Cassaro, ed.: Music, Libraries, and the Academy

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Music, Libraries, and the Academy
Essays in Honor of Lenore Coral

Edited by James P. Cassaro

JC001 Cassaro, ed.: Music, Libraries, and the Academy
978-0-89579-612-7 Book (2007) 7.5 x 9.25, xi + 265 pp.
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Lenore Coral (1939–2005) was a titan in the fields of both scholarship and librarianship. Her untimely death from cancer in March 2005 left a void in these fields that will be difficult, if not impossible, to fill. Lenore was incredibly influential in the careers of so many, even those who did not work directly with her. As a mentor to a whole generation of librarians and scholars she is unparalleled. Her passion, dedication, wise counsel, and undying friendship will be missed by all. She gave to others unselfishly, and with a tremendously warm heart under that crusty exterior.
Even though she is now gone, Lenore’s force will be felt for generations to come in the many arenas in which she participated. Her tenacity, vision, passion, and wit inspired many in both the fields of musicology and music librarianship. Her legacy lives on in our libraries, our daily teaching, and in the vast world of musical knowledge and understanding to which she had so generously given of her time and energy.
This collection of articles dedicated to her memory divides into three sections that focus on Lenore’s scholarly interests: music of the eighteenth century, music libraries and collections, and new approaches to the musical canon. Many of the seventeen contributions included in the volume are the result of the individual author’s connection with Lenore, or were projects that she had been directly involved with, either as dissertation advisor, committee member, or interested observer. The senior scholars and music librarians represented here are testament to the global impact of Lenore’s intellect and influence.
Selected Writings

Eighteenth-Century Music
"Mixed" Chamber Music Of The Classical Period and the Reception of Genre
Sarah J. Adams

A Pilgrim's Progress Report Concerning "Music in The Classic Era"
Daniel Heartz

The Ambivalence of Mozart's Countess
Richard Will

Mozart's Incidental Music to Lanassa and His Thamos Motets
Neal A. Zaslaw

Music Libraries and Collections
Music Libraries of Tomorrow: Virtual or Concrete?
Linda Solow Blotner

The Age of Jewish Music Collecting
Philip V. Bohlman

The Discreet Charm of the Musical First Edition: Theodore M. Finney as Scholar, Collector and Librarian
James P. Cassaro

Academic Music Librarianship: Back to The Future?
Mary Wallace Davidson

Répertoire International De Littérature Musicale (RILM): Immutable Mission amidst Continual Change
Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie

Issues in Subject Access For Music: Headings and Subdivisions For Musical Works: Patterns to Express Medium Of Performance
Geraldine Ostrove

IAML Honorary Membership Citations For Lenore Coral and Anders Lönn
Pamela Thompson

New Approaches to The Musical Canon
Moonlight Excursions: Beethoven's Op. 27 No. 2 on Recordings
Sandra Mangsen

Verdi and Verismo: The Case of La traviata
Roger Parker

Sir Arthur Faulkner Hears Paganini at Mainz
H. Colin Slim

"Venerable Relics": Sacred Music of Orlando di Lasso In Nineteenth-Century England
Daniel Zager

La Lenore
David Yearsley
James P. Cassaro is Head of the Theodore M. Finney Music Library and the Frick Fine Arts Library at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the graduate faculty in music. Previously he was the Assistant Music Librarian at Cornell University (1983–99). He has published widely on topics in music librarianship, nineteenth-century Italian opera, American music, and music of the French Baroque, and is currently editor of Notes, the quarterly journal of the Music Library Association.