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Anton von Webern  (Phaidon Press, 1995) 


The Messiaen Companion  (Faber & Faber, 1995, reissued 2008: edited by Peter Hill)

  • Chapter on Messiaen's Instrumental, Orchestral and Choral Works to 1948 (including Les offrandes oubliées, L'Ascension, Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Turangalîla-symphonie, Cinq rechants) 


Selected Letters of William Walton  (Faber & Faber, 2002) 


Liszt: His Life and Music  (Naxos, 2011)

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20th-Century Music  (UK: Heinemann, 2001; USA: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2001)

Illustrated history for secondary school readers, covering classical music, ragtime, blues, jazz, musicals and rock, in 6 volumes:

  • 1900-20: New Horizons
  • 20s & 30s: Between the Wars
  • 40s & 50s: From War to Peace
  • 1960s: Age of Rock
  • 1970s: Years of Excess (USA edition: Turbulent Times)
  • 80s & 90s: Different Paths


April 2019