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The Penguin MUSIC MAGAZINE Periodical


'MM' 1 - 9





The Penguin Music Magazine was one of a number of periodicals published by Penguin Books soon after the end of the Second World War. The series was edited by Ralph Hill.

The first Music Magazine was printed in December but only appeared on the shelves in February 1947. They appeared approximately every 3 months and the last issue, MM9 appeared in July 1949. The first five issues were printed in the larger 8" x 5" format, the remaining four reverting to the usual Penguin size.

After ceasing to print the Music Magazine, Penguin published three Pelicans all edited by Ralph Hill Music (1950) A225; Music (1951) A232; Music (1952) A258. The cover of Pelican A225 states 'An annual publication which succeeds Penguin Music Magazine.'



Information and cover photographs of The Penguin MUSIC MAGAZINE periodical:

Number: MM1
Series No.: MM1
Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (I)
Edited by: Ralph Hill
Illustrations: Contains 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates on Opera, Ballet and Personalities
Date Published: December 1946
Pages: 128pp. + 16pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 1/-

Printed in 8" x 5" format.

Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • THE FUTURE OF OPERA IN ENGLAND by Edward J. Dent
  • MUSIC INSPIRED BY PAINTING by Michael Ayrton
  • ANGLO-FRENCH RELATIONS by Edward Lockspeiser
  • SOVIET MUSIC IN WAR-TIME by Alan Bush
  • NEW-COMER TO MUSIC by Cecil Elliott
  • THE ORCHESTRA LOOKS AT THE AUDIENCE by Frederick Thurston
  • STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE by Geoffrey Sharp
  • TO START AN ARGUMENT. I: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF MUSIC? by Scott Goddard and C. B. Rees
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Stanley Bayliss
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • THE RECORD COLLECTOR by Alec Robertson
  • MUSIC ON THE AIR by Richard Gorer
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Music in Scotland by Stewart Deas
       Music in Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Music in Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Music in Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • Number: MM2
    Series No.: MM2
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (II)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 32 pages of black-and-white photographic plates on Personalities, Ballet and Opera (various)
    Date Published: May 1947
    Pages: 96pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/-

    Printed in 8" x 5" format.

    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • THE ART OF CONDUCTING by John Barbirolli
  • ON LISTENING by J. L. Cowan
  • THE INFLUENCE OF JAZZ ON ENGLISH COMPOSERS by Rex Harris
  • LOOK AND LISTEN by Edward Pickering
  • AUDIENCE OF THE PROMS by George Dannatt
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • NEW GRAMOPHONE RECORDS by Alec Robertson
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Stanley Bayliss
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Music in Scotland by Stewart Deas
       Music in Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Music in Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Music in Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • Number: MM3
    Series No.: MM3
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (III)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 32 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
    Date Published: September 1947
    Pages: 96pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/-

    Printed in 8" x 5" format.

    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • MENDELSSOHN: A REVALUATION - 1 by Robert L. Jacobs
  • THE BELGIAN SCENE by Edward Lockspeiser
  • MUSICAL STIMULANTS by J. H. Elliott
  • MUSIC INSPIRED BY PAINTING - 2 by Michael Ayrton
  • TO START AN ARGUMENT - II: THE PLACE OF THE PERFORMER by Hubert Foss and F. Bonavia
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • THE RECORD COLLECTOR by Alec Robertson
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Stanley Bayliss
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Music in Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Music in Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Music in Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Music in Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • Number: MM4
    Series No.: MM4
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (IV)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 32 pages of black-and-white photographic plates on 'Moulded Music' - making records, and The Ballet Rambert
    Date Published: December 1947
    Pages: 104pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/-

    Printed in 8" x 5" format.

    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • AN ENGLISH CRITIC LOOKS AT AMERICAN MUSIC by Scott Goddard
  • TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE! by F. Bonavia
  • A NEW MOVEMENT IN MUSIC by Humphrey Searle
  • THE SYMPHONIC TREADMILL by Cyril Bourne-Newton
  • MENDELSSOHN REVALUED - 2 by Robert L. Jacobs
  • TO START AN ARGUMENT - III: MUSIC WITHOUT TAXATION by Gunn Gwennet and Hubert Foss
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • THE RECORD COLLECTOR by Alec Robertson
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Stanley Bayliss
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Music in Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Music in Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Music in Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Music in Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • Number: MM5
    Series No.: MM5
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (V)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 32 pages of black-and-white photographic plates including music printing and sketches
    Date Published: February 1948
    Pages: 100pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6d

    Printed in 8" x 5" format.

    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • ROMANCE OF MUSIC PRINTING by Hubert Foss
  • THE VOICE RACKET by Julian Kimbell
  • THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA ABROAD by Kenneth Adam
  • CHELTENHAM'S CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC by Frank Howes
  • TO START AN ARGUMENT - IV: HAS CONCERT CRITICISM ANY VALUE? by M. Montagu-Nathan and Alec Robertson
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • GRAMOPHONE COMMENTARY by Ralph Hill
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Stanley Bayliss
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Music in Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Music in Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Music in Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Music in Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • DESULTORIA by N. L. Smith
  • Number: MM6
    Series No.: MM6
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (VI)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates
    Date Published: June 1948
    Pages: 144pp. + 16pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6d


    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC CRITICISM by R. Crawshay-Williams
  • ON READING A SCORE by Gordon Jacob
  • THE CLARINET AND ITS MUSIC by Frederick Thurston
  • TIMPANI LURE by Joyce Aldous
  • VISIT TO PRAGUE by Kenneth Adam
  • THE ITALIAN SCENE by Edward Lockspeiser
  • TERMINOLOGICAL EXACTITUDES by Denis Stevens
  • CHAMBER MUSIC: AN IMPRESSION by Joyce Atkins
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • GRAMOPHONE COMMENTARY by Ralph Hill
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Stanley Bayliss
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Leeds by Eric Todd
       Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • DESULTORIA - II by N. L. Smith
  • Number: MM7
    Series No.: MM7
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (VII)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 32 pages of black-and-white photographic plates on 'Hamlet' and the 'Mastersingers'
    Date Published: October 1948
    Pages: 128pp. + 32pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6d


    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • THE FUNCTION OF THE COMPOSER by Christian Darnton
  • INTERPRETATION - FACT AND FANCY by Herbert Byard
  • THE AUSTRALIAN SCENE by Neville Cardus
  • RHYTHM IN PERSPECTIVE by F. Bonavia
  • GRIEG'S PIANO MUSIC by J. H. Elliot
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • GRAMOPHONE COMMENTARY by Ralph Hill
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Denis Stevens
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Leeds by Eric Todd
       Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • DESULTORIA - III by N. L. Smith
  • Number: MM8
    Series No.: MM8
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (8)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates on violin making
    Date Published: February 1949
    Pages: 128pp. + 16pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6d


    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • A BOY AND HIS MUSIC by George Sampson
  • MUSIC AS SHE IS TAUGHT by Elway Strogers
  • THE FRENCH ATTITUDE TOWARDS ENGLISH MUSIC by Roland de Candé
  • NEED MUSIC BE BEAUTIFUL? by R. W. S. Mendl
  • COMPOSERS AND POETS: AFFINITIES by N. L. Smith
  • PROGRAMME NOTES by J. H. M. Sykes
  • MUSIC IN NEW ZEALAND by J. M. D. Hardwick
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • BRAINS TRUST by Julian Herbage
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by Robin Hull
  • GRAMOPHONE COMMENTARY by Ralph Hill
  • MUSIC OF THE FILM by Scott Goddard
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Denis Stevens
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • BALLET IN LONDON by Arnold L. Haskell
  • CONCERTS IN LONDON by George Dannatt
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Leeds by Eric Todd
       Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • SOUTHERN DIARY by John Durrant
  • Number: MM9
    Series No.: MM9
    Title: THE PENGUIN MUSIC MAGAZINE (9)
    Edited by: Ralph Hill
    Illustrations: Contains 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates on concert halls
    Date Published: July 1949
    Pages: 128pp. + 16pp.
    Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
    Price: 1/6d


    Contents:
  • THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by Ralph Hill
  • THE NEW IMPULSE IN MUSIC by the late Edwin Evans
  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND THE ORCHESTRA by Hubert Foss
  • A COMPOSER'S PROPERTY by Ralph W. Wood
  • HANDEL'S KEYBOARD MUSIC by A. Craig Bell
  • BLOWING MY OWN TRUMPET by Robin Gregory
  • LISTENING TO MUSIC by Colin Mason
  • THE AMATEURS by Joseph Macleod
  • OUT OF THE GROOVE by Alan Brazier
  • PERSONALITY CORNER by C. B. Rees
  • NEW BOOKS by Various
  • NEW MUSIC by R. H.
  • GRAMOPHONE COMMENTARY by Ralph Hill
  • MUSIC OVER THE AIR by Denis Stevens
  • OPERA IN LONDON by Stephen Williams
  • NORTHERN DIARY -
       Scotland by Maurice Lindsay
       Liverpool by A. K. Holland
       Leeds by Eric Todd
       Manchester by J. H. Elliott
       Birmingham by John Waterhouse
  • SOUTHERN DIARY by John Durrant



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