Volume 4, no. 1: Fal1997
/ Editor: William Summers / Webmaster: Michael O'Connor
BOSTON SPECIAL STUDY SESSION
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this volume a number of new and forthcoming recordings are discussed.
Each presents a view of Hispanic music that is novel, and each presents
stunning performances which not only enhance the repertory of recorded
Hispanic art music, but also provide unique interpretations of many
heretofore unrecorded works.
is also a particular pleasure to have reports from G. Grayson Wagstaff
and Craig Russell discussing their collaborations with leading performing
ensembles as they worked to prepare two forthcoming recordings. My heartfelt
thanks to them for making this advance information available to all
of the membership of the Study Group.
is the goal of this issue to provide both information about recordings
and to stimulate interest in this music. With the increasing number
of fine recordings becoming available of important Hispanic music from
the past, we are now approaching a point where the supply of recorded
musical materials begins to meet in part the demand for them both as
aids to teaching and as valuable models of what can be performed in
a variety of settings including regular concerts, historical reconstructions
and liturgical performances.
recent recording initiatives also reflect the results of significant
research, artistic insight and some considerable daring on the part
of producers, artists and scholars. It is our fervent hope that these
endeavors will be continued and that these and future recordings will
receive wide support from individuals and institutions.
also have in this issue a group of reviews by our Recording Review Editor,
Paul Laird, which further expands and enhances the information about
new recordings of Hispanic music. Special thanks to Paul for this contribution.
Reviews and Announcements - Paul Laird, Recording Reviews Editor