From the Autumn 2013 Musical Times, available now


Allan W. Atlas: ‘On the cyclic integrity of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of travel: one new question – no new answer’

Minji Kim: ‘ “The rise and fall of empires”: predestination and free will in Jennens and Handel’s Belshazzar

Franco Sciannameo: ‘Ennio Morricone at 85: a conversation about his “mission” ’

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘The elegiac epithalamium: a romantic topos’

Robert Michael Anderson: ‘Polemics or philosophy? Musical pathology in Eduard Hanslick’s Vom Musikalisch-Schönen

Book reviews

by Leo Black, Andrew Thomson, Arnold Whittall, David CormackPatricia Howard, Peter Williams and David Wright of

Scott Burnham: Mozart’s grace
Simon Morrison: Lina & Serge: the love & wars of Lina Prokofiev
Igor Stravinsky: The rite of spring: facsimile of the autograph full score
Igor Stravinsky: The rite of spring: facsimile of the version for piano four hands
Hermann Danuser & Heidy Zimmermann, edd.: Avatar of modernity: The rite of spring reconsidered
Robert Craft: Stravinsky: discoveries & memories
John W. Barker: Wagner and Venice fictionalized
George Rochberg: A dance of polar opposites: the continuing transformation of our musical language
Lawrence Kramer: Expression and truth: on the music of knowledge 
Guy Capuzzo: Elliott Carter’s What next?: communication cooperation, and separation
Joel Sachs: Henry Cowell: a man made of music
Barbara Eichner: History in mighty sounds: musical constructions of German national identity 1848–1914
Nicole Grimes, Siobhán Donovan & Wolfgang Marx, edd.: Rethinking Hanslick: music, formalism, and expression
Thomas Adès: Full of noises: conversations with Tom Service 
Neil Jenkins: John Beard: Handel and Garrick’s favourite tenor
Sarah McCleave: Dance in Handel’s London operas 
Zoltan Göncz: Bach’s testament: on the philosophical and theological background of The art of fugue
Anthony Hammond: Pierre Cochereau: organist of Notre-Dame 
Daniel Jay Grimminger: Sacred song and the Pennsylvania Dutch
Kenneth Gloag & Nicholas Jones, edd.: The Cambridge companion to Michael Tippett