Musical Times

A quarterly publication that covers topics in classical music and includes an extensive archive of obituaries of leading musicians.

Articles from Vol. 153, No. 1919, Summer

Contemporary Canons
Contemporary canons Explosions in November: the first 33 years of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Richard Steinitz University of Huddersfield Press (Huddersfield, 201 1); viii, 300pp 24.99 PDK ISBN 978 ' 86218 099 4.AS RICHARD STEINITZ, Artistic...
Contemporary Canons
Contemporary canons Explosions in November: the first 33 years of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival Richard Steinitz University of Huddersfield Press (Huddersfield, 2011); viii, 300pp; £24.99 PBK ISBN 978 1 86218 099 4.AS RICHARD STEINITZ, Artistic...
Late Thoughts from Schubert: The 1828 Replacement Benedictas for the C Major Mass
October 1828 proved to be the final month of Schubert's life. During the year Diabelli, who had published his 1816 C major Mass D.4521 (the only one of the six to appear during his lifetime), decided on a new edition. He asked for one change, a replacement...
Late Thoughts from Schubert: The 1828 Replacement Benedictus for the C Major Mass
OCTOBER 1828 proved to be the final month of Schubert's life. During the year Diabelli, who had published his 1816 C major Mass D.4521 (the only one of the six to appear during his lifetime), decided on a new edition. He asked for one change, a replacement...
Northern Plight
Jean Sibelius Tomi Mäkelä The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 201 1); xl, 4ç6pp; £50, $90. ISBN 978 1 84383 688 9.The correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarch 1906-1939 Edited and translated by Philip Ross Bullock The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 2011);...
Northern Plight
Northern plight Jean Sibelius Tomi Mäkelä The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 201 1); xl, 4ç6pp; £50, $90. ISBN 978 1 84383 688 9.The correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarch 1906-1939 Edited and translated by Philip Ross Bullock The Boydell Press...
Popolaresco, Peasants and Primitivism
THE FISSION BETWEEN POPULAR AND SERIOUS MUSIC has ItS IOOtS in the ancient world, at precisely the point when Pythagoras established the mathematical ratios behind the Greek scales. But even as he set up his exact calibrations of the diapason, de pente...
Popolaresco, Peasants and Primitivism
THE FISSION BETWEEN POPULAR AND SERIOUS MUSIC has its roots in the ancient world, at precisely the point when Pythagoras established the mathematical ratios behind the Greek scales. But even as he set up his exact calibrations of the diapason, de pente...
Roving Reflections
Roving reflections Tonus peregrinus: the history of a psalm-tone and its use in polyphonic music Mattias Lundberg Ashgate (Farnham, 201 1); xiv, 323PP; £65, $124.95. ISBN 978 1 4094 0786 7.LIKE MANY ENGLISH MUSICIANS, I first came across the phrase tonus...
Roving Reflections
Roving reflections Tonus per egrinus: the history of a psalm-tone and its use in polyphonic music Mattias Lundberg Ashgate (Farnham, 2011); xiv, 323pp; £65, $124.95. ISBN 978 1 4094 0786 7.LIKE MANY ENGLISH MUSICIANS, I first came across the phrase tonus...
Songs of Exile
Hans Werner Hen^e: Tristan (1973)Stephen DownesLandmarks in Music Since 1950Ashgate (Farnham, 201 1); xiv, i42pp; £35, $69.95 (CD included), isbn 978 o 7546 6655 4.György Ligen: of foreign lands and strange soundsEdited by Louise Duchesneau & Wolfgang...
Songs of Exile
Songs of exile Hans Werner Henze: Tristan (1973) Stephen Downes Landmarks in Music Since 1950 Ashgate (Farnham, 201 1); xiv, i42pp; £35, $69.95 (CD included), isbn 978 o 7546 6655 4.György Ligen: of foreign lands and strange sounds Edited by Louise Duchesneau...
Strong & Weak
Strong & weak The John Ireland companion Edited by Lewis Foreman The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 201 1); xxxiv, 53PP; £40, $70 (CD included). ISBN 978 1 84383 686 5.AT present, for some inexplicable reason, John Ireland seems to have slipped somewhat...
Strong & Weak
Strong & weak The John Ireland companion Edited by Lewis Foreman The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 201 1); xxxiv, 53ipp; £40, $70 (CD included). ISBN 978 184383 686 5.At present, for some inexplicable reason, John Ireland seems to have slipped somewhat...
The Castrato Composes: Guadagni's Setting of 'Pensa a Serbarmi, O Cara'
MANY CASTRATOS COMPOSED. Mannelli wrote violin concertos, Pistocchi produced oratorios, both Millico and Tenducci composed operas; Tenducci wrote keyboard sonatas, as did Farinelli, who also produced a quantity of songs, arias and cantatas. Guadagni's...
The Way Forward: Building on Dean Hussey's Vision
WITHOUT DOUBT, institutional patronage, such as that arising from the Church, has served as the primary preserver of art throughout the history of Western civilisation; nevertheless, within the framework of institutional patronage, a few visionary and...
The Way Forward: Building on Dean Hussey's Vision
WITHOUT DOUBT, institutional patronage, such as that arising from the Church, has served as the primary preserver of art throughout the history of Western civilisation; nevertheless, within the framework of institutional patronage, a few visionary and...
Valedictory Variazioni: Form and Function in the First Movement of Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.8
THE PREMIERE of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony in D Minor - more frequently identified as Symphony no. 8 - on 2 May 1956 was, by all accounts, an unqualified triumph.1 The work was performed by the Hallé Orchestra under the baton of its dedicatee,...
Valedictory Variazioni: Form and Function in the First Movement of Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.8
The premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony in D Minor - more frequently identified as Symphony no.8 - on 2 May 1956 was, by all accounts, an unqualified triumph.1 The work was performed by the Hallé Orchestra under the baton of its dedicatee,...
'Within It Lie Ancient Melodies': Dowland's Musical Rhetoric and Britten's Songs from the Chinese
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the influence of Henry Purcell upon Benjamin Britten's vocal music. There is no doubt that the Baroque composer's innate gift for setting the English language had a profound effect...
'Within It Lie Ancient Melodies': Dowland's Musical Rhetoric and Britten's Songs from the Chinese
MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the influence of Henry Purcell upon Benjamin Britten's vocal music. There is no doubt that the Baroque composer's innate gift for setting the English language had a profound effect on Britten, for whom the voice played such...