H-Music: Reviewed Elsewhere
Michal Ben-Horin. Musical Biographies: The Music of Memory in Post-1945 German Literature. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016, 173 pp. €79.95 (cloth),ISBN 978-3110460933,
This book investigates musically mediated responses to the “catastrophe of the Second World War and the Nazi past” in German literature (1).
Lisa Jakelski. Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956–1968. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 272 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29254-3.
In her book Lisa Jakelski analyses the first decade of the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music in the broader context of the sociological and political situation of the period.
Danielle Fosler-Lussier. Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. 344 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28413-5.
In 1954, the U.S. State Department launched the Cultural Presentations program, an ambitious endeavor to improve the image of the United States abroad through cultural diplomacy.
Joanna Bosse. Becoming Beautiful: Ballroom Dance in the American Heartland. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 200 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03901-0; $25.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-252-08063-0.
Musicologist Joanna Bosse uses ballroom dance to show the ways that dance, like music, can contribute to identity formation.
Joyce L. Irwin, ed. and transl. Foretastes of Heaven in Lutheran Church Music Tradition: Johann Mattheson and Christoph Raupach on Music in Time and Eternity. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. xlix + 162 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-442-23263-1.
What are the skills currently required of an eighteenth-century music scholar?
Beth Abelson Macleod. Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
In the late nineteenth century, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, a young Jewish woman from Chicago, rose to become one of the most celebrated pianists on the world stage. In her nearly forty-year career, Bloomfield-Zeisler appeared to critical acclaim in every major U.S.
Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis, Andrew Kraebel, and Margot E. Fassler, eds. Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500. Woodbridge: York Medieval Press, Boydell Press, 2017. xviii + 370 pp.