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Anthony Pryer

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PositionReader, Senior Tutor
Department Music
Email a.pryer (@gold.ac.uk)
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Anthony Pryer

Anthony Pryer,  Reader in Historical Musicology and Aesthetics, is Senior Tutor and Programme Convenor of the MA Music programme. He was educated at Goldsmiths College and at King's College, London, where his Master's dissertation gained the Hilda Margaret Watts Prize, and his doctoral work was supported by the award of a Major State Studentship. He is  programme director of the MA (Music) and the MA (Historical Musicology). Additionally, he teaches aesthetics and the philosophy of music at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests in relation to historical musicology include medieval music, Monteverdi, Mozart and theoretical aspects of historiography. He also publishes on the philosophy of music and served for seven years (2001-8) as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Aesthetics. He was a jury member for the BBC Classical Music Awards in 2007 and 2011, and has a notable profile as a critic (The Times Literary Supplement, The BBC Music Magazine, etc.). In 2012 he was appointed a Research Fellow at Seian University in Japan. He is also a Trustee of the Accademia Monteverdiana and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2014. 

[For published output please see Publications tab below]

Areas of supervision

Current PhD Students:

Lois Breckon, ‘Piety and Prestige: Music for Nuns in the Cultural, Gendered Economy of Seventeenth-Century Florence’



Nicole Crespo O’Donoghue, ‘Pablo Sarasate and the Violin: Technique, Style and Interpretation’. [performance pathway with Professor Simon McVeigh]

Catharine Hutchinson, ‘Rossini’s Semiramide: Receptions and Revisions in 19th-Century England’.

Yuki Tampo-Hinton, ‘The Piano Étude, 1820=50: The Transformations of an Idea’. [performance pathway with Danny Driver]

Recent Successful PhD Candidates:

Dr Kathryn Mosley [2016], ‘The Cadenzas for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos: Composition, and Early Performance Traditions’.

Dr Andri Hadjiandreou [2014]. ‘Intentions and Interpetations: Form, Narrativity and Performance Approaches to the 19th-Century Piano Ballade’.

Dr Dario Sarlo [2010]. ‘Investigating Performer Uniqueness: The Case of Jascha Heifetz’. AHRC funded.


Dr Debra Pring [2009]. ‘The Negotiation of Meaning in the Musical Vanitas and Still-Life Paintings of Edwaert Collier (c1640-c1709).’ AHRC Funded


Dr Natthawut Boriboonviree [2008]. ‘The Reception of Mozart and his Instrumental Music in London, c. 1790- c1840.’


Dr Naomi Matsumoto [2005]. ‘The Origins of the Operatic Mad Scene and its Early Development up to c.1700.’ Funded by the Overseas
Research Scheme, a Gladys Krieble Award, and the National Award of the British Federation of Women Graduates.


Dr Jean-Marc Evans [2004]. ‘The English Cantus Firmus Mass: Aspects of Composition, c. 1400-c.1440’.


Dr Peter Quinn [2002]. ‘Arvo Pärt: The Making of a Style’.

Keynote lectures

“The Meanings of Monteverdi: Entertainment, the Passions of Music, and Hapsburg Sympathies”, University of Sussex, Centre for Community Engagement at Glyndebourne Opera House, Study Day. 17 October 2010.

“What Manner of Noise is This? Musical Life in England, c.1575-1725”, Keynote Address., Palladium Baroque Festival, Malmö, Sweden. 7 February 2009.

“Monteverdi’s Poppea: Its Plot, Survival and Significance”,  Glyndebourne Opera House Study Day on Monteverdi. Keynote lecture, 25 May 2008.

“Aesthetics and Performance” keynote speaker, Middlesex University conference on the Aesthetics of Performance, 7 December 2005. 

Conferences

Refereed Conference Papers

“Visions and Revisions: Monteverdi’s Compositional Cultures and Ours”, International Conference, Re-Writing the Past, Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Musical Study, University of London, 20 November 2014. 

“Archive Fever and Moral Luck: Erhics and the Limits of Cultural Preservation”, International conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage, Goldsmiths, University of London, 20 February 2014.

2012 (April): Conference and lecture tour: “The Ontology of Music: A New Theory” for the Japanese Musicological Society, Osaka University (15th April); “Reflections on Aristotle’s view of Nature”, Seian University (19 April); “What is an Interpretation in Musical Performance?”, Kobe College of Performing Arts (20 April 2012).

“Performance and the Ontology of Music”,  International Conference, The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performance, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. 12 September 2010. [This version is available on the refereed website here].

“Freedom From/Freedom To: Ideological Aspects of the Relation between Notation and Creativity”. International Conference – Off the Staves: Writing Music Before and After Conventional Notation - Bangor University, 27 March 2010.

“Hanslick, Science and the Ontology of Music”. International Conference on Eduard Hanslick, University College, Dublin. 25 June 2009.

“Freedom To v Freedom From: Ideology and Improvisation” Goldsmiths, University of London National Conference on Improvisation, 8 November 2005.

“Musical Expression: Participatory, Referenced and Cumulative Emotions ” British Society of Aesthetics Conference, Oxford, September 2004.

“The Future of Musical Performance”, Goldsmiths, University of London, RMA international sponsored conference, 8 November 2003. Opening paper and convenor of the conference on the same topic .

"Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Reception History, Reception Theory and the Globalization of Cultural Taste" Japanese Musicological Society Conference on Globalization, Shizuoka, Japan, 3 November 2002.

'Defining Creativity: Novelty versus Value', one-day Creativity Conference, George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths, University of London, 26 April 2001.

"Demofoönte: Mozart's 'Opera in Aria' ", Mozart 2000 Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, 26 February 2000.

‘Ancient and Modern Subjectivities? Settings of Petrarch's "Or che'l ciel" by Schubert (D630) and Monteverdi (SV147)'. Society for Music Analysis International Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, 18 November 2000. 

'Writing the Unwritable: Monteverdi and the Deferral of Meaning in "Possente Spirto" '. The British Musicological Societies' Conference, University of Surrey, 16 July 1999.

“Emotion through time: towards a dialectical theory of the musical expression-experience” The British Society of Aesthetics International Conference, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, 4 September 1999.

“Monteverdi’s Orfeo and his setting of Petrarch’s Zefiro torna: A Case of Mutual Illumination”, Twentieth Annual International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, Newcastle University, 10 July 1992.

Guest Lectures (a selection)

“The Full Monte(verdi): Sex, Power and Poppea”, pre-concert lecture in association with the Academy of Ancient Music and its performance of Monteverdi’s opera L’incoronazione di Poppea, The Barbican, London, 4 October 2014. [Lecture available on YouTube here, or search under ‘Anthony Pryer’].

“Performance as the Bermuda Triangle of Musical Ontology”, Bangor University School of Music Research Seminar, 14 October 2008.

“Performance Interpretation: Elucidation, Elaboration and the Bizarre”. Bristol University, Music Research Series. 29 April 2008.

Research trip to Rome (staying at the British School Institute) investigating the context of some of Monteveri’s sacred works. April 2008.

“Old Fiddles, New Tricks: The Violin Concerto from Mozart to Mendelssohn”. Barbican Concert Hall, London, pre-concert talk, 28 July 2007.

“Performance Interpretation: Elucidation, Elaboration and the Bizarre” Nottingham University, Colloquium Series, 5 December 2006.

“Baroque Music: Authentic Performance v Authentic Experience”, Handel House Museum, 17 April 2005.

“Musical Appreciation: Meanings and Conditions”, British Library Saul Seminar, 2 November 2004.

“Bookends of the Baroque: Monteverdi and Handel”, Handel House Museum, London, 29 November 2003.

“Unwritten History: the Traditions of Performance Expression", Guest Lecture Royal College of Music, London, 3 October 2002.

“The Absolute Truth About Relativism: Global Music and Aesthetic Taste", Cambridge University, Faculty of Music, Colloquia Series, 16 October 2002.

“Ancient Voices, Modern Ideas: The Invention of Opera in the Seventeenth Century”, the Studies in Art Society, Cavendish Square, London, 6 February 2001.

'Roger Scruton and the Aesthetics of Music', Durham University, 3 November 1999, as part of colloquium series Current Philosophies of Music

'New Musicology v Old Musicology: the Case of Monteverdi's "Possente Spirto" ', Southampton University, 23 November 1999, as part of their Seminar Series on Current Musicology

“Bloodless Beauty? Style and Emotion in the Performance of Early Music”, Plainsong and Medieval Music Society Study Day, Faculty of Music, Oxford University, 18 November 1995.

“Meaningful Remarks v Remarkable Meanings: on the Gap between Music and Criticism”, Nottingham University Colloquia Series, 5 March 1990

“Meaning and Intention in Music”, Magdalen College Oxford, Colloquium Series, March 1989

Radio

Broadcasts (a selection)

'Beethoven the Borrower'. Interviewed on the 'recent discovery' that Beethoven derived some of his melodies from French revolutionary music. On 'Daybreak with Marcus Churchill', London Newstalk Radio, 11 May 1996.

BBC Radio 3 'Music Matters' 22 June 1996. Produced by Tony Sellors, Presented by Ivan Hewett - a programme on the meaning of music. Interview and round-table discussion (repeated 23 June 1996).

Review-discussion of Robin Maconie's The Science of Music (Oxford, 1997) on BBC Radio 3 "Music Matters", 17 May 1997 (repeated 18 May).

Participant in a debate on "Nationalism and National Anthems", in 'Four Corners' on BBC Radio 4, 2 August 1999, produced by Amber Dawson.

Broadcast review-discussion with Ivan Hewitt and Susan Tomes of Peter Davison, ed., Reviving the Muse: Essays on Music After Modernism (Brinkworth: Claridge Press, 2001); Nike Wagner, The Wagners (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2000); and Alfred Brendel On Music (London: Robson Books, 2001); on "A Sound Read" BBC Radio 3, 9 May 2001. 

Research Interests

My research interests span several areas, but fall into two broad categories -1) Historical work largely centred on Monteverdi (including Renaissance and Baroque Italian Music), Mozart Operas and Concert Arias, and theoretical aspects of historiography; and 2) Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Music. More recently, as some of my latest PhD supervisions and publications show, I have begun to combine philosophical investigations with performance theory.

Publications

Book

Claudio Monteverdi: Sacrae Cantiunculae; Madrigali Spirituali; Canzonette a 3 Voci
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2012. Claudio Monteverdi: Sacrae Cantiunculae; Madrigali Spirituali; Canzonette a 3 Voci. Cremona (Italy): Fondazione Claudio Monteverdi. ISBN 9788886288361

Book Section

The Ontology of Music and the Challenge of Performance: Identity versus Variety, and the Persistence of the ‘Text’
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2014. The Ontology of Music and the Challenge of Performance: Identity versus Variety, and the Persistence of the ‘Text’. In: Taina Riikonen and Arjaana Virtanen, eds. The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performances, Interdisziplinäre Studien zur Musik. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, pp. 87-102. ISBN 978-3-631-65085

‘Real’ Nature, ‘Aesthetic’ Nature and the Making of Artworks: Some Challenges of Cross-Cultural Collaboration (in Japanese Translation)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2014. ‘Real’ Nature, ‘Aesthetic’ Nature and the Making of Artworks: Some Challenges of Cross-Cultural Collaboration (in Japanese Translation). In: Kazuto Yamamoto and Naomi Matsumoto, eds. Shizengaku: a Search for the Coming Aesthetic. Kyoto: Nakanishiya, pp. 6-26. ISBN ISBN 978-4-7795-0791-5

Hanslick, Legal Processes and Scientific Methodologies: How Not to Construct an Ontology of Music
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2013. Hanslick, Legal Processes and Scientific Methodologies: How Not to Construct an Ontology of Music. In: Nicole Grimes; Siobhán Donovan and Wolfgang Marx, eds. Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism and Expression. Rochester New York: University of Rochester Press, pp. 52-69. ISBN 9781580464321

'Real' Nature, 'Aesthetic' Nature and the Making of Artworks: Some Challenges of Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2013. 'Real' Nature, 'Aesthetic' Nature and the Making of Artworks: Some Challenges of Cross-Cultural Collaboration. In: Kazuto Yamamoto and Naomi Matsumoto, eds. Shizengaku: A Search for the Coming Aesthetic. Kyoto: Nakanishiya, pp. 6-26. ISBN 978-4-7795-0791-5

Monteverdi, Two Sonnets and a Letter
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2011. Monteverdi, Two Sonnets and a Letter. In: Richard Wistreich, ed. Monteverdi. 5 Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 337-352. ISBN 9780754629023

Approaching Monteverdi: His Cultures and Ours, Chapter 1
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2007. Approaching Monteverdi: His Cultures and Ours, Chapter 1. In: J. Whenham and R. Wistreich R, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780521875257

Thirty items for the revised edition of the Oxford Companion to Music: Braille Notation, Chironomy, Coloration, Corona, Degree, Durum, Diastematic Neumes, Franconian Notation, Graphic Notation, Half-Coloration, Ligatures, Mensural Music, Mensural Notation, Middle C Modus, Mollis, Prolatio, Shape Note, Tempus, Accidental, Clef, Dot, Intabulation, Intavolatura, Liquescent Nuemes, Mensurstrich, Musica Ficta, Notation, Tablature, Time Signature
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2002. Thirty items for the revised edition of the Oxford Companion to Music: Braille Notation, Chironomy, Coloration, Corona, Degree, Durum, Diastematic Neumes, Franconian Notation, Graphic Notation, Half-Coloration, Ligatures, Mensural Music, Mensural Notation, Middle C Modus, Mollis, Prolatio, Shape Note, Tempus, Accidental, Clef, Dot, Intabulation, Intavolatura, Liquescent Nuemes, Mensurstrich, Musica Ficta, Notation, Tablature, Time Signature. In: Alison Latham, ed. The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 159. ISBN 0198662122

Settling Old Scores: The Authentic Performance Argument
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1996. Settling Old Scores: The Authentic Performance Argument. In: Erik Levy and Calum MacDonald, eds. BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide. London: BBC Worldwide, pp. 19-22. ISBN 0-563-38709-2

Authentic Performance, Authentic Experience and "Pur ti miro" from Poppea
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1996. Authentic Performance, Authentic Experience and "Pur ti miro" from Poppea. In: Raffaello Monterosso, ed. Performing Practice in Monteverdi's Music: the Historic-Philological Background. Cremona: Fondazione Claudio Monteverdi, pp. 191-213. ISBN 88-86288-25-5

Article

Review of 'Lydia Goehr and Daniel Herwitz, eds., The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the Legacy of an Opera' (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2010. Review of 'Lydia Goehr and Daniel Herwitz, eds., The Don Giovanni Moment: Essays on the Legacy of an Opera' (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006). Eighteenth-Century Music, 7(1), pp. 112-114.

Review of 'Jessica Waldoff, Recognition in Mozart’s Operas' (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2009. Review of 'Jessica Waldoff, Recognition in Mozart’s Operas' (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006). Eighteenth-Century Music, pp. 270-273.

Mozart's Operatic Audition. The Milan Concert, 12 March 1770: A reappraisal and revision
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2004. Mozart's Operatic Audition. The Milan Concert, 12 March 1770: A reappraisal and revision. Eighteenth Century Music, 1(2), pp. 265-288. ISSN 14785706

Review of 'Collean Reardon, Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2002. Review of 'Collean Reardon, Holy Concord Within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). The Times literary Supplement(5184), p. 26.

Review of 'Reinhard Strohm and Bonnie Blackburn, eds., Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages, The New Oxford History of Music, Vol.III, part 1' (Oxford: Oxford Uiversity Press, 2002)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2002. Review of 'Reinhard Strohm and Bonnie Blackburn, eds., Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages, The New Oxford History of Music, Vol.III, part 1' (Oxford: Oxford Uiversity Press, 2002). BBC Music Magazine, p. 112.

Review of 'Fiona Kisby, ed., Music and Musicians in Renaissance Cities and Towns' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2001. Review of 'Fiona Kisby, ed., Music and Musicians in Renaissance Cities and Towns' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001). The Times Literary Supplement(5124), p. 37.

Review of 'Ian Spink, Henry Lawes: Cavalier Songwriter' (Oxford, Oxford University Press; 2001)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2001. Review of 'Ian Spink, Henry Lawes: Cavalier Songwriter' (Oxford, Oxford University Press; 2001). The Times Literary Supplement(5114), p. 33.

Review of 'Victor Crowther, The Oratorio in Bologna, 1650-1730 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2000. Review of 'Victor Crowther, The Oratorio in Bologna, 1650-1730 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)'. The Times Literary Supplement(5095), p. 37.

Review of 'Robert Spaethling, editor and translator, Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life (London: Faber and Faber, 2000)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2000. Review of 'Robert Spaethling, editor and translator, Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life (London: Faber and Faber, 2000)'. The Times Literary Supplement, p. 32.

Machaut and the Moderns: A Distant Mirror
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2000. Machaut and the Moderns: A Distant Mirror. BBC Music Magazine, pp. 26-28.

Review of Der Stein der Weisen, singspiel by Mozart, Henneberg, Schack, Gerl and Schikaneder, performed at St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2000. Review of Der Stein der Weisen, singspiel by Mozart, Henneberg, Schack, Gerl and Schikaneder, performed at St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead. The Times Literary Supplement(5071),

Review of 'Julie E. Cumming, The Motet in the Age of Du Fay' (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2000. Review of 'Julie E. Cumming, The Motet in the Age of Du Fay' (Cambridge University Press, 1999). The Times Literary Supplement(5054), p. 33.

Review of 'John Whenham, Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (Cambridge University Press, 1998)' and 'Claudio Monteverdi: Songs and Madrigals, trans. Denis Stevens, (Long Barn Books, 1999)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2000. Review of 'John Whenham, Monteverdi Vespers 1610 (Cambridge University Press, 1998)' and 'Claudio Monteverdi: Songs and Madrigals, trans. Denis Stevens, (Long Barn Books, 1999)'. BBC Music Magazine, p. 93.

Review of 'Dolores Pesce, ed., Hearing the Motet: Essays on the Motet of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1999. Review of 'Dolores Pesce, ed., Hearing the Motet: Essays on the Motet of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). The Times Literary Supplement(5046), p. 29.

Review of 'Jessie Ann Owens, Composers at Work: the Craft of Musical Composition 1450-1600' (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1999. Review of 'Jessie Ann Owens, Composers at Work: the Craft of Musical Composition 1450-1600' (Oxford University Press, 1998). The Times Literary Supplement(5039), p. 33.

Review of 'Jerrold Levinson, Music in the Moment (Ithaca, NY; Cornell University Press, 1999)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1999. Review of 'Jerrold Levinson, Music in the Moment (Ithaca, NY; Cornell University Press, 1999)'. The Times Literary Supplement(5035), p. 20.

Trouble in Arcadia: Music Aesthetics and the Bounds of Culture
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1999. Trouble in Arcadia: Music Aesthetics and the Bounds of Culture. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 124(1), pp. 134-152. ISSN 0269-0403

'Groomed for Notoriety'. Review of 'Margaret Bent and Andrew Wathey, eds., Fauvel Studies (Oxford, 1998)', and 'Timothy McGee,The Sound of Medieval Song (Oxford, 1998)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1998. 'Groomed for Notoriety'. Review of 'Margaret Bent and Andrew Wathey, eds., Fauvel Studies (Oxford, 1998)', and 'Timothy McGee,The Sound of Medieval Song (Oxford, 1998)'. The Times Literary Supplement(4985), p. 18.

Review of 'Nicholas Cook, Music: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 1998)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1998. Review of 'Nicholas Cook, Music: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 1998)'. BBC Music Magazine, p. 107.

Review of 'Kenneth Levy, Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians (Princeton, 1998)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1998. Review of 'Kenneth Levy, Gregorian Chant and the Carolingians (Princeton, 1998)'. The Times Literary Supplement(4978), p. 32.

'Curators and Creators'. Review of 'Bernard Sherman, Inside Early Music (New York and Oxford, 1997)', and 'Paul Henry Lang, Musicology and Performance (New Haven, 1997)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1998. 'Curators and Creators'. Review of 'Bernard Sherman, Inside Early Music (New York and Oxford, 1997)', and 'Paul Henry Lang, Musicology and Performance (New Haven, 1997)'. The Times Literary Supplement(4964), p. 18.

Review of 'Roger Scruton, The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford, 1997)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1997. Review of 'Roger Scruton, The Aesthetics of Music (Oxford, 1997)'. BBC Music Magazine, 6(4), p. 22.

Review of 'Luis Gasser, Luis Milan on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice (Bloomington, Indiana University Press; 1997)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1997. Review of 'Luis Gasser, Luis Milan on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice (Bloomington, Indiana University Press; 1997)'. The Times Literary Supplement(4926),

Introduction to the Complete Secular Music of Guillaume Dufay (c. 1400-1474)
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1997. Introduction to the Complete Secular Music of Guillaume Dufay (c. 1400-1474). Complete recording of the secular music of Guillaume Dufay (c. 1400-1474) by the Medieval Ensemble of London,

Review of 'Robert L Kendrick Celestial Sirens: Nun's Music in Early Modern Milan (Clarendon Press, Oxford; 1996)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1997. Review of 'Robert L Kendrick Celestial Sirens: Nun's Music in Early Modern Milan (Clarendon Press, Oxford; 1996)'. The Times Literary Supplement, p. 19.

Review of 'Lawrence Kramer, Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge (University of Claifornia Press, 1995)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1997. Review of 'Lawrence Kramer, Classical Music and Postmodern Knowledge (University of Claifornia Press, 1995)'. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 37(1), pp. 90-92.

Monteverdi, two sonnets and a letter
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1997. Monteverdi, two sonnets and a letter. Early Music, 25(3), pp. 357-371. ISSN 0306-1078

'That Quality of Charm and Grace'. Review of 'Martha Feldman, City Culture and the Madrigal at Venice (California UP, 1996)' and 'Iain Fenlon and Tim Carter (eds.), Con che soavità: studies in Italian opera, song and dance, 1580-1740 (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1995)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1996. 'That Quality of Charm and Grace'. Review of 'Martha Feldman, City Culture and the Madrigal at Venice (California UP, 1996)' and 'Iain Fenlon and Tim Carter (eds.), Con che soavità: studies in Italian opera, song and dance, 1580-1740 (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1995)'. The Times Literary Supplement(4870), p. 20.

Review of 'Iain Fenlon, Music, Print and Culture in Early Sixteenth-Century Italy (British Library, 1994)'
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1996. Review of 'Iain Fenlon, Music, Print and Culture in Early Sixteenth-Century Italy (British Library, 1994)'. The Times Literary Supplement(4860), p. 23.

Nattiez's 'Music and Discourse': Situating the Philosophy
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1996. Nattiez's 'Music and Discourse': Situating the Philosophy. Music Analysis, 15(1), pp. 101-116. ISSN 0262-5245

Re-thinking History
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1994. Re-thinking History. The Musical Times, 135(1), pp. 682-690. ISSN 0027-4666

Guillaume de Machaut, c. 1300-1377
Pryer, Anthony J.. 1977. Guillaume de Machaut, c. 1300-1377. Music and Musicians, pp. 26-30.

Conference or Workshop Item

The Ontology of Music and the Challenge of Performance: Identity versus Variety, and the Persistence of the "Text"
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2010. 'The Ontology of Music and the Challenge of Performance: Identity versus Variety, and the Persistence of the "Text"'. In: The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performance. Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the Globalization of Musical Taste
Pryer, Anthony J.. 2004. 'Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the Globalization of Musical Taste'. In: Musicology and Globalization: International Congress in Shizuoka. Shizuoka, Japan 2-4 November, 2002.