Publications — Books

As Editor:

Americans on Italo Montemezzi (Durrant Publishing, 2014). Foreword by Duane D. Printz. 50 fully annotated reviews and essays by 30 important American critics surveying Montemezzi's critical reception in the United States. xvii + 365 pp. Reviews in Opera, ARSC Journal, Musicweb International.

Essays on the Montemezzi-D’Annunzio “Nave” (Durrant Publishing, 2012). Translations by Monica Cuneo. Foreword by Duane D. Printz. A collection of key critical writings about Montemezzi’s 1918 opera La Nave. The first book in English on Montemezzi. xxi + 268 pp. Reviews in Opera, Opera TodayMusic Reference Services Quarterly, Musicweb International.

The First Lives of Alfredo Catalani (Durrant Publishing, 2011). Translations by Ornella Trevisan, Richard M. Berrong, and Giulia Martino. Contains the earliest biographies of Catalani by Alfredo Soffredini and Giuseppe Depanis, Depanis’s essay, “How I Became a Wagnerian,” Catalani’s early letters to Stefano Stampa, and Stanley Henig’s essay, “Catalani on Record: The 78 Era.” Reviews in Opera, Opera Today, Musicweb International, Opera Lounge.

— Domenico Luigi Pardini, Alfredo Catalani: Composer of Lucca (Durrant Publishing, 2010; 2nd edition, 2011). Translated by Valentina Relton. The first biography of Alfredo Catalani in English, this also includes important accounts of the composer by Giovanni Battista Nappi and Raffaello Barbiera. Fully edited, with an introduction and guide to Catalani on Compact Disc. Reviews in Opera, Opera Today, Musicweb International, Orpheus.

— Georg Herzfeld, William Taylor of Norwich: A Study of the Influence of Modern German Literature in England (Romantic Circles, 2007). Translated by Astrid Wind, and with a Foreword by Frederick Burwick. I took final responsibility for the text, supplied the introduction, extensive annotation, and checked and corrected all Herzfeld’s references. This book is freely available for download as “A Romantic Circles Scholarly Resource;” click HERE. It is the fullest source of information about William Taylor on the internet.

— William Hazlitt, The Fight and Other Writings , introduced by Tom Paulin (Penguin, 2000). I supplied the annotation and a biographical index. Read a positive review, available HERE: “Chandler has performed an impressive labour with the annotations to the essays... 55 pages of meticulous and useful notes ... These notes are of superior quality, and they are well complemented by a 25-page biographical index of all the important persons mentioned by Hazlitt.”

— Kenji Miyazawa, An Asura in Spring, translated with Ruriko Suzuki (Shohakusha, 1998). A faithful translation of one of Japan’s most startlingly original poets.

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