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CAML Review / Revue de l’ACBM - Vol. 43, no. 1 (April / avril 2015)

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A new issue of CAML Review is now available for viewing or downloading via the journal site: http://caml.journals.yorku.ca. Please see the contents of the issue listed below.

The editors of CAML Review invite submissions in the form of articles, reviews, and reports pertaining to music in Canada, music librarianship, and music-related topics of current interest. The deadline for the next issue is July 15, 2015.

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What connects an autographed Hindemith score with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland?

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April’s object of the month is a copy of Paul Hindemith’s Wir Bauen eine Stadt (1930), songs composed for children and given its world premiere in Glasgow in November 1930.  Our archive contains the score used by pianist and composer Erik Chisholm (a former student of the Conservatoire) who accompanied the Orpheus Junior Choir (now the Phoenix Choir).  The composer himself performed a number of sonatas with Chisholm earlier in the evening; his dedication in the score reads: ‘with hearty thanks for the beautiful introduction to Glasgow’ – Paul Hindemith Nov. 30 [1930].

Zum 144. Geburtstag von Leo Blech (21.04.1871-20.08.1958)

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Leo Blech (21 April 1871 – 25 August 1958) was a German opera composer and conductor who is perhaps most famous for his work at the Königliches Opernhaus (later the Berlin State Opera / Staatsoper Unter den Linden) from 1906 to 1937, and later as the conductor of Berlin's Städtische Oper from 1949 to 1953. Blech was known for his reliable, clear, and elegant performances, especially of works by Wagner, Verdi, and Bizet's Carmen (which he conducted over 600 times), and for his sensitivity as an accompanist.

Explore the Score

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The Ruhr Piano Festival, which came into being in the mid-1990s, has launched a new online project called Explore the Score: 

http://explorethescore.org/index-english.html

In Explore the Score, selected works are explained and analyzed by leading performers.

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