Current Projects

The Music of Gustav Mahler: A Catalogue of Manuscripts and Printed Sources The entries for the first two Symphonies were published online in 2007; those for the third and fourth symphonies are nearing completion and much work has been done on other entries.

As spin-offs I have two projects nearing completion:

“The foremost and unrivalled music engraving business in Austro-Hungary”: Josef Eberle (1845–1921), printer, publisher and manufacturer of manuscript paper (publication scheduled for 2015)

The business of music: new perspectives on music printing and publishing in Vienna, 1892–1914 (in preparation)

The Bradley Bulletins (1936-1953) This extraordinary collection of first-hand reports on musical events and broadcasts in Britain were discovered at the Royal College of Music in 2008, and were featured in a Radio 4 broadcast, One Man’s War.

Concert Programmes Database. I have been involved in this project, which seeks to provided online access to collection-level descriptions of collections of programmes in the the UK and Ireland, since its inception at the start of the Millennium. Initially it was funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2004-07), but since then has been supported by IAML (UK & Irl), the Music Libraries Trust and donations. We have recently launched an update of the website, which seeks to enhance the user experience.