From the Spring 2010 Musical Times, available now


Colin Matthews: ‘Tempo relationships in the Adagio of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony; and two wrong notes’
Patricia Howard: ‘ “No equal on any stage in Europe”: Guadagni as actor’
Robin Maconie: ‘On the prehistory of music in New Zealand’
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘Tchaikovsky and “le joli”: some points of contact with Bizet, Auber, Meyerbeer and Adam’
William B. Hannam: ‘The enemy within: some disagreeable words from Frederick Corder (1918)’
Nicholas Jones & Richard McGregor: ‘Peter Maxwell Davies’s Opus and WoO numbers: a new work list’

Book reviews

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

Kenneth Gloag & Nicholas Jones, edd.: Peter Maxwell Davies studies
Roger Scruton: Understanding music: philosophy and interpretation
Peter Kivy: Antithetical arts: on the ancient quarrel between literature and music
Thomas S. Grey, ed.: Richard Wagner and his world
Alexander Rehding: Music and monumentality: commemoration and wonderment in nineteenth-century Germany
Keith Chapin & Lawrence Kramer, edd.: Musical meaning and human values
Roland John Wiley: Tchaikovsky
Anthony R. DelDonna & Pierpaolo Polzonetti, edd.: The Cambridge companion to eighteenth-century opera
Hilary Poriss: Changing the score: arias, prima donnas, and the authority of performance
Sterling Lambert: Re-reading poetry: Schubert’s multiple settings of Goethe
Bálint András Varga, ed.: György Kurtág: three interviews and Ligeti homages
James Saunders, ed.: The Ashgate research companion to experimental music