A HANDBOOK TOTWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSICAL SKETCHES
Thisindispensablehandbookexplainshowscholarsandstudentsshouldwork with and think about the composer’s working manuscripts. Over the pastquarter-century, the scholarly study of autograph sources has exploded andnowhere is this more true than in the ﬁeld of twentieth-century music. Andyet,fewifanycoursesorseminarsbroachthesubjectofsketchstudiesandtheskills required to examine the manuscripts. This book surveys the knowledgenecessary to work efﬁciently in archives and libraries housing this materialand with the skills and techniques speciﬁcally related to sketch studies: tran-scription, reconstructing sketchbooks, deciphering handwriting, dating doc-uments. It deals with the music of important twentieth-century composersand presents visual examples of manuscripts from the collections of worldrenowned institutions such as the Paul Sacher Foundation. The book aims tomaketheworkofbothresearchersandstudentsmoreefﬁcientandrewarding.
is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the Departmentof Music, University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of
A View of Berg’s ‘Lulu’ through the Autograph Sources
(1997). She has also contributedto several works including
The Cambridge Companion to Berg
(1997) and has written articles and reviews for a number of journals.
is Professor at the D´epartement de musique, Uni-versit´e de Moncton. He is the author of
An Introduction to the early works of Gy ¨ orgy Ligeti
(1996). He also contributed to
Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde
(ed. L. Sitsky, 2002) and has published numerous articles onmusic of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.