Welcome to Francophone Music Criticism, 1789-1914

Bienvenue à la Critique musicale en France et dans les pays francophones, 1789-1914

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.

The project is managed by Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol) and Mark Everist (University of Southampton). It is hosted by the Department of Music, University of Southampton

We are an ever-expanding group of academics, librarians, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We began with around 30 members and now number nearly 200. We run at least one international event per year. Meetings are routinely bilingual (French/English), and most frequently take place in Paris.

For details of previous conferences, click on the link below:

London 2007;         Paris 2008;         Montréal 2009;         Brussels 2010;         Indianapolis 2010;         Paris 2011;         Paris 2012;

Paris 2013;             Paris 2014;         Paris 2015;               Paris 2016

For the programme of the upcoming conference in Paris, 10-11 July 2017, click <here>

For the call for papers of the upcoming conference in Rochester NY, 8-9 November 2017, click <here>

Anyone who would like to join the Network, via our e-discussion list, is very welcome.  Please email katharine.ellis@bristol.ac.uk

The project was initially set up with a network grant from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2006, and was initially managed through the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study in the University of London.  It received a School of Advanced Study Initiatives grant, 2006-8, and a further award, 2008-09, and went on to receive funding from the British Academy, the University of Southampton and further awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.  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

Helen Abbott (University of Sheffield)

Emma Adlard (Wolfson College, Cambridge)

Rosalba Agresta (CNSMDP)

Per Ahlander (University of Edinburgh)

Tamsin Alexander (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

Annelies Andries (Yale University)

Charles Arden (Université Paris 8)


Olivier Bara (Université Lyon 2)

Antonella Bartoloni (University of Southampton)

Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis (Université de Montréal)

Gurminder Bhogal (Wellesley College)

George Biddlecombe (Royal Academy of Music)

Jacek Blaszkiewicz (Stony Brook University)

Peter Bloom (Smith College)

Sylvie Le Bomin (Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle)

Aurélie Branger (Paris)

Jean-Christophe Branger (Université de Metz)

Francesca Brittan (Case Western Reserve)

Erin Brooks (Washington University at St Louis)


Carlo Caballero (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Davinia Caddy (University of Auckland)

Matthieu Cailliez (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Emilie Capulet (University of West London)

Joaquim Carmelo Rosa (Instituto Piaget)

Sylvain Caron (Université de Montréal)

Teresa Cascudo (University of La Rioja)

Philippe Cathé (Université de Paris - Sorbonne)

Maribeth Clark (New College of Florida)

Nell Cloutier (University of California, Berkeley)

David Code (University of Glasgow)

Megan Varvir Coe (University of North Texas)

Jeremy Coleman (King's College, London)

Willa Collins (University of Miami)

Timothy Coombes (Merton College, Oxford)

Marie Cornaz (Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique)

David Cranmer (Lisbon)

Gabriela Cruz (University of Michigan)

Mary Culpan


Ellen Davies (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)

Richard Davis (Liverpool John Moores University)

David Day (Brigham Young University)

Andrew Deruchie (University of Otago)

Irène Deliège (Université de Liège)

Diana Diaz (University of Oviedo)

Peter Dietz (Musikproduktion Höflich)

Itzana Dobbelaere (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Julia Doe (Columbia University)

Sylvie Douche (Université de Paris - Sorbonne)

Marieke Dubbelboer (University of Bristol)

Mylène Dubiau-Feuillerac (Université de Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurès)

Michel Duchesneau (Université de Montréal)

Valérie Dufour (Université Libre de Bruxelles)


Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol)

Gabriela Elgarrista (Université Sophia Antipolis, Nice)

Bérengère de l'Épine (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)

Mark Everist (University of Southampton)


Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Romy-Léa Faustin (Université de Montréal)

Séverine Féron (Université de Bourgogne)

Catrina Flint de Médicis (Vanier College)

Matthew Franke (University of North Carolina)


Rebecca Dowd Geoffroy-Schwinden (University of North Texas)

William Gibbons (Texas Christian University)

Pauline Girard (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)

Pierre Girod (Université Européenne de Bretagne)

Donald Gislason (Montréal)

Louise Goldberg (Eastman School, Rochester)

David Grayson (University of Minnesota)

Fanny Gribenski (Universite d'Evry Val d’Essonne)

Jessica Grimmer (University of Cincinnati)

Inga Mai Groote (Université de Fribourg)

Martin Guerpin (Université de Montréal / Université de Paris - Sorbonne)

Bruce Gustafson (Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA)

Sarah Gutsche-Miller (University of Toronto)


Matthew Haigh (SOAS)

Malou Haine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Diana Hallman (University of Kentucky)

Katherine Hambridge (University of Durham)

Laura Hamer (Liverpool Hope University)

Rebecca Harris-Warwick (Cornell University)

Alixandra Haywood (McGill University)

Sarah Hibberd (University of Nottingham)

Jonathan Hicks (King’s College, London)

Emma Higgins (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Léo Houziaux (Académie Royale de Belgique)

Steven Huebner (McGill University)

Catherine Hughes (St. Joseph's University)

Therèse Hurley (University of Oregon)


Peter Ietz

Satsuki Inoue-Arai (Aichi University of the Arts)


Arnold Jacobshagen (Hochschule für Musik, Köln)

Natsuko Jimbo (Tokyo Institute of the Arts)


Sylvia Kahan (City University of New York)

Martin Kalternecker (Université Paris VII / EHESS)

Roslyn Kay (University of Queensland)

Barbara Kelly (Royal Northern College of Music)

Nizam Peter Kettaneh (New York)

Melissa Khong (City University of New York)Axel Klein (Frankfurt)

Benjamin Knysak (RIPM)

Katherine Kolb (Southeastern Louisiana University)


Peter Lamothe (Belmont University)

Richard Langham Smith (Royal College of Music)

Hervé Lacombe (Université de Rennes II)

Federico Lazzaro (Université de Montréal)

César Léal (Sewannee: the University of the South)

Marie-Cécile Leblanc (Université de Paris III - Nouvelle Sorbonne)

Sylvia L'Écuyer (Université de Montréal)

Guillaume Le Dréau (Auray)

Marie-Pier Leduc (Université de Montréal)

Marie-Thérèse Lefebvre (Université de Montréal)

Karl Leich-Galland (Saarbrücken)

Alicia Levin (University of Kansas)

Tamara Levitz (University of California at Los Angeles)

Ralph Locke (Eastman School of Music)

Julia Lu (Melbourne)


Anna McCready (Royal College of Music)

Giovanna Mancini (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

Candida Mantica (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main)

Catherine Massip (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

Kelly Maynard (Grinnell College)

Francois de Médicis (Université de Montréal)

Scott Messing (Alma College, Michigan)

Helen Julia Minors (Kingston University)

Jean Mongrédien (Université Paris - Sorbonne)

Laura Moeckli (University of Bern)

Peter Mondelli (University of North Texas)

Giuseppe Montemagno (Accademia di Belle Arti Catania

Rachel Moore (New College, Oxford)

Delphine Mordey (University of Cambridge)

Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne)

Christopher Murray (Université Libre de Bruxelles))


Reina Naruta (Tokyo University of the Arts)

Jean-Michel Nectoux (Institut National d'Histoire d'Art)

Terry Needham (Queen's University, Belfast)

Cormac Newark (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

Michela Niccolai Philipidhis (Bibliothèque Historique de Ville de Paris)


Graham O'Reilly (Ensemble William Byrd)

William Osmond (University of Southampton)

Rachel Orzech (University of Melbourne)

Vincenzina Ottomano (University of Bern)


Claire Paolacci (Paris)

Francesco Parralejo Masa (Cambridge)

Jann Pasler (University of California at San Diego)

Timothée Picard (Université de Rennes II)

Juliana Pimentel (IreMus, Paris)

Francesca Placanica (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Hilary Poriss (Northeastern University)

Caroline Potter (Kingston University)

Mark Pottinger (Manhattan College)

Philip Purvis (Oxford)

Alban Ramaut (Université de Saint-Etienne)

Paul Raspé (Conservatoire de Bruxelles)

Yves Rassendren (Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble)

Sabina Teller Ratner (Université de Montréal)

Emmanuel Reibel (Université de Lyon II)

Sindhumathi Revuluri (Harvard University)

Cécile Reynaud (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

Jessika Rittstieg (Open University)

Hugo Rodriguez (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Stella Rollet (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin)

Vincent Rollin (Université de Franche-Comté)

Jesse Rosenberg (Northwestern University)

James Ross (London)

Clair Rowden (Cardiff University)

Carly Rowley (Liverpool Hope University)

Julian Rushton (University of Leeds)


Tommaso Sabbatini (University of Chicago)

Marie-Hélène Saghai-Coudroy (CNSMDP)

Mark Samples (University of Oregon)

Sarah Fuchs Sampson (University of Rochester)

Lola San Martin (University of Oxford)

Milena Schaller (Northwestern University)

Rainer Schmusch (University of Freiburg)

Corinne Schneider (CNSMDP)

Herbert Schneider (University of Saarland)

Stephanie Schroedter (Freie Universität Berlin)

Richard Sherr (Smith College)

Anneke Scott (London)

Julien Ségol (Université Paris 7 Diderot)

Mark Seto (Connecticut College)

Yannick Simon (Université de Rouen)

Margaux Sladden (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Marian Smith (University of Oregon)

Jeffrey Snider (University of North Texas)

James Sobaskie (Mississippi State University)

Marie-Gabrielle Soret (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)

Helena Kopchick Spencer (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)

Kristen Strandberg (Indiana University)

Michael Strasser (Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio)

Anastasiia Syreishchikova (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris)


Sandrine Thieffry (Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique)

Tamara Thompson-Brock (Royal College of Music)

Diane Tisdall (King's College London)

Mia Tootill (Cornell University)

Danick Trottier (Université de Montréal)

Hanae Tsukada (Tokyo University of the Arts)

Helena Tyrvainen (University of Helsinki)


Henri Vanhulst (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Noel Verzosa (Hood College)

Francesca Vella (University of Cambridge)

Jeremy Verdo (King's College London)

Thomas Vernet (Conservatoire de Rayonnement Régional, Paris)

Lena Vigilante (Melbourne)

Nicole Pantos Vilkner (Rutgers University)


Jacqueline Waeber (Duke University)

Jennifer Palmer Walker (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge)

Robert Wangermée (Conseil de la Musique, Belgium)

Laura Watson (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Paul Watt (Monash)

William Weber (California State University, Long Beach)

Shaena Weitz (City University of New York)

Virginia Whealton (Indiana University)

Kimberly White (McGill University)

Flora Willson (King's College, London)

Clare Wilson (University of Ulster)

Lesley Wright (University of Hawaii)

Gail Hilson Woldu (Trinity College, Hartford CT)

Rosemary Yeoland (University of Tasmania)

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