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Published articles by Roberto Gerhard

Printed copies of single issues, offprints and photocopies of articles. They are arranged in order of title, except those from the newspaper ‘Mirador’, which are placed together at the end. Most are in shelved at MS.Gerhard.40, with a few placed elsewhere.

Incipits and keywords from the text have been included to assist in identifying texts in the manuscript Notebooks (MS.Gerhard.5.101, 7.101-132; 9.101-117; 10.101-181)

MRS.31.71/11
Gerhard, Roberto
Apropos Mr. Stadlen
Published in: 'The Score' (July 1958), p. 50-57
Material: photocopy
First line of text: 'Peter Stadlen's account of rehearsing ...'
Keywords: Webern's Piano variations -- Schoenberg -- Stravinsky -- serial manipulation -- music-making -- Grand Viennese Classical Tradition

MRS.31.1011
Apunts / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Cultura', no. 30 (gener 1992), p. 29-38
Material: printed copy of periodical
Notes: A sequence of aphorisms and short statements, all in Catalan – The last in a group of articles presented under the title: Els apunts inédits del compositor Robert Gerhard : dossier
First line of text: 'Hem deixat els Sert I els Miró a St. Sulpice i hem vingut a viure amb Pétro …'
Keywords: Soirées de Barcelona – Meudon – Hans Arp – Huxley – Schwitters – Heldenleben – Eisler – Hitler – Picabia – Cambridge -- -Krenek – Dorati – Descartes – Valéry -- Schoenberg – Webern – Casals –Joyce – Beckett – Milton Babbitt – Dylan Thomas – Marshall McCluhan -- Whitehead

MS.Gerhard.40.2
Gerhard, Roberto
Composer and his audience
Published in: Rollo Myers, 'Twentieth Century music' (London, 1960), p. 75-84
Material: photocopy
First line of text: 'In a questionnaire I was once invited to answer ...'
Keywords: human factor -- récuperation de l'interprète -- communication – boys of Darmstadt -- Valéry -- Rilke -- Hans Arp

MS.Gerhard.40.3
Gerhard, Roberto
Concrete and electronic music composition
Published in: Hinrichsen Music Yearbook (1959), p. 30-37
Material: printed pages (removed from book?) amended by R.G.
First line of text: 'Electronic sound-generating ...'
Keywords: musique concrète -- Berio 'Mutazioni' -- Perpetuum mobile –- Stockhausen 'Song of the young men' -- Asylum Diary -- Audiomobiles

MS.Gerhard.40.4
Gerhard, Roberto
Contemporary musical situation
Published in: 'The Score'(June 1956), p. 7-18
Material: photocopies of printed issue (3 copies, one amended by R.G. and one amended by Ates Orga)
Notes: Lecture given at the Bedford College for Women
First line of text: 'An intelligent and well-informed lover of music ...'
Keywords: inarticulate -- Berenson's itness of Art -- Weil -- Weyl -- Unamuno -- Bohr (quantum theory) -- social aspect of contemporary situation -- goliards -- Royal Festival Hall -- visual and aural images -- Picasso -- naïve listener -- experience of flying -- ondes martenot -- Adorno (Angst) -- measurability and existence

MRS.31.71 (The Score) & MRS.31.1 (Schoenberg/Gerhard Series)
Gerhard, Roberto
Developments in twelve-tone technique / Roberto Gerhard
Published in: 'The Score and I.M.A. magazine', no. 17 (September 1956), p. 61-72
Reprinted in: 'The London Sinfonietta Schoenberg/Gerhard series', (October and November 1973), p. 101-106
Material: Printed copies
Notes: Ill. (photographs)

MRS.31.72 (Tempo) & MRS.31.71 (The Score) & MRS.31.1 (Schoenberg/Gerhard Series)
Gerhard, Roberto
England, Spring 1945 (1) / Roberto Gerhard
Published in: 'Tempo', no. 11 (June 1945), p. [2]-3
Reprinted in: 'The Score and I.M.A. magazine', no. 17 (September 1956), p. 4-6
Reprinted in: 'The London Sinfonietta Schoenberg/Gerhard series'(October and
November 1973), p. 100-101
Material: Printed copies
First line of text: ‘”It is a blessing” – a friend once told me –“that as a rule you musicians should be inarticulate.”’
Keywords: Rousseau – Debussy –choral singing – conservative taste – brass bands -- communication

MS.Gerhard.40.5   
Gerhard, Roberto
Is new music growing old?
Published in: University of Michigan Official publication, vol. 62, no. 18 (August 10, 1960), (School of Music Series, no. 2), 14 p.
Material: printed copy, amended by R.G.
Notes: Lecture given in Auditorium A, Angell Hall, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tuesday, May 17, 1960 -- With proof corrections by R.G.
First line of text: 'The late Edward Dent, Cambridge Professor of Music ...'
Keywords: Dr. Burney -- Valéry -- Adorno -- Virgil Thompson -- Kraus -- Schoenberg's Serenade op. 24 -- Stravinsky –- Picasso -- Bartok -- Krenek --  Händel's Concerti Grossi -- Hecker -- Hegel -- Klee -- Debussy -- Christendom -- BBC third programme -- Wallace

MS.Gerhard.40.7
Gerhard, Roberto
Musa y música hoy
Published in: 'Revista Shell' (diciembre 1962), p. 64-69
Material: Printed copy.
First line of text: ''Durante diez años, pinta bambú ...''
Notes: With a photograph of Roberto Gerhard (not in the Gerhard Archive)
Keywords: Whitehead -- inspiración -- Webern -- Klee -- seriatim -- modus facendi -- shiboleth -- part-writing

MS.Gerhard.40.6 & MRS.31.1 (Schoenberg/Gerhard Series)
Gerhard, Roberto
Reluctant revolutionary: Roberto Gerhard on studying composition with Schoenberg
Series: Music’s great teachers as seen by their pupils
Published in: 'The Sunday Telegraph' (December 3, 1961), p. 11
Reprinted in: 'The London Sinfonietta Schoenberg/Gerhard series'(October and November 1973), p. 43
Material: Printed copies (4 items)
Notes: With portraits of Schoenberg and Roberto Gerhard (Gerti Deutsch; MS.Gerhard.21.77)
First line of text: 'While Schoenberg was doing a spell of military service ...'
Keywords: Treatise of Harmony -- modus operandi -- 'method' and 'system' -- 'aesthetics' -- power of intimidation

MS.Gerhard.40.8
Gerhard, Roberto
Tonality in twelve-tone music
Published in: 'The Score', no. 6 (May 1952), p. 23-35
Material: Photocopies (2 items)
First line of text: ''Atonal', that tiresome word, was probably in its origin ..'
Keywords: Schoenberg -- Berg -- Webern -- pitch -- Unamuno -- Haba -- fresh randomness –- necessity -- Rameau -- Harmonic analysis (of Sch. works and lectures)-- types of series -- permutational order -- esprit de géométrie

MS.Gerhard.40.9
Gerhard, Roberto
Some lectures by Webern
Published in: 'The Score' (January 1961), p. 25-28
Material: Photocopy of printed issue
First line of text: "Dr. Willi Reich has recently published a series of lectures ...'
Keywords: verbatim transcript -- gut bürgerlich -- Schoenberg's Piano Pieces op. 11 -- Zusammenhang -- Fasslichkeit -- Gestalt -- corso-ricorso -- variation, expansion, reduction

MS.Gerhard.40.10
Gerhard, Roberto
Thoughts on Art and Anarchy
Published in: 'The Listener', vol. LXV, no. 1669 (Thursday, March 23, 1961), p. 519-520
Material: Printed copy + photocopy
First line of text: 'Hegel's dismal prophecy that, in a scientific age, art ...'
Keywords: Professor Wind -- Spengler's Decline of the West -- Gide -- Bach's Art of the fugue, Goldberg Variations -- Whitehead -- Utopia -- Plato -- Adorno -– Stevens -- Klee's 'uns trägt kein Volk' -- Audiences do tend to specialize

MS.Gerhard.40.11
Gerhard, Roberto
Twelve-note technique in Stravinsky
Published in: 'The Score' (December 1956), p. 38-43? [46?]
Material: Photocopies of printed issue (2 items) with amendments by R.G. in the original
First line of text: 'That Stravinsky was one day to adopt the method of composition ...'
Keywords: Distinguer pour unir -- Canticum Sacrum -- Japanese Lyrics -- C7+F -- Picasso -- Pierrot Lunaire -- tout ce qui pèse et qui pose -- Robert Craft –- hexachord -- undisciplined squads of emotion -- words only stand in the way
Notes: With musical examples

MS.Gerhard.40.12
Gerhard, Roberto
Wozzeck
Published in: 'Foyer' [no. 2 (1952?)]p. 16-
Material: Photocopy of printed issue (incomplete, only p. 16)
First line of text: 'It is illuminating to collate Alban Berg's libretto ...'
Keywords: Büchner -- Woyceck -- Steinrück -- Franzos -- Wiener Kammerspiele
Notes: With a portrait of Alban Berg by Arnold Schoenberg

MS.Gerhard.40.13.1
Gerhard, Roberto
Concert al Liceu / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 59 (1930), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'En aquest desert de música, Senyor, que és la nostra ...'
Notes: with series    La Música

MS.Gerhard.40.13.2
Gerhard, Roberto
Conzertstück / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 62 (1930), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Tres obres de joves autors hispànics acaben de sortir ...'
Notes: with series    La Música

MS.Gerhard.40.13.3
Gerhard, Roberto
Film sonor, I / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 97 (1930), p. ?
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Si d'aqui cent anys encara els vaga ... (seguirà)'
Notes: Illustrated

MS.Gerhard.40.13.4
Gerhard, Roberto
Béla Bartók a 'Audicions íntimes' / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 106 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Béla Bartót ha deixat la seva tarja ...'
Notes: with series    La Música

MS.Gerhard.40.13.5
Gerhard, Roberto
Compositors madrilenys / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 107 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Regraciem efusivament els dirigents de la benemèrita ...'
Notes: With portraits by Francesc Domingo

MS.Gerhard.40.13.6
Gerhard, Roberto
Segon concert Conxita Supervia / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 109 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'El segon recital de Coxita Supervia al Palau de la Música ...'
Notes: with series    La Música

MS.Gerhard.40.13.7
Gerhard, Roberto
C. Badia d'Agustí / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 112 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Un recital de Concepció Badia d' Agustí, l'eminent ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With a portrait

MS.Gerhard.40.13.8
Gerhard, Roberto
Francesc Costa / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 114 (1931), p. ??
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Francesc Costa és un dels pocs artistes ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With a portrait by Ramon Casas

MS.Gerhard.40.13.9
Gerhard, Roberto
Pau Casals / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 115 (1931), p. ??
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Si en tota altra esfera artística és veritat ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With a portrait

MS.Gerhard.40.13.10
Gerhard, Roberto
Ildebrando Pizzetti / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 118 (1931), p. ??
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Dins la gran remoció d'idees que caracteritza el moviment ...'
Notes: Preceding the    'Els concerts Casals'
Notes: With a portrait

MS.Gerhard.40.13.11
Gerhard, Roberto
Ernesto Halffter / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 119 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'En el penúltim concert de la tanda de Primavera ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With a portrait

MS.Gerhard.40.13.12
Gerhard, Roberto
Baltasar Samper / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 120 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Molt oportunament el mestre Casals reposava en el programa ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With a portrait

MS.Gerhard.40.13.13
Gerhard, Roberto
Banda Municipal / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 128 (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Des de dalt de la galeria de l'orgue petit ...'
Notes: With a portrait of Ricard Lamote de Grignon

MS.Gerhard.40.13.14
Gerhard, Roberto
Edicions de música : Xavier Gols, 'Suite pour piano' (Ed. M. Sénart, Paris) / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 129 [or 131] (1931), p. 5
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Aquesta Suite de Xavier Gols, impresa 'chez' Maurice Sénart ...'
Notes: With a portrait

MS.Gerhard.40.13.15
Gerhard, Roberto
S.I.M.C. a Viena
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 182? ([1932]), p. 5
Material: pages 3-6 of complete newspaper
First line of text: 'Amb unes temperatures estivals obstinades a fer la competència ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With portraits

MS.Gerhard.40.13.16
Gerhard, Roberto
Edicions / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 129 or 131 ([1931])
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Tres obres de joves autors hispànics acaben de sortir ...'
Notes: with series    La Música

MS.Gerhard.40.13.17
Gerhard, Roberto
Arthur Rubinstein / Robert Gerhard
Published in: 'Mirador', no. 111 ([1931])
Material: newspaper cutting
First line of text: 'Com cada vegada que aquest eminent pianista fa la seva aparició ...'
Notes: with series    La Música
Notes: With a portrait by Apa