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  Classical Editor Rob Barnett    


Pot-pourri

A selection of miscellaneous articles.


Das Land ohne Musick - Len Mullenger
The Siena Piano – that was a World War II booby trap, a beehive, an incubator and a butcher’s refrigerator by Ian Lace
Andrew Downes' concerto for Four Horns
THE DISTAFF SIDE: SOME BRITISH WOMEN COMPOSERS by Philip Scowcroft

ALBERT ROUSSEL by Dr David C F Wright
WALTER SCOTT AND MUSIC by Philip Scowcroft
SERGEI LYAPUNOV byDr David C F Wright
GUY-ROPARTZ A Brief Introduction by Dr David C F Wright
MUSIC CRITICS AND WRITERS Personal thoughts and self-examination by Dr David C F Wright
In Memoriam    Murray Adaskin
Philip Lane by Edmund Whitehouse

DIATRIBES AND DIGRESSIONS "Brendel doesn’t understand Beethoven"

MARGARET RITCHIE: Much Loved English Soprano
THE ROBIN MILFORD CENTENARY: A Cause for Celebration by Martin Anderson
A TRIBUTE TO CAREY BLYTON 1932-2002 IN PRAISE OF A LIFE by Gary Higginson
Bax's Last Golden Twilight by Ian Lace
"November Woods" by Arnold Bax By special correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor (1921)
IN SEARCH OF SIBELIUS by Roy Brewer
Annunzio Paulo Mantovani by Wes Stillwagon
Carey (Beckenham's other) Blyton by Cliff Watkins
Locatelli and the early Italians by David Wright
Prokofiev and His Masterpiece (Symphony 6) by David Wright
What is a mezzo-soprano ? Chris Howell part (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7)]
The Friendship of Miaskovsky and Prokofiev by David Wright
John Veale and Film Music by David Wright (presented in honour of John's 80th Birthday)
Memories of ‘The Warlock Circle’ by Denis ApIvor
Grace Williams by Pamela Blevins
Joy Finzi (1907-91) by Pamela Blevins

FLORENT SCHMITT (1870 - 1958) By Leslie De’Ath

Nikolai KAPUSTIN - A Performer’s Perspective By Leslie De’Ath
Benjamin Dale's The Flowing Tide Broadcast, BBC Radio 3, by Christopher Foreman
Session report: Dutton record York Bowen viola sonatas
New Perspectives on Ivor Gurney’s Mental Illness by Pamela Blevins
Ivor Gurney and the Question of Syphilis by Pamela Blevins
Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen and T. Ratcliffe Barnett in Scotland by Pamela Blevins
THEY GO BROKE BECAUSE WE DON’T BUY ... AND RIGHT WE ARE by Jan Neckers
Elinor Remick Warren: American Composer by Pamela Blevins
Holes Held Together By String’ Stanford, Parry and the Rise of British Chamber Music in Victoria’s Age by Lewis Foreman
THE SYMPHONIES OF ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK by Paul Conway
The Centenary of BILLY MAYERL 1902-1959 celebrated by International Concert Pianist: PHILLIP DYSON
A 20th Century Tower of Babel
Benjamin Britten 1913-1976 Ripe for Reassessment? by Roy Brewer
Kenneth Hesketh in interview with Christopher Thomas
The MusicWeb Listening Studio
WORDS, MUSIC AND COMPUTERS by Peter Grahame Woolf
Sir Malcolm Arnold at 80 by Hubert Culot
Jascha Horenstein - a CD Discography by Donald Clarke
TRANSLATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS (PGW) Who needs translations of Lieder texts including with a CD?
DIATRIBES AND DIGRESSIONS New Formats and the Real World by David Dyer
Peter Racine Fricker: Personal Thoughts and Memories by David Wright
Richard Wetz (1875-1935) as Composer By Eric Schissel
HAYDN by David C F Wright
BEETHOVEN by Davis C F Wright
PATRICK HADLEY by John France
VILÉM TAUSKÝ C.B.E. F.G.S.M. (b. 1910) + List of compositions
LUIGI NONO by David C F Wright
FARTEIN VALEN By David C F Wright
LUDWIG THUILLE by Eric Schissel
Benjamin Frankel:The Making of Music for the Movies by E.D.Kennaway
Patrick Hadley THE HILLS by John France
New Beginnings in Philadelphia by Robin Mitchell-Boyask
Günter Wand (1912-2002) Marc Bridle
The Unknown Walton by David C F Wright
Richard WAGNER by David C F Wright
IN MEMORIAM - CHRISTOPER PALMER (1946-1995) Ian Lace and David Wishart
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, the SYMPHONY and the SECOND WORLD WAR, with a comparative CD review of the Symphony No. 5 in D by Bill Hedley
WILLIAM DENIS BROWNE (1888 - 1915) by Pamela Blevins ©2000
A meeting of the Muses Angelica Kauffmann, Anna Amalia and Goethe in Germany by Pamela Blevins
MARION SCOTT (1877-1953) CRITIC, CHAMPION OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND WOMEN by Pamela Blevins
A Final Injustice Leonard Salzedo 1921-2000 by Jennifer Paull
MUSIC AND A.E.W. MASON by Philip Scowcroft
Wilkie Collins and Music by Philip Scowcroft
Andrew Anson - flautist by David Wright
Franco Donatoni by David Wright
Three emigrés: Gál, Gerhard and Goldschmidt by Guy Rickards
Roberto Gerhard   Paul Conway appraises the available recordings of the symphonies
BENJAMIN - AUSTRALIAN SYMPHONIST by Rob Barnett
The music of the late Harold Truscott: an excavation report by Guy Rickards
Alfred Hollins profile and catalogue of the composer by Colin France
STANLEY BATE - Forgotten International Composer. by Michael Barlow and Robert Barnett
Norman Lebrecht and the Barshai Mahler 5
Iain Kendell: Obituary and work list
"...A VOICE WITHOUT EQUAL..." CAROLINE HATCHARD by Charles A. Hooey
MALCOLM WILLIAMSON - a 70th Birthday Tribute by Paul Conway
IAIN HAMILTON (1922-2000) by Paul Conway
Sir Lennox Berkeley by Peter Dickinson
Phyllis Tate by Edmund Whitehouse
Some orchestral music of Percy Whitlock by John France
Remembering Harold Craxton by Christopher Howell
SOME THOUGHTS ON YORK BOWEN byJohn Lindsay
HOW I CAME TO KNOW THE MUSIC OF EDMUND RUBBRA by Gary Higginson
AN UNSUNG MODERNIST An Introduction to the music of Denis ApIvor
Benjamin Britten 1913-1976 Ripe for Reassessment? by Roy Brewer
It maybe Hi-Fi but is it music? by David Dyer
Musings on Carmen by David Dyer
THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC Reflections of a music publisher by Ernst Roth by Len Mullenger
WHAT DOES A CLASSICAL DJ DO BETWEEN SELECTIONS? An insiders story from behind the microphone by Jim Stokes
Berlioz was a woman by Len Mullenger
BRITTEN: A Ceremony of Carols Op. 28 (1942) by Len Mullenger
Ramblings about Andrew Carnegie (and a few diversions). by Len Mullenger
Galina - A Russian Story by Galina Vishnevskaya by Len Mullenger
HOLST:   Suite: The Planets by Len Mullenger
Book Review: Conducted tour by Bernard Levin by Len Mullenger
Book Review: André Previn: No Minor Chords -My Days in Hollywood. by Len Mullenger
Salome - that shocking opera by Len Mullenger
SENGERPHONE-Y by Len Mullenger
William Walton : Troilus and Cressida by Len Mullenger
Thea Musgrave:   Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, The Seasons, Autumn Sonata   (Concerto for Bass clarinet and Orchestra) by LM
A First recording of Bantock's Sappho By Len Mullenger
Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza (1561 - 1613) by Len Mullenger


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