Published essays (a selection)

Bernstein – a star and his stripes

Culture in Exile – European artists in Hollywood, 1930s…

The Little Blueprint – an amplification of the meaning of ‘libretto’

Meetings Onstage – Ngilimirru Australia ga nhina

Raiders of the Lost Ark – The Return of the Golden Age score

Should it be an opera (or should a biography be a film)

Symphonic jazz – the story so far

That night in Vienna, December 1808

A Different Geography – how a classical musician learnt from Thalberg

Utulura inkantjaku – Appropriation of Aboriginal Music

Victory over death and despair in a bygone age

Wagner for the concert hall – music or drama