From the Spring 2012 Musical Times, available now


Michael Graubart: ‘Beethoven’s Ninth: where does integration happen?’
Chris Walton: ‘Upstairs, downstairs: acoustics and tempi in Wagner’s “Träume” and Siegfried idyll
Arnold Whittall: ‘Reforging The ring: origins and new beginnings’
Maria Euchner: ‘The ring’s Rhinemaidens: singing seductresses or women of wisdom?’
Kerry McCarthy & John Harley: ‘More books from the library of William Byrd’
Alan Howard: ‘The sources of John Blow’s Ode on the death of Mr Henry Purcell (1696)’
Ian Bartlett: ‘Was Boyce a Mason?’
Simon Fleming: ‘Charles Avison jnr and his book of organ voluntaries'

Book reviews

by Peter Phiilips, Andrew Thomson, Arnold Whittall and Peter Williams of

Kenneth Birkin: Hans von Bülow: a life for music
Holly Watkins: Metaphors of depth in German musical thought from E.T.A. Hoffman to Arnold Schoenberg
John Harley: The world of William Byrd: musicians, merchants and magnates
Michael Musgrave: The life of Schumann
Gordon DW Curtis: A provincial organ builder in Victorian England: William Sweetland of Bath