☛ Music on Putney Debater



  • Orchestras
    A Video Essay by Michael Chanan, originally made for a conference on ‘The Art of Management and Organization’. For educational use only.

  • Watching Music
    Documentary directed by Michael Chanan on musicians in rehearsal and performance featuring the Allegri String Quartet and Gentle Fire, BBC2, 1971


☛ Repeated Takes, A Short History of Recording and its effects on music, Verso, 1995

☛ Musica Practica: The Social Practice of Western from Gregorian Chant to Postmodernism, Verso, 1996

☛ From Handel to Hendrix, The Composer in the Public Sphere, Verso 1999


¶ A Quartet for our times (New Left Review, 1993) A group obituary for Messiaen, Cage, Piazzola and Gillespie

¶ Mahler in Venice? (Music & Musicians, 1971) Thomas Mann, Gustav Mahler, and Visconti’s ‘Death in Venice’

¶ The Soundcarrier(Entry in Encyclopaedia of Popular Music of the World, ed. John Shepherd, Macmillan, 200

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