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Title: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on February 21, 2021, 06:38:05 pm
ACADEMIC THESES AND ARTICLES ON NINETEENTH- AND EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH MUSIC

GENERAL

Nineteenth-century English oratorio festivals: chronicling the monumental in music
Christine Andrews (PhD, Oxford, 2009)

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:bdeff62f-fead-42a7-9724-5c79d5c2cdf9/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=602730710.pdf&type_of_work=Thesis (https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:bdeff62f-fead-42a7-9724-5c79d5c2cdf9/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=602730710.pdf&type_of_work=Thesis) (read-only)

Art music in British public discourse during the First World War
Jane Angell (PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2014)

https://core.ac.uk/display/28905289?source=3 (https://core.ac.uk/display/28905289?source=3) (download)

War, impression, sound, and memory: British music and the First World War
Jeremy Dibble (German Historical Institute London bulletin, 37(1), 2015, pp.43-56)

https://core.ac.uk/display/42128835?recSetID= (https://core.ac.uk/display/42128835?recSetID=) (download)

INDIVIDUAL MUSICIANS

"The man who writes tunes": an assessment of the work of Eric Coates (1886-1957) and his role within the field of British light music
Michael J. Payne (PhD, Durham, 2007)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2501/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2501/) (download)

The music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): a critical and analytical study
Catherine Carr (PhD, Durham, 2005)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2964/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2964/) (download)

Michael Costa, England’s first conductor: the revolution in musical performance in England 1830-80
John Goulden (PhD, Durham, 2012)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/5924/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/5924/) (download)

The music of Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935): a critical study
Christopher J. Parker (PhD, Durham 2007)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1834/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1834/) (download)

The life and work of (George John) Learmont Drysdale (1866-1909)
Moira Harris (PhD, Glasgow, 2006)

http://theses.gla.ac.uk/75110/ (http://theses.gla.ac.uk/75110/) (download)

Elgar as post-Wagnerian: a study of Elgar's assimilation of Wagner’s music and methodology
Laura Α. Meadows (PhD, Durham, 2008)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2297/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2297/) (download)

Hamilton Harty's Ode to a Nightingale: a confluence of Wagner and Elgar
Jeremy Dibble (Journal of the Society of Musicology in Ireland, XI, 2016, pp.57-81)

https://core.ac.uk/display/42129559?source=3 (https://core.ac.uk/display/42129559?source=3) (download)

The operas of Gustav Holst
Natalie Artemas-Polak (PhD, Surrey, 2006)

https://core.ac.uk/display/131230466?recSetID= (https://core.ac.uk/display/131230466?recSetID=) (download)

The music of Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): a critical study
Alasdair Jamieson (PhD, Durham, 2007)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2456/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2456/) (download)

The music of Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935): a critical study
Duncan James Barker (PhD, Durham, 1999)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1441/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1441/) (download)

The music of Johannes Brahms in late nineteenth and early twentieth century England and an assessment of his reception and influence on the chamber and orchestral works of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford
Edward Luke Anderton Woodhouse (PhD, Durham, 2012)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/7336/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/7336/) (download)

Sir Hubert Parry: an intellectual portrait
Nugunn Wattanapat (PhD, Durham, 2016)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/12010/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/12010/) (download)

The choral music of Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and the press c.1875-1925
Peter John Smith (MMus, Durham, 2008)

http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2542/ (http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/2542/) (download)

From child prodigy to conservative professor?: reception issues of Charles Villiers Stanford
Adele Commins (Maynooth Musicology, 2008)

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/297027986.pdf (https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/297027986.pdf) (download)

Charles Villiers Stanford’s experiences with and contributions to the solo piano repertoire
Adele Commins (Maynooth Musicology, 2009)

https://core.ac.uk/display/297028042?source=3 (https://core.ac.uk/display/297028042?source=3) (download)

An Irishman in an English musical garden: perceptions of Stanford’s piano music
Adele Commins (2012)

https://core.ac.uk/display/35316312?source=3 (https://core.ac.uk/display/35316312?source=3) (download)

The symphonies of Charles Villiers Stanford: constructing a national identity?
Jonathan White (PhD, Oxford, 2014)

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6d16fac7-bb70-4ba9-bf0e-17c0a9f26ce5/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=THESIS01&type_of_work=Thesis (https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6d16fac7-bb70-4ba9-bf0e-17c0a9f26ce5/download_file?file_format=pdf&safe_filename=THESIS01&type_of_work=Thesis) (read-only)

Context, form and style in Sterndale Bennett's piano concertos
Jeremy Dibble (Nineteenth-century music review, 13 (2), 2016, pp.195-219)

https://core.ac.uk/display/76969695?recSetID= (https://core.ac.uk/display/76969695?recSetID=) (download)

"A source of innocent merriment in an object all sublime': a critical appraisal of the choral works of Sir Arthur Sullivan
Geoffrey Paul Anderson (MMus, Durham, 2016)

https://core.ac.uk/display/42123267?source=2 (https://core.ac.uk/display/42123267?source=2) (download)

Sir Arthur Sullivan, the 1898 Leeds Festival and beyond
Anne Stanyon (PhD, Leeds, 2017)

https://core.ac.uk/display/157800801?source=2 (https://core.ac.uk/display/157800801?source=2) (download)

Style in the music of Arthur Sullivan: an investigation
Martyn Paul Lambert Strachan (PhD, Open University, 2017)

https://core.ac.uk/display/161865855?source=2 (https://core.ac.uk/display/161865855?source=2) (download)

Arthur Sullivan conducts: a re-evaluation of a ruined reputation
Anne Stanyon [n.d.]

http://www.mediafire.com/file/4zvygvgjrryunr3/Arthur_Sullivan_conducts_-_a_re-evaluation_of_a_ruined_reputation.docx/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/4zvygvgjrryunr3/Arthur_Sullivan_conducts_-_a_re-evaluation_of_a_ruined_reputation.docx/file)

Sad dregs or new directions: Sir Arthur Sullivan’s final decade
Anne Stanyon [n.d.]

http://www.mediafire.com/file/p9q0mxyuj2wnaf1/Sad_dregs_or_new_directions_-_Sir_Arthur_Sullivan%25E2%2580%2599s_final_decade.pdf/file (http://www.mediafire.com/file/p9q0mxyuj2wnaf1/Sad_dregs_or_new_directions_-_Sir_Arthur_Sullivan%25E2%2580%2599s_final_decade.pdf/file)


Title: Re: Theses and articles available online
Post by: Clambert on February 22, 2021, 10:26:53 am
It's also worth checking out archive.org, eg

"Joseph Holbrooke and his work"

https://archive.org/stream/josefholbrookehi00loweuoft/josefholbrookehi00loweuoft_djvu.txt


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on February 22, 2021, 02:39:44 pm
Famous composers and their works (ed. John Knowles Paine, et al., 1891-1900)

Vol.1 - https://ia803003.us.archive.org/32/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV1/Binder1.pdf (https://ia803003.us.archive.org/32/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV1/Binder1.pdf)

Vol.2 - https://ia800403.us.archive.org/11/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV2/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v2.pdf (https://ia800403.us.archive.org/11/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV2/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v2.pdf)

Vol.3 - https://ia800406.us.archive.org/30/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV3/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v3.pdf (https://ia800406.us.archive.org/30/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV3/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v3.pdf)

Vol.4 - https://ia600904.us.archive.org/25/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV4/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v4.pdf (https://ia600904.us.archive.org/25/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV4/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v4.pdf)

Vol.5 - https://ia903000.us.archive.org/5/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV5/Famous%20Composers%20and%20their%20Works%20v5.pdf (https://ia903000.us.archive.org/5/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV5/Famous%20Composers%20and%20their%20Works%20v5.pdf)

Vol.6 - https://ia600908.us.archive.org/25/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV6/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v6.pdf (https://ia600908.us.archive.org/25/items/FamousComposersAndTheirWorksV6/Famous%20Composers%20And%20Their%20Works%20v6.pdf)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on February 23, 2021, 02:02:56 pm
Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians

First edition (ed. George Grove, 1879-89)

Vol.1 - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi01grovuoft (https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi01grovuoft)

Vol.2 - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi02grovuoft (https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi02grovuoft)

Vol.3 - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi03grovuoft (https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi03grovuoft)

Vol.4, appendix and index (1890) - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi04grovuoft (https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi04grovuoft)

Second edition (ed. J. A. Fuller Maitland, 1904-10)

Vol.1 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19121grov (https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19121grov)

Vol.2 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19162grov (https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19162grov)

Vol.3 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19163grov (https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19163grov)

Vol.4 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19164grov (https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19164grov)

Vol.5 - https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19165grov (https://archive.org/details/grovesdictionary19165grov)

American supplement [Vol.6] (1920) - https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi00grov/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dictionaryofmusi00grov/mode/2up)

Third edition (ed. H.C. Colles, 1927)

Vol.1 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95437/page/n11/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95437/page/n11/mode/2up)

Vol.2 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95438 (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95438)

Vol.3 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95439 (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95439)

Vol.4 - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95440/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.95440/page/n7/mode/2up)

Vol.5 - [currently unavailable as a digital copy]


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 01, 2021, 07:19:55 am
The Standard series by George Upton (1834-1919)

The standard operas (1885)

https://archive.org/details/standardoperasth1897upto/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardoperasth1897upto/page/n5/mode/2up)

The standard oratorios (1886)

https://archive.org/details/standardoratorio00uptouoft/page/n1/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardoratorio00uptouoft/page/n1/mode/2up)

The standard cantatas (1888)

https://archive.org/details/standardcantatas00uptouoft/page/n1/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardcantatas00uptouoft/page/n1/mode/2up)

The standard symphonies (1888)

https://archive.org/details/standardsymphoni1907upto/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardsymphoni1907upto/page/n5/mode/2up)

The standard light operas (1902)

https://archive.org/details/standardlightope00uptouoft/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardlightope00uptouoft/page/n5/mode/2up)

The standard operas (new edition, 1906)

https://archive.org/details/standardoperas00upto/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardoperas00upto/page/n7/mode/2up)

The standard concert guide (1908)

https://archive.org/details/standardconcertg1908upto/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardconcertg1908upto/page/n7/mode/2up)

Standard concert repertory and other concert pieces (1909)

https://archive.org/details/standardconcertr00upto/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/standardconcertr00upto/page/n9/mode/2up)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 01, 2021, 08:26:19 am
The Standard series by George Upton (1834-1919)

What a fascinating collection, John. Thank you very much indeed.

 ;D


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 01, 2021, 01:23:08 pm
BOOKS ON BRITISH MUSIC

Individual musicians

William Alexander Barrett - Balfe: his life and work (1882)

https://archive.org/details/balfehislifework00barr/page/n3/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/balfehislifework00barr/page/n3/mode/2up)

Howard Orsmond Anderton - Granville Bantock (1915)

https://archive.org/details/granvillebantock00andeiala/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/granvillebantock00andeiala/page/n7/mode/2up)

John Francis Barnett - Musical reminiscences (1906)

https://archive.org/details/reminiscencesimp00barniala/page/n3/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/reminiscencesimp00barniala/page/n3/mode/2up)

William Charles Berwick Sayers - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, musician: his life and letters (1915)

https://archive.org/details/samuelcoleridget00saye/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/samuelcoleridget00saye/page/n7/mode/2up)

Frederic Cowen - My art and my friends (1913)

https://archive.org/details/myartmyfriends00coweiala/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/myartmyfriends00coweiala/page/n7/mode/2up)

Robert J. Buckley - Sir Edward Elgar (1905)

https://archive.org/details/siredwardelgar00buck/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/siredwardelgar00buck/page/n9/mode/2up)

Ernest Newman - Elgar (1922)

https://archive.org/details/elgar1922newm/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/elgar1922newm/page/n9/mode/2up)

John Fielder Porte - Sir Edward Elgar (1921)

https://archive.org/details/siredwardelgar00portiala/page/n11/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/siredwardelgar00portiala/page/n11/mode/2up)

William H. Grattan Flood - John Field of Dublin: inventor of the nocturne (1920)

https://archive.org/details/johnfieldofdubli00floorich/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/johnfieldofdubli00floorich/page/n5/mode/2up)

George Lowe - Josef Holbrooke and his work (1920)

https://archive.org/details/josefholbrookehi00loweiala/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/josefholbrookehi00loweiala/page/n9/mode/2up)

Henry Charles Banister - George Alexander Macfarren: his life, works and influence (1891)

https://archive.org/details/georgealexanderm00bani/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/georgealexanderm00bani/page/n9/mode/2up)

Arthur Eaglefield Hull - Cyril Scott: composer, poet and philosopher (1919)

https://archive.org/details/cyrilscottcompos00hulluoft/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cyrilscottcompos00hulluoft/page/n7/mode/2up)

Ethel Smyth - Impressions that remained: memoirs, volume 1 (1919)

https://archive.org/details/impressionsthatr01smytuoft/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/impressionsthatr01smytuoft/page/n9/mode/2up)

Ethel Smyth - Impressions that remained: memoirs, volume 2 (1919)

https://archive.org/details/impressionsthatr02smytuoft/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/impressionsthatr02smytuoft/page/n9/mode/2up)

John Fielder Porte - Sir Charles V. Stanford (1921)

https://archive.org/details/sircharlesvstanf00port/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/sircharlesvstanf00port/page/n7/mode/2up)

Charles Villiers Stanford - Interludes: records and reflections (1922)

https://archive.org/details/interludesrecord00staniala/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/interludesrecord00staniala/page/n7/mode/2up)

Charles Villiers Stanford - Pages from an unwritten diary (1914)

https://archive.org/details/pagesfromunwritt00stan/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/pagesfromunwritt00stan/page/n9/mode/2up)

Charles Villiers Stanford - Studies and memories (1908)

https://archive.org/details/studiesmemories00staniala/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/studiesmemories00staniala/page/n5/mode/2up)

James Robert Sterndale Bennett - The life of William Sterndale Bennett (1907)

https://archive.org/details/lifeofwilliamste00benniala/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/lifeofwilliamste00benniala/page/n7/mode/2up)

Francois Cellier and Cunningham Bridgeman - Gilbert and Sullivan and their operas (1914)

https://archive.org/details/gilbertandsulli00bridgoog/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/gilbertandsulli00bridgoog/page/n7/mode/2up)

George E. Dunn - A Gilbert and Sullivan dictionary (1937)

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28813/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28813/page/n9/mode/2up)

Benjamin William Findon - Sir Arthur Sullivan: his life and music (1904)

https://archive.org/details/sirarthursulliva00findrich/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/sirarthursulliva00findrich/page/n7/mode/2up)

Benjamin William Findon - Sir Arthur Sullivan and his operas (chapters 8, Savoy successes and 12, Sullivan as conductor revised, 1908)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924022443786/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924022443786/page/n7/mode/2up)

Arthur Lawrence - Sir Arthur Sullivan: life story, letters, and reminiscences (1899)

https://archive.org/details/sirarthursulliva00lawruoft/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/sirarthursulliva00lawruoft/page/n7/mode/2up)

Henry Augustine Simcoe - Sullivan v. critic, or practice v. theory: a study in press phenomena (1906)

https://ia800203.us.archive.org/2/items/sullivanvcritic00simcgoog/sullivanvcritic00simcgoog.pdf (https://ia800203.us.archive.org/2/items/sullivanvcritic00simcgoog/sullivanvcritic00simcgoog.pdf)

Frank Howes - The dramatic works of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1937)

https://archive.org/details/dramaticworksofr002298mbp/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dramaticworksofr002298mbp/page/n5/mode/2up)

Frank Howes - The music of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1954)

https://archive.org/details/musicofralphvaug000664mbp/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/musicofralphvaug000664mbp/page/n7/mode/2up)

Frank Howes - The music of William Walton, volumes 1 and 2 (1947)

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.166019/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.166019/page/n5/mode/2up)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 02, 2021, 04:04:47 am
BOOKS ON BRITISH MUSIC

General

Joseph Bennett - Forty years of music, 1865-1905 (1908)

https://archive.org/details/fortyyearsofmusi00bennrich/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/fortyyearsofmusi00bennrich/page/n7/mode/2up)

William Boosey - Fifty years of music (1931)

https://archive.org/details/fiftyyearsofmusi002543mbp/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/fiftyyearsofmusi002543mbp/page/n7/mode/2up)

James Duff Brown and Stephen Samuel Stratton - British musical biography (1897)

https://archive.org/details/britishmusicalb00stragoog/page/n3/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/britishmusicalb00stragoog/page/n3/mode/2up)

Percy C. Buck, John H. Mee and F. C. Woods - Ten years of university music in Oxford, 1884-1894 (1894)

https://archive.org/details/tenyearsofuniver00oxfouoft/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/tenyearsofuniver00oxfouoft/page/n5/mode/2up)

Frederick Corder - A history of the Royal Academy of Music, 1822-1922 (1922)

https://archive.org/details/543272001/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/543272001/mode/2up)

Henry Davey - History of English music (second edition, 1921)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924021797109/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924021797109/page/n7/mode/2up)

Henry Davison - Music during the Victorian era, from Mendelssohn to Wagner (1912)

https://archive.org/details/musicduringvicto00davi/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/musicduringvicto00davi/page/n5/mode/2up)

Henry George Farmer - Memoirs of the Royal Artillery Band: its origin, history and progress (1904)

https://archive.org/details/memoirsofroyalar00farm/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/memoirsofroyalar00farm/page/n5/mode/2up)

Cecil Forsyth - Music and nationalism: a study of English opera (1911)

https://archive.org/details/musicnationalism00forsuoft/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/musicnationalism00forsuoft/page/n7/mode/2up)

Myles Birket Foster - History of the Philharmonic Society of London, 1813-1912 (1912)

https://archive.org/details/historyofphilhar00fost/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/historyofphilhar00fost/page/n5/mode/2up)

John Alexander Fuller Maitland - English music in the XIXth century (1902)

https://archive.org/details/englishmusicinxi00full/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/englishmusicinxi00full/page/n7/mode/2up)

John Hollingshead - Gaiety chronicles (1898)

https://archive.org/details/gaietychronicles00holluoft/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/gaietychronicles00holluoft/page/n7/mode/2up)

Hermann Klein - Thirty years of musical life in London, 1870-1900 (1903)

https://archive.org/details/thirtyyearsofmus00klei/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/thirtyyearsofmus00klei/page/n9/mode/2up)

Robin Humphrey Legge - Annals of the Norfolk & Norwich triennial music festivals, 1824-1893 (1896)

https://archive.org/details/annalsofnorfolkn00legg/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/annalsofnorfolkn00legg/page/n7/mode/2up)

Harold Simpson - A century of ballads, 1810-1910: their composers and singers (1910)

https://archive.org/details/centuryofballads00simprich/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/centuryofballads00simprich/page/n7/mode/2up)

William Spark - Musical memories (1888)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924022169274/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924022169274/page/n9/mode/2up)

Ernest Walker - A history of music in England (1907)

https://archive.org/details/historyofmusicin00walk/page/n1/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/historyofmusicin00walk/page/n1/mode/2up)

Charles Willeby - Masters of English music (1894)

https://archive.org/details/mastersofenglish00will_0/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/mastersofenglish00will_0/page/n9/mode/2up)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: dhibbard on March 02, 2021, 04:13:39 am
Thank you !!


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 02, 2021, 05:36:40 am
Essays in musical analysis (1935-39) by Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940)

Vol.1 - Symphonies 1

[currently unavailable as a digital copy]

Vol.2 - Symphonies 2, variations and orchestral polyphony

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234217/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234217/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.3 - Concertos

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28887/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28887/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.4 - Illustrative music

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234219/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234219/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.5 - Vocal music

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234220/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234220/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.6 - Supplementary essays, glossary and index

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234221/page/n3/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234221/page/n3/mode/2up)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 02, 2021, 08:42:11 am
Essays in musical analysis (1935-39) by Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940)

Vol.1 - Symphonies 1

[currently unavailable as a digital copy]

Vol.2 - Symphonies 2, variations and orchestral polyphony

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234217/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234217/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.3 - Concertos

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28887/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.28887/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.4 - Illustrative music

https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234219/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/dli.ernet.234219/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.5 - Vocal music

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234220/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234220/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.6 - Supplementary essays, glossary and index

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234221/page/n3/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.234221/page/n3/mode/2up)

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/229vN1LszOgKayj87M/200w.webp?cid=ecf05e47bc3fwev1pbeezpzaflwknbnksj0ppax90q6u3kzb&rid=200w.webp)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 04, 2021, 09:13:06 am
Books by Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953)

The appreciation of music

Vol.1 - The appreciation of music (1907)

https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu00sureuoft/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu00sureuoft/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.2 - Great modern composers (1916)

https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu00masorich/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu00masorich/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.3 - Short studies of great masterpieces (1918)

https://archive.org/details/shortstudiesofgr1936maso/page/n3/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/shortstudiesofgr1936maso/page/n3/mode/2up)

Vol.4 - Music as a humanity and other essays (1921)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924022170405/page/n5/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924022170405/page/n5/mode/2up)

Vol.5 - A guide to music: a book for beginners and others (originally 1909)

https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu05maso/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/appreciationofmu05maso/page/n9/mode/2up)

Masters in music

Vol.1 (1902)

https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusic01masogoog/page/n6/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusic01masogoog/page/n6/mode/2up)

Vol.2 (1902)

https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusica02masogoog/page/n8/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusica02masogoog/page/n8/mode/2up)

Vol.3 (1903)

https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusica03masogoog/page/n6/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/mastersinmusica03masogoog/page/n6/mode/2up)

Beethoven and his forerunners (1911)

https://archive.org/details/beethovenhisfore00masoiala/page/n7/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/beethovenhisfore00masoiala/page/n7/mode/2up)

Contemporary composers (1918)

https://archive.org/details/contemporarycomp00masouoft/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/contemporarycomp00masouoft/page/n9/mode/2up)

From Grieg to Brahms (1912)

https://archive.org/details/fromgriegtobrahm00maso/page/n11/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/fromgriegtobrahm00maso/page/n11/mode/2up)

The Romantic composers (1906)

https://archive.org/details/romanticcompose01masogoog/page/n10/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/romanticcompose01masogoog/page/n10/mode/2up)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 04, 2021, 09:19:16 am
Books by Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953)

Thanks, John.

There's plenty of interesting material there.

Mason was actually rather a good composer too: there are two fine sonatas for violin and piano that inhabit the sound-world of Brahms. Are you acquainted with 'em?

Lionel


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 08, 2021, 06:36:04 pm
Ernst Pepping symphonies 1-3, also a couple of pieces from the Pogonyi Archive, the Serenade was very good. I haven't tried out his choral and sacred works yet, but feel like it  will be interesting. He studied with Schreker, and apparently wrote quite dissonantly until the 1930's. I will visit him again.

Thanks for that. I have to admit I hadn't heard of Pepping but he does sound an interesting chap. I see there's a CPO two-CD recording of the three symphonies and the piano concerto and so I will sample the snippets on Presto to see if they appeal. 

I duly iistened to the snippets and I have to say that I found Ernst Pepping's symphonies and Piano Concerto rather anodyne (I might be doing them a disservice, of course, as I only heard about 30 seconds of each movement, but it seemed to be sufficient to give one a flavour of the sound-world). According to his Wikipedia entry, he'd been the composer of  'severe works with uncompromising dissonance' until the beginning of the 1930s, at which point he started to produce music in a much more tonal idiom. I wondered whether this was a natural development (he wouldn't be the only enfant terrible who'd modified their language as they matured); or did he do what he had to do under the Third Reich to stay alive (as did many other rank-and-file musicians)? Or was he a fully paid-up Nazi?

Seeking to find answers to these questions, I happened upon this Exeter University Ph.D. thesis by Ian D. Sutherland which includes as case-studies discussions of Paul Hindemith, Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, Heinrich Kaminski, Pepping and Wolfgang Fortner: "From Weimar Republic to Third Reich: Composing agency in changing socio-cultural contexts". On the face of it, a very interesting read...

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/12826898.pdf (https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/12826898.pdf)



Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 20, 2021, 07:39:37 am
Christopher Wilson (1874-1919) - Shakespeare and music (1922)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up)

There is an introductory memoir outlining Wilson's short career.


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 20, 2021, 08:46:27 am
Lindley Nunn - Musical recollections of more than half a century, 1826-1899 (1899)

https://archive.org/details/musicalrecollec00nunngoog/page/n10/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/musicalrecollec00nunngoog/page/n10/mode/2up)

 :)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 20, 2021, 01:11:26 pm
Christopher Wilson (1874-1919) - Shakespeare and music (1922)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up)

There is an introductory memoir outlining Wilson's short career.

Thank you, sir. After reading the introduction, I am even more surprised that this chap seems to have disappeared almost without trace. I have had a very quick flick through the rest of the book and it strikes me that to have featured and discussed such a wide range of Shakespeare-related compositions, Christopher Wilson must have had an encyclopædic knowledge of music that would put the rest of us to shame. Fascinating.


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 20, 2021, 05:41:22 pm
Christopher Wilson (1874-1919) - Shakespeare and music (1922)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up)

There is an introductory memoir outlining Wilson's short career.

Christopher Wilson must have had an encyclopædic knowledge of music that would put the rest of us to shame.

Another quality Christopher Wilson had was a considerable gift for delightfully waspish humour at the expense of composers whose work he found inferior. Henry Bishop comes in for more than one hilarious side-swipe; for example, "No one minds Bishop writing a potpourri overture and calling it " Shakespeariana," but why call it "The Comedy of Errors" ? — unless he wishes the title to describe the overture, not the overture the play".

Ouch!

Reading on...



Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on March 20, 2021, 05:44:40 pm
Christopher Wilson (1874-1919) - Shakespeare and music (1922)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up)

There is an introductory memoir outlining Wilson's short career.

Christopher Wilson must have had an encyclopædic knowledge of music that would put the rest of us to shame.

Another quality Christopher Wilson had was a considerable gift for delightfully waspish humour at the expense of composers whose work he found inferior. Henry Bishop comes in for more than one hilarious side-swipe; for example, "No one minds Bishop writing a potpourri overture and calling it " Shakespeariana," but why call it "The Comedy of Errors" ? — unless he wishes the title to describe the overture, not the overture the play".

Ouch!

Reading on...



It's a great book - Christopher Wilson was a real talent...

 :)


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Lionel Harrison on March 20, 2021, 06:14:40 pm
Christopher Wilson (1874-1919) - Shakespeare and music (1922)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up (https://archive.org/details/cu31924102137522/page/n9/mode/2up)

There is an introductory memoir outlining Wilson's short career.

Christopher Wilson must have had an encyclopædic knowledge of music that would put the rest of us to shame.

Another quality Christopher Wilson had was a considerable gift for delightfully waspish humour at the expense of composers whose work he found inferior. Henry Bishop comes in for more than one hilarious side-swipe; for example, "No one minds Bishop writing a potpourri overture and calling it " Shakespeariana," but why call it "The Comedy of Errors" ? — unless he wishes the title to describe the overture, not the overture the play".

Ouch!

Reading on...



It's a great book - Christopher Wilson was a real talent...

 :)

All I can say is if he composed as well as he wrote, the Suite on the new CD (referred to in the thread on the new Bantock CD) will be well worth hearing!


Title: Re: Theses, articles and books available online
Post by: Albion on July 23, 2021, 01:59:27 pm
Via another thread, member Chris Howell has alerted us to his series of extremely valuable articles on Charles Villiers Stanford:

1. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/May/Stanfordian_thoughts_1.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/May/Stanfordian_thoughts_1.pdf)

2. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jun/Stanfordian_thoughts_2.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jun/Stanfordian_thoughts_2.pdf)

3. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jul/Stanfordian_3_VC2.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jul/Stanfordian_3_VC2.pdf)

4. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jul/Stanfordian_thoughts_4.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jul/Stanfordian_thoughts_4.pdf)

5. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Aug/Stanfordian_thoughts_5.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Aug/Stanfordian_thoughts_5.pdf)

6. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Sep/Stanfordian_thoughts_6.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Sep/Stanfordian_thoughts_6.pdf)

7. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Nov/Stanfordian_thoughts_7.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Nov/Stanfordian_thoughts_7.pdf)

8. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Dec/Stanfordian_thoughts_8.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Dec/Stanfordian_thoughts_8.pdf)

9. http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2019/Jan/Stanfordian_thoughts_9.pdf (http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2019/Jan/Stanfordian_thoughts_9.pdf)