Editor’s Message

We feature four articles and a book review in this first MTO volume of 2006. Also beginning with this issue, we offer new dynamic listings for job announcements, upcoming conferences, calls for papers, and new books. Now, for the first time, these listings are updated automatically as soon as we receive and approve any new listing. Readers can now check the MTO contents page at any time to find current information on recent announcements. We also have links for submitting announcements and welcome new listings to keep our postings current. We are able to actively generate MTO web pages with current data thanks to the spectacular talents of our Managing Editor, Brent Yorgason.

For the past five years, our reviews have been published under the able editorial guidance of Jack Boss. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jack for his invaluable contribution. As Jack steps down, I am delighted to welcome Jeffrey Perry as our new Reviews Editor.

The number of submissions we receive has increased dramatically over the last several years. Our ability to accommodate this growth is due in large part to the terrific work of our Editorial Board. I would like to thank Julian Hook and Andrew Mead for generously contributing their expertise as they complete their terms on our Editorial Board. As they depart, we are happy to be joined by incoming board members Michael Buchler and Norman Carey.

The contents of this volume includes:

Eliot Woodruff. Metrical Phase Shifts in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Avior Byron. The Test Pressings of Schoenberg Conducting Pierrot lunaire: Sprechstimme Reconsidered

Jeannie Ma. Guerrero. Serial Intervention in Nono’s Il canto sospeso

Guy Capuzzo. Pat Martino’s The Nature of the Guitar: An Intersection of Jazz Theory and Neo-Riemannian Theory

Peter Schubert. Review of David Yearsley, Bach and the Meanings of Counterpoint (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Listings of employment opportunities, calls for papers, conference announcements, and new books, now in a new, continually updated dynamic format

Submissions to MTO are welcome at any time. We encourage readers to post their reactions to this issue’s articles and review. The mto-talk email list is available to MTO subscribers (subscription is free) for online discussion of any MTO-related topic. To post to mto-talk, simply send an email message to mto-talk@societymusictheory.org . Longer responses may be submitted to the Editor for publication in the Commentary section of the next issue.

All MTO volumes dating back to our first issue in 1993 can be accessed from the contents page at http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/issues.html.

Thank you for your support of MTO!

Timothy Koozin, Editor
Music Theory Online
Moores School of Music
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204


Updated 03 July 2013
Brent Yorgason