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Writings by Robert Simpson on general musical topics, 1959-1989, n.d.

Scripts for radio programmes and concert intervals, articles for magazines, typescripts of talks and sleeve notes of recordings. Including:
  1. 'Better sound', radio programme, 1968
  2. 'Classical music', review for Cambridge quarterly of Charles Rosen's Classical style: Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, 1971
  3. The Simpson-Budden talks for 'The composer speaks', 1980
  4. 'Composing', radio programme, 1959
  5. 'Ianus Geminus: music in Scandinavia', article for Twentieth century music (London: John Calder, 1960)
  6. Collection of scripts for the radio programmes 'Innocent ear' produced by Robert Simpson, 1977-1979
  7. 'More reflections', article for Tempo (no. 144, 1983)
  8. 'Now and then', n.d.
  9. 'On "completing" unfinished masterpieces, radio programme, 1989
  10. 'On composing chamber music', article for souvenir programme of the first chamber music competition for schools, 1981 (typescript and published versions)
  11. 'Play it again', radio programme broadcast on 17 Nov 1979
  12. Collection of scripts for the radio programme 'The sincerest form of flattery', 1971-1972
  13. 'The symphony', one of the radio programmes in the series 'Musicians talking', 1978 and 1985
  14. Collections of scripts on 'Western music' for the Arabic service, 1966


  • 1959-1989, n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Simpson 1

Separated Materials

Material related more specifically to individual composers can be found among papers devoted to these composers.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom