Six pièces faciles, op. 13 (published in 1925), is a set of solo guitar pieces by Antonio Alba (see Figure 1).1 I discovered this score thanks to the “random page” navigation feature on the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) home page. Alba was new to me. Through a quick Internet search, I learned that he was a Catalan guitarist, composer, and music teacher who lived in Chile from 1873 to 1940. He composed more than 400 pieces, 250 of which were printed by commercial publishers in Valparaíso, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris.2 Works for guitar make up the bulk of Alba's output. I clicked on his IMSLP artist profile and...
Review: International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
SOPHIE A. BRADY is a PhD candidate in Musicology at Princeton University. Her scholarly interests include music and technology, traditional and popular African music, and avant-garde composition. Her dissertation examines recording technology, musique concrète, and decolonization in twentieth-century France and francophone Africa. She is the recipient of a Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting Student Travel Award (2019) and Princeton's Roy Dickinson Welch Graduate Fellowship in Music.
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Sophie A. Brady; Review: International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP). Journal of the American Musicological Society 1 December 2019; 72 (3): 920–935. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2019.72.3.920
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