Category: Music

Emma and Claude Debussy

Emma and Claude Debussy

Treading in Emma Debussy’s footsteps was a deeply satisfying experience. Having first mined the resources in the Centre de Documentation Claude Debussy in Paris, I was thrilled to trace the… READ MORE

Nikolay Myaskovsky

Nikolay Myaskovsky

Patrick Zuk’s new biography draws on a wealth of unexplored sources and offers the first comprehensive critical reappraisal of the life and works of composer Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881-1950). In today’s… READ MORE

Béla Bartók in Italy

Béla Bartók in Italy

One of our recent additions to our Music list is Nicolò Palazzetti’s Béla Bartók in Italy: The Politics of Myth-Making, which examines the reputation of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók (1881-1945)… READ MORE

Musics Lost and Found

Musics Lost and Found

Michael Church, author of The Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions (Boydell Press, 2015) discusses his new book Musics Lost and Found: Song Collectors and the Life and Death of Folk Tradition, which has just been… READ MORE

The Dorset Rotulus

The Dorset Rotulus

Surviving examples of medieval motets are few and English ones are rarer still. So the discovery of a new find – two leaves of a musical scroll that originated in… READ MORE

Bizet in Italy

Bizet in Italy

Hugh Macdonald’s new book Bizet in Italy is the first English translation of Bizet’s letters and journals from the composer’s nearly three-year stay in Italy (1857-1860). Bizet never wrote any… READ MORE

The Books of…Adrian Wright

The Books of…Adrian Wright

Writer, novelist, playwright, biographer, actor and singer, Adrian Wright is a busy man! Thankfully he has managed to find the time to publish five titles with Boydell, each of which… READ MORE

Greek and Latin Music Theory

Greek and Latin Music Theory

Greek and Latin Music Theory: Principles and Challenges by Edward Nowacki is a long-needed overview of, and guide to, the principles behind the treatises on music theory written in ancient… READ MORE

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