Musical Times

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

Articles from Vol. 150, No. 1906, Spring

1909 and After: High Modernism and 'New Music'
IN COMMENTS made in 1 953, Elliott Carter went to the heart of what can still be understood as modernism in music. Referring to compositions by Schoenberg, Berg and Webern 'written before and after they started to use the [12-note] method', he identified...
A Song by Handel
STREPHON'S COMPLAINT OF LOVE, a poem with the first line Oh!, cruel Tyrant Love!1, was set to music by Handel in 1730 or shortly before. The poem is a sad tale of woe: Strephon is desperately in love with Myra, who does not return his affection. This...
Beyond Fact and Fiction, Scholarly and Popular: Peter Shaffer and Milos Forman's Amadeus at 25
My thanks go to Cliff Eisen for his comments on an earlier draft of this article.IN A YEAR of major composer anniversaries - Purcell, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Martinû - the 25dl birthday of a film about a composer (and the 30th of the play upon which...
Mozart's 'V'amo Di Core Teneramente' K.348 (382G): A Case of Mistaken Chronology
IN THE WORLD OF AUCTIONS a not unknown phenomenon is the 'sleeper' - an object whose true identity and consequendy value evade the somnolent (or, more likely, overstretched) auction-house cataloguer, only to be revealed in dramatic and pleasingly lucrative...
Schoeck's Penthesilea
WHILE YET TO BE STAGED outside the German-speaking world, Otiimar Schoeck's music-drama Penthesilea was relayed by the European Broadcasting Union from Salzburg in 1984." The work had its premiere at the Dresden State Opera on 8 January 1927. Five years...
'True Merit Always Envy Rais'd': The Advice to Mr. Handel (1739) and Israel in Egypt's Early Reception
THE FIRST RUN of Israel in Egypt, in April 1739, was a perilous moment in Handel's career. In just three performances, the oratorio enacted the story of Exodus, swerving from certain drowning to unexpected rescue. At the 4 April premiere of the work,...
Who Wrote the Texts for Handel's Alceste?
The initial research for this article was supported by the University of Maryland's General Research Board, lam also grateful to the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) for providing me with the opportunity, as a Fellowin-Residence, to finish...
William Croft's Burial Service and Purcell's Thou Knowest, Lord
Croft is famed for one glorious work of near genius - his setting of die Burial Service.1WILLIAM CROFT (1678-1727) was the leading composer of English church music of his generation, combining die positions of Organist, Composer and Master of the Children...

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