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Consistent with our mission to explore music from the 18th- and early 19th-centuries, Steglein publishes books that complement our musical editions and that contribute to the general knowledge of music from the period.




Heartz cover Artists and Musicians
Portrait Studies from the Rococo to the Revolution
by Daniel Heartz

Daniel Heartz’s all-new, richly documented case studies bridge generations, nationalities, genders, musical styles, and artistic schools. The soprano castrato Farinelli and the Venetian Rococo painter Jacopo Amigoni formed a friendship that lasted for many years. A generation later, in Paris, the pastellist Maurice-Quentin de La Tour expressed his love for the greatest French soprano of her age, Marie Fel, in an intimate portrait. The other studies provide glimpses into the lives of the artists Antoine Watteau, Rosalba Carriera, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Antoine Vestier, and François-André Vincent, the opera singers Faustina Bordoni and Rosalie Duplant; composers Johann Adolf Hasse, Johann Christian Bach, Antonio Sacchini, and Francois-Joseph Gossec, the gamba virtuoso Karl Abel, the music historian Charles Burney, and the Riccoboni troupe of comédiens italiennes.

Besides Heartz’s several pairings of artists and musicians, the collection contains ground-breaking studies by John A. Rice on the royal painter Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the opera composer Giovanni Paisiello, and by Paul Corneilson on Thomas Gainsborough’s little-known portrait of the Mannheim soprano Franziska Danzi-Lebrun.

Twenty full-color plates, some published for the first time, are richly explicated in the text, bringing out the character of the protagonists in these interdisciplinary exchanges. They are supplemented by more than forty illustrations of related paintings, drawings, engravings, and maps. Generous citations of published reproductions guide the reader to additional art works mentioned in the text.

Edited by Beverly Wilcox

xvii, 407 pages

ISBN 978-0-9819850-7-7

hardback, $90.00

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SECM2010 cover SECM in Brooklyn 2010
Topics in Eighteenth-Century Music I

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM) gathered in April 2010 for its fourth biennial meeting at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NY. In addition to stimulating papers and discussions on campus, the conference included concerts, tours, and meals in authentic eighteenth-century venues, and visits to local libraries to view eighteenth-century materials in their collections. Ten of the papers presented at the conference are included in this book.

Edited by Margaret R. Butler and Janet K. Page

xv, 241 pages

ISBN 978-0-9819850-5-3

paperback, $35.00

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SECM2008 cover “Hands-On” Musicology
Essays in Honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell

On the occasion of Jeffery Kite-Powell’s retirement from The Florida State University, his colleagues and former students joined together to present him with this collection of essays. Kite-Powell was the long-time director of FSU’s early music ensembles, where he tutored many hundreds of students in the “hands-on” application of musicological knowledge toward a living performance tradition. The essays range from medieval chant through 20th-century accompanied recitation, reflecting the broad range of Kite-Powell’s interests and testifying to his high regard within the academic community.

Edited by Allen Scott

x, 413 pages

ISBN 978-0-9819850-4-6

hardback, $65.00

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SECM2008 cover Haydn and His Contemporaries

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music and the Haydn Society of North America met jointly in early 2008 on the campus of Scripps College in Claremont California for three days of papers, concerts, and conversation. Thirteen contributions to the conference are brought together here that demonstrate the breadth and depth of scholarship taking place around the “long” eighteenth century, and particularly around the figure of Franz Joseph Haydn.

Edited by Sterling E. Murray

xiii, 225 pages

ISBN 978-0-9819850-2-2

paperback, $30.00

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Buben cover Er ist der Vater, wir sind die Bub'n:
Essays in Honor of Christoph Wolff

Er ist der Vater, wir sind die Bub'n: Essays in Honor of Christoph Wolff presents recent research by Christoph Wolff's colleagues at the Bach-Archiv in Leipzig and at the C.P.E. Bach complete works edition in Cambridge in honor of Prof. Wolff's 70th birthday. The contributions focus principally on C.P.E. Bach, but also include an essay on J.S. Bach's bible, an original composition, and an original sonnet, the latter two composed specifically for the dedicatee.

Edited by Paul Corneilson and Peter Wollny

xiv, 234 pages

ISBN 978-0-9819850-1-5

hardback, $50.00

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Festschrift cover Coll' astuzia, col giudizio:
Essays in Honor of Neal Zaslaw

Coll' astuzia, col giudizio: Essays in Honor of Neal Zaslaw celebrates the occasion of Neal Zaslaw's 70th birthday with contributions by the dedicatee's colleagues and former students. The essays naturally center around Mozart, but also touch on a wide range of other topics that have been important to Zaslaw's career: performance practice, the French baroque, musical psychology, and more. The volume concludes with a bibliography of Zaslaw's writings.

Edited by Cliff Eisen

vii, 456 pages

ISBN 978-0-9719854-0-8

hardback, $65.00

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Rhodes cover Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches

Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches is a collection of fourteen essays originally presented at the conference on performing practice sponsored by and held on the campus of Rhodes College from 4–6 March 2007. Not a how-to manual of performance-practice techniques, the present volume is rather a musicological exploration of performance-related questions in a wide range of chronological and geographical repertoires, from monophony in twelfth-century Paris, to sacred polyphony in sixteenth-century New Spain, to elocution strategies in the early twentieth century, and very much in between. A Foreword by Christopher Hogwood helps set the stage for the various chapters, which are accompanied by generous musical examples and illustrations.

Edited by Timothy D. Watkins

xv, 267 pages

ISBN 978-0-9719854-9-0

hardback, $45.00

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SECM2004 cover Genre in Eighteenth-Century Music

Genre in Eighteenth-Century Music presents eleven papers read at the second biennial conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, held from 21–23 April 2006 in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The book follows the conference by dividing the papers into four parts corresponding to the four conference sessions: Eighteenth-Century Neapolitan Comic Opera; Genre and Vocal Music; Genre and Instrumental Music; and A Miscellany of Genres.

Edited by Anthony R. DelDonna

xiii, 285 pages

ISBN 978-0-9719854-7-6

paperback, $30.00

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SECM2004 cover Music in Eighteenth-Century Life

The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music held its inaugural conference from 30 April to 2 May at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The conference was organized around the three spheres in which public music making mainly took place during the eighteenth century: cities, courts and churches. The present volume publishes seven of the papers that were presented at the conference.

Edited by Mara E. Parker

x, 149 pages

ISBN 0-9719854-5-6

paperback, $20.00

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