From the Summer 2013 Musical Times, available now

Arnold Whittall: ‘Britten and Lutosławski: taming the 20th-century avant garde’
Andrew Thomson: ‘Kill or cure? Eros and death instincts in Mahler 6 and Elgar 2’
Richard Turbet: ‘Music by Byrd and his British contemporaries in European libraries’
Mary Cyr: ‘Rameau and the viol: the enigma of the “Musette en rondeau” ’
Michael Baker: ‘A study in phrase rhythm: Werner’s Curious musical calendar
Simon Fleming: ‘John Pixell: an 18th-century vicar and composer’
Simon Andrews: ‘Is Mozart the author of the orchestration of bars 37–48 of the Requiem aeternam of K.626?’
Karen McAulay: ‘ “Appropriate melodies” and “natural modes”: two Victorian Scottish songbooks’

Book reviews
by Arnold Whittall, Andrew ThomsonPatricia Howard and David Wright of

Philip Reed & Mervyn Cooke, edd.: Letters from a life: selected letters of Benjamin Britten, volume six 1966–1976
Neil Powell: Benjamin Britten: a life for music
Paul Kildea: Benjamin Britten: a life in the twentieth century
David CH WrightThe Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music: a social and cultural history
Charles Ford: Music, sexuality and the Enlightenment in Mozart’s Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte
Clive McClelland: Ombra: supernatural music in the eighteenth century
Marina Frolova-Walker & Jonathan Walker: Music and Soviet power 1917–1932