Electronic Musicological Review

Volume VII - December 2002

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EMR enters its seventh year on a new server and with a new layout, its editorial board restructured and enlarged with an advisory panel of distinguished scholars from various branches of the musicological discipline. Still attached to the arts department of the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), we will soon have a mirror site in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), under the responsibility of Carlos Palombini, who now becomes a permanent co-editor. With the departure of Norton Dudeque, the composer and musicologist Maurício Dottori, increasingly involved with the field of music technology, becomes the third co-editor. I take this opportunity to thank Norton Dudeque, Orlando Fraga and Vânia Schittenhelm, who conceived EMR and made it real, but have had to leave at different times and for different reasons, thus making room for renewal. And our warmest welcome to Lucas Bretas, Silvio Ferraz, Giselle Ferreira, Maurício Loureiro, Elizabeth Lucas, Marcos Branda Lacerda, Rodolfo Coelho de Souza, Eero Tarasti and Alistair Riddell, our new advisory board. [R.B.]

But there are further novelties. To provide our readers with, as it were, free off-prints of articles, Acrobat readable versions (dot PDF) are being made available, for ease of read, study, handling and filing. Little by little, a selection of articles from previous issues should also be made available in this format. [M.D.]

Ratifying our commitment to the renewal of Brazilian musicology and the diffusion of innovatory and experimental studies, this issue contains an annotated edition, with added image and audio files, of the original article that Philip Brett and Elizabeth Wood submitted to the second edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Thus we pay an involuntary tribute to the memory of the illustrious Anglo-American musicologist who died of cancer 16 October 2002, on the eve of his sixty-fifth birthday. An expert in William Byrd, the performance of ancient music and the operas of Benjamin Britten, Brett was, in the words of Paul Attinello (see http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/musicology/philip/index.html), “the very model of a senior academic: generously helping, enthusiastically pushing, encouraging and making safe spaces for an incredible variety of people.” [C.P.]