Musical Times

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

Articles from Vol. 152, No. 1916, Autumn

Debussyist, Modernist, Exoticist: Marius-François Gaillard Rediscovered
WHEN RENÉ DUMESNIL PUBLISHED La musique en France entre les deux guerres in 1946, Marius-François Gaillard (fig-i) had achieved considerable recognition as a composer and pianist as well as conductor, and was included in Dumesnil's list of notable young...
Dendritic Designs: Harrison Birtwistle's String Quartet: The Tree of Strings
The plot draws darkness down1Benjamin britten's arrangement of ? waly, waly', the Somerset folksong collected by Cecil Sharp, is among the composer's most haunting inspirations, with a purely diatonic melody acquiring a yearning, sorrowing quality through...
Disturbance - and Happiness?
Modern music and after, 3rd edition Paul Griffiths Oxford University Press (New York & Oxford, 201 1); xvii,456pp; £18.99, $29.95 PBK· ISBN 97^ ° l9 9740505Contemporary music: theoretical and philosophical perspectives Edited by Max Paddison &...
EJ Moeran: Letters to Hubert Foss and Benjamin Britten
ASUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF EJ Moeran's correspondence is available in Lionel Hill's Lonely waters: the diary of a friendship with E.J. Moeran, Geoffrey Self 's The music of E.J. Moeran, Lewis Foreman's From Parry to Britten: British music in letters 1900-1945...
Formally Speaking
Formally speaking The sonata Thomas Schmidt-Beste Cambridge Introductions to Music Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, 201 1); xiii, 263PP; £50, $82 / £16.99, $27.99 PBK ISBN 978 o 521 76254 o / 978 o 521 75631 o.Thomas schmidt-beste's study professes...
French Polish
Ravel Roger Nichols Yale University Press (New Haven & London, 20I i); x, 4i2pp; £25, $40. ISBN 978 o 300 10882 8.Ravel studies Edited by Deborah Mawer Cambridge UP (Cambridge, 2010); xii, 22opp; £55/$9o. ISBN 978 o 521 886970.Inseparably yoked together...
On the Conductor's Podium: Jane Evrard and the Orchestre Féminin De Paris
IN 1930, when she founded the Orchestre féminin de Paris, Jane Evrard became one of the first professional women conductors in France. From its inaugural concert, until World War 2, Evrard's orchestra was one of the most active and well-received musical...
On the Proportions of the Passacaglia (Fourth Movement) of Vaughan Williams's Fifth Symphony
OF THE 37 INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENTS in Ralph Vaughan Williams's nine symphonies,1 perhaps the one upon which critics have lavished the greatest praise is the fourth movement - the 'Passacaglia' - of the Fifth Symphony.2 Moreover, the praise has come from...
Reaching Higher: Finnissy's Greatest Hits of All Time as the Impetus for Innovation
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)FOR CHRISTOPHER REDGATE's ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL CAREER he has been known for performing works that push the boundaries of oboe playing. One of the areas for innovation that recurs throughout these years...
Scaling the Heights
Arnold Schoenberg Bojan Bujic Phaidon Press (London & New York, 201 1); 240PP; £14.95, $24-95. ISBN 978 07148 4614 9.Schoenberg's new world: the American years Sabine Feisst Oxford University Press (New York & Oxford, 201 1); xvii, 379pp; £22.50,...
The Road to Emmaus
The music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach David Schulenberg University of Rochester Press (Rochester, NY, 2010); xü, 34ipp; £55, $95. ISBN 978 I 58046 359 I.Life after death: the viola da gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch Peter Holman The Boydell...