WRITINGS




Articles, books by Rhian Samuel: 

‘Birtwistle’s The Minotaur: the opera and a diary of its first production', Cambridge
Opera Journal, 20, 3 (2009), 1-22.

‘Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur’. Programme booklet, Royal Opera House, Covent 
             Garden, April 2008 (for 1st perf. of Birtwistle's The Minotaur).

'Ail-lunio'r Cwestiwn', Tu Chwith, Hydref/Oct.1996, 86-89 

'Women of Composure', BBC Music Magazine, May 1996, 32-34

'Women Who Call the Tunes', The Guardian, 26 May, 1995, 11

Co-editor (with Julie Anne Sadie), The Norton/New Grove Dictionary of Women
 Composers (London and New York: Macmillan and W.W. Norton), 1994 

‘Women’s Music: A Twentieth-Century Perspective’, in The New Grove Dictionary of 
Women Composers, xiii-xviii.

‘Elisabetta Brusa’, ‘Ellen Coleman’, ‘Silvina Milstein’, ‘Judith Weir’, ‘Julia Wolfe’ 
in The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (see above)

‘Musical Expressions’ in Reclaiming the Muse, ed. Nicola Lefanu & Sophie Fuller,
  Contemporary Music Review, 11, Dec 1994, 257-9  

‘Time Remembered: Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong’, Opera, lxv, 10 (Oct 1994), 1153-58 

‘Violetta and Germont’ in Violetta and her Sisters, ed. N. John (London: Faber),
 1994, 258-263  

‘Facing the Music’ in Women in Music, ed. David Jones, Channel 4 Publications,
 June 1994, 8-9  

‘Editing the Twentieth Century: The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers’, 

            ILWC Journal, Oct 1993, 22-23 

‘Feminist Musicology: Endings or Beginnings?’, Women: A Cultural Review, 3, 1 (July
 1992), 65-69 
             
‘Birtwistle’s Gawain: An Essay and a Diary’, Cambridge Opera Journal, 4, 2 (1992), 
163-178 

‘Gawain’s Musical Journey.’  Programme booklet, Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden, May 1991 (for 1st perf. of Birtwistle's Gawain). 2nd version (for revised 
opera), April 1994  

‘Music in Command' [Reimann's Lear: the music] Programme booklet, ENO, Feb 1989 
           (for 1st British perf. of Lear)

‘Women Composers:  A Personal View’, Contact, 32 (Spring 1988), 53-54 


Reviews by Rhian Samuel: 

Elaine Barkin and Lydia Hamessley, eds: Audible Traces’.  Perspectives of New
 Music (USA), Summer, 2002 

‘Jonathan Cross:  Harrison Birtwistle: Man, Mind, Music and Robert Aldington: The
 Music of Harrison Birtwistle’, Music and Letters, 2001 

‘David Osmond-Smith: Berio.’ Music and Letters, 73, 3 (Aug. 92), 483-5

‘Wolfram Schwinger, tr. William Mann: Krysztof Penderecki: his Life and  Work.’ 
Music and Letters, 72, 1 (Feb. 91), 153- 55

‘Philip Glass:  Opera on the Beach.’ Music and Letters  70, 4  (Nov. 89),  579-81

‘Charles Wuorinen: Crossfire.’  Music and Letters , 70, 4  (Nov. 89),  597-8

New Music 87, ed. Roger Wright and Michael Finnissey.’ Music and Letters  69,
1 (Jan 88),  298-9

‘24th Annual RMA Conference.’ Musical Times, 130 (June 89), 368

‘Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories and George Rochberg: Four Short Sonatas.’ 
Music and Letters,70,  2 (May  89),  308-10

 ‘Fred Lerdahl:  Fantasy Etudes and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich:  Symphony No. 2.’  Music
        and Letters,  70,  2  (May 89), 310-12

‘Morton Feldman:  For Frank O'Hara and Earle Brown: Centering’.  Music and 
Letters, 69, 4  (Oct. 88), 569-570

‘Colin Matthews:  Toccata meccanica  and Three enigmas.’ Music and Letters , 69, 4 
(Oct. 88), 571-73

‘Jonathan Lloyd: The Shorelines of Certainty and Nigel Osborne: Mythologies.’ Music
and Letters, 69, 4 (Oct. 1988), 570-71

'Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Concerto and Concerto Grosso (1985).’ Music and Letters, 69,
 2 (April 1988), 143-44


Selected writings on Rhian Samuel:
  
Andrews, Joyce.  ‘Composer Rhian Samuel:  The Female Viewpoint and Welsh
 Influences in her Vocal Music’.  Women and Music, 8 (2004), 61-72. 

Davies, Lyn. ‘Rhian Samuel (1944-): ‘Cyfansoddwraig o’r Cwm’. In Cwm Cynon, ed.
 Hywel Teifi Edwards, Gomer Press, 1997, 329-342. 

Hoch, Matthew. 'A Shining Crag': Rhian Samuel's Yr Alarch'. Journal of the IAWM,  
            25, 1 (2019), 14-17. 

Mabry, Sharon. ‘Two Gems for Soprano’. Journal of Singing, Sept/Oct, 2000, 57, 1,
35-36. [Discussion of ‘The Hare in the Moon’] 

Mabry, Sharon. ‘Song-Cycles by Women Composers, Part II’. Journal of Singing,
Jan/Feb, 2000, 56, 3, 61-61.  [Discussion of ‘Songs of Earth and Air’, ‘Three
Songs with Guitar’ and ‘The White Amaryllis’.] 

Mack, Anna.  'Opina compositor a inglesa, "La música no se explica con 
           palabras" '. El Sur [Concepción, Chile], 17 mayo, 1992, 9.

Manning, Jane.  ‘Rhian Samuel: The Hare in the Moon’. New Vocal Repertory,
Volume 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, 193-197. 

Williams, Nicholas. ‘Composer Focus: Rhian Samuel'.  Mastersinger, 51 (Spring 
2004), 22-23.

Weirzbicki, James. 'SLSO to play new work by Conservatory Composer'. 
          St Louis Globe-Democrat. Sept 26-27, 1981, 5F.