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

From the Winter 2019 Musical Times, available now

Articles

Ronald Broude & Mary Cyr: ‘Keeping the customers satisfied: updating older music in Bourbon France’
Judith Chernaik: ‘Brahms’s Clara themes revisited’
Annika Forkert: ‘Lutyens in Liverpool’
Robin Maconie: ‘Reading Cage’
Brian Newbould: ‘On Mozart 3: when space is music’
Robert Orledge: ‘ “To boldly go”: Erik Satie’s “simple little prelude” of 1894 sets out on an esoteric astral journey towards “The Heroic Gate of Heaven” ’

Reviews

by Patricia Howard, Andrew Thomson and Arnold Whittall of   
       
Michael Allis, ed.: Granville Bantock’s letters to William Wallace and Ernest Newman, 1893–1921
Margaret R. Butler: Musical theater in eighteenth-century Parma: entertainment, sovereignty, reform
Jeremy Dibble & Julian Horton, edd.: British musical criticism and intellectual thought, 1850–1950
Rose Dodd, ed.: Writing to Louis Andriessen: commentaries on life and music
Daniel M. Grimley: Delius and the sound of place
François de Médicis & Steven Huebner, edd.: Debussy’s resonance
Desmond Scott, Lewis Foreman & Leslie De’Ath, edd.: The Cyril Scott companion: unity in diversity
Ian Woodfield: Cabals & satires: Mozart’s comic operas in Vienna

From the Autumn 2019 Musical Times, available now

Articles

Robin Maconie: ‘Messiaen: confessions’
Benjamin Dwyer: ‘Joycean aesthetics and mythic imagination in the music of Frank Corcoran’
Brian Newbould: ‘On Mozart 2: Mozart and the Prague terraces’
Patricia Howard: ‘Guadagni the composer: a modest addition to his portfolio’
Christopher Mabley: ‘Johann’s Passion 3: further observations on Bach’s self-composing in his spiritual choral and organ music’
John Harley: ‘Who was William Watton?’
Richard Turbet: ‘Mr Bird, Mr Ferdinand and Mr Holborne: new lessons’
Eric L. Altschuler & Edward D. Latham: ‘Weelkes and Rossi: a concert 420 years in the making’

Reviews

by Andrew Thomson, Arnold Whittall and David Wright of   
       
Pierre Boulez: Music lessons: the Collège de France lectures
Oliver Soden: Michael Tippett: the biography
Jonathan Impett: Routledge handbook to Luigi Nono and musical thought
Arnold Schoenberg: Schoenberg’s correspondence with American composers
Mark Berry: Arnold Schoenberg
Emily Abrams Ansari: The sound of a superpower: musical Americanism and the Cold War
Chris Price: The Canterbury Catch Club 1828: music in the frame