Extensive numbers of reviews of records, concerts and books are not included unless an extended article provided new information. Reviews have appeared in the Musical Times, Musical Courier, Music Review, Music and Letters, Music and Musicians, Tempo,  Gramophone, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Music in Education, Composer, The Times Literary Supplement, The Listener and on BBC Radio 3. Many obituaries in the Independent, also The Guardian

Education at the Juilliard School of Music, Musical Times, May 1960, 297-98 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

The Avant-garde in New York, Musical Times, June 1960, 377-78 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

The Living Theater, Musical Courier, June 1960, 26 [Three concerts of Cage and followers] [see Peter Dickinson: Words and Music for reviews written for Musical Courier, 1959-61]

Krenek’s Organ Sonata, Musical Times, January 1963, 54-5

Berkeley on the Keyboard, Music and Musicians, April 1963, 10, 11 & 58

The Music of Lennox Berkeley, Musical Times, May 1963, 327-30

The Instrumental Music of Willem Pijper (1897-1947), Music Review, November 1963, 327-332

New Music at School, Music in Education, March/April 1964, 121-5

Freedom for Music, Socialist Commentary, July 1964, 37-9

Contemporary Music in Schools. In Handbook for Music Teachers, ed. Bernarr Rainbow, Novello, 1964, 68-71 [2nd edition 1968, 127-30]

Improvisation, Musical Times, 1964, April 294–5, May 377–8, July 538–9, August 612–13, September 688–9, October 766–7

Charles Ives 1874–1954, Musical Times, October 1964, 347–9

Scriabin's Later Music, Music Review, February 1965, 19-22

Stockhausen in London, Music and Musicians, February 1965, 24-25

Way out with John Cage, Music and Musicians, February 1965, 32–4, 54 & 56 

New Music at School, Music in Education, May/June 1965, 121-125

Lennox Berkeley, Music and Musicians, August 1965, 20-23 & 64

John McCabe, Musical Times, August 1965, 596-98

Varèse: Sonic Pioneer, Music and Musicians, December 1965, 28-29

Darius Milhaud, Music and Musicians, March 1966, 22-25 & 59

Feldman explains himself, Music and Musicians, July 1966, 22-23 [reprinted in Morton Feldman says: Selected Interviews and Lectures 1964-87, ed. Chris Villars, London, 2006, 19-23]

Messiaen: Composer of Crisis, Music and Musicians, October 1966, 26-30 & 59

The Music of Alan Ridout, Music and Musicians, December 1966, 28-30 

A Note on The Judas Tree, Musical Times, April 1967, 323-25

Henry Cowell: Extreme Experimenter and Naïve Nationalist. Composer, Spring 1967, 10-13

Erik Satie (1866–1925), Music Review, May 1967, 139–46 [with score of Vexations]

Schoenberg, Music in Education, May/June 1967, 461-464

Polish Music Today, Musical Times, July 1967, 596-598

Charles Koechlin: Enigmatic Genius, Music and Musicians, December 1967, 26-27

Charles Ives, Music in Education, May/June, 1968, 138-40 & 157

Charles Koechlin, Composer, Autumn 1968, 20-23

Berkeley’s Music Today, Musical Times, November 1968, 1013-14

John Cage, Music in Education, January/February, 1969, 19-20

Lennox Berkeley, Composer, Summer 1970, 3-11

John Joubert Today, Musical Times, January 1971, 20-23

Case of Neglect: Cage’s String Quartet, Music and Musicians, January 1972, 28-29 [reprinted in Writings about John Cage, ed. Richard Kostelanetz, Ann Arbor, 1993, 77-83]

Modern Music, Organ, in A Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship, ed. J. G. Davies, London 1972, 278-79 & 301-3; also revised  in A New Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship, London, 1985, 383-84 & 419-21

A New Perspective for Ives, Musical Times, October 1974, 836–8 

Satie Anniversary, Music and Musicians, July 1975, 18-20

Copland at 75, Musical Times, November 1975, 967-70. Ed. First American Music Conference, April 18-21, at Keele University 1975 [papers and forum discussion, includes interview with Copland transcribed in Copland Connotations (Boydell, Woodbridge 2002)], Keele, 1976

Transformations of Erik Satie. In ed. Dickinson, Twenty British Composers, London, 1975, 47-49 

Interview with Sir Lennox Berkeley. In ed. Dickinson, Twenty British Composers, London, 1975, 23-29 [also in Lennox Berkeley and his Friends: Selected Writings, Letters and Interviews, Boydell 2012]

American first. Spectator, 26 June 1976, 21-22.

A Note on Some Recent Works, Musical Times, July 1977, 559 [on Dickinson’s works with score of Late Afternoon in November] 

On Charles Ives. In An Ives Celebration, ed. H. Wiley Hitchcock and Vivian Perlis, Illinois, 1977, 243-46 [see also discussion 47-63]

Recent Research on American Musical Traditions. In International Musicological Society Conference XII, Berkeley 1977, 353–57 

Berkeley at 75 talks to Peter Dickinson, Musical Times, May 1978, 409-11

The Achievement of Ragtime: an Introductory Study with some Implications for British Research in

Popular Music. In Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association, 1978–9, 63–76 

Obituary: Samuel Barber, Musical Times, March 1981, 193

Sir Lennox Berkeley. In the New Grove Dictionary of Music, Vol. 2, Macmillan, 1981, 560-63

On the Trail of Samuel Barber, Schirmer Repertoire 8, May 1982, 6-7 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Mary Potts, obituary. The Times, 12 January 1982

British-American Interactions: Composers and Students, Musical Times, July 1983, 411-13 & 17 [top two paragraphs – printing error]

Lord Berners: the Most Professional Amateur, BBC Radio 3 Magazine, September 1983, 26-29

Lord Berners: a British Avant-Gardist, Musical Times, November 1983, 669–72 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

The Art Song [with H. Wiley Hitchcock]. In The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, Vol.1, Macmillan, 1984, 74-77

Lord Berners (1883-1950): Composer, Author, Painter and Eccentric, Royal Society of Arts Journal, April 1984, 669-72

British-American Interactions, Composer, Spring 1984, 14-15

American Music’s Golden Age. In BBC Proms Prospectus 1985, 7-13

William Schumann: an American Symphonist at 75, Musical Times, August 1985, 457–8

Snap and Brilliance: William Schuman, Listener, 22 August 1985, 34 

British-American Musical Interactions. Special issue of American Music, Spring 1986, edited by Dickinson and Karl Kroeger arising from 3rd American Music Conference at Keele University, 2-5 July, 1983

American Influences Abroad, Keyboard Classics, May 1986, 40-41

The Syncopated Muse: Jazz and the British Composer, Keynote Magazine, New York, Vol. 10, No. 5, 16-19 [adapted in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Lament for a Pioneer (David Munrow), Times Higher Education Supplement, 18 July 1986, 14 [adapted in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Stein, Satie, Cummings, Thomson, Berners, Cage: Toward a Context for the Music of Virgil Thomson, Musical Quarterly, 1986 No.3, 394–409 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Art Song, Centre for American Music in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, 1986

Directions of a Decade, Musical Times, January 1987, 15–17 [Dickinson’s own music] [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Note Perfect (Ralph Holmes, violin), Times Higher Education Supplement, 27 March 1987, 15

Vincent Persichetti. Obituary: Independent, 18 August 1987

Morton Feldman. Obituary: Independent, 4 September 1987 

The Music of Lennox Berkeley (London, 1988) [see also 2003 for 2nd enlarged edition]

Dali reflected in the water: British composer Peter Dickinson chooses a painting by Salvador Dali, Independent, 6 December 1988

The American Concerto. In A Companion to the Concerto, ed. R. Layton (London, 1988), 305–25 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016] 

Charles Ives and Aaron Copland. In The Heritage of Music, Vol. 4, Oxford & New York, 1989, 235-245 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

The Poet's Voice [review of Larkin tributes and cassettes of his reading], The Times Higher Educational Supplement, 24 February 1989

Style-Modulation: an Approach to Stylistic Pluralism, Musical Times, April 1989, 208–11 [see also: Style Modulation as a Compositional Technique Goldsmiths, University of London, 1996] [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Philip Larkin Remembered. Royal Society of Arts Journal, April 1989, 309-11

John Ogdon. Obituary: Independent, 3 August 1989

Virgil Thomson. Obituary: Independent, 2 October 1989

Sir Lennox Berkeley. Obituary: Independent, 27 December 1989

Sir Lennox Berkeley as Teacher: an Appreciation by Peter Dickinson. Guardian, 28 December 1989

Virgil Thomson (1896–1989), Musical Times, January 1990, 31 

An Unobtrusive Man: Sir Lennox Berkeley’s wide-ranging Achievement. The Listener, 14 June 1990, 44-45

Peggy Glanville Hicks. Obituary: Independent, 4 July 1990

Leonard Bernstein. Obituary: Independent, 19 July 1990

A Secure Position: a Fanfare for the long Life of Aaron Copland. The Listener, 8 November 1990, 36-37

Copland on Record, Gramophone, November 1990, 963-65

Copland, early and late and more Biography, Musical Times, November 1990, 582-85 

Aaron Copland. Obituary: Independent, 4 December 1990

Voices in Amsterdam, Musical Times, December 1990, 667

Elie Siegmeister. Obituary: Independent, 14 March 1991

Sir Lennox Berkeley. Repertoire Guide No. 12, Classical Music, 23 March 1991, 12-13

Erik Satie [including various book reviews], Musical Quarterly, Fall 1991, 404-09 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Ernst Krenek. Obituary: Independent, 31 December 1991

William Schuman. Obituary: Independent, 24 February 1992

Ruth Pitter. Obituary: Independent, 2 March 1992 [see also in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Stephen Albert. Obituary: Independent, 30 December 1992

Mastermind, BBC TV - sets questions on Erik Satie

Articles on 34 American composers. In The Viking Opera Guide, ed. Amanda Holden, Penguin Books, 1993.

Vittorio Rieti. Obituary: Independent, 1 March 1993

Maurice Abravanel. Obituary: Independent, 21 October 1993

America Exported: Composers from Charles Ives and Aaron Copland to John Cage and Morton Feldman, Lecture at the Royal Academy, London, on 8 November

Emily Dickinson and Music, Music & Letters, May 1994, 241-45 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Bernarr Rainbow at 80. Choir & Organ Magazine, October 1994, reprinted in Trinity College of Music Magazine, Spring 1995 

Nicolas Slonimsky. Obituary: Independent, 12 February 1996

Morton Gould. Obituary: Independent, 26 February 1996

Style Modulation as a Compositional Technique, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1996 [in Peter Dickinson:Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Conlon Nancarrow. Obituary: Independent, 20 August 1997

Nationalism is not Enough: a Composer's Perspective. In Music and Nationalism in 20th-Century Great Britain and Finland, ed. T. Mäkelä, Hamburg, 1997, 27–34 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Marigold: the Music of Billy Mayerl (Oxford, 1999)

Between Old Worlds and New: Occasional Writings on Music by Wilfrid Mellers. Ed. John Paynter, Music and Letters [review with context], February 2000, 152-155

Mark Tucker. Obituary: Independent, 16 December 2000

Continuously Fascinating: the Music of Gordon Crosse,, 6 January 2001

Sir Lennox Berkeley. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition, Vol. 3, Macmillan, 2001, 359-363

Lord Berners. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition, Vol. 3, Macmillan, 2001, 435-437 [also MGG (in German) entry on Berners]

Billy Mayerl. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition, Vol. 16, Macmillan, 2001, 174-75

Universities: Britain. In Universities, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition, Vol. 10, Macmillan, 2001, 145-46

Connections between T. S. Eliot and Major Composers : Igor Stravinsky and Benjamin Britten. In T. S. Eliot and our Turning World, ed. Jewell Spears Brooker, Basingstoke/New York, 2001, 91-99 [adapted in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Setting Auden to Music. The W. H. Auden Society Newsletter, Number 21, January 2001, 21-30; also London Magzaine, March 2001, 43-52 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

American Beauty: Samuel Barber’s Concertos for Violin, Cello and Piano,  Gramophone, April 2001, 31-33

Michael Oliver. Obituary: Independent, 4 December 2002

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entries on Billy Mayerl, Bernarr Rainbow, Philip Jones, 2002

Copland’s Earlier British Connections. In Copland Connotations: Studies and Interviews, ed. Dickinson (Woodbridge, 2002), 165-74

Aaron Copland in Interview. In Tempo, April 2003, 11-15 [consists of portions of Copland’s 1976 interviews at Keele University which came to light after Copland Connotations had gone to press]

The Music of Lennox Berkeley: 2nd enlarged edition (Woodbridge, 2003)

Larkin's Jazz. The London Magazine, September 2004, 29-39. Larkin's Jazz: A Composer's Response to Setting Larkin to Music following discussions with the Poet. About Larkin, Journal of the Philip Larkin Society, No. 19, Spring 2005, 4-9 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Hugh Pollard: Founding Principal of St Martin's. Lancaster. Obituary: Independent, 13 April 2005 [PD ghost-wrote Guardian obituary and arranged for Alan Bennett to contribute]

David Diamond. Obituary: Independent, 15 June 2005

CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage (Rochester, NY, 2006; now Kindle, 2013; paperback edition with new Foreword and interview with Christian Wolff, 2014)

Bernarr Rainbow: Pioneer Historian of Music Education, in Music in Educational Thought and Practice, Rainbow and Cox, ed. Dickinson (Woodbridge 2006), 1-13 [see also in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Hitchcock’s Ives: A New Edition of 129 Songs, Music and Letters (lists errors), November 2006, 606-13

Fascinating Rhythm: John Cage's Sonatas & Interludes (compares 15 recordings), Gramophone, February 2007, 46-51

John Adams. In New Makers of Modern Culture, ed. Justin Wintle, London 2007,10-11

Samuel Barber. In New Makers of Modern Culture, ed. Justin Wintle, London 2007, 93-94

Philip Glass. In New Makers of Modern Culture, ed. Justin Wintle, London 2007, 591-593

Steve Reich. In New Makers of Modern Culture, ed. Justin Wintle, London 2007, 1249-50

Gian  Carlo Menotti. Obituary: Independent, 3 February 2007

H. Wiley Hitchcock. Obituary: Independent, 13 December 2007

Lord Berners: Composer – Writer – Painter (Woodbridge, 2008; paperback, revised 2010)

Professor Wilfrid Mellers: Musicologist and composer. Obituary: Independent, 19 May 2008 [see also in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

John Cage was all the Rage, Eccles Centre Lecture, British Library, London, 2008

Four Centuries of Music Teaching Manuals 1518-1932. Bernarr Rainbow, ed. Dickinson (Woodbridge 2009)

Britten, his Mentor and Some Colleagues. In New Aldeburgh Anthology, ed. Ariane Banks and Jonathan Reekie, Woodbridge 2009, 136-39

Ives Thrives: Books, Editions and Recordings, Tempo, July 2009, 75-77 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Nigel Fortune: Highly respected Musicologist and co-editor of Music and Letters. Obituary: Independent, 30 April 2009

Samuel Barber Remembered: a Centenary Tribute (Rochester, NY, 2010)

Bernarr Rainbow on Music: Memoirs and Selected Writings, forward by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, ed. Dickinson (Woodbridge 2010)

Hugh Davis: Inspirational teacher, organist and director of music. Obituary: Independent, 15 April 2010

Is Aaron Copland’s epic Third the greatest American symphony? The Gramophone, August, 2010, 44-49

Reputations: Malcolm Williamson. Gramophone, October 2010, 50-51

Milton Babbitt: Composer regarded as the high priest of American serialism. Obituary: Independent, 1 February 2011

Introductory Texts: Lennox Berkeley, his life and work with authoritative text and selected music. Wise Publications

The Third Symphony of Charles Ives. Music and Letters [book review with new information], February 2011,168-71. [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Frank Bridge: the Unsung British Modernist. Gramophone, August 2011 (

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry on Wilfrid Mellers, 2012

John Ireland. Gramophone, June 2012 (

Colin Horsley. Obituary: The Guardian, 7 August, 2012

Lennox Berkeley and Friends: Writings, Letters and Interviews (Boydell, 2012)

From Organ Loft to Rags and Blues: The Organ, November 2011/January 2012, 38-40 [In Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

The Golden Age of the American Symphony. Gramophone, December 2012, 94-95

William Schuman; Gunther Schuller. Book reviews, Music & Letters, February 2013, 179-182

Charles Ives. Fourth Symphony in Charles Ives Society editions, Music & Letters, May 2013, 360-62

Music Education in Crisis: the Bernarr Rainbow Lectures and other Assessments, ed. Dickinson, Woodbridge, 2013

Lennox Berkeley: His life & work with authoritative text (PD) and selected music. Composer Portraits, Wise Publications, 2014

Conversations with Erik Satie. Musical Opinion, October-December 2014, 22-23 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Erik Satie: Art and Literature. book review with context. Musical Opinion, September 2014, 47-48 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Arthur Johnson. Obituary: The Guardian, 14 December 2014

Working with Alan Rawsthorne. The Creel, Vol. 8, No. 1, Issue 26, 2015, 49-53

Gloria Contreras: Choreographer who ran dance companies in New York and Mexico. Obituary: The Guardian 23 January 2016 (online 30 December 2015)

Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Woodbridge, 2016

The Verdehr Trio: an Astonishing Legacy. Musical Opinion, July-September, 2016, 21-23

Gerard Manley Hopkins set for Chorus and Organ, Musical Opinion, February-April, 2017, 30-33

British Organ Music in a Secular Age: a Personal Survey. In Studies in English Organ Music, ed. Iain Quinn, Routledge, 2018, 276-92

Cyril Scott: The Twenty-First Century Orchestral Recordings - The Shock of the Unknown. In The Cyril Scott Companion, ed. Desmond Scott, Lewis Foreman and Leslie De'Ath, Boydell, 2018, 177-188

Larkin's Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse: a personal selection of lesser-known poets. About Larkin, No. 45, April 2018,14-19

John Turner: Grand Master of the Recorder. Musical Opinion, January - March 2019, 4-8

Romany in Lytham St Annes in 1943. Romany Magazine, 2019, 5-7

Jennifer Bate. Obituary. The Guardian, 1 April 2020 (online 30 March) 

Jennifer Bate, from her unfinished autobiography. Introduction & ed. The Organ, August-October 2020, 20-32

A Celebration of Satie. Gramophone (online June 2021)

Gordon Crosse (1937-2021). British Music Society Journal, Vol. 43 2021, 187-190

John Woolf. Obituary. The Guardian (online 23 February), 30 April 2022 

Gordon Crosse. Obituary. Gramophone, March 2002, 107

John Woolf and his Park Lane Group: Sixty-five Glorious Years. Musical Opinion, April 2023

The Legacy of Lennox Berkeley. Musical Opinion - forthcoming

Jennifer Bate: the Life of a Concert Organist and her correspondence with Olivier Messiaen. Ed. with Andrew Roberts - forthcoming


Short interviews and discussions are not included

1966, May 22,  Erik Satie (1866-1925) - Music Magazine

[at this time, talks had a rehearsal on Saturday, delivered live on Sunday]

1966, 11 December, Henry Cowell (1897-1965) – Music Magazine

1967 Charles Koechlin (1867-1951) – Music Magazine

1969, Twentieth Century Music, review of H. H. Stuckenschmidt ‘Twentieth Century Music’– Music Magazine

1971, 12 November – Settings of E. E. Cummings, presented recital with Meriel Dickinson (mezzo)

1972, Scriabin’s Piano Music – Music Magazine

1972, Peter Dickinson presents a programme of his own music

1972, Settings of James Joyce, presented recital with Meriel Dickinson

1973, Two talks on Lutoslawski following an interview

1973, Lord Berners, presented recital

1973, Voices of Today, introducing Dickinson’s 'The Dry Heart'

1973, Déodat de Sévérac

1974, Egon Wellesz, presented recitals

1974, The Songs of Ives – Music Weekly

1976, October - Louis Moreau Gottschalk

1976, 6 December – presented recital of settings of Auden with Meriel Dickinson, and Ian and Jennifer Partridge (tenor & piano)

1976, Virgil Thomson at 80

1978, April 25 – two presented recitals of French Music, End of the Century and Around 1920

1978, A Ragtime Anthology – presented recital

1978, John Cage Today

1979, Three American composers of the Civil War Period (Gottschalk, Foster, Henry Clay Work)

1979, The Music of Lord Berners

1079, Two Post-Impressionists: Cyril Scott and Charles Griffes, presented recital

1980, October 5 – One Pair of Ears

1981, The Joyce Book, presented recital, performed complete with Meriel Dickinson

1982, January 23, Documentary, Samuel Barber – interviews in ‘Samuel Barber Remembered’

1982, April 18 – The Four Symphonies of Ives – Music Weekly

1983, February, The American Experimental Tradition (Ives, Billings, Farwell, Partch, Nancarrow, Brooks) – Music Weekly

1983, 30 April, The Music of Lennox Berkeley – Record Review

1983, 10 June, The American Experimental Tradition - Music Weekly

1983, October 23 (repeat 18 May 1988), Nelson: Lennox Berkeley, opera presentation

1983, October 18, Lord Berners Documentary – interviews in ‘Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter’, Boydell 2008

1983, September BBC Radio 3 Magazine - ‘Lord Berners: The Most Professional Amateur’

1984, BBC TV, c. August – Mastermind, set Questions on American Orchestral Music from 1900

1984, October, Charles Ives the Songwriter – Music Weekly

1984, October 29, Tippet at 80 (four programmes) - BBC Overseas

1985, April 20, New Releases of American Music (Ives, Copland, Carter, Rochberg, Harbison) – Record Review

1985, Copland a Synthesis, Record Review

1985, August, William Schuman: American Symphonist - The Listener

1985, BBC Proms programme articles – American Music’s Golden Age; notes on Copland. Barber, Ruggles, Howells

1985, June, Aaron Copland at 85, Vogue

1985, July 14, Book Review, Hamm ‘Music in the New World’; Rockwell ‘All American Music’ – Music Weekly

1985 October 26, Record Review; Copland's Appalachian Spring

1985, November 17, Copland's 85th Birthday, Music Weekly

1986, February 22, Satie Piano Music - Record Review

1986, March 13 - One Pair of Ears

1986, September, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto – Record Review

1986, Book Review, Burkholder ‘Charles Ives: the Ideas behind the Music’

1986, 11 November – Chamber Music, songs of G. Molineux Palmer (Joyce) introduced and recorded complete with Martyn Hill (tenor), later on CD

1987.17 January, Copland's Rodeo - Rercord Review

1987. 8 March, Henry Cowell, Music Weekly

1987, 7 June, Gershwin as Songwriter – Music Weekly

1987, Ruth Pitter, interview

1987, Cage’s Irish Circus, talk with interviews included in Cagetalk: Interviews with and about John Cage, University of Rochester Press, 2006

1987, June, Franck’s Symphony in D minor – Record Review

1987, December 2, New Releases: American Music (Hanson, Barber, Harris, Schuman) – Record Review

1988, May, The Young Lennox Berkeley – four presented programmes

1988, Larkin’s Jazz – two talks about Larkin’s taste in classic jazz
[BBC R3, August 26; 25 September. BBC R4, September 15 & 22, 1992]

1989, January 15, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz – Music Weekly

1989, March 16, Introduction to two programmes of clavichord music

1989, May 31, New Releases: American Music (Ives, Copland, Chavez, Griffes, Schuman, Sessions, Revueltas) – Record Review

1989, March, Copland's Clarinet Concerto - BBC Record Review

1989, July 4, A Celebration of Independence – Radio Times

1989, November 2, Documentary John Cage: Inventor of Genius – interviews in ‘CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage’. University of Rochester Press, 2006

1990, June 6, New Releases: American Opera  (Copland, Thomson) – Record Review

1990, November, A Fanfare for Aaron Copland - the Listener

1990, November, On the 90th Birthday, Peter Dickinson explores Copland on Record - Gramophone

1990. November, Copand, Early and Late. Musical Times,582-54

1991, April 24, New Releases: American Music (Ives, Copland, Barber, Rochberg, Harbison) – Record Review

1992, March 11, New Releases: American Music (Burleigh, Ives, Bolcom, Bernstein, Feldman) – Record Review

1992, August 11, Documentary on Lennox Berkeley, interviews published in ‘Lennox Berkeley and Friends’ (Boydell, 2012)

1992, BBC TV, Mastermind, set questions on ‘The Life & Works of Erik Satie’

1996, February 11, Documentary 'Billy Mayerl: A Formula for Success' - quotes in ‘Marigold: the Music of Billy Mayerl’, O.U.P.1999

2002, Billy Mayerl: advisor on Composer of the Week

2016, May, Interview with Tom Service on Music Matters


Excluding concert and record reviews unless of substance

Roger Norrington: Peter Dickinson, Musical Times, February 1965, 109-10 [with score of Jesus Christ is risen today]

Anthony Payne: Peter Dickinson, Musical Times, August 1971, 755-56

Hugo Cole: Avoiding a Narrow Musical Path, Country Life, 8 July 1976

Kenneth Dommett: The Outcry of Nature: Kenneth Dommett traces the career of Peter Dickinson whose Outcry receives its premiere on May 10 at the Central Hall, Coventry, Music and Musicians, May 1969, 26-28

Kenneth Dommett: Dickinson: is he outpacing us? Birmingham Post, 27 June 1970

Martin Dreyer: Composer at a Crossroad, Classical Music, July 1984

Eduardo Camacho Suarez: El Compositor Peter Dickinson. La Humanizacion Artistica Preservara la paz, Excelsior, Mexico City, 30 April 1986

Glenn Giffin: A composer of many styles - Briton combines American music with his own, Denver Post, Colorado, 4 May 1986

Philip Sommerich: Music drawn across the World's Horizons, Hampstead & Highgate Express, 4 July 1986

Philip Sommerich: Rags to riches in fifty minutes, Hampstead & Highgate Express, August 1986.

Tom Sutcliffe: Promenade to the piano rag, Guardian, 20 August 1986

Christopher Palmer: Profile of Peter Dickinson, BBC Proms programme, 20 August 1986

Jane Manning, 'Extravaganzas', in New Vocal Repertory, Basingstoke, 1986, 114-17. 

Martin Pacey: In Memoriam - Peter Dickinson’s Violin Concerto, The Strad, April 1987

John Greenhalgh: The Third Hat, Classical Music, 20 February 1988

John Greenhalgh: A Family Affair, Classical Music, March 1989

Brian Morton: Peter Dickinson, Contemporary Composers, St James' Press, Chicago/London, 1991, 224-27

Michael Oliver: Peter Dickinson, The Repertoire Guide, Classical Music, 14 May 1994, 19 [see also Oliver's Novello cataologue article, 2000, on this site]

Malcolm Miller: Peter Dickinson, Tempo, January 2010 [expanded record review]

Anna Perry: The Eclecticism of Peter Dickinson assessed through investigation of selected works, BA thesis graded class 1, University of Lancaster, 2010

Peter Dickinson: From Organ Loft to Rags and Blues, The Organ, Nov 2011-Jan 2012, 38-40 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Richard Leigh Harris: Rags, Blues and Transformations: Peter Dickinson at 80, Musical Opinion, October-December 2014, 10-13

Nigel Simeone: Peter Dickinson on Heritage Records, International Record Review, November 2014, 17-18

John France: Peter Dickinson, Music Web International, 7 November 2014

Stephen Banfield: Tempo, April 2015, 53-59 [in Peter Dickinson: Words and Music, Boydell 2016]

Philip Sommerich: Peter the Great, Classical Music, March 2016

Andrew Thomson: Dickinson delights, Words and Music, Musical Times, Autumn 2016, 118-120

Richard Whitehouse: Words and Music, Gramophone, March 2018, 98-99

Lodewijk Muns: Words and Music, Notes 74, No. 3, March 2018, 463-66

Jennifer Bate: Peter Dickinson’s Organ Music, The Organ, May 2018, 24-26

Arnold Whittall: Peter Dickinson - Contemporary Composers, Gramophone, October 2018, 74-75

Malcolm Miller: Peter Dickinson - Words & Music, Musical Opinion, April-June 2019, 47-49

Nigel Simeone: Peter Dickinson - Words & Music, Psychology of Music, Vol. 49, No. 6, 2021, 1788-90


Samuel Barber, broadcast 23 January 1982; repeated 1 May 1982, producer Arthur Johnson [complete interviews included in Samuel Barber: A Centenary Tribute, Rochester, 2010]

Lord Berners, broadcast 18 September 1983; repeated 3 January 1985, producer Arthur Johnson [complete interviews included in Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter, Woodbridge, 2008]

John Cage: Inventor of Genius, broadcast 20 November 1989; repeats 18 October 1990 and 13 August 1992, producer Anthony Cheevers [complete interviews included in CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage, Rochester, 2006; enlarged paperback, 2014]

Lennox Berkeley, broadcast 31 August 1992; repeated 13 September 1993, producer Arthur Johnson [interviews represented in The Music of Lennox Berkeley, enlarged second edition, Woodbridge, 2003; printed in full in Lennox Berkeley and Friends: Writings, Letters and Interviews, Boydell, 2012]

Billy Mayerl: the Formula for Success, broadcast 11 February 1996, producer Derek Drescher [interviews date back to 1982 and are represented in Marigold: the Music of Billy Mayerl, OUP, 1999]


Satie: An Erik Satie Entertainment, songs and piano music, Novello 1976

Satie/Debussy. Gymnopèdies, miniature score, Schott 1980

Lord Berners. The Collected Vocal Music, Chester 1982 [2nd edition 2000]

Lord Berners. The Collected Music for Solo Piano, Chester 1982 [2nd edition 2000]

Herbert Howells. Oboe and Piano Sonata [with Sarah Francis], Novello 1987

Lennox Berkeley. Serenade for Strings, Op. 12, Chester 2003

Lennox Berkeley. Collected Works for Solo Piano, Chester 2003

Lord Berners. Complete Piano Duets, Chester 2010

[many editions of individual pieces by Lennox Berkeley published by Chester]

Alan Rawsthorne. Practical Cats (T. S. Eliot), arranged for speaker and piano, OUP, 2014

Alan Rawsthorne. Practical Cats, arranged as suite for piano duet, OUP, 2014

G. Molineux Palmer. Chamber Music (James Joyce): Thirty two songs for high voice and piano, Good Music 2020

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