Publications

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Books

Essays

Selected reviews and other publications

  • ‘Friends Together’, BBC Music Magazine (June 2018): 28–36.
  • (with Richard Cohn) ‘On hexatonic poles’, Music Analysis 35, no. 1 (2016), 134–8.
  • Review of Umberto Giordano, Andrea Chénier, Times Literary Supplement (30 January 2015), 18. Read online.
  • Review of Felix Wörner, Ullrich Scheideler, and Philip Rupprecht, eds., Tonality 1900–1950: Concept and Practice. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2012. Music Analysis 33, No. 3 (2014), 388–405.
  • Review of Kenneth Gloag, Postmodernism in Music. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Music & Letters 94, no. 4 (2013): 723–7. doi:10.1093/ml/gcp014.
  • Review of John Drysdale, Elgar’s Earnings (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2013), Times Literary Supplement, 14 February 2014, 11.
  • Review of Elgar, Solo Songs With Orchestra, edited by Julian Rushton, Elgar Complete Edition vol. 14 (Rickmansworth: Elgar Society Edition, 2012), Elgar Society Journal 18 no. 2 (2013): 33–7.
  • Review of Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress, English National Opera, Times Literary Supplement (23 November 2012), 18.
  • Review of Rosamund Bartlett and Sarah Dadswell, eds., Victory over the Sun: the World’s First Futurist Opera (University of Exeter Press, 2012), Times Literary Supplement (2 November 2012), 18. Read online.
  • Review of Eva Rieger, Richard Wagner’s Women (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2011), Times Literary Supplement (18 May 2012), 13. Read online.
  • Review of Daniel Albright, Music Speaks: On the Language of Opera, Dance, and Song (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2009), and Ruth Katz, A Language of Its Own: Sense and the Making of Western Art Music (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009), Times Literary Supplement (7 October 2011), 12–13. Read online.
  • Review of Elgar, The Starlight Express, edited by Roger Dubois, Elgar Complete Edition vol. 19 (Rickmansworth: Elgar Society Edition, 2010), Elgar Society Journal 17 no. 1 (2011): 50–53. Read online.
  • Review of Julian Rushton, ed., Let Beauty Awake: Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Literature (London: Elgar Editions, 2010), Elgar Society Journal 17 no. 1 (2011): 41–3. Read online.
  • Review of Gillen D’Arcy Wood, Romanticism and Musical Culture in Britain: Virtue and Virtuosity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), Times Literary Supplement (17 December 2010), 32. Read online.
  • Review of Jules Massenet, Manon, Covent Garden, Times Literary Supplement (16 July 2010): 18.
  • Review of Roland John Wiley, Tchaikovsky (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), and  Adam Zamoyski, Chopin: Prince of the Romantics (London: HarperPress, 2010). Times Literary Supplement (9 July 2010): 12. Read online.
  • Review of Byron Adams, ed. Elgar and His World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. Music & Letters 90, no. 3 (2009): 492–5. doi:10.1093/ml/gcp014.
  • Review of Irene Morra. Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain. Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007. Music & Letters 90, no. 3 (2009): 495–8. doi:10.1093/ml/gcp015.
  • Review of James MacMillan, Parthenogenesis, Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden. Times Literary Supplement (26 June 2009): 18.
  • Review of Diana McVeagh, Elgar the Music Maker. Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2007. Music & Letters 90, no. 1 (2009): 131–3. doi:10.1093/ml/gcn067.
  • Review of Halina Goldberg, Music in Chopin’s Warsaw. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Times Literary Supplement (30 January 2009): 26.
  • Review of the opening of Kings Place, London. Times Literary Supplement (15 October 2008): 17–18.
  • Review of Rachel Cowgill and Julian Rushton, eds. Europe, Empire, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British Music. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Music & Letters 89, no. 3 (2008): 408–11. doi:10.1093/ml/gcm109.
  • Review of Rachel O’Higgins, ed. The Correspondence of Alan Bush and John Ireland 1927–1961. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Musical Times 147, no. 1899 (2007): 110–12.
  • Review of Stephen Benson. Literary Music: Writing Music in Contemporary Fiction. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Elgar Society Journal 15, no. 1 (2007): 58–63.
  • Review of Jerrold Northrop Moore. Elgar: Child of Dreams. London: Faber, 2004. Elgar Society Journal 13, no. 6 (2004): 46–50.
  • Review of Michael Kennedy. The Life of Elgar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Elgar Society Journal 13, no. 5 (2004): 36–8.

Progamme Notes

  • Tristan und Isolde, Philharmonia Orchestra, 26 September 2010, 10–13.
  • ‘Elgar and the Salon’. In Elgar and His World, 44–7. Annandale on Hudson: Bard College, 2007.