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Mahler’s Tenth Symphony: An Unexpected Gap – Part II

In the first episode of this musical mystery story, readers were told something of the history of Deryck Cooke’s famous ‘performing version’ of Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony – and learned of the Library’s unhappy discovery that Cooke’s own copy of … Continue reading

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Mahler’s Tenth Symphony: An Unexpected Gap…

Among the most important items in the Deryck Cooke Archive (currently being processed and catalogued) are those relating to Cooke’s engagement with the music of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). In particular, there are the materials connected with his production of a … Continue reading

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Collecting Cooke (II)

Deryck Cooke’s book The Language of Music (O.U.P., 1959) has become such an icon of post-WW2 British musicology that one can easily forget that there was a time when it was brand-new – and readers up and down the country … Continue reading

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Collecting Cooke (I)

One of the most exciting consequences of placing information about an archival collection on the internet is the way it encourages private individuals with no academic affiliations to come forward and donate related materials that they have in their possession. … Continue reading

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The Man Who Brought You Mahler’s Tenth Symphony…

Work has begun on the preservation and cataloguing of the personal archive of Deryck Cooke (1919-76), which as explained in the press release was donated to the UL by Cooke’s partner Hazel Hyde in 2010. This project has been made … Continue reading

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