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The Power of Robert Simpson – A Biography
Robert Simpson, Composer: Essays, Interviews, Recollections

Books and articles by Robert Simpson

Note: If you know of any additional books and articles by Simpson, please send an e-mail or a letter to the Robert Simpson Society Archive.

"The Seventh Symphony of Bruckner: An Analysis", R. Simpson, Music Review (1947): 178-187.

cover: Carl Nielsen: Symphonist"Carl Nielsen: Symphonist", R. Simpson, 1952, (revised 1979). Taplinger Publishing Co. New York (1986), and Kahn & Averill, London (1986).
ISBN-10: 0900707461, ISBN-13: 9780900707469

"Ianus Germinus: Music in Scandinavia", R. Simpson (1960), in "Twentieth Century Music - an International Symposium of Essays on Current Trends in Music", Ed. R. Meyers. Calder (1960), and Calder and Boyers (1968).
ISBN-10: 0028645812, ISBN-13: 9780028645810

cover: Bruckner and the Symphony"Bruckner and the Symphony", R. Simpson (1963). British Broadcasting Corporation, London, England (1963).
A PDF version of this booklet can be downloaded from the Anton Bruckner website.

"Sibelius and Nielsen: a Centenary Essay", R. Simpson (1965). British Broadcasting Corporation, London (1965).

"The Essence of Bruckner: An Essay Towards the Understanding of his Music", R. Simpson (1966). Gollancz, London, England (1967).

cover: Beethoven Symphonies"Beethoven Symphonies", R. Simpson (1970). A BBC Music Guide, BBC, England (1971), and Seattle, University of Washington Press, USA (1971).
ISBN-10: 0563204842, ISBN-13: 9780563204848

covers: The Symphony"The Symphony" (Two Volumes), R. Simpson (Ed.). Penguin Books Ltd, Middlesex England (1975).
Volume 1: Haydn to Dvorak
ISBN-10: 0140207724, ISBN-13: 9780140207729
Volume 2: Elgar to the Present Day
ISBN-10: 0140207732, ISBN-13: 9780140207736

Forward to: "Beethoven, Sibelius and the 'Profound Logic': Studies in Symphonic Analysis", by Lionel Pike, London [Atlantic Highlands,] NJ: Athlone Press; distributed in the USA by Humanities Press, (1978).
ISBN-10: 0485111780, ISBN-13: 9780485111781

cover: The Proms and Natural Justice"The Proms and Natural Justice, a Plan for Renewal", R. Simpson, with a forward by Sir Adrian Boult (1980). Toccata Press, London (1981).
ISBN-10: 0907689000, ISBN-13: 9780907689003

cover:A Guide to the Concerto"Beethoven Concertos", R. Simpson, in "A Guide to the Concerto", Edited by Robert Layton. Helm, England (1988).
ISBN-10: 019288008X, ISBN-13: 9780192880086

"Robert Simpson on Beethoven", Essays, lectures and talks by R. Simpson selected and edited by Lionel Pike, published privately by Dr. Pike's Aardvark Publishing.
ISBN-10: 0952815508, ISBN-13: 9780952815501

cover: The Nielsen Companion"Carl Nielsen Now: A Personal View", R. Simpson, in "The Nielsen Companion", Edited by Mina Miller. Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon U.S.A. (1995).
ISBN-10: 1574670050, ISBN-13: 9781574670059

cover: Experiencing MusicForward to: "Experiencing Music", by Vagn Holmboe, edited and translated by Paul Rapoport, Toccata Press, London.
ISBN-10: 0907689159, ISBN-13: 9780907689157

"Carl Nielsen: A Life in 6 Symphonies", S. Rattle and R. Simpson (with Musical Examples played by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rattle), BBC videocassette. The only information wehave on this video came from a now defunct webpage at the Dutch Media Center for Language and Culture. If anyone knows any further details, please send email to the Robert Simpson Society.

covers: Beethoven String Quartets Program Notes for the Vanbrugh Quartet's Beethoven String Quartet cycle (on Intim Musik IMCD043IMCD050).

cover:Die Kunst der FugeSimpson's notes on Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge can be found in the booklet for the Delmé Quartet's recording (on Hyperion Records, CDA67138) of his own arrangement of the pieces.

"More Reflections (After Composition)", R. Simpson, Tempo No 144.

cover:Tippett: A CelebrationThe piano miniature "Michael Tippett, His Mystery" (1984) in "Michael Tippett, O.M.: A Celebration", Edited by Geraint Lewis. Baton Press, England (1985).
ISBN-10: 0859361403, ISBN-13: 9780859361408