Musical Times

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

Articles from Vol. 148, No. 1898, Spring

A Handel Relative in Britain?
This essay offers a scholarly meditation an a biographical oddity first reported in my doctoral thesis 'Early reception of Handel's oratorios, 1732-1784: narrative-studiesdocuments' (Ann Arbor; UMl, 2004). It also forms a case study of applying surgical...
A New Self: Schumann at 40
RECENT THINKING about the social force of music has shifted its emphasis from the character of individual works to the way that music reaches its audience. It no longer seems sensible to treat as automatically secondary such important questions as how...
Hasty History
Hasty history European music 1520-1640 Edited by James Haar The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 2006); x, 576pp; £75, $I4J. ISBN 1 84383 200 3.THIS is A VERY MIXED BAG, both in styles of writing and in depth of analysis. To a certain extent the former is...
Hearing the Light
Six lectures from the Stockhausen Courses Kürten 2002 Richard Toop Stockhausen Verlag (Kurten, 1005); iv, 209pp; euro49, $59. ISBN 3 00 016 185 6.Sonntags-Abschied (Sunday Farewell) by Karlheinz Stockhausen: a report Richard Toop Stockhausen Verlag (Kurten,...
IN MEMORIAM: Galina Ustvolskaya
Galina Ustvolskaya(born Petrograd, 17 June 1919; died St Petersburg, 22 December 2006)Two works by Ustvolskaya - Concerto for piano, timpani and strings (1946), and Symphony no. 3 (1983) - encapsulate her special and striking contribution to 20th-century...
Messiaen's Cantéyodjayâ: A 'Missing' Link
CANTÉYODJAYAÂ, Messiaen's ii-minute single-movement piano piece of 1948, occupies a pivotal position in his output. It not only reprises numerous thematic and harmonic elements of his work from the 1940s but also features significant technical procedures...
Old Igor
Old Igor Stravinsky: the second exile, France and America, 1934-1971 Stephen Walsh Jonathan Cape (London, 2006); xvii, Togpp; £30. ISBN 022406078 3.IT is NOW 55 YEARS since Stravinsky's death and as the years pass the scale of his achievement grows ever...
Parsifal as English Oratorio
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)I got to know the true spirit of English musical life here. It is closely intertwined with the spirit of English Protestantism, and thus such an oratorio performance attracts the public far more than...
Perhaps Handel Was Right after All: Some Thoughts on Editing Ariodante
THERE IS PROBABLY NO ACTIVITY more effective for the development of the critical understanding of a musical work than the preparation of a responsible music edition, requiring a comprehensive investigation of musical, literary and documentary sources....
Reform Acts
Remaking the song: operatic visions anil revisions from Handel to Berio Roger Parker University of California Press (Berkeley, Los Angeles & London, 2006); xii, i65pp; £18.95. ISBN ï 510 14418 4.Operatic migrations: transforming works and crossing...
Salad Days
Salad days Sergey Prokofiev: diaries 1907-1914: prodigious youth Translated by Anthony Phillips Faber & Faber (London, 2006); xxvii, 835pp; £25. ISBN 0571126299.IT WAS SERGEY PROKOFIEV'S MISFORTUNE never to have produced a really notorious work like...
The Composer, the Antiquarian and the Go-Between: Stravinsky and the Rosenthals
IT WAS IN MAY 1948, just as the great composer was writing the first duet of his new opera, that the antiquarian bookseller came into his life for the first time. Erwin Rosenthal had written to Stravinsky in Hollywood at the suggestion of Alma Mahler-Werf...
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