From the Spring 2017 Musical Times, available now


Barbara Barry: ‘Invisible cities and imaginary landscapes “quasi una fantasia”: on Beethoven’s op.131’

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘The varieties of musical pastiche: a taxonomy’

John Harley: ‘Byrd, barley break, battles, branles and ballets’

Richard Turbet: ‘Two invisible songs by Byrd’

Stephen Arthur Allen: ‘Death of inner sense: the passacaglia finale of Britten’s Violin Concerto’

Robin Rolfhamre: ‘The language of Early Music performance: a proposition on how to connect words and instrumental music’

Olga Baird: ‘ “To Madame Zernitz, née Deeling, in Warsaw, with particular respect and friendship” ’ 


by Andrew Thomson, Arnold Whittall, David Wright and Gary O’Shea of

Oliver Hilmes: Franz Liszt: musician, celebrity, superstar
Charles Youmans: Mahler & Strauss: in dialogue
Michael Reynolds: Creating Der Rosenkavalier: from chevalier to cavalier
David Wyn Jones: Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900
Christopher Redwood: William Hurlstone: Croydon’s forgotten musical genius
Philip Ross Bullock: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Pauline Fairclough: Classics for the masses: shaping Soviet musical identity under Lenin and Stalin
Marina Frolova-Warner: Stalin’s music prize: Soviet culture and politics
Cameron Pyke: Britten and Russia
Vicki P. Stroeher, Nicholas Clark & Jude Brimmer, edd.: My beloved man: the letters of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

From the Winter 2016 Musical Times, available now


Warwick Lister: ‘Dragonetti, Viotti and those superb sextets of Mozart’

Kris Steyaert: ‘Mozart with a French twist: “Mademoiselle Jeunehomme” revisited’

Mark S. Zimmer: ‘Liebe: the discovery and identification of a Beethoven song lost since 1822’

Andrew Thomson: ‘Berlioz and Byron in the shadow of Napoléon’s downfall: a new look at Harold en Italie

Arnold Whittall: ‘From earlier to later Wagner: conflict and transformation’

Philippa Tudor: ‘The composer and the critic: Gustav Holst and Edwin Evans’

Veronica Mary Franke: ‘Klatzow reinvented: from modernist, non-tonal activist to tonal art-music champion’

Ömer Egecioglu: ‘A note on Heifetz’s arrangement of Rameau’s Rigaudon’


by Patricia Howard and Geoffrey Álvarez of

Tim Carter: Understanding Italian opera
David Kimbell: Handel on the stage
Joseph Vella Bondin: The great Maltese composers: historical contexts, lives and works

From the Autumn 2016 Musical Times, available now


Arnold Whittall: ‘From post-tonal to postmodern? Two string quartets by Joseph Phibbs
Robin Maconie: ‘Stockhausen’s Elektronische Studien I and II’
Diego Malquori: ‘Music beyond silence: a reading of Arvo Pärt’s Credo’ 
Mary Cyr: ‘Marin Marais, the basse-continue and a “different manner” of composing for the viol’
Luke Dollman: ‘A gulf of difference: conducting pedagogues Ilya Musin and Jorma Panula’
Allan W. Atlas: ‘Vaughan Williams in the New York crossfire: Olin and Harold v. Virgil and Paul’
Joseph Arthur Mann:  ‘Nineteenth-century music and the case of James William Davison’

by Peter Phillips, Patricia Howard, Arnold Whittall and Andrew Thomson of
Matthias Range: British royal and state funerals: music and ceremonial since Elizabeth I
Paul F. Rice: Venanzio Rauzzini in Britain: castrato, composer, and cultural leader
Hilda Meldrum Brown: The quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk & Richard Wagner
Peter Wiegold & Ghislaine Kenyon, edd.: Beyond Britten: the composer and the community
Eric Saylor & Christopher M. Scheer, edd.: The sea in the British musical imagination
MJ Grant & Imke Misch, edd.: The musical legacy of Karlheinz Stockhausen: looking back and forward
Caroline Potter: Erik Satie: a Parisian composer and his world
Peter Dickinson: Words and music 

From the Summer 2016 Musical Times, available now


Arnold Whittall: ‘In memoriam Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’
David Ponsford and Andrew Thomson: ‘In memoriam Peter Williams’
David Humphreys: : ‘Why did Tallis compose the Missa Puer nobis natus est?’
Alon Schab: ‘Dowland’s Lachrimae: a passionate interpretation’
Steven Plank: ‘ “See, even Night herself is here”: night, Purcell and evocations of James II’
Simon Fleming: ‘Avison’s op.1 trio sonatas and the influence of Corelli’
Rodney Stenning Edgecombe: ‘Figaro’s aria di sortita and Il barbiere di Siviglia 
Olga Baird: ‘Ignaz Pleyel and Ludwig-Wilhelm Tepper de Ferguson: the mystery of the“Twelve German Songs” ’
Lucas Wong: ‘Humour in late Debussy: multiple perspectives on Douze études
Godwin Sadoh: ‘Cross-cultural expressions in the music of Joshua Uzoigwe’

Book reviews

by Arnold Whittall, Chris Walton Andrew Thomson and Gary O’Shea of

Andrew Palmer: Encounters with British composers
John Palmer: Conversations
Arnold Whittall: The Wagner style: close readings and critical perspectives 
Lewis & Susan Foreman, edd.: Felix Aprahamian: diaries and selected writings on music
Kiril Tomoff: Virtuosi abroad: Soviet music and imperial competition during the early Cold War, 1945–1958

From the Spring 2016 Musical Times, available now


Arnold Whittall: ‘In memoriam Pierre Boulez’
Peter Williams: ‘Another book on JS Bach?’
Chris Walton: ‘Mad mothers, fractious fathers and fractured cowbells: Richard Strauss reconsidered’
Carmine Miranda: ‘Decoding the Schumann Cello Concerto’
Judith Chernaik: ‘Schumann and Chopin: from Carnaval to Kreisleriana
Leo Black: ‘Soul states: Schumann’s Four Fugues op.72’
Olive Baldwin & Thelma Wilson: ‘John Arnold, Philo-Musicae of Great Warley: an 18th-century musical enthusiast’

Book reviews

by Arnold Whittall, Andrew Thomson, Patricia Howard and Peter Williams of

Fabian Huss: The music of Frank Bridge
Paul Watt & Anne-Marie Forbes, edd.: Joseph Holbrooke: composer, critic, and musical patriot
Kimberley Francis: Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the consecration of a modernist icon
Jonathan Cross: Igor Stravinsky
Simon P.  Keefe, ed.: Mozart studies 2
Andrew Parrott: Composers’ intentions: lost traditions of musical performance

From the Winter 2015 Musical Times, available now


Jeremy L. Smith: ‘Lassus, Ferrabosco the Elder, Byrd, and the identification of Mary Queen of Scots as biblical Susanna’
Justin Vickers: ‘Benjamin Britten’s silent ‘Epilogue’ to The holy sonnets of John Donne
James Brooks Kuykendall: ‘Britten, Bach and the Passion’
Ryan Ross: ‘ “There in the fastness of rural England”: Vaughan Williams, folk song and George Borrow’s Lavengro
Eric L. Altschuler & Anthony Phillips: ‘The sound of topology: two-dimensional manifolds in Bach’
Olga Baird: ‘Antonio Casimir Cartellieri and his mysterious patron, “Count Oborsky” ’
Leo Black: ‘The triumph of euphoria: Schumann’s Konzertstück op.86 for four horns and orchestra’
David Cormack: ‘In the shadow of La Sphinx Cosima: Carrie Pringle’s afterlife’

Book reviews

by Peter Williams, Peter Phillips, Barbara Barry, Arnold Whittall, Andrew Thomson and Chris Walton of

Jeffers Engelhardt: Singing the right way: Orthodox Christians and secular enchantment in Estonia
Martin Thomas: English cathedral music and liturgy in the twentieth century
Jonathan Arnold: Sacred music in secular society
Ivan Moody: Modernism and Orthodox spirituality in contemporary music
Julian Johnson: Out of time: music and the making of modernity
Christopher Alan Reynolds: Wagner, Schumann and the lessons of Beethoven’s Ninth
Katherine Kolb, ed.: Berlioz on music: selected criticism 1824–1837
Stephanus van Zyl Muller: Nagmusiek

From the Autumn 2015 Musical Times, available now


Mary Cyr: ‘Origins and performance of accompanied keyboard music in France’
John Arthur: ‘New dates for five Mozart symphonies from the former so-called ‘Cranz volume no.3’
Barbara Barry: ‘Out of this world: modelling Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge in the bubble-wrap universe’
Gary O’Shea: ‘ “A permanent influence”: Beethoven’s impact on Prokofiev’s piano writing’
Leo Black: ‘Schoenberg’s relaxations, with a note on his early masterpiece Verklärte Nacht
Emanuel Overbeeke: ‘ “L’un fait oublier l’autre”: Boulez and Ravel’
Makoto Mikawa: ‘The theatricalisation of Mauricio Kagel’s Antithese (1962) and its development in collaboration with Alfred Feussner’
Louisa A. Danielson: ‘ “The drums shall beat and the fife shall play”: the early military music of Fort Wayne, Indiana’

Book reviews

by Andrew Thomson, Patricia Howard, David Wright, Arnold Whittall and Peter Williams of

Martin Lee-Browne & Paul Guinery: Delius and his music
Kerry McCarthy: Byrd
Helen M. Greenwald, ed.: The Oxford handbook of opera
John Goulden: Michael Costa: England’s first conductor: the revolution in musical performance in England, 1830–1880
David Brodbeck: Defining Deutschtum: political ideology, German identity, and music-critical discourse in liberal Vienna
Elaine Kelly: Composing the canon in the German Democratic Republic: narratives of nineteenth-century music
Seth Monahan: Mahler’s symphonic sonatas
Thomas Peattie: Gustav Mahler’s symphonic landscapes
Vincent Giroud: Nicolas Nabokov: a life in freedom and music
Beata Bolesławska: The life and works of Andrzej Panufnik (1914–1991)
Jürgen Thym, ed.: Mendelssohn, the organ, and the music of the past: constructing historical legacies
Peter Planyavsky: Anton Heiller: organist, composer, conductor
Meredith Kirkpatrick, ed.: Ralph Kirkpatrick: letters of an American harpsichordist 

and a poem

Lev Ozerov: ‘Dmitry Dmitryevich Shostakovich’