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Glanville-Hicks, Peggy (1912-1990)

The following sources are recommended by a professor emerita whose research specialty is composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks.


Six Superlative Sources


· James Murdoch. Peggy Glanville-Hicks: A Transposed Life. Pendragon Press, 2002.

· Wendy Beckett. Peggy Glanville-Hicks. Imprint Lives series, Angus and Robertson, 1992.

· "P.G-H.: A Modern Odyssey." Documentary video (one hour). Produced and directed by John Tristram and I. James Wilson. Associate Producer: James Murdoch. Scriptwriter: Nadine Amadio. Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Juniper Films, 1991.

· Deborah Hayes. Peggy Glanville-Hicks: A Bio-Bibliography. Bio-Bibliographies in Music series no. 27, Greenwood Press, 1990.

· Peggy Glanville-Hicks. "At the Source." Opera News 26 (16 December 1961), 8-13.

· "Peggy Glanville-Hicks." Australian Music Centre.

Other Excellent Sources


· John Rockwell. "Peggy Glanville-Hicks Dies at 77; Opera Composer and Music Critic." New York Times, 30 June 1990, 29.

· C.P.D. "Opera, Orient and Oz" (obituary). The Guardian (U.K.), 3 July 1990.

· Peter Dickinson. "Leading Woman Composer Won Fame Overseas" (obituary). Sydney Morning Herald, 27 June 1990, 4.

· Peter Dickinson. "Peggy Glanville-Hicks" (obituary). The Independent (London), 4 July 1990, 2.

· Deborah Hayes. "Peggy Glanville-Hicks: A Voice from the Inner World." Chapter 8 of The Musical Woman, An International Perspective, Vol. III, 1986-1990, edited by Judith L. Zaimont, et al. Greenwood Press, 1991.

· Thérèse Radic, "The Music of Peggy Glanville-Hicks." In The Composer Speaks III. Proceedings from the New Music Australia Conference 1992. Australian Music Centre, 1992.

· Peggy Glanville-Hicks. "John Cage...'A ping, qualified by a thud.'" Musical America, 1948. Reprinted in Writings about John Cage, edited by Richard Kostelanetz. University of Michigan Press, 1993.

· Thérèse Radic. "Peggy Glanville-Hicks." Sounds Australian, no. 37 (Autumn 1993), 12-20.

· Roger Hillman and Deborah Crisp. "'The Transposed Heads': Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Thomas Mann." Chapter 13 in One Hand on the Manuscript: Music in Australian Cultural History, 1930-1960, edited by Nicholas Brown, Peter Campbell, Robyn Holmes, Peter Read, and Larry Sitsky. Humanities Research Centre Monograph Series No. 9, Australian National University, 1995.

· Suzanne Robinson. "Unmasking Peggy Glanville-Hicks." IAWM Journal 2/2 (June 1996), 4-7. [International Alliance for Women in Music].

· Thérèse Radic and Elizabeth Wood. "Peggy Glanville-Hicks." In The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Macmillan, 1997. Also in The Norton Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Norton, 1997.

· Efrosini Gialidis. "At the Source of 'Nausicaa': The Conception of the Opera by Peggy Glanville-Hicks." Context (University of Melbourne), nos. 15 and 16 (1998).

· Deborah Hayes. "'A Poem by a Woman's Hand': The Greek Operas of Peggy Glanville-Hicks." In Musics and Feminisms, edited by Sally Macarthur and Cate Poynton. Australian Music Centre, 1999.

· Deborah Hayes. "New World Inspiration and Glanville-Hicks's Opera 'Nausicaa' (1961)." Chapter 27 in Vistas of American Music: Essays and Compositions in Honor of William K. Kearns, edited by Susan L. Porter and John Graziano. Detroit Monographs in Musicology/Studies in Music, No. 25, Harmonie Park Press, 1999.

· Suzanne Robinson. "On the Auto/Biography of Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Telling a Life -- Or Lies?" Australasian Music Research 4 (1999), 95-112.

· Elden Dale Golden. "Glanville-Hicks's The Transposed Heads: A Louisville World Premiere." The Opera Quarterly 17/4 (Autumn 2001), 679-697.

· Franz Holford, "Peggy Glanville-Hicks." In A Franz Holford Miscellany Including His "Middle See," compiled and edited by Jennifer Hill and Kerry Murphy. Centre for Studies in Australian Music, University of Melbourne, 2002.


· "The Transposed Heads." ABC Classics CD 434139-2 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Gerald English (tenor); Michael Leighton-Jones (baritone); Genty Stevens (soprano); West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Perth Festival Chorus; cond. David Measham. 1992.

· "Gymnopédie Nos. 1 and 3." ABC Music 512894 CD or cassette tape. "Bush Symphony." 1992.

· "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Wanda (Sweden) CD-1. Cheryl Jonsson, soprano; Otto Freudenthal, piano. 1992.

· "Etruscan Concerto." MusicMasters Classics CD 01612-067089-2. Keith Jarrett, piano; Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Dennis Russell Davies. 1992.

· "Sinfonia da Pacifica." Vox Australis CD VASTO13-2. Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; cond. Richard Mills. 1994.

· "Frolic" and "Come Sleep." New Market Music CD NEW1042.2. "Woman's Song." 1994.

· "Three Gymnopedies." ABC Classics 442374-2 (2 CDs). "Australian Light Classics." 1994.

· "Nausicaa." CRI CD 695. 1995. Reissue of CRI LP disc from 1962, with notes by the composer and complete libretto, plus new notes and biography of PG-H by James Murdoch.

· "Sonata for Harp." Tall Poppies CD TP071. "Awakening." Marshall McGuire, harp. 1995.

· "Profiles from China." On CD that accompanies the book One Hand on the Manuscript: Music in Australian Cultural History, 1930-1960. Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, 1995.

· "Harp Sonata." Sonate für Härfe. Charade CD CHA 3020. "Musik für die Welt von Morgen." 1996.

· "Sonata for Piano and Percussion." Anthology of Australian Music on Disc, CD CSM24. "Pianos and Percussion." 1996.

· "Come Sleep." Artworks CD AWO19. "On a Poet's Lips." 1999.

· "Sonata for Harp," "Profiles from China," "Three Songs," "Mimic Heaven," "Five Songs by A.E. Housman," "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," "Letters from Morocco." Tall Poppies CD TP112. 2000.

· "Three Gymnopedies." ABC Classics CD 442-374-2. "Australian Light Classics." 2000.

· "Come Sleep." Move Records MCD142. "Repose: Lullabies and Cradle Songs by Australian Composers." Linda Thompson, soprano; Deviani Segal, piano. 2000.

· "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Canberra New Music Ensemble CD CNME0002. "Tall Trees." 2001.

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