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Professor Rebecca Herissone
Dr Sam Barrett
Dr Sarah Hibberd
Professor Stephen Downes

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Music & Letters is a leading international journal of musical scholarship, publishing articles on topics ranging from antiquity to the present day and embracing musics from classical, popular, and world traditions …

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Virtual Issue: Sibelius and Nielsen 150th Anniversary

An online themed issue of Music & Letters marks the 150th anniversary of the births of two great Nordic musicians, Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. Read this virtual issue online.

The Westrup Prize

Read the 2015 Westrup Prize-winning article "Awakening ‘Sleeping Beauty’: The Creation of National Ballet in Britain" by Kate Guthrie. For more information, click here.

Music and Letters Awards

The Music & Letters Trust makes awards twice a year, in January and July, in order to support musical research. For more information, click here

Music & Letters on the OUPblog

The OUPblog is a source of learning, understanding and reflection, providing academic insights for the thinking world. Read Music and Letters' contributions:

Martin Luther, music, and the Seven Liberal Arts by Andreas Loewe (February 2014)

Johann van Beethoven’s last hurrah by Ian Woodfield (November 2013)

Thinking through comedy from Fey to Feo by Keith Johnston (July 2013)

Musical scores and female detectives of the 1940s by Catherine Haworth (April 2013)

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