More Must-Reads

To kick off the holiday season (and all that free time you’ll have sitting in front of the stocking-spangled fireplace), I’ve just updated the list for your Christmas-reading pleasure (see bottom of the list for update specifics). Keep the suggestions coming, and have a merrily musicological Christmas!


  1. I’ve just been re-reading Andrew Thomson’s book The Life and Times of Charles-Marie Widor (Oxford University Press, 1987), which, amazingly enough, was the first Widor biography in English (though John Near since then has written a great deal about the origins of Widor’s compositions). Everything Thomson produces is superbly written and researched; this (surprisingly short) study is no exception.

  2. Good news indeed. I’m delighted to hear about this book. Must see if I can review it somewhere, once it appears.

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