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  1. [+]
    An American in New York (Review)
    The Memory of All That, by Joan Peyser
    1. The Memory of All That by Joan Peyser
    The New Republic, June 14, 1993, pp. 44-47
  2. Bach and the Dance of God (1981)
    1 Review
  3. [+]
    The Bard and the Prep-School (2 Reviews)
    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, by Dylan Thomas
    1. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog by Dylan Thomas
    2. The Backward Son by Stephen Spender
    Scrutiny, June 1940, pp. 76-80
  4. Comments and Reviews
    Bartok on Wax
    Scrutiny, June 1941, pp. 88-90
  5. [+]
    Berlioz: A Prophetic Romantic (Review)
    Berlioz, by John Harold Elliot
    1. Berlioz by John Harold Elliot
    Scrutiny, June 1938, pp. 119-127
  6. Bernard Van Dieren
    Musical Intelligence and 'The New Language'
    Scrutiny, December 1936, pp. 263-275
  7. [+]
    A Book on Yeats (Review)
    The Poetry of W. B. Yeats, by Louis MacNeice
    1. The Poetry of W. B. Yeats by Louis MacNeice
    Scrutiny, March 1941, pp. 381-382
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    Books on Music (3 Reviews)
    Offenbach, by S. Kracauer
    1. Offenbach by S. Kracauer
    2. La Vie Parisienne by Sacheverell Sitwell
    3. Gustav Mahler by Bruno Walter
    Scrutiny, March 1938, p. 478
  9. A Brahms Recording
    Scrutiny, October 1941, p. 211
  10. The British Council in the Golden Age
    Scrutiny, December 1948, pp. 335-338
  11. British Council Recordings
    Scrutiny, Autumn 1945, pp. 239-240
  12. British Council Recordings
    Scrutiny, Summer 1946, pp. 76-80
  13. [+]
    Cast in Air-pumps, or Poets in 1940 (4 Reviews)
    Poets of Tomorrow: Second Selection,
    1. Poets of Tomorrow: Second Selection
    2. The Gathering Storm by William Empson
    3. Song and Idea by Richard Eberhart
    4. East Coker by T.S. Eliot
    Scrutiny, December 1940, pp. 289-300
  14. [+]
    Chinese Poets and Others (3 Reviews)
    Chinese Lyrics, by Ch'u Ta-Kao
    1. Chinese Lyrics by Ch'u Ta-Kao
    2. Selected Poems by Allen Tate
    3. Journeys and Places by Edwin Muir
    Scrutiny, December 1937, pp. 306-309
  15. [+]
    The Collector (Review)
    Bela Bartok: Essays, by Benjamin Suchoff and Bela Bartok
    1. Bela Bartok: Essays by Benjamin Suchoff and Bela Bartok
    The American Scholar, Summer 1993, pp. 474-477
  16. The Composer and Civilization (II)
    Albert Roussel and La Musique Francaise
    Scrutiny, September 1938, pp. 166-184
  17. The Composer and Civilization
    Notes on the Later Work of Gabriel Faure
    Scrutiny, March 1938, pp. 386-401
  18. Conservatism and Tradition: Post Obitum
    Donald Francis Tovey; Hamilton Harty; Frank Bridge
    Scrutiny, October 1941, pp. 106-113
  19. Cross-Currents in Twentieth-Century Music
    Scrutiny, March 1949, pp. 75-79
  20. The Dark Ages: Culture and the Oratorio
    Scrutiny, Autumn 1945, pp. 162-171
  21. A Debussy Recording
    Scrutiny, September 1945, pp. 160-162
  22. Delius and Peter Warlock
    Scrutiny, March 1937, pp. 384-397
  23. Dvorak Centenary Records
    Scrutiny, January 1942, pp. 312-313
  24. Edmund Rubbra and Symphonic Form
    Scrutiny, June 1939, pp. 56-71
  25. [+]
    English Chamber Music (Review)
    English Chamber Music, by Ernst H. Meyer
    1. English Chamber Music by Ernst H. Meyer
    Scrutiny, Spring 1947, p. 237
  26. [+]
    Fairies in Bloomsbohemia (Review)
    Portrait of Stella Benson, by R. Ellis Roberts
    1. Portrait of Stella Benson by R. Ellis Roberts
    Scrutiny, September 1939, pp. 221-226
  27. [+]
    Fiery and Cool (Review)
    Berlioz, by D. Kern Holoman
    1. Berlioz by D. Kern Holoman
    The New Republic, March 19, 1990, pp. 33-36
  28. 'First Broadcast Performance'
    Scrutiny, January 1942, pp. 218-221
  29. [+]
    G.B.S. and the Problem of Music Criticism (Review)
    London Music in 1888-89, by Corno di Bassetto
    1. London Music in 1888-89 by Corno di Bassetto
    Scrutiny, December 1937, pp. 328-333
  30. Gramophone Records
    Scrutiny, April 1942, pp. 402-406
  31. Gramophone Records
    Scrutiny, Summer 1942, pp. 73-74
  32. Gramophone Records
    Scrutiny, Spring 1947, pp. 239-242
  33. [+]
    Hollywooden Hero (Review)
    The Fifth Column, and the First Forty-Nine Stories, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. The Fifth Column, and the First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway
    Scrutiny, December 1939, pp. 335-344
  34. [+]
    The Human Voice (Review)
    'Echo and Source', by Francis Poulenc and Sidney Buckland
    1. 'Echo and Source' by Francis Poulenc and Sidney Buckland
    The New Republic, April 13, 1992, pp. 37-39
  35. Comments and Reviews
    Ivor Gurney and the English Art-Song
    Scrutiny, December 1938, pp. 332-335
  36. Jazz
    The New Statesman, November 26, 1976, p. 770
  37. Jean Wiener and Music for Entertainment
    Scrutiny, December 1937, pp. 284-302
  38. Language and Function in American Music
    Scrutiny, April 1942, pp. 346-357
  39. A Letter on the Music Criticism of W.H. Mellers
    A Reply
    Scrutiny, December 1942, pp. 116-124
  40. Mahler as Key-Figure
    Scrutiny, March 1941, pp. 343-351
  41. Man and His Music (1957)
    Romanticism and the 20th Century, from 1800
    1 Review
  42. Comments and Reviews
    Master of the King's Musick, 1942
    Scrutiny, April 1942, pp. 376-380
  43. [+]
    Modern Poets in Love and War (4 Reviews)
    The Still Centre, by Stephen Spender
    1. The Still Centre by Stephen Spender
    2. Poems and Songs by Gavin Ewart
    3. Poems by F.T. Prince
    4. Autumnal Journey by Louis MacNeice
    Scrutiny, June 1939, pp. 117-128
  44. [+]
    Modernism's Child (Review)
    A Ravel Reader, by Arbie Orenstein and Maurice Ravel
    1. A Ravel Reader by Arbie Orenstein and Maurice Ravel
    The New Republic, April 8, 1991, pp. 38-41
  45. [+]
    Mr. Turner's Mozart (Review)
    Mozart: The Man and His Works, by W.J. Turner
    1. Mozart: The Man and His Works by W.J. Turner
    Scrutiny, June 1938, pp. 117-118
  46. Comments and Reviews
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    Mrs. Woolf and Life (Review)
    The Years, by Virginia Woolf
    1. The Years by Virginia Woolf
    Scrutiny, June 1937, pp. 71-74
  47. Music
    Scrutiny, March 1940, p. 448
  48. [+]
    Music (4 Reviews)
    The Rise of Music in the Ancient World, by Curt Sachs
    1. The Rise of Music in the Ancient World by Curt Sachs
    2. Interpretation of the Music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries by Carl Dolmetsch
    3. The Sources of Keyboard Music in England by Charles van den Borren
    4. Traditional Harmony, and the Craft of Musical Composition by Paul Hindemith
    Scrutiny, Autumn 1945, p. 238
  49. Music and Society (1951)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  50. Music and the Dramatic
    Scrutiny, June 1940, pp. 46-56
  51. Music Chronicle
    Scrutiny, September 1947, pp. 287-293
  52. Music Chronicle
    Scrutiny, Spring 1948, pp. 128-135
  53. Music in a New Found Land (1965)
    Themes and Developments in the History of American Music
    3 Reviews
  54. Music in the Melting Pot
    Charles Ives and the Music of the Americas
    Scrutiny, March 1939, pp. 390-403
  55. [+]
    Music of Loss (2 Reviews)
    Letters from a Life, Vol. I: 1923-1939, by Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell, and Phili...
    1. Letters from a Life, Vol. I: 1923-1939 by Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell, and Philip Reed, ...
    2. Letters from a Life, Vol. II: 1939-45 by Benjamin Britten, Donald Mitchell, and Philip Reed, ...
    The New Republic, January 20, 1992, pp. 42-43
  56. Arts and Leisure
    Music: Little Time to Spare
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1992, pp. 100-104
  57. Arts and Leisure
    Music: New Worlds, Old Wildernesses
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1991, pp. 94-98
  58. Comments and Reviews
    Music: Van Dieren and Rubbra, Note
    Scrutiny, September 1938, p. 202
  59. New English and American Music
    Scrutiny, Spring 1943, pp. 168-179
  60. A New Symphony
    Scrutiny, June 1937, pp. 75-76
  61. Note on Gramophone Records
    Scrutiny, June 1938, p. 128
  62. Note on Music
    Scrutiny, Summer 1943, pp. 319-320
  63. [+]
    The Ox in Spain (Review)
    For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
    1. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
    Scrutiny, June 1941, pp. 93-99
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    Petulant Peacock (Review)
    Letters on Poetry from W. B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley, by Dorothy Wellesley and W.B. ...
    1. Letters on Poetry from W. B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley by Dorothy Wellesley and W.B. Yeats
    Scrutiny, September 1940, pp. 197-199
  65. [+]
    The Pilgrim's Pleasure (Review)
    Gabriel Faure: A Musical Life, by Jean-Michel Nectoux
    1. Gabriel Faure: A Musical Life by Jean-Michel Nectoux
    The New Republic, February 8, 1993, pp. 35-37
  66. Records
    The New Statesman, August 27, 1976, p. 288
  67. Records
    The New Statesman, July 2, 1976, p. 28
  68. Records
    The New Statesman, October 1, 1976, p. 460
  69. Records
    The New Statesman, April 8, 1977, p. 476
  70. Records
    Scrutiny, December 1946, pp. 159-162
  71. [+]
    Aids to English Teaching (Review)
    Letters to His Wife, by Ferruccio Busoni
    1. Letters to His Wife by Ferruccio Busoni
    Scrutiny, September 1938, p. 248
  72. [+]
    English Chamber Music (Review)
    Secret Chromatic Art in the Netherlands Motet, by Edward E. Lowinsky
    1. Secret Chromatic Art in the Netherlands Motet by Edward E. Lowinsky
    Scrutiny, Spring 1947, p. 238
  73. Rubbra's No. 3
    Scrutiny, September 1940, pp. 120-130
  74. [+]
    Schoenberg & Wagner (8 Reviews)
    Richard Wagner, by Hans Gal
    1. Richard Wagner by Hans Gal
    2. Wagner: A Documentary Study by Herbert Barth, Dietrich Mack, and Egon Voss
    3. The Wagner Family Albums by Wolf Siegfried Wagner
    4. Wagner at Bayreuth by Geoffrey Skelton
    5. Arnold Schoenberg by Charles Rosen
    6. Schoenberg by Malcolm MacDonald
    7. Structural Functions of Harmony by Arnold Schoenberg and Leonard Stein
    8. Style and Idea by Arnold Schoenberg and Leonard Stein
    Encounter, August 1976, pp. 65-69
  75. Searchlight on Tin-Pan Alley
    Scrutiny, March 1940, pp. 390-405
  76. [+]
    The Textual Criticism of Music (2 Reviews)
    The Forty-Eight Preludes and Fugues of J. S. Bach, by Cecil Gray
    1. The Forty-Eight Preludes and Fugues of J. S. Bach by Cecil Gray
    2. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Discussed by Eric Blom
    Scrutiny, March 1939, pp. 480-486
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    Three Books on Music (3 Reviews)
    Poetics of Music, by Igor Stravinsky
    1. Poetics of Music by Igor Stravinsky
    2. Music and Poetry of the English Renaissance by Bruce Pattison
    3. A History of Music in Scotland by Henry George Farmer
    Scrutiny, December 1948, p. 330
  78. Tight-Ropes to Parnassus
    A Note on Contemporary Music
    Scrutiny, September 1936, pp. 150-157
  79. Tippett
    Scrutiny, September 1945
  80. Tippettan Discovery
    Scrutiny, January 1942, pp. 309-311
  81. Towards a Conception of Musical Tradition (I)
    Melody and Texture, Mediaeval and Modern
    Scrutiny, Summer 1942, pp. 2-16
  82. Towards a Conception of Musical Tradition (II)
    Voice and Dance in the XVI and XVII Centuries
    Scrutiny, Spring 1944, pp. 119-135
  83. Towards a Conception of Musical Tradition (II)
    Voice and Dance in the XVI and XVII Centuries (II)
    Scrutiny, Summer 1944, pp. 204-221
  84. Towards a Musical Academy
    Scrutiny, June 1941, pp. 4-21
  85. [+]
    True Relations (Review)
    The Swing Era, by Gunther Schuller
    1. The Swing Era by Gunther Schuller
    The New Republic, March 27, 1989, pp. 32-34
  86. [+]
    Twentieth-Century Music-Making (Review)
    Music in the Modern World, by Rollo H. Myers
    1. Music in the Modern World by Rollo H. Myers
    Scrutiny, December 1939, pp. 313-318
  87. Two Generations of English Music
    Scrutiny, Autumn 1944, pp. 261-270
  88. [+]
    Well Baked (2 Reviews)
    The Tender Tyrant: Nadia Boulanger, by Alan Kendall
    1. The Tender Tyrant: Nadia Boulanger by Alan Kendall
    2. Music in the 1920s by Richard Shead
    The New Statesman, January 28, 1977, p. 129
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