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 160. 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 will be 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 (Worcester College, Oxford)
Delphine Mordey (University of Cambridge)
Cormac Newark (University of Ulster)
Francesca Placanica (University of Southampton)
Clair Rowden (Cardiff University)
Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge)

Network members (Continental EU)
Rosalba Agresta (RISM)
Olivier Bara (Université Lyon 2)
Aurélie Branger (Paris)
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)
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)
Jean-Michel Nectoux (Institut National d'Histoire d'Art)
Michela Niccolai Philipidhis (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)
Vincenzina Ottomano (University of Bern)
Alban Ramaut (Université de Saint-Etienne)
Paul Raspé (Conservatoire 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)
Sandrine Thieffry (Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique)
Henri Vanhulst (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Robert Wangermée (Conseil de la Musique, Belgium)
Laura Watson (National U. of Ireland, Maynooth)

Network members (RoW)
Peter Bloom (Smith College)
Francesca Brittan (Case Western Reserve)
Davinia Caddy (University of Auckland)
Maribeth Clark (New College of Florida)
Megan Varvir Coe (University of North Texas)
Willa Collins (University of Miami)
Andrew Deruchie (University of Ottawa)
Diana Diaz (University of Oviedo)
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)
Mark Seto (Connecticut College)
Marian Smith (University of Oregon)
Helena Spencer (University of Oregon)
Kristen Strandberg (Indiana University)
Sabina Teller Ratner (Université de Montréal)
Danick Trottier (Université de Montréal)
Jacqueline Waeber (Duke 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 (University of Cambridge)
Gurminder Bhogal (Wellesley College)
George Biddlecombe (Royal Academy of Music)
Jacek Blaszkiewicz (Stony Brook University)
Jean-Christophe Branger (Université St-Etienne)
Erin Brooks (Washington University at St Louis)
Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Joaquim Carmelo Rosa (Instituto Piaget)
Teresa Cascudo (University of La Rioja)
David Code (University of Glasgow)
Jeremy Coleman (King's College, London)
David Day (Brigham Young University)
Andrew Deruchie (McGill University)
Irène Deliège (Université de Liège)
Diana Diaz (University of Oviedo)
Itzana Dobbelaere (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Marieke Dubbelboer (University of Bristol)
Romy-Léa Faustin (Université de Montréal)
Séverine Féron (Université de Bourgogne)
Matthew Franke (University of North Carolina)
Sarah Fuchs Sampson (University of Rochester)
Jessica Grimmer (University of Cincinnati)
Matthew Haigh (SOAS)
Alixandra Haywood (McGill University)
Emma Higgins (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) 
Catherine Hughes (University of North Carolina)
Therèse Hurley (University of Oregon)
Martin Kalternecker (Université Paris VII / EHESS)
Roslyn Kay (University of Queensland)
Nizam Peter Kettaneh (New York)
Melissa Khong (City University of New York)
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)
Christopher Murray (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Terry Needham (Queen's University, Belfast)
Rachel Orzech (University of Melbourne)
Claire Paolacci (Paris)
Francesco Parralejo Masa (Cambridge)
Caroline Potter (Kingston University)
Emmanuel Reibel (Université de Paris X - Nanterre)
Sindhumathi Revuluri (Harvard University)
Jessika Rittstieg (Open University)
Jesse Rosenberg (Northwestern University)
James Ross (London)
Carly Rowley (Liverpool Hope)
Julian Rushton (University of Leeds)
Anneke Scott (London)
Mark Samples (University of Oregon)
Rainer Schmusch (University of Freiburg)
James Sobaskie (Mississippi State University)
Kristen Strandberg (Indiana University)
Michael Strasser (Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio)
Tamara Thompson-Brock (Royal College of Music)
Mia Tootill (Cornell University)
Hanae Tsukada (Tokyo University of the Arts)
Noel Verzosa (Hood College)
Lena Vigilante (Melbourne)
Paul Watt (Monash)
Shaena Weitz (City University of New York)
Virginia Whealton (Indiana University)
Flora Willson (King's College, Cambridge)
Rosemary Yeoland (University of Tasmania)
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Institute of Musical Research
  • Unversity of Southampton