From the Winter 2011 Musical Times, available now


Raymond Holden: ‘The iconic symphony: performing Beethoven’s Ninth Wagner’s way’
Erica Buurman: ‘New evidence in an old argument: Beethoven’s metronome mark for the Trio of the Ninth Symphony’
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘The deictic in “diese Töne”: thoughts on the finale’s proem in the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven’
Judith Chernaik: ‘Schumann’s Doppelgängers: Florestan and Eusebius revisited’
Leo Black: ‘ “Eine ganz eigne Stimmung”: Schumann’s late piano music, and a new symposium
Stephanus Muller: ‘Miniature blueprints, spider stratagems: a Michael Blake retrospective at 60'

Book reviews

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

Dmitri Tymoczko: A geometry of music: harmony and counterpoint in the extended common practice
Steven Rings: Tonality and transformation
Charles Youmans, ed.: The Cambridge companion to Richard Strauss
Raymond Holden: Richard Strauss: a musical life
Ian Bartlett with Robert J. Bruce: William Boyce: a tercentenary sourcebook
Helen Berry: The castrato and his wife
Samantha Owens, Barbara M. Reul & Janice B. Stockigt, edd: Music at German courts, 1715-1760: changing artistic priorities
Stephen Rose: The musician in literature in the age of Bach
Patricia Hall: Berg’s Wozzeck