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Andrew Porter, born August 26, 1928, in Cape Town, South Africa, is a British music critic, scholar, organist, and opera director. He studied organ at University College, Oxford University, in the late nineteen-forties, then began writing music criticism for various London papers, including The Times and The Daily Telegraph. In 1953 he joined The Financial Times, where he served as the lead critic until 1972. Stanley Sadie, in the 2001 edition of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, writes that Porter "built up a distinctive tradition of criticism, with longer notices than were customary in British daily papers, based on his elegant, spacious literary style and always informed by a knowledge of music history and the findings of textual scholarship as well as an exceptionally wide range of sympathies." In 1960, Porter became the editor of The Musical Times. From 1972 to 1973 he served a term as the music critic of The New Yorker. He returned in 1974 and remained the magazine's music critic until he moved back to London in 1992. His writings for The New Yorker won respect from leading figures in the musical world. The composer and critic Virgil Thomson, in a 1974 commentary on the state of music criticism, stated, "Nobody reviewing in America has anything like Porter's command of [opera]. Nor has The New Yorker ever before had access through music to so distinguished a mind." In more recent years he has written for The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement. His English translations of Der Ring des Nibelungen and The Magic Flute have been widely performed. His most significant achievement as a scholar was his discovery of excised portions of Verdi's Don Carlos in the library of the Paris Opera, which led to the restoration of the original version of the work.

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Total Books: 45
In Between Days
2013 - In Between Days [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307475183
ISBN-10: 0307475182
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Glimmer Train Stories 75
2010 - Glimmer Train Stories 75 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781595530240
ISBN-10: 159553024X

The Theory of Light and Matter
2010 - The Theory of Light and Matter [Vintage Contemporaries] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307475176
ISBN-10: 0307475174
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Theory of Light and Matter Stories
2008 - The Theory of Light and Matter Stories [Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780820332093
ISBN-10: 0820332097
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Suicide Squad The Inside Story of a Football Firm
2005 - Suicide Squad the Inside Story of a Football Firm (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903854464
ISBN-10: 1903854466
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction

Religion versus Empire  British Protestant Missionaries and Overseas Expansion 1700-1914
So You Want to Be Cabin Crew
2000 - So You Want to Be Cabin Crew (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781898129585
ISBN-10: 1898129584

Science Homework and Classroom Assignments
1998 - Science Homework and Classroom Assignments (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780748719976
ISBN-10: 0748719970
Genre: Science & Math

Science Companion
1998 - Science Companion (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748730025
ISBN-10: 0748730028
Genre: Science & Math

The New Grove Masters of Italian Opera Rossini Donizetti Bellini Verdi Puccini
1997 - The New Grove Masters of Italian Opera Rossini Donizetti Bellini Verdi Puccini [The New Grove] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393303612
ISBN-10: 0393303616
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

European Imperialism 1860-1914
1996 - European Imperialism 1860-1914 [Studies in European History] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780333481042
ISBN-10: 0333481046
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Science Companion Bk 4
1993 - Science Companion Bk 4 [Science companions] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748713721
ISBN-10: 0748713727

Don Carlos / Don Carlo
1992 - Don Carlos / Don Carlo [Opera Guide, No 46] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780714542089
ISBN-10: 0714542083
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

1992 - Science Companion Answers Bk 3 [Science companions] (Other)Paperback
Science Companion Bk 2
1991 - Science Companion Bk 2 [Science companions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780748705528
ISBN-10: 074870552X

1991 - Science Companion Answers Bk 2 [Science companions] (Other)Paperback
1991 - Science Companion Answers Bk 1 [Science companions] (Other)Paperback
Science Companion Bk 1
1991 - Science Companion Bk 1 [Science companions] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748705504
ISBN-10: 0748705503

Musical Events A Chronicle
1991 - Musical Events a Chronicle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780246133120
ISBN-10: 0246133120

Musical Events A Chronicle 1983-1986
1989 - Musical Events a Chronicle 1983-1986 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671635374
ISBN-10: 0671635379
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Theory and Practice in the History of European Expansion Overseas Essays in Honour of Ronald Robinson
Victorian Shipping Business and Imperial Policy Donald Currie the Castle Line and Southern Africa
1986 - Victorian Shipping Business and Imperial Policy Donald Currie the Castle Line and Southern Africa [Royal Historical Society Studies in History] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780861932061
ISBN-10: 0861932064
Genre: History

1982 - Falstaff [Opera Guide] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714539218
ISBN-10: 071453921X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment

1982 - Otello [English National Opera Guide 7] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780714538501
ISBN-10: 0714538507
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Science Companion Bk 3 [Science companions] (Paperback)Paperback