Irène Deliège Translation Fund

ESCOM edits a series of “Classic European Music Science Monographs.” This project aims to create and publish English translations of seminal historic European treatises on systematic and scientific musicology from 20th and earlier centuries. Translations are funded from a special “Irène Deliège Translation Fund” endowed to ESCOM in 2010.

  • The Origins of Music by Carl Stumpf, OUP 2012The first volume in the series is Carl Stumpf’s „Die Anfänge der Musik“ (1911) (“The Origins of Music”) which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Translated and Edited by David Trippett, 288 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-969573-7 appeared on 26 July 2012. NEWS 6 Dec 2013: We are delighted to announce that David Trippett was awarded the 2013 Bruno Nettl Prize of the Society for Ethnomusicology for his work in translating and editing the first volume on Carl Stumpf's “The Origins of Music”.
  • The second project in the series will be the two volumes of Carl Stumpf’s „Tonpsychologie“ (1885) to be published by Ashgate (now an imprint of Routledge), who have signed a contract with ESCOM for the continuation of the series. Publication will be in two separate volumes; Volume 1 is expected in 2018, volume 2 in 2019.

  • The third project, also with Ashgate, is for Andre Schaeffner’s  «Origine des Instruments de Musique» (1936) scheduled for publication in 2019.

  • Other projects in advanced stage of discussion include Ernst Kurth’s „Musikpsychologie“ (1931) and Pierre Boulez’ «Leçons de Musique» (1976–95)