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Verdi in Victorian London

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Massimo Zicari

Appendix III: The Periodicals

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The Athenaeum (weekly)

1830

Charles Wentworth Dilke assumes the editorship of the journal

1833

Henry F. Chorley joins the journal as music critic

1868

Campbell Clarke (critic)

1870

Charles L. Gruneisen (critic)

1879

Ebenezer Prout (critic)

1888

Henry F. Frost (critic)

1898

John S Shedlock (critic until 1916)

The Musical World (weekly)

1836

Joseph A. Novello founds the journal

1839

George Alexander Macfarren takes over the editorship

1840

James William Davison becomes music critic, soon after Alfred Day

1844

Davison becomes half-proprietor of the journal

1846

Desmond Ryan is appointed assistant editor

1868

Joseph Bennett becomes assistant editor after Ryan’s death (his name as a Muttonian was “Thaddeus Egg”) and chief editor after Davison’s death in 1885

1886

Francis Hueffer (critic)

1888

Edgard Frederick Jacques (critic until 1891)

The Musical Times (monthly)

1842

The Musical Times and Singing Class Circular is founded by Joseph Mainzer

1844

Joseph A. Novello acquires the journal, whose title is changed to The Musical Times, and assumes its editorship

1853

Mary Cowden Clarke, Novello’s sister, edits the journal

1864

Henry Charles Lunn is editor of the journal; contributors to the journal in the 1870s and 1880s include Filippo Filippi, Joseph Bennett, George Alexander Macfarren and Edward Holmes

1887

William Alexander Barrett succeeds Lunn as editor, a position he keeps until his death

1891

Edgard Frederick Jacques becomes editor

The Times (daily)

1846

Charles Kenney falls ill and James William Davison is appointed chief music critic

1878

Upon Davison’s retirement Francis Hueffer is appointed in the same capacity

1889

John Alexander Fuller Maitland assumes the position until 1911