This book traces the emergence of the orchestra from 16th-century string bands to the ‘classical’ orchestra of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries.
A paper that outlines an on-going project – ‘Pompey Pop’ – that documents popular music in and around the city of Portsmouth, from the end of the war in 1945 to 1969.
The third of three books detailing the history of live music in Britain since 1950.
The second of three books detailing the history of live music in Britain since 1950.
The first of three books detailing the history of live music in Britain since 1950.
A rough account of British concert promotion since 1955.
A paper on the flowering of musical life in England in the nineteenth century, with a focus on concert promotion, and using Bradford as a case study.
A study of concert life in Vienna between 1760 and 1810.
Reference work that tells the story of the development of the Edinburgh International Festival, published to mark the 50th anniversary.
An essay on the important changes in the business of music in London around the turn of the twentieth-century.