Welcome to the Francophone Music Criticism project

This website provides a portal to two collections of resources for researchers interested in music criticism and in the more general musical culture of the nineteenth century in France.

  • a repository of digitized, searchable reviews relating to French music and ballet in the nineteenth century. Texts are grouped into collections devoted to particular works, events, series, performers or authors, resulting in a significant corpus of texts never before available on open access. (See 'Collections' and 'Search Collections')
  • bibliographical resources, work in progress and information of a more general nature, contributed by members of the Network and mounted in the hope that users will contribute updates. (See 'Collections')

The project is managed by the joint directors of the former AHRC-funded Network in Francophone Music Criticism, 1789 - 1914, Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol/former Director, Institute of Musical Research) and Mark Everist (University of Southampton). It is hosted by the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London. 

We are an ever-expanding group of academics, librarians, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We began with around 30 members and now number over 200. We run at least one international event per year. Meetings are routinely bilingual (French/English). The programme for our 2013 event is here, with abstracts. Our 2014 meeting took place in Paris, BNF site Richelieu, 10-11 July (programme, abstracts). Our 2015 meeting was at the Salle des Commissions, BNF site Richelieu, Paris, 6-7 July (programme).

Anyone who would like to join the Network, via our e-discussion list, is very welcome to email katharine.ellis@bristol.ac.uk

Following the expiry of its two-year AHRC award (2008), the Network has gained funding from various sources whose grants have enabled the creation of the web resource. To see a full list of funders, click here.

Network members (UK)
Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol)
Mark Everist (University of Southampton)
Laura Hamer (Liverpool Hope University)
Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham)
Jonathan Hicks (University of Oxford)
Barbara Kelly (University of Keele)
Richard Langham Smith (Royal College of Music)
Candida Mantica (University of Southampton)
Helen Julia Minors (Kingston University)
Rachel Moore (New College, Oxford)
Delphine Mordey (University of Cambridge)
Cormac Newark (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
Francesca Placanica (University of Southampton)
Jessika Rittstieg (Open University)
Clair Rowden (Cardiff University)
Tamara Thompson-Brock (Royal College of Music)
Diane Tisdall (King's College London)
Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge)

Network members (Continental EU)
Rosalba Agresta (RISM)
Charles Arden (Université Paris 8)
Olivier Bara (Université Lyon 2)
Aurélie Branger (Paris)
Philippe Cathé (Université de Paris - Sorbonne)
David Cranmer (Lisbon)
Marie Cornaz (Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique)
Sylvie Douche (Université de Paris - Sorbonne)
Valérie Dufour (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Bérengère de l'Épine (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)
Séverine Féron (Université de Bourgogne)
Pauline Girard (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)
Malou Haine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Léo Houziaux (Académie Royale de Belgique)
Arnold Jacobshagen (Hochschule für Musik, Köln)
Axel Klein (Frankfurt)
Karl Leich-Galland (Saarbrücken)
Hervé Lacombe (Université de Rennes II)
Marie-Cécile Leblanc (Université de Paris III - Nouvelle Sorbonne)
Catherine Massip (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
Jean Mongrédien (Université Paris - Sorbonne)
Christopher Murray (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Jean-Michel Nectoux (Institut National d'Histoire d'Art)
Michela Niccolai Philipidhis (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)
Vincenzina Ottomano (University of Bern)
Claire Paolacci (Paris)
Timothée Picard (Université de Rennes 2)
Alban Ramaut (Université de Saint-Etienne)
Paul Raspé (Conservatoire de Bruxelles)
Yves Rassendren (Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble)
Cécile Reynaud (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
Hugo Rodriguez (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Marie-Hélène Saghai-Coudroy (CNSMDP)
Herbert Schneider (University of Saarland)
Stephanie Schroeter (University of Bayreuth)
Julien Ségol (Université Paris 7 Diderot)
Yannick Simon (Université de Rouen)
Margaux Sladden (Université LIbre de Bruxelles)
Marie-Gabrielle Soret (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
Anastasiia Syreishchikova (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris)
Sandrine Thieffry (Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique)
Helena Tyrvainen (University of Helsinki)
Henri Vanhulst (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Robert Wangermée (Conseil de la Musique, Belgium)
Laura Watson (National U. of Ireland, Maynooth)

Network members (RoW)
Annelies Andries (Yale University)
Peter Bloom (Smith College)
Francesca Brittan (Case Western Reserve)
Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis (Université de Montréal)
Davinia Caddy (University of Auckland)
Maribeth Clark (New College of Florida)
Megan Varvir Coe (University of North Texas)
Willa Collins (University of Miami)
Michel Duchesneau (Université de Montréal)
Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Catrina Flint de Médicis (Vanier College)
William Gibbons (Texas Christian University)
Donald Gislason (Montréal)
Louise Goldberg (Eastman School, Rochester)
David Grayson (University of Minnesota)
Martin Guerpin (Université de Montréal / Université de Paris - Sorbonne)
Bruce Gustafson (Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA)
Sarah Gutsche-Miller (University of Toronto)
Diana Hallman (University of Kentucky)
Rebecca Harris-Warwick (Cornell University)
Steven Huebner (McGill University)
Satsuki Inoue-Arai (Aichi University of the Arts)
Sylvia Kahan (City University of New York)
Katherine Kolb (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Sylvia L'Écuyer (Université de Montréal)
Alicia Levin (University of Kansas)
Julia Lu (Melbourne)
Kelly Maynard (Grinnell College)
Francois de Médicis (Université de Montréal)
Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne)
Reina Naruta (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Jann Pasler (University of California at San Diego)
Sabina Teller Ratner (Université de Montréal)
Jesse Rosenberg (Northwestern University)
Sarah Fuchs Sampson (University of Rochester)
Mark Seto (Connecticut College)
Marian Smith (University of Oregon)
Helena Spencer (University of Oregon)
Mia Tootill (Cornell University)
Danick Trottier (Université de Montréal)
Hanae Tsukada (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Jacqueline Waeber (Duke University)
William Weber (California State University, Long Beach)
Virginia Whealton (Indiana University)
Kimberly White (McGill University)
Lesley Wright (University of Hawaii)

Network associates
Helen Abbott (University of Sheffield)
Emma Adlard (King's College London)
Per Ahlander (University of Edinburgh)
Tamsin Alexander (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Antonella Bartoloni (University of Southampton)
Gurminder Bhogal (Wellesley College)
George Biddlecombe (Royal Academy of Music)
Jacek Blaszkiewicz (Stony Brook University)
Jean-Christophe Branger (Université de Metz)
Erin Brooks (Washington University at St Louis)
Matthieu Cailliez (Université Paris - Sorbonne)
Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Emilie Capulet (University of West London)
Joaquim Carmelo Rosa (Instituto Piaget)
Teresa Cascudo (University of La Rioja)
Nell Cloutier (University of California, Berkeley)
David Code (University of Glasgow)
Jeremy Coleman (King's College, London)
Timothy Coombes (Merton College, Oxford)
Gabriela Cruz (University of Michigan)
Ellen Davies (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)
Richard Davis (Liverpool John Moores University)
David Day (Brigham Young University)
Andrew Deruchie (University of Otago)
Irène Deliège (Université de Liège)
Diana Diaz (University of Oviedo)
Peter Dietz (Musikproduktion Höflich)
Itzana Dobbelaere (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Marieke Dubbelboer (University of Bristol)
Mylène Dubiau-Feuillerac (Université de Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurès)
Romy-Léa Faustin (Université de Montréal)
Matthew Franke (University of North Carolina)
Rebecca Geoffroy (Duke University)
Pierre Girod (Université Européenne de Bretagne)
Jessica Grimmer (University of Cincinnati)
Inga Mai Groote (Université de Frobourg)
Matthew Haigh (SOAS)
Katherine Hambridge (University of Warwick)
Alixandra Haywood (McGill University)
Emma Higgins (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Catherine Hughes (University of North Carolina)
Therèse Hurley (University of Oregon)
Natsuko Jimbo (Tokyo Institute of the Arts)
Martin Kalternecker (Université Paris VII / EHESS)
Roslyn Kay (University of Queensland)
Nizam Peter Kettaneh (New York)
Melissa Khong (City University of New York)
Benjamin Knysak (RIPM)
Peter Lamothe (Belmont University)
Federico Lazzaro (Université de Montréal)
Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre (Université de Montréal)
Guillaume Le Dréau (Auray)
Tamara Levitz (University of California at Los Angeles)
Ralph Locke (Eastman School of Music)
Anna McCready (Royal College of Music)
Giovanna Mancini (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Scott Messing (Alma College, Michigan)
Laura Moeckli (University of York)
Peter Mondelli (University of North Texas)
Giuseppe Montemagno (Accademia di Belle Arti Catania)
Terry Needham (Queen's University, Belfast)
Graham O'Reilly (Ensemble William Byrd)
Rachel Orzech (University of Melbourne)
Francesco Parralejo Masa (Cambridge)
Hilary Poriss (Northeastern University)
Caroline Potter (Kingston University)
Mark Pottinger (Manhattan College)
Philip Purves (Oxford)
Emmanuel Reibel (Université de Paris X - Nanterre)
Sindhumathi Revuluri (Harvard University)
Stella Rollet (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin)
James Ross (London)
Carly Rowley (Liverpool Hope)
Julian Rushton (University of Leeds)
Milena Schaller (Northwestern University)
Anneke Scott (London)
Mark Samples (University of Oregon)
Rainer Schmusch (University of Freiburg)
Corinne Schneider (CNSMDP)
Richard Sherr (Smith College)
Jeffrey Snider (University of North Texas)
James Sobaskie (Mississippi State University)
Kristen Strandberg (Indiana University)
Michael Strasser (Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio)
Noel Verzosa (Hood College)
Francesca Vella (University of Cambridge)
Jeremy Verdo (King's College London)
Thomas Vernet (Conservatoire de Rayonnement Régional, Paris)
Lena Vigilante (Melbourne)
Nicole Pantos Vilkner (Rutgers University)
Paul Watt (Monash)
Shaena Weitz (City University of New York)
Flora Willson (King's College, Cambridge)
Clare Wilson (University of Ulster)
Gail Hilson Woldu (Trinity College, Hartford CT)
Rosemary Yeoland (University of Tasmania)
Arts & Humanities Research Council

  • Institute of Musical Research
  • Unversity of Southampton