From the Autumn 2021 Musical Times, available now

Articles

Mary Cyr: ‘The “air of mystery” in François Couperin’s Pièces de violes (1728)’
Beverly Jerold: ‘The 19th-century piano and finger-strengthening devices’
Brian Newbould: ‘Schubert and Bach 1’
Andrew Thomson: ‘Proto-modernist visions of tragedy and damnation: Berlioz & Shakespeare, Liszt & Dante’
James Porter: ‘Schoenberg’s six Oscars: musical encounters with a fateful name’
Stephen Arthur Allen: ‘Love requiem 1: Eric Ball in Context’

Reviews 

by Arnold Whittall and Andrew Thomson of

Brian Ferneyhough: Complete piano music 1965–2018
Sam Hayden: Becomings: works for solo piano
Kate Kennedy: Dweller in shadows: a life of Ivor Gurney
Beverly Jerold: Disinformation in mass media: Gluck, Piccinni, and the Journal de Paris

In memoriam

Louis Andriessen

From the Summer 2021 Musical Times, available now

Articles

Julian Rushton: ‘Variations op.36 (‘Enigma’): thoughts in season’

Katalin Komlós: ‘Tolstoy’s encounter with the harpsichord: the visits of Wanda Landowska to Yasnaya Polyana’

H. Diack Johnstone: ‘John Blathwayt: a musical British teenager on the Grand Tour’

Simon D.I. Fleming: ‘Dances and national airs in domestic music manuscripts: two new sources from the 1820s’

Brian Newbould: ‘Schubert, Brahms and the sarabande’

Arnold Whittall: ‘ “The best response”? Stravinsky and modernist aesthetics’

Bojan Bujic: ‘An Alban Berg manuscript at Oxford: a postscript after 75 years’

Robin Maconie: ‘Boulez: “...éventuellement...” ’

From the Spring 2021 Musical Times, available now


Articles

Ivan Moody: ‘Music as theology’
Ronald Broude: ‘The interpretive edition: its history and future’
Francis Knights: ‘Revisiting the keyboard music of Giles Farnaby’
Michael Talbot: ‘The chamber cantatas of Diogenio Bigaglia (1678–1745): Venice’s overlooked dilettante’
Brian Newbould: ‘Rhythm in classical music’
Hugh Macdonald: ‘Early Beethoven’
John Arthur: ‘On the chronology of Mozart’s Lo sposo deluso

Reviews

by Arnold Whittall and Andrew Thomson of

Martin Iddon & Philip Thomas: John Cage’s Concert for piano and orchestra
David Tudor: Solo for piano by John Cage
Christina Guillaumier: The operas of Sergei Prokofiev
Lee Rothfarb & Christopher Landerer, edd.: Edward Hanslick’s On the Musically Beautiful: a new translation
Robert W. Wason & Matthew Brown: Heinrich Schenker’s conception of harmony
Margaret Notley: ‘Taken by the devil’: the censorship of Frank Wedekind & Alban Berg’s Lulu
Julian Anderson & Christopher Dingle: Julian Anderson: dialogues on culture, composing and listening

From the Winter 2020 Musical Times, available now

 

Articles

Hugh Macdonald: ‘From the Wiener Wochenblatt, 16 October 1802: “Ludwig van Beethoven”’
 
Klaus Martin Kopitz: ‘Beethoven’s “Elise” Elisabeth Röckel: a forgotten love story and a famous piano piece’
 
Jos van der Zanden: ‘Republican Beethoven: fact and fiction’
 
Barbara Barry: ‘Mind the gap: pitch connectors and sectional disjunction in Schubert’s late instrumental music’
 
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘Music and the word: some thoughts on the ingested “melodrama” of Brahms’s First Symphony’
 

Reviews

by Andrew Thomson and Arnold Whittall of

Roger Nichols: Francis Poulenc: a biography
Graham Johnson: Poulenc: the life in the songs
François Lesure: Claude Debussy: a critical biography
Julian Johnson: After Debussy: music, language, and the margins of philosophy
Jean-Louis Leleu: Ces mystérieux accords parfaits’: trois études sur la musique d’Arnold Schönberg

From the Autumn 2020 Musical Times, available now

Articles

Peter Phillips: ‘Palestrina’s protean progress’
Lorna J. Clark: ‘Charles Burney at Oxford: the music collection at Christ Church’
Beverly Jerold: ‘A 1760 dream for better performance standards’
Eric L. Altschuler & Edward D. Latham: ‘Mixolydian tendencies in a “canzonetta” by Brahms’
 


Reviews

by Arnold Whittall of

Roger Scruton: Wagner’s Parsifal
Bojan Bujic: Arnold Schoenberg and Egon Wellesz: a fraught relationship

Nicholas Jones and Richard McGregor: The music of Peter Maxwell Davies

From the Summer 2020 Musical Times, available now

Articles


Peter Van der Merwe: ‘Three songs of farewell: Monk’s “Eventide”, Beethoven’s “Lebewohl” Sonata and Mahler’s Ninth Symphony’
Robin Maconie: ‘Riddler and cat-woman’
Alan Thurlow: ‘John Sheppard’s Lord’s Prayer’
Stephen Arthur Allen: ‘Redeeming “RVW”: Vaughan Williams’s Variations for brass band, Ninth Symphony (others not excluded) and the summation of a theme’
Arnold Whittall: ‘Centre, periphery: the complementary worlds of Harrison Birtwistle and Frank Denyer’ 

Reviews 

by David Wright, Arnold Whittall and Patricia Howard of

Stephen Lloyd, Diana Sparkes & Brian Sparkes, edd: Music in their time : the memoirs and letters of Dora and Hubert Foss
Jean-Jacques Nattiez: Fidélité et infidélité dans les mises en scène d’opéra
Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina, ed.: Arnold Schönberg und Roberto Gerhard: Briefwechsel
Carolyn Philpot: Composing Australia: nostalgia and national identity in the music of Malcolm Williamson
Emanuele Senici: Music and the present tense: Rossini’s Italian operas in their time

From the Spring 2020 Musical Times, available now


Articles

 Arnold Whittall: ‘ “This is tomorrow”: Birtwistle’s Orpheus in another world
Donald Burrows: ‘In Handel’s shadow: performances of Messiah in Dublin during the 1740s
Allan W. Atlas: ‘Vaughan Williams, the Serenade to music and opening night at Lincoln Center’
Michael Talbot: ‘Antoine Favre (c.1670–c.1739): a good violinist and an even better composer’
Beverly Jerold: ‘Distinguishing between dotted notes and notes inégales
Eric L. Altschuler: ‘Cantata aria BWV 151/1 and the proportional theory of tempos for JS Bach’
David Cormack: ‘Wagner’s German “Marseillaise” ’
Robin Maconie: ‘Trios and epitaphs: on Boulez’s Sur incises’

Reviews 

by Andrew Thomson and Arnold Whittall of

David CH Wright: The Royal College of Music and its contexts: an artistic and social history
Matthew Mugmon: Aaron Copland and the American legacy of Gustav Mahler
Amy Lynn Wlodarski: George Rochberg, American composer: personal trauma and artistic creativity
Sumanth Gopinath & Pwyll ap Siôn, edd.: Rethinking Reich
Hans Keller: Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat major, op.130: four lectures