A study of the materials that surround LPs and CDs as part of a cultural history of the record, and how the phonograph helped to democratise classical music by enabling it to be heard at home.
This book traces the emergence of the orchestra from 16th-century string bands to the ‘classical’ orchestra of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries.
An historical study of the role of the opera impresario in Italy from the eighteenth- to the twentieth-centuries.
A study of concert life in Vienna between 1760 and 1810.
A history of music in London during the second half of the eighteenth century, a period which saw the establishment of the public concert.
Illustrated paperback history of the Wigmore Hall, London.
Article which attempts to understand why some individuals become subscribers to orchestras while others attended concerts but do not become further involved with the orchestra.
Critique of orchestral music in London by Gavin Henderson, then Manager of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Artistic Director of the York Festival.
Illustrated hardback history of the (BBC) Promenade Concerts.
Illustrated history of the development of buildings for music from the 17th- to the late 20th-century, charting the often symbiotic relationship between architecture and musical form and style.