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The following bibliography is a work in progress. If you have additional entries you would like to submit for inclusion, please send them to Brian Locke <> with a full bibliographic citation when available. Works in progress are also welcome.
Note:  (*) indicates entries recently added.

Books and Scores

Articles, Chapters and Essays


Papers and Lectures

Theses and Dissertations

Courses, Seminars, Workshops


Research in Progress



            Brewer, Charles E. "Solo Compositions for Violin and Viola da Gamba with
            Basso Continuo from the Collection of Prince-Bishop Carl
            Liechtenstein-Castelcorn in Kroměříž," ed. Charles E. Brewer, Recent
            Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era 82 (Madison, WI: A-R Editions,
            Inc., 1997 [ISBN 0-89579-386-5])

            Freeman, Daniel E.  The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in
            Prague.  Studies in Czech Music, no. 2.  Stuyvesant, NY:  Pendragon Press, 1992.

            *Mahling, Christoph-Hellmut et al., eds.  Schloss Engers Colloquia zur Kammermusik,
            vol. 2: Zur Kammermusik und ihrer Geschichte (Mainz: Villa Musica, 1999).
            Available from Villa Musica, Auf der Bastei 3, 55131 Mainz.
            Includes the following essays:

                   Murray, Sterling E. "'Grande Partitas with Passages and Minuets': Antonio Rosetti and Harmoniemusik
                        in the Oettingen-Wallerstein Hofkapelle" (pp. 31-72; with most impressive illustrations, musical examples,
                        and works' list)

                        Schuler, Manfred, "Zur Harmoniemusik am Furstlich Furstenbergischen Hof zu Donaueschingen"
                        (pp. 73-81)

                        Freeman, Daniel E., "The Wind Music of Josef Myslivecek" (pp. 83-99)

                        Ecker, Heinz, "Die Harmoniemusik von Franz Krommer (1759-1831)" (pp. 139-155)

            Stockigt, Jan. Life and works of Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745).   (Oxford
            Monographs in Music - forthcoming)


            J. Bunker Clark. Anthony Philip Heinrich, The Sylviad: or, Minstrelsy of Nature
            in the Wilds of North America, op. 3 (reprint of Boston, 1823, 1825-26), reprint,
            with introduction by J. Bunker Clark, 1996. Conners Publications, 503 Tahoe Street,
                Natchitoches, LA 71457-5718 USA 318-357-0924. $70.95 (postage included). Further information
                at, homepage at

                    The Sylviad was originally published to impress the Royal Academy of Music, to which it was
                    dedicated, before Heinrich traveled to London to advance his career. The 34 works (for piano,
                    solo voice, or vocal ensemble) are sometimes amusing, sometimes simple, sometimes f iendishly
                    difficult, especially the two toccatas for piano. Not only is this Bohemian-born composer
                    America's first genius of art music, in the pages of The Sylviad are found many avant-garde
                    elements of the Romantic century: virtuosity, extreme chromaticism, complex experimental
                    harmonies, unconvential formal structures, expression of personal feelings and experiences,
                    and intense nationalism.

                    Not only was Heinrich (1781-1861) an ardent musical Americanist, but has also written works
                    reflecting his Bohemian heritage. This is the most extraordinary Opus 3 in the history of music,
                    as was his Dawning of Music in Kentucky (Philadelphia, 1920) the most extraordinary Opus 1.


            Smaczny, Jan.  Dvořák:  Cello Concerto.  Cambridge Music Handbooks.  Cambridge:
            Cambridge University Press, 1999.


            Wingfield, Paul, ed. Collection of Janáček Studies that includes articles by
            Geoffrey Chew and Robert Vilain (re: The House of the Dead) and Thomas Ades
            (piano music) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)


            Ackerman, James A. Edition of Josef Mysliveček's (1737-1781) oratorio Abramo
            ed Isacco based on the Munich performance of 1777.

            Freeman, Daniel E.  Il Boemo, Josef Mysliveček (forthcoming).  The first English
            biography of the Czech composer (and close friend of the Mozart family).



            Freeman, Daniel E.  "Antonio Vivaldi and the Sporck Theater in Prague," Janáček
            and Music:  Proceedings of the International Conference (St. Louis, 1988), edited
            by Michael Beckerman and Glen Bauer, 117-40.  Studies in Czech Music, no. 1.
            Stuyvesant, N.Y.:  Pendragon Press, 1995.

            Freeman, Daniel E.  "The Foundation of Italian Operatic Traditions in Prague,"
           Il melodramma italiano in Italian e in Germania nell-eta` barocca:  Atti del V
            Convegno internazionale sulla musica italiana nel secolo XVII, edited by Alberto
            Colzani, etal., 115-25.  Como: A.M.I.S., 1995.

            Freeman, Daniel E.  "Orlando furioso in the Bohemian Lands:  Was Vivaldi's
            Music Really Used?"  Informazioni e studi vivaldiana 14 (1993), 51-73.

            Freeman, Daniel E.  "A Vivaldi Document Rediscovered," Hudební věda 26
            (1989), 134-41.

            Freeman, Daniel E.  "An 18th-Century Singer's Commission of 'Baggage' Arias."
           Early Music 20 (1992), 427-33.

            Freeman, Daniel E.  "Newly Found Roots of the Don Juan Tradition in Opera:
            Antonio Denzio and Antonio Caldara's La pravita` castigata," Studi musicali 21
            (1992), 115-17.

  Czech Music

            Entwistle, Erik, Derek Katz, Diane Paige and Michael Beckerman.  "Czech
            Chamber Music."  Schirmer's 19th Century Chamber Music volume.

  Folk music

            Beckerman, Michael. "Where Folk Roots Still Survive, " The New York Times
            (February 15, 1998) Folk music of Transylvania and festival "Csardas" at the
            Brooklyn Academy of Music.


            Deml, Jiří. "Kdo je autorem Zápisníku zmizelého?" Opus Musicum 29 (1997),
            93-6.  See note 1.

            Katz, Derek. Janáček a tradice (trans. Jarmila Gabrielová).  Hudební věda
            XXXV:4 (1998), 360-76.

            Mikeska, Jan. "Jak jsem přispěl k odhalení?" Opus Musicum 29 (1997), 97-100.
           See note 1.

            Novak, John K. "Barthes's Narrative Codes as a Technique for the Analysis of
            Programmatic Music: An Analysis of Janáček's The Fiddler's Child." Indiana
            Theory Review (Fall 1997)

            Novak, John K. "What's Folk About Janáček?: The Transformation of Folk
            Music Concepts in Janáček's Mature Style as Evidenced in His Orchestral
            Works."  International Journal of Musicology (1998)


            Mabary, Judith. "Martinů's Strangler: Where the Greeks Meet the Indians."
            Memorial volume of essays dedicated to Michael Henderson. Editor - Michael
            Beckerman (forthcoming)


            Mabary, Judith. "Popular Melodrama in the Czech Lands: From the Paris
            Boulevard du Crime to Prague's Stavovské divadlo." Czech Music (Journal of
            the Dvořák Society - London) (forthcoming)


            Freeman, Daniel E.  "Josef Mysliveček and Mozart's Piano Sonatas
            K. 309 (284b) and 311 (284c),"  Mozart-Jahrbuch 1995 (Kassel:  Bärenreiter,
            1995), 195-209.


            Katz, Derek.  "Smetana's Second String Quartet:  Voice of Madness or
            Triumph of Spirit."  Musical Quarterly 81/4 (Winter 1998)

            Christopher P. Storck.  "Die Symbiose von Kunst und Nationalbewegung. Der
            Mythos vom Nationalkomponisten Bedrich Smetana."  Bohemia.
            Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur der böhmischen Länder. Vol. 35/2
            (1994), 253-267.
                                 This article also appears on Mr. Storck's website
                                 (  The section
                                 titled Publikationen of the German version provides the original full
                                 text (without footnotes); the English version includes an abstract under
                                 section Publications.


            Locke, Ralph (Eastman School of Music).  "Musicology and/as Social Concern:
            Imagining the Relevant Musicologist"  in Rethinking Music, ed. Nicholas Cook
            and Mark Everist (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1999), 499-530.

                                 The volume's Editors describe this essay (in their Introduction) as "an
                                 extraordinarily wide-ranging and thoughtful account."  Among the issues
                                 discussed are the ways in which categories of "nation" have influenced
                                 music-historical writing (for better or worse).

            Paige, Diane and Michael Beckerman.  "Does It Pay to Study Music?"
            Musical Quarterly.



            Miller, Mina. The Piano Music of Leoš Janáček (Mina Miller, Piano).
            Ambassador (1997) : ARC 1020. This recording is available at record shops or
            may be ordered directly from Ambassador at P.O. Box 31112, Seattle, WA




            Clark, Marilyn.  "Music of the Czech Baroque: A Survey andHistoriography"
            Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Association,
            University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, April 19, 1997.



            Mabary, Judith. "Greek Myths and Native Americans: Martinů and the Avant
            Garde." Addresses the compositional history and music of Martinů's dance
            drama The Strangler. Martinů Festival, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
            (London) (January 1998)



            Mabary, Judith.  Redefining Melodrama:  The Czech Response to Music and Word.
            Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri (May 1999)


  Czech Music

            Nettl, Bruno. Music in the Czech Lands (University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana)
            Focus on history of art music and studies of folk music with particular attention to
            Czech-German and, to some extent, Czech-German-Jewish interaction, music and
            ethnicity, the representation of music in Czech literature, and various representations of

  Folk elements

            Beckerman, Michael.  Folk Sources in Janáček, Bartók and Stravinsky. Spring
            quarter, 1998.  University of California, Santa Barbara.


            Beckerman, Michael. Martinů. Papers submitted during this course included
            "On the Aesthetics of Martinů's The Epic of Gilgamesh, "Form in Martinů's
            Symphony No. 4," Thunderbolt P-47, "How Many Pieces Did Martinů Write?,"
            The Plays of Mary and "Transitions in Martinů's Madrigals." The course also
            included visits by Aleš Březina, Director of the Martinů Foundation in Prague,
            Jirka Kratochvíl, who has just completed a doctoral dissertation on Martinů's
            choral music, and Charles Rosen, who knew Martinů at Princeton and played a
            concert in honor of Martinů's arrival at that university.  University of California,
            Santa Barbara.


            Beckerman, Michael.  Melodrama.  Included melodramas of Benda and Fibich
            as well as the use of melodrama in other genres.  Winter quarter, 1998.
            University of California, Santa Barbara.

  20th Century

            Annual collegium - The Musical Life in Prague in the Early 20th Century
            organized by the Martinů Foundation in cooperation with the Prague Spring
            Festival. The May 1998 sessions will focus on music and religion. Publication of
            the papers from the first collegium (May 1996) are forthcoming (Paul Lang
            Verlag, Bern) in English, German and French.


            Československý hudební slovník.  2 vols.  Prague:  Statní hudební vydavatelství,

            Hudba v českých dějinách:  od středověku do nové doby, edited by Jaromír Černý.
            2nd ed.  Prague:  Editio Supraphon, 1983.



  Master's Theses

  Independent Research

            Stockigt, Jan. Australian reception of Dvořák as well as latter part of the life of
            singer Gabriela Roubalová (Madame Boema), an Italian-trained Prague-born
            soprano, who arrived in Australia in 1879. She was featured in the premiere of
            Dvořák's The Spectre's Bride, performed in Melbourne in 1886. Ms. Roubalová
            knew both Dvořák and Smetana, as she had previously sung with the Czech
            National Opera. (In Prague, she had been a student of Pivoda, whose songs she
            included in recitals.) Her colorful, independent personal life led her to Melbourne
            where she enjoyed a successful career. Ms. Roubalová died in 1922.

Notes -

1. Recommended by Geoffrey Chew. These articles address the issue of the authorship of the texts for Janáček's Diary of One Who Vanished.

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