A multi-faceted attempt to unravel the mystery of musical genius.
Review: Before the Baton – Musical Direction and Conducting in Stuart and Georgian Britain (Peter Holman)
Why, argues Peter Holman, do we need all that arm waving when a simple roll of paper will suffice?
The Australian Musical is a rigorously researched, definitive history of Australian musical theatre. A labour of love for its authors, it will be treasured by musical fans.
The polymath pianist offers up succinctly sketched thoughts on music and much, much more.
A rich, entertaining “slice history” of musical Vienna.
Musicians and Addiction looks at the implications of addiction for individual musicians and the industry of which they are a part.
How public and private music shaped life with the Virgin Queen.
One craftsman pays tribute to another in a unique novella.
The Debussy bible, maybe, but the man remains an impression.
How the Belle Époque saw Bizet’s free-spirited heroine.
The history of the song, well at least for the last 800 years.
Review: The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America (Melissa D. Burrage)
How a whispering campaign sent a German conductor to jail.
Wide-ranging portrait captures both music and words.