George Colerick is a writer and publisher living in London, who has often visited other capital cities to hear a large range of music. His interests include musicology, humour in music, north-west Europe, sociology and Ipswich Football Club. His books include Romanticism and Melody (in two volumes), and From The Italian Girl to Cabaret, a specialised study in musical humour.
Articles by George Colerick
George Colerick discusses Gustav Holst and his Richard Wagner parody
George Colerick tells the story of Louis Jullien, a French impressario, composer and conductor famous in London in the nineteenth century
George Colerick investigates the musicals of Florimond Hervé, a man of many parts
George Colerick describes how Emmanuel Chabrier was in sympathy with the new spirit of his age, opening up new directions which later composers would follow
George Colerick investigates Berlioz, Fantasy and Literature
George Colerick writes about Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's extraordinary opera 'The Golden Cockerel'
In Leonard Bernstein's anniversary year, George Colerick tells the story of the opera 'Candide', one of the twentieth century's great musical satires
George Colerick muses on incidental music, with particular regard to Mendelssohn
George Colerick discusses comedy in Giuseppe Verdi's early opera 'Un Giorno di Regno'
George Colerick writes about the operettas of Franz Lehár
George Colerick takes a look at secular and romantic uses of the old Latin hymn
George Colerick investigates the emotional life of Johannes Brahms in his twenties
George Colerick investigates
Meyerbeer and the Development of Parisian Grand Opera
George Bernard Shaw as London Music Critic
George Colerick discusses Finnish culture and asks if Sibelius was one of the greatest melodists
George Colerick remembers Wolfgang Ostberg (1939-2011)
George Colerick claims that the Nazis approved of Bizet
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