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Critical Editions at the 87th AMS

Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM America/Chicago

By A-R Editions

On the last day of the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, a professional development roundtable took place that is potentially of great import to the future of critical edition editing and publishing. “Can the White Page be Overwritten? Race and Representation in Critical Editions” brought together four panelists, all of whom actively work with editing, performing, or cataloging the work of underrepresented composers.

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Protip: Stemming

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:00:00 AM America/Chicago

By A-R's house editors

Stemming appears, at first glance, a straightforward issue. Indeed, A-R house style employs very simple rules for stemming single notes and chords. However, stemming rules regarding multiple melodic lines and parts on a single staff are slightly more complex. Following a brief introduction to the basic rules of stemming, this article will address these more complicated scenarios.

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Critical Editions and Race at AMS 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM America/Chicago

By A-R Editions

The upcoming online meeting of the American Musicological Society will include a professional development roundtable session: “Can the White Page be Overwritten?: Race and Representation in Critical Editions.” The session will take place on 21 November from 11:00 AM to 12:50 PM and will feature an impressive lineup of speakers. Turn on, log in, and drop by for what is sure to be a thought-provoking experience!

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM America/Chicago

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By Robert Crowe

Giovanni Battista Velluti (1780–1861), or Giambattista, or even Gianni, as some of his friends seem to have called him, has been my constant companion since 2011. Back when I thought Angus Heriot’s 1956 The Castrati in Opera was a good, reliable source (was I ever so young?), Velluti’s wild life, full of saucy stories of flirtations—and more—with divas both operatic and aristocratic, of narrow escapes from their jealous boyfriends, of improbably witty badinage with emperors, queens, and skeptical policemen of all descriptions, was highly entertaining. But what really piqued my curiosity was his life and all of its collisions with the surrounding world—a stranger in a strange land—dragging all the accoutrements of the eighteenth century with him, deep into the nineteenth. Stared at, gossiped about, closely observed, lied about, mythologized, lionized, “monstered”—all while he was walking the same streets with those who were busily rewriting—and redrawing—his existence. I got to know him first as a newspaper figure, a caricature, but as I dug deeper, I found more and more sources that dug more deeply in the man himself.

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