Musical Times

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

Articles from Vol. 151, No. 1912, Autumn

James MacMillan: A Conversation and Commentary
This conversation arose out of cross-disciplinary one-to-one peer research centred around the music of James MacMillan and the nature of Scottish cultural identity. It focused on the 2003 South Bank Show featuring MacMillan,1 and was allied to a subsequently...
Mendelssohn on the Mersey: The Lives and Work of Jakob Zeugheer
HE IS NEAR-ABSENT FROM THE LITERATURE, the few extant sources unable even to agree on either his surname or his year of birth. Given that those same sources tell us he had 17 children and that one of his names was 'Zeugheer' - roughly translated a 'procreating...
Of 1610: Claudio Monteverdi's 'Mass, Motets and Vespers'
Just 400 years ago, in the autumn of 1610, Claudio Monteverdi, disgruntled string-player, singer and composer, was making his way from Mantua to Rome. In his knapsack he carried a presentation copy of his most recent volume of compositions, in eight...
On the Ground and Off: A Comparative Study of Two Purcell Chaconnes
The popular effect of popular music is based on its broad understandability. Nevertheless, real connoisseurs [...] distinguish the original from the unoriginal, the good from the bad. Nevertheless, broad understandability is mainly achieved through an...
The Organ in Some Striking Orchestral, Operatic and Choral Contexts
AMONG THE multifarious cultural effects arising from the 19th-century post-Revolutionary upheavals and the rise of secularism was the extension of the scope of the organ beyond the church and its liturgy. Parisian Grand Opera was one particular beneficiary;...
Weaving a Spell: Wagnerian Craft in der Fliegende Holländer
It might seem surprising, after Thomas Mann has asked an uncompromising rhetorical question - 'But what is it that elevates Wagner's work so far above the intellectual level of all previous forms of musical drama?' - and answered the question in general...

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