From the Spring 2014 Musical Times, available now


Arnold Whittall: ‘Parsifal 2014: composition and culture’
Bojan Bujić: ‘Language and identity: Wagner and some dilemmas of early modernism’
Kevin O’Connell: ‘Why is Berg’s op.6 still so difficult to understand?’
Leo Black: ‘A rearguard action for the avant-garde: 23
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘Topoi and melodic morphology in the operas of Donizetti’
Peter Williams: ‘Bach and the organ’
Olga Baird: ‘Pugnani and Viotti’s European tour: new materials from the memoirs of Ludwig-Wilhelm Tepper de Ferguson’

Book reviews

by Andrew Thomson, Arnold Whittall, Peter Phillips, Matthias Range and Peter Williams of

Barbara L. Kelly: Music and ultra-modernism in France: a fragile consensus, 1913–1939
Alain Frogley & Aidan J. Thomson, edd.: The Cambridge companion to Vaughan Williams
Phillip A. Cooke & David Maw, edd.: The music of Herbert Howells
Monty Adkins & Michael Russ, edd.: The Roberto Gerhard companion
Christopher Mark: Britten: an extraordinary life
Keith Potter, Kyle Gann & Pwyll ap Siôn, edd.: The Ashgate research companion to minimalist and postminimalist music
Pwyll ap Siôn, ed.: Michael Nyman: collected writings
Robert Adlington: Composing dissent: avant-garde music in 1960s Amsterdam
Kevin C. Karnes: A kingdom not of this world: Wagner, the arts, & utopian visions in fin-de-siècle Vienna
Willem Elders: Josquin des Prez and his musical legacy: an introductory guide
Christian Bährens: Händels Utrechter Te Deum: Geschichte – Musik – Interpretation
Trevor Herbert & Helen Barlow: Music and the British military in the long nineteenth century