From the Summer 2015 Musical Times, available now


Leo Black: ‘The pursuit of love: Hans Gál at 125’
Richard Witts: ‘Shopping and Fricker: the origins of the Cheltenham Festival of Modern British Music and the “Cheltenham Symphony”’
Andrew D. Roberts: ‘Making music in Chelsea, 1906–1969: the Town Hall and the Music Club’
Sylvia Bowden: ‘Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”: a passionate or compassionate relationship?’
David Newsholme: ‘World of Worcester: rediscovered sacred music of William Davis’

Book reviews

by Andrew Thomson, Arnold Whittall, Patricia Howard and Peter Williams of

Stephen Schloesser: Visions of Amen: the early life and music of Olivier Messiaen
Mark Evan Bonds: Absolute music: the history of an idea
Daniel Péter Biró & Harald Krebs, edd.: The string quartets of Bela Bartók: tradition and legacy in analytical perspective
Tim Eggington: The advancement of music in Enlightenment England: Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music
Hans Gál: Music behind the barbed wire: a diary of summer 1940
Tessa Murray: Thomas Morley: Elizabethan music publisher
Kerry McCarthy: Byrd
Malcolm Walker & David Davies: Heavenly harmony: organs and organists of Exeter Cathedral

From the Spring 2015 Musical Times, available now


Arnold Whittall: ‘Measures of authenticity: the macrotonal music of Julian Anderson’

Leo Black: ‘A spirit awake: Joseph Marx at 51’

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘The score of Giselle

Matthias Range: ‘Handelian revisions? William Croft’s orchestrally accompanied Te Deum and Jubilate’

Godwin Sadoh: ‘Ayo Bankole at 80’

Book reviews

by Judith Chernaik, Peter Williams, Peter Phillips, Andrew Thomson and Arnold Whittall of

Robert und Clara Schumann im Briefwechsel mit der Familie Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sämtliche Briefe
Peter Schleuning: Vom Kaffeehaus zum Fürstenhof: Johann Sebastian Bachs weltliche Kantaten
Eric Chafe: J.S. Bach’s Johannine theology: the St John Passion and the cantatas for Spring 1725
Patricia Howard: The modern castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the coming of a new operatic age
Klára Móricz & Simon Morrison, edd.: Funeral games in honour of Arthur Vincent Lourié
Bob Gilmore: Claude Vivier: a composer’s life
Anastasia Belina-Johnson, ed.: A musician divided: André Tchaikovsky in his own words
Robert Spruytenburg: The LaSalle Quartet: conversations with Walter Levin
Paul Dawson-Bowling: The Wagner experience and its meaning to us
Katherine R. Syer: Wagner’s visions: poetry, politics, and the psyche in the operas through Die Walküre
Mark Berry: After Wagner: histories of modernist music drama from Parsifal to Nono

From the Winter 2014 Musical Times, available now


Peter Phillips: ‘Singing polyphony’

Arnold Whittall: ‘The public and the personal: Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies at 80’

Leo Black: ‘A fugal sonata without a fugue: Beethoven’s op.102 no.1’

Daniel Elphick: ‘Weinberg, Shostakovich and the influence of Anxiety

Nick Zangwill: ‘Friends reunited: Susan McClary and musical formalism’

Michael Kassler: ‘The singer and the future king: Henriette Kneisel and Ernest Augustus’

Book reviews

by Kevin O’Connell, David Wright, Peter Williams, Patricia Howard, Arnold Whittall and Andrew Thomson of

Ben Earle: Luigi Dallapiccola and musical modernism in Fascist Italy
David Beard: Harrison Birtwistle’s operas and music theatre
Paul Spicer: Sir George Dyson: his life and music   
Artur SchnabelWalking freely on firm ground: letters to Mary Virginia Foreman, 1935–1951

Andrew Woolley & John Kitchen, edd.: Interpreting historical keyboard music: sources, contexts and performance
Alison Hood: Interpreting Chopin: analysis and performance
Nicholas Cook: Beyond the score: music as performance
Ellen Rosand, edd.: Readying Cavalli’s operas for the stage: manuscript, edition, production
Rebecca Cypess, Beth L. Glixon & Nathan Link, edd.: Word, image, and song: essays in early modern Italy
Julie Brown: Schoenberg and redemption
Silvio J. dos Santos: Narratives of identity in Alban Berg’s Lulu
Chris Walton: Lies and epiphanies: composers and their inspiration from Wagner to Berg
Scott McCarrey & Lesley A. Wright, edd.: Perspectives on the performance of French music
Marina Ritzarev: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and Russian culture