarah Collins, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2013, ISBN 978-1-8438-3807-4. xxxi+248pp., ill., ports, music.

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  • Issue 38 - Italy in Australia's musical landscape [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bannister, Roland
      Review(s) of: Italy in Australia's musical landscape, by Linda Barwick and Marcello Sorce Keller, eds, Melbourne: Lyrebird Press, 2012. ISBN 9780734037756. 254pp. index.

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  • Issue 37 - Notes on contributors
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  • Issue 37 - Finishing the hat: Collected lyrics (1954-1981) with attendant
           comments, principles, heresies, whines and anecdotes; Look, i made a hat:
           Collected lyrics (1981-2011) with attendant comments, amplifications,
           dogmas, harangues, digressions anecdotes and miscellany [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hurley, Peter
      Review(s) of: Finishing the hat: Collected lyrics (1954-1981) with attendant comments, principles, heresies, whines and anecdotes, by Stephen Sondheim, New York: Knopf, 2010, ISBN 978-0-679-43907-3. 445pp; Look, i made a hat: Collected lyrics (1981-2011) with attendant comments, amplifications, dogmas, harangues, digressions anecdotes and miscellany, by Stephen Sondheim, New York: Knopf, 2011, ISBN 978-0-307-59341-2. 453pp.

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  • Issue 37 - Wagner and the French muse: Music, society and nation in modern
           France [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Orzech, Rachel
      Review(s) of: Wagner and the French muse: Music, society and nation in modern France, by Paul du Quenoy, Academica Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-930901-80-3. 264 pp., incl. bibl., index, ill.

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  • Issue 37 - Dunedin soundings: Place and performance [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Tony
      Review(s) of: Dunedin soundings: Place and performance, by Dan Bendrups and Graeme Downes, eds., Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2011, ISBN 978 1 877578 22 9. 171pp.

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  • Issue 37 - Frontier figures: American music and the mythology of the
           American West [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Black, Jessica
      Review(s) of: Frontier figures: American music and the mythology of the American West, by Beth E. Levy, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2012, ISBN 9780520267787. 451 pp., incl. bibl., index, mus. exx.

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  • Issue 37 - Off the record: Performing practices in romantic piano playing
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Scott, Anna
      Review(s) of: Off the record: Performing practices in romantic piano playing, by Neal Peres Da Costa, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-538691-2. 384pp. Hbk.

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  • Issue 37 - The music of Peggy Glanville-hicks [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Graham, Jillian
      Review(s) of: The music of Peggy Glanville-hicks, by Victoria Rogers, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7546-6635-6. 279pp., bibl., hb.

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  • Issue 37 - 'The music is dancing free': An interview with felicity Wilcox
    • Abstract: Nelligan, Kath
      Felicity Wilcox (or Felicity Fox as she is known for her film work) is a Sydney-based composer working in film and concert music. Her commissions include film-music scores for documentaries, feature films, television series and short dramas. She has received a number of nominations for APRA and AFI awards, and was appointed the assistant music director and composer for the opening ceremony of the 2000 Paralympics. Her concert works have been performed by the Sydney Symphony Fellows, Halcyon Ensemble and Kammerklang Vox. She recently completed a PhD in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music composing three works that explore concert music in a multi-media setting.

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  • Issue 37 - The early twentieth-century revival of Tudor church music
    • Abstract: Cole, Suzanne
      For the past four years I have had the privilege of devoting the bulk of my time to researching the early twentieth-century revival of 'Tudor' church music as an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. This project, as is anticipated with these kinds of fellowships, grew out of my doctoral research into nineteenth-century attitudes towards Thomas Tallis and his music. My work on Tallis focussed predominantly on the Victorian era, a period of 'peak' reception for Tallis, when he was venerated as 'The Father of English Church Music.' I became increasingly aware, however, of a radical shift in attitudes towards not only Tallis's music, but towards early English music more generally in the final decades of the nineteenth century. The pioneering work of (Sir) Richard Runciman Terry in reviving early English choral music at Westminster Cathedral from 1901 to 1924 has been widely recognised, but the existing studies have tended to portray Terry (at least partly because that was how he liked to portray himself) as a lone wolf, a radical working in isolation. My work on Tallis suggested that this was not completely true, that Terry was just one manifestation, albeit the most prominent, of a renewed interest in pre-Reformation English music that began in the early 1880s. William Smyth Rockstro, for example, in the many articles on early music that he wrote for George Grove's first Dictionary of Music and Musicians, questioned the prevailing view that the Reformation had ushered in the Golden Age of English church music, and that very little earlier music, to quote John Barnard from 1641, was 'usefull, or pleasing to the eares.' Others, including H.B. Collins, H. Orsmond Anderton, Godfrey Arkwright, and perhaps most importantly William Barclay Squire, all wrote about, edited, and/or performed long-neglected early English music around the turn of the twentieth century. I was also struck by the prominence of Catholic musicians (Collins and Rockstro, like Terry, were converts from Anglicanism) in this revival, even though Roman Catholics still made up a relatively small portion of the English population. This suggested a possible connection between the changing social and legal position of Catholics in late nineteenth-century England and the emerging scholarly interest in pre-Reformation English choral music.

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  • Issue 37 - Conserving the archives of a national broadcaster in Africa
    • Abstract: Counsel, Graeme
      The archives of Radio Television de Guinee (RTG) constitute one of the most important collections of cultural material from Africa's independence era. The archive holds thousands of audio and video recordings which date to the early 1960s, and which feature some of Africa's most acclaimed singers and musicians. In 2008 and in 2009 I was given unique access to the archives as part of a Major Research Project funded by the British Library. An overview of the projects and a report of the archive's holdings follows.

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  • Issue 37 - W.C. Honeyman: Vibrato detective
    • Abstract: Hurwitz, David
      Establishing a useful context for the discussion and understanding of nineteenth-century sources on vibrato in violin playing is critically important for modern performers investigating historical performance practice. Because contemporary attitudes towards the technique were heavily conflicted, they often provide little assistance as a source of practical advice. This comment, from the 1890 Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, is typical: When the vibrato is really an emotional thrill it can be highly effective, as also the tremolo in extreme cases, but when, as is too often the case, it degenerates into a mannerism, its effect is either painful, ridiculous, or nauseous, entirely opposed to good taste and common sense, and to be severely reprehended in all students whether of vocal or instrumental music.

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  • Issue 37 - Patronage through dissemination: Louise Hanson-Dyer's patronage
           of Gustav Holst
    • Abstract: Kaleva, Daniela
      Gustav Holst has a reputation as one of the most prominent representatives of the English national school of composition from the early decades of the twentieth century. His compositional language was highly original and was influenced by English folk song and Eastern philosophy. Although Holst composed works in a wide range of genres, he is best known for his orchestral suite 'The Planets'.

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  • Issue 37 - Zelenka's Ave Regina Coelorum settings (ZWV 128) of 1737: A
           case study in the transmission of Viennese liturgico-musical practices to
           Dresden
    • Abstract: Kiernan, Frederic
      In recent decades, the music of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) has been the object of increasing interest to scholars and performers of eighteenth-century music. Zelenka was one of a contingent of Bohemian musicians working at the Dresden court during the first half of the eighteenth century, when connections between the Province of Bohemia and the Saxon city were strong. The repertoire of sacred music accumulated and performed for Dresden's Catholic court church during Zelenka's career represents one of the crowning artistic achievements of that court. However, a detailed study of the complete set of Zelenka's Ave regina coelorum settings (ZWV 128) has not yet been undertaken.

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  • Issue 37 - 'Reich remixed': Minimalism and DJ culture
    • Abstract: Carter, David
      In 1999, Nonesuch Records released a CD containing selected works of minimalist composer Steve Reich (b. 1936) remixed by prominent electronica artists. Reich Remixed was billed as an homage to the father of DJ/remix culture and the liner notes cite Reich as 'the original re-mixer,' stating boldly that 'mass culture has finally caught up to and embraced the fringe ideas that Reich was exploring in the 1960s.' This is an association with which Reich is not uncomfortable. Commenting on the DJ-as-remixer, Reich has said that 'here's a generation that doesn't just like what I do, they appropriate it!' Contributing artists on Reich Remixed, including Coldcut, DJ Spooky, and Howie B (Howard Bernstein), were supplied with multitrack recordings of Reich's works, allowing them to select, isolate, sample and manipulate individual instruments and parts to include in their remixes. According to Reich, the remixers worked autonomously, and his own involvement in the project was limited to selecting from the more than twenty mixes that were submitted for the project.

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  • Issue 37 - Notes from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration: Gerald S.
           Doorly's 'songs of the 'morning''
    • Abstract: Philpott, Carolyn
      Antarctica has inspired artistic responses from human beings for many centuries; the earliest extant visual representations of the continent date from the second century ad, more than sixteen-hundred years before it was first viewed with human eyes. Since the beginning of the so-called 'Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration' (c. 1897-1922), increased human presence in the region has enabled first-hand experiences, as well as second-hand impressions, of the unique landscape and natural environment to inform the creative work of a large number of explorers, as well as professional artists, writers, photographers and composers. In turn, artistic interpretations and representations of Antarctica have played a significant role in enhancing general knowledge and influencing public perceptions of the continent, which for most people today remains something of an unknown, imagined place that they are unlikely to experience directly. This article explores the earliest known pieces of music composed directly in response to Antarctica: a series of songs written by Gerald S. Doorly and John D. Morrison aboard the relief vessel Morning, which was sent from England to Antarctica to locate and re-supply Captain Robert Falcon Scott and company aboard the icebound Discovery in July 1902 as part of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904. These songs not only document the journey south and the explorers' Antarctic experiences; importantly, they also offer valuable insight into a little-considered aspect of the history of Antarctic exploration - that is, what the explorers did to entertain themselves and keep spirits high during long voyages at sea and freezing cold, lonely nights in Antarctica.

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  • Issue 37 - Editorial
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  • Issue 35/36 - Notes on contributors
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  • Issue 35/36 - Sounds of then, sounds of now: Popular music in Australia
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Nelligan, Kath
      Review(s) of: Sounds of then, sounds of now: Popular music in Australia, by Shane Homan and Tony Mitchell, eds, Hobart: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies (ACYS), 2008, ISBN: 978 1 875236 60 2. 295pp. index.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Music and Victorian philanthropy: The tonic sol-fa movement
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Nelligan, Kath
      Review(s) of: Music and Victorian philanthropy: The tonic sol-fa movement, by Charles Edward McGuire, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, ISBN: 978-521- 44968-7. xxiii+240pp. Hbk, bibl., ill., mus. exx.

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  • Issue 35/36 - The music trade in Georgian London [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Campbell, Peter
      Review(s) of: The music trade in Georgian London, by Michael Kassler, ed., Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011, ISBN 9780754660651. xvi+560pp. Hbk, incl. index, ill.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Life after death: The viola Da Gamba in Britain from Purcell
           to Dolmetsch [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Hobson, James
      Review(s) of: Life after death: The viola Da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch, by Peter Holman, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2010, ISBN 9781843835745, 432pp. Hbk, incl. index, ill.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Music at German courts, 1715-1760: Changing artistic
           priorities [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Loghlin, Michael
      Review(s) of: Music at German courts, 1715-1760: Changing artistic priorities, by Samantha Owens, Barbara M. Reul and Janice B Stockigt, eds, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-84383-598-1. xx+484pp. Hbk, incl. tables, index.

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  • Issue 35/36 - I dance myself to sleep
    • Abstract: Twist, Joseph
      In the work I wanted to explore both sleep and innocence as general, extra-musical concepts. Sleeping has long been a fascinating and frustrating activity for me. I am a very light sleeper, if not a frequent insomniac and, when I do sleep, I often have bizarre and surreal dreams, which I assume most of us experience at some point. Sleeping is a mysterious activity: a strange altered state of consciousness that may involve sleepwalking, nightmares and fantasies, while also being an essential part of living that provides rejuvenation, relaxation, escape and peace. The power of sleep may go further. As Walt Whitman suggested, sleep is a democratising force: even murderers sleep like the rest of us, young and old, black and white.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Eclectic experience - eclectic style: An interview with
           Joseph Twist
    • Abstract: Campbell, Peter
      Joseph Twist grew up in Queensland, and undertook composition studies with major Australians artists including Philip Bracanin, Richard Mills, Graeme Koehne and Nigel Butterley, leading to the award of a PhD from University of Queensland in 2009. He is an experienced performer and composer of vocal and instrumental concert music, as well as jazz and film music. He studied screen composition at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney, and received a scholarship to study jazz piano at the Dartington International Summer School. His works have been published by Morton Music in Australia and Hinshaw Music in the United States. Twist's output includes choral, instrumental and theatre works and he continues to receive commissions from a range of sources, including the Australia Council for the Arts. He has produced arrangements for David Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, as well as works for Gondwana Choirs and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His film work includes the orchestral score to Brendon McDonall's acclaimed short film The Law, which was screened at the Dungog Film Festival, Sydney Children's Festival and Flickerfest.

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  • Issue 35/36 - The outsider going in: Research and participation in 'Bata'
           drumming and 'Santeria' ritual
    • Abstract: Windress, Kent
      Like many ethnomusicologists, I have come to love a music and culture that is not my own. I have vague notions about why this occurred, but I have rarely concerned myself with the reasons. While the topics that ethnomusicology engages with have broadened considerably in the past decades, I think that all musicologists (ethno- and other) are drawn towards their chosen musical fields through a process based on feelings of affinity. Whether it is the case that they were already performers in the music of their chosen field of research, that their heart was in it from a young age, or that they developed an interest in their field through exposure later in life, there existed a strong motivation to understand a particular style of music on a deep intellectual level. As Slobin concedes, 'All that is clear at this point is that strong attractions exist.' The inherent vagueness of this notion does not affect the rigours of the analytical research that ethnomusicologists conduct, but it can help explain the diversity of approach that is apparent in ethnomusicology today.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Creating musical futures in Australian schools and
           communities: Refining theory and planning for practice through empirical
           innovation
    • Abstract: Osborne, Margaret
      The preamble to the Australian Government's 2011 National Cultural Policy discussion paper envisages an Australian society in ten years, when the arts are mainstreamed and embedded into the public consciousness via a range of economic and social portfolios. Through this policy the government acknowledges the important role that arts and creativity play in the daily lives of Australians. Indeed, the intrinsic and instrumental benefits of arts education for young people and the communities in which they live and develop has been argued strongly in reviews conducted both in Australia and internationally. Unfortunately, due to the varied methodologies employed in research seeking evidence to support the positive impact of music education, the findings are equivocal. This has fuelled an ongoing debate regarding the value of arts education generally, and music education specifically, in schools and communities. Nevertheless, the Federal Government is committed to achieving an arts-inclusive society that provides a means for all Australians to participate in artistic education and expression across the country.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Deus ex machina: The importance of non-musical formats and
           chance mechanisms in Syd clayton's Yehudi
    • Abstract: Green, Clinton
      In May, 1968, musicians Barry McKimm and Roger Holmes arrived at the recently established La Mama Theatre in Carlton to perform a new piece of music by Syd Clayton entitled Yehudi. They found a note from Clayton on the theatre's door advising that the venue had been changed to a local billiards hall (probably Caf La Streega, also in Carlton). McKimm was familiar with Clayton's unconventional leanings, having played alongside him and Robert Rooney in a trio that traversed the gap between jazz improvisation and indeterminacy; both had also taken part in several performances at Keith Humble's Melbourne-based Society for the Private Performance of New Music. During these formative years, both McKimm and Clayton had embarked upon their own explorations of graphic scores and chance-based composition. Clayton was beginning to explore performance venues outside the concert hall or theatre for his own compositions, looking to public places instead. McKimm and Holmes dutifully made their way to the billiards hall (where neither the owner or patrons appeared to have been forewarned), set up their instruments and began performing from a score written in a notational system Clayton had been developing since he began composing two years earlier. The score contained no staves or time signatures, employing instead modular forms that dictated pitch, relative register, timbre and dynamics. The score for Yehudi also contained elements of collage, a 'false intermission,' and called upon the musicians to 'become actors,' requiring the performance of physical gestures (defined in the score as 'magical gestures'); the realisation of which was dictated by musical elements such as tempi and timbre. Yehudi demonstrated Clayton's interest in developing a new form of music theatre where gesture and speech overlapped with musical elements, requiring interpretation from performers that called on their improvisatory skills. Soon the La Mama audience began arriving. As the performance continued, Clayton played the jukebox.

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  • Issue 35/36 - 'Musical pitch ought to be one from pole to pole': Touring
           musicians and the issue of performing pitch in late nineteenth- and early
           twentieth-century Melbourne
    • Abstract: Purtell, Simon
      In 1869, English vocal teacher Charles Bishenden complained that the high performing pitch in use in England was 'ruinous to the voice.' The high pitch, he reported, was the very reason why many European singers did not perform in Britain. 'For a Continental larynx,' French soprano Blanche Marchesi (1863-1940) later explained, 'it is a real torture to sing to different pitches.' 'The muscles of a trained larynx act like fine clockwork,' she wrote, and 'a change of tone, up or down, alters the precision of their action.' For this reason, Marchesi believed that 'musical pitch ought to be one from pole to pole.'

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  • Issue 35/36 - Italian-Australian musicians, 'Argentino' tango bands and
           the Australian tango band era
    • Abstract: Whiteoak, John
      For more than two decades from the commencement of Italian mass migration to Australia post-World War II, Italian-Australian affinity with Hispanic music was dynamically expressed through the immense popularity of Latin-American inflected dance music within the Italian communities, and the formation of numerous 'Italian-Latin' bands with names like Duo Moreno, El Bajon, El Combo Tropicale, Estrellita, Mambo, Los Amigos, Los Muchachos, Mokambo, Sombrero, Tequila and so forth. For venue proprietors wanting to offer live 'Latin- American' music, the obvious choice was to hire an Italian band. Even today, if one attends an Italian community gala night or club dinner-dance, the first or second dance number is likely to be a cha-cha-cha, mambo, tango, or else a Latinised Italian hit song played and sung in a way that is unmistakably Italian-Latin - to a packed dance floor.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Australia and Asia: Tracing musical representations,
           encounters and connections
    • Abstract: Scott-Maxwell, Aline
      European-Australian musical engagement with Australia's Asia-Pacific region spans a history of over one hundred and fifty years and comprises a kaleidoscope of exoticised representations; creative adaptations, transformations and hybridisations; mediated presentations and direct musical encounters in multiple media and art forms. Direct encounters began even before white colonisation, when Yolgnu of north-east Arnhem Land witnessed the ceremonies of Makassan trepang fishermen who visited annually from (present-day) Sulawesi, Indonesia, leaving traces of this cross-cultural contact in song, dance and language. Visiting or resident performers from the Asia-Pacific region entered the European-Australian cultural sphere from as early as the mid-nineteenth century, albeit mostly in a sporadic and limited way until relatively recently. For most of post-settlement history, however, music and dance forms that involved 'imagined' representations of Asia or the Pacific and were driven by the appeal of oriental exotica have, arguably, had a more profound cultural impact than any direct contact with music or music cultures from these geographic regions. In the post-World War II period, a growing consciousness of, and sense of belonging to, the Asia-Pacific region, coupled with mass migration, the end of the White Australia policy, and the adoption of multiculturalism, has intensified and diversified musical engagement, manifest in such things as a massive increase in opportunities for European- Australians to experience musical traditions from the region, and the facilitation and production of diverse creative work by composers and musicians demonstrating Asian or Pacific influences. Engagement has also extended to the community-based Asian or Pacific migrant musiccultures that interact with their Australian urban contexts and, to varying degrees, the wider Australian community.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Popular music and memory construction in Iranian diasporic
           contexts
    • Abstract: Auliffe, Sarah
      This article examines links between popular music and the construction of cultural memory in selected Iranian diasporic contexts. It draws on Philip V. Bohlman's argument that music 'functions powerfully to facilitate both remembering and forgetting ... As a means of negotiating between past and present, then, music allows us both to enter into history and to exit from it, or, more aptly, in Eva Hoffman's ironic turn of phrase, to "exit into history".' In this article I suggest that popular music, in particular, serves as an effective indicator of the ways diasporic communities construct and engage with history, as well as a powerful force in the negotiation of collective memory and movements 'into' and 'out of' history. Music, memory, history and identity emerge here as fluid and mobile, in constant flux as they bear diverse and unpredictable traces of their antecedents.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Music and state of mind: Towards an evolutionary model of
           gender
    • Abstract: Tsitsishvili, Nino
      A considerable portion of the general population, at least in the western world, would endorse the principle of gender equality. According to this opinion, men and women have an equal, innate potential for political action, leadership, invention, and creativity in the arts and sciences. A similar attitude is shared by scholars of the humanities, including ethnomusicologists. Differences between the sexes, and specifically men's greater share in the fields of science and artistic creativity, are controversial matters. Some believe that differences in performance between the sexes are the result of social conditioning and the patriarchal social order prevalent in most known societies; others, mostly led by evolutionary psychologists, offer an explanation based on the process of human evolution and sexual selection. The topic, one would agree, inevitably leads to a politically and scientifically charged polemic.

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  • Issue 35/36 - The gendered voice of Australian country music
    • Abstract: Smith, Graeme
      How do Australian country music singers sing, and why do they sing as they do' In his 1987 article 'Why do songs have words,' Simon Frith stresses that the words of a song constitute a very small part of the meaning of the musical act. The 'voice' of the singer, understood both as the sound produced and the discursive position that the singer occupies, is a complex vehicle for meaning, acting within musical, historical, stylistic and linguistic fields. As Australian country music emerged as a genre in the 1930s and 1940s, Australian singers produced versions of the musical styles of American performers like Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter family and others. Australian performers soon developed ways of performing localism within the music style. The genre has made persistent claims to be Australia's authentic music and the true representation of Australian experience and national identity. For its practitioners and fans, Australian country music has become a voice of the nation.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Alan bush's 'byron symphony' and anti-imperialism in 1950s
           Britain
    • Abstract: Waters, Julie
      Alan Bush (1900-1995) was a British composer whose substantial compositional output included symphonies, operas and many chamber works. He was also a Marxist and lifelong member of the British Communist Party. In 1960 Bush completed his Byron Symphony, the third of his four symphonies. Despite receiving high praise from composers and critics such as Ronald Stevenson, Artes Orga and Malcolm MacDonald, the work remains little known.

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  • Issue 35/36 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Dreyfus, Kay
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  • Issue 34 - Guidelines for contributors
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  • Issue 34 - Notes on contributors
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  • Issue 34 - Choral conducting and the construction of meaning: Gesture,
           voice, identity [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Campbell, Peter
      Review(s) of: Choral conducting and the construction of meaning: Gesture, voice, identity, Liz Garnett, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009, ISBN: 978-9-7546-6379-9. xiii+227pp. Hbk, bibl., index, ill., DVD.

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  • Issue 34 - Music and men: The life and loves of Harriet Cohen; The
           Virtuoso [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cole, Suzanne
      Review(s) of: Music and men: The life and loves of Harriet Cohen, by Helen Fry, Stroud, UK: History Press, 2008, ISBN 0750948175. 320pp. Hbk, 16 plates, ill; The Virtuoso, by Sonia Orchard, Pymble, NSW: Fourth Estate, 2009, ISBN 9780732288075. 327pp. Pbk.

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  • Issue 34 - Frederick the great and his musicians: The Viola da Gamba music
           of the Berlin school [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Wilkinson, Ruth; Stinson, John
      Review(s) of: Frederick the great and his musicians: The Viola da Gamba music of the Berlin school, by Michael O'Loghlin, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7546-5885-6. xviii+253pp. ill., mus. exx.

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  • Issue 34 - The esoteric musical tradition of Ferruccio Busoni and its
           reinvigoration in the music of Larry Sitsky: The operas Doktor Faust and
           the Golem [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Shaw, Patricia
      Review(s) of: The esoteric musical tradition of Ferruccio Busoni and its reinvigoration in the music of Larry Sitsky: The operas Doktor Faust and the Golem, by Judith Michelle Crispin, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-7734-5407-1. vi+311pp., mus. exx., bibl.

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  • Issue 34 - Cultural seeds: Essays on the work of nick cave [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Chapman, Ian
      Review(s) of: Cultural seeds: Essays on the work of nick cave, by Karen Welberry and Tanya Dalziell, eds, Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series, Burlington, UK: Ashgate, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7546-6395-9. ix+216pp. Hbk, bibl. ind.

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  • Issue 34 - Experimental music: Audio explorations in Australia [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Green, Clinton
      Review(s) of: Experimental music: Audio explorations in Australia, by Gail Priest, ed., Sydney: University of NSW Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-921410-07-9. xiii+237pp., ill., ports + CD-ROM.

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  • Issue 34 - Breadth of Topaz
    • Abstract: Greet, Martin
      Breadths of Topaz is a work for a single percussionist utilising vibraphone and four gongs (15" chao gong, 14" tiger gong with a descending pitch, 12" bao gong and 9" opera gong with an ascending pitch). Its minimum duration is approximately three minutes but can be extended beyond this if the performer chooses to repeat sections of the work, as described below. It was composed early in 2009. The title is taken from Emily Dickinson's poem Day's Parlor. Dickinson uses the image of 'breadths of topaz' to describe the rising sun but the composition was not directly inspired by this idea and contains no programmatic reference to it. The title was simply chosen as an evocation of the sound quality and visual appearance of the percussion instruments involved in the work.

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  • Issue 34 - 'Therein lies a tale': Musical and literary structure in
           Ravel's 'Ma mere L'Oye'
    • Abstract: Kilpatrick, Emily
      In the early autumn of 1908, Maurice Ravel spent several days in Valvins babysitting two young children, Mimie and Jean Godebski. By letter, he reported to their mother, Ida, on his principal duties: Family life now resumes: laborious conversations with Miss [Hatchell, the children's English governess], aided by gestures and dictionaries; stories to tell the kids, not too gloomy in the evening to avoid nightmares, but lugubrious in the morning to stimulate their appetite.

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  • Issue 34 - Primers and pedagogy: Franklin Peterson's textbooks
    • Abstract: Crichton, Kieran
      As is well known, every girl in England must learn the pianoforte whether she has any aptitude for the study or not. If the parents grudge the expense or are unable to afford the fee to a trained teacher, or think that as their daughter is so young or so stupid a cheap teacher will do quite well to begin with, then comes the chance of the untrained, incompetent, so-called music teacher. These two evils feed each other, and injudicious parent and incompetent teacher will flourish side by side until the present wholesale system of teaching has given place to one more rational.

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  • Issue 34 - Tuvaluan 'faatele': A performative and historico-geographic
           context
    • Abstract: Beaulieu, Marc
      The faatele performance begins as a hushed, almost purposefully subdued event. The faatele ensemble, a flattened wooden box and a biscuit tin surrounded by several dozen seated singers and three lines of dancers, is silent, and performers have their heads to the ground. A single voice begins the first stanza, and others immediately join in. A verse is sung, abruptly stops, then the three lines of dancers stand up. Slowly and gracefully at first, the colourfully adorned dancers move their upper bodies in a mimetic fashion, elucidating the text of the song. Quietly, and almost as if humbly introducing themselves, a group of seated men strikes the box with their open palms. The single biscuit-tin player softly strikes his tin with two wooden sticks.

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