of Criticism or History of Culture?: the British Musical Press as a Historiographical
Tool’, 10th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music,
University of Bristol, 1998.
‘John Ella and the Making of the Musical Union’, 2nd
Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain,
University of Durham, 1999; revised version published in Music and
British Culture, 1785-1914: Essays in Honour of Cyril Ehrlich, ed.
by C. Bashford and L. Langley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000),
‘Introducing the Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London Database’,
Brio, 36/2 (1999), 111-16; revised with Rachel Cowgill and Simon
McVeigh as ‘The Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London Database’,
Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies, 2, ed. by J. Dibble
and B. Zon (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000), 1-12.
Not just “G.”: Towards a Cultural History of the Programme
Note’, Grove’s World conference, Royal College of
Music, London, 2000; revised version published as ‘Not just “G.”:
Towards a History of the Programme Note’, George Grove, Music
and Victorian Culture, ed. by M. Musgrave (Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2003), 115-42; 301-17.
‘Temple of High Art: the Musical Union of London (1845-81)’,
Music in Britain: a Social History seminar, Institute of Historical
Research, University of London, 2000.
With Cyril Ehrlich: ‘Listening and Reading: the Curious History
of Concert Notes’, Victorian Cultures, British Association
of Victorian Studies conference, University of Hatfield, 2000.
‘Educating England: Networks of Programme Note Provision in the
Nineteenth Century’, Music in the English Provinces, 1700-1900
conference, Leeds University Centre for English Music, 2001; revised version
in Music in the English Provinces, 1700-1900, ed. by R. Cowgill
and P. Holman (Ashgate, in press).
‘An Equal Music: Performers, Listeners and Chamber Music in Victorian
London’, Performance and Performativity, British Association
of Victorian Studies conference, University of Lancaster, 2001.
‘Writing Concert History’, Music in Britain: a Social
History seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of
London, 2002 (roundtable contribution).
With Rachel Cowgill and Ann Royle, ‘Towards a History of London
Concerts: introducing the Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London
database project’, Research Seminar, University of Leeds, 2001,
and Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference, Royal
College of Music, 2002
‘Writing for Listening: the Creation and the Cultivation of the
Programme Note in 19th-century Britain’, 17th International
Musicological Society Congress, Leuven, Belgium, 2002.
‘Listening in London: John Ella, Chamber Music and the Musical
Union’, Colloquia: Music and Performance in Nineteenth-Century
Britain, Royal Academy of Music, 2003, with the Pavao Quartet [link].
‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain?: Finding a New Music Historiography
for Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Royal Musical Association annual
conference, University of Cardiff, 2003 (roundtable contribution).
‘The British-ness of the Nineteenth-Century Programme Note’,
4th International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain,
University of Leeds, 2003; also given at University of Texas at Austin
postgraduate colloquium, Vanderbilt University invited lecture, University
of Oxford postgraduate seminar, 2003; University of Southampton postgraduate
‘A Nineteenth-century Chamber Music Experience: John Ella’s
Musical Union’, Royal Musical Association Research Students’
Conference, University of Leeds, 2006, with Clive
Brown and the LUCHIP
The Pursuit of High Culture: John Ella and Chamber Music in Victorian
London (monograph, Boydell & Brewer, in preparation). Work supported
by a research leave award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council