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Acknowledgments This book was a joy to write—because of the importance and timeliness of its subject, certainly, but also because it brought me into contact with quite a few enthusiastic and very knowledgeable people. Book and author profited especially from the expert insights, assessments, and corrections, not to mention kind encouragement, of the anonymous readers selected by University of California Press; I hope they are satisfied with the final product. Mary Francis proved the most helpful of acquisitions editors, taking an interest in the book from the get-go, and then alternating carrots and sticks in such a way that the thing seemed to write itself all the more smoothly. Mary has my heartfelt thanks for bucking the publisher default option and being so proactive and personal. Cindy Fulton and Nick Arrivo at the Press were also very supportive in keeping things moving along. The book never would have left the ground without a half-year Faculty Professional Leave from The Ohio State University. I drafted several chapters in happy daytime seclusion in Hong Kong, where the Pun family was kind enough to put me up for an entire month. An Ohio State College of the Arts research grant, awarded through the offices of Associate Dean Mark Fullerton, made a preliminary cleanup of the entire manuscript possible at a critical time. For their astute readings of individual chapters at various points in the trajectory, I am grateful to Amy Bauer, Nicholas Cook, Kay Dickinson, Steve Jones, Karl Klug, Ralph Locke, Alejandro Madrid, Robert Morgan, Mark ObertThorn , and Philip Rupprecht. Jonathan Dunsby went far beyond the call of duty and read most of my first draft, and his many criticisms proved vital in giving the book focus. Joseph Panzner read through the entire final draft, and I am grateful for his many suggestions. It is a measure of Joe’s extraordinary scope, insight, and all-round helpfulness that a few of his aperçus and thought-provoking turns of phrase remain detectable in my final prose, hard xi as I tried to avoid this for the sake of scholarly ethics and authorial selfrespect . I also thank Stephen D. Franklin and Hyun Park for their shrewd commentary on matters of media and technology. Philip Rupprecht was, thank goodness, a tireless stickler for clarity and context in the Mahler discussions . Ilse Lehiste gave gracious counsel on intricacies of linguistics and German semantics. Alan Green was kind enough to point me to various resources regarding the digital library, particularly those from the Council on Library and Information Resources. Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Sergey Schepkin took hours from their busy schedules to talk about Glenn Gould and Bach, two subjects close to their own hearts. Richard Griscom—head of the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library at the University of Pennsylvania, and a curator of the Leopold Stokowski collection there—was kind enough to examine Stokie’s markings in his Sibelius conducting scores and relay some fascinating discoveries. My friend Andrew Steinman worked doggedly to keep me abreast of developments in high-end audio and will, I hope, continue to do so. Alex Pun assisted with the graphics, and made the mad run through Blackwood Sheet Metal at closing time to help shoot pictures for figure 9. Andrew Martin pointed me to D. F. McKenzie and the broader subject of bibliography, which proved instrumental for chapter 1. I would like to thank not only Joe and Andrew but all of my students for teaching me so much over the years. They will never know just how much I’ve learned from them, and their influence on this book has taken various forms. Anthony Vine, not least among these scholars-to-watch, came through in a pinch and did a beautiful job with the musical examples. Finally, I am delighted to thank my own original teacher. Arved Ojamaa, my father, set the wheels in motion for this book when he played nonstop Chopin and Schubert on the stereo four decades ago, and he has now taken a keen interest in every line of what follows. If I’ve managed to avoid cant and jargon while showing love for my topic, it is because Dad has served, from start to finish, as my ideal reader. xii / Acknowledgments ...


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