The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

Items of Interest

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Not Another Music History Cliché, then you’re missing out. NABMSA’s own Linda Shaver-Gleason has been taking on the persistent myths and misinterpretations that keep popping up in program notes, blogs, and other writings. The most recent post tackles W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten.

Syracuse University News has a fascinating piece highlighting Amanda Eubanks Winkler’s work on staging Restoration Shakespeare. It’s worth a read for anyone interested in Shakespeare, the Restoration, or historical staging practices.

“Gladstone’s Daughter: Living Liberalism”, a blog by Phyllis Weliver in coordination with Gladstone’s Library in Wales, explores a living liberalism through the details of Victorian family life. With a rich visual component, the blog posts transcriptions and annotations of the unpublished life writings of Mary Gladstone Drew, the middle daughter of British Prime Minister Gladstone, a notable pianist, an unparalleled musical diarist, and the only woman among the PM’s private secretariat. Musical elements will feature soon. Blog postings occur every third Thursday and comments remain open for a fortnight.

The url for the blog is


Mary Gladstone, one of two ‘Angel Musicians’, Church of St Deiniol. Design by Edward Coley Burne-Jones, executed by Morris & Co., 1911. Photo by Phyllis Weliver.