Plumbago Personnel

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Director: Christopher Wintle

The Director is Christopher Wintle, who teaches in the Music Department of King’s College London and until recently was their Director of the Institute of Advanced Musical Studies, in charge of publications and events. He studied in the Universities of Oxford (graduate study in musical composition with Egon Wellesz) and Southampton (graduate study in musicology with Peter Evans) and spent a year (1974) as Visiting Fellow at Princeton (working with Benjamin Boretz and Milton Babbitt on musical theory and analysis). He has also taught at the Universities of Southampton and Reading, and for many years (1980-89) was Head of Music Theory and Analysis at Goldsmiths’ College London. His main concern is with how composers proceed, with the matter viewed from technical, expressive and aesthetic points of view. His analytical writings cover a range of music from the seventeenth century to the present day; he has written extensively on opera and for many years (from 1980) wrote opera criticism for the Times Literary Supplement; and he has helped to organize the papers of Hans Keller, one of the leading music critics of the post-war years, since his death in 1986. As a critic he has been especially interested in how changing ideas of affect help enrich our understanding of music; and as a conductor he has performed modern music with the Ulysses Ensemble (a group he ran with Jonathan Harvey) and has given various concerts of polyphonic and modern music with his own choir.


Julian Littlewood

Design and Production: Julian Littlewood

Julian Littlewood studied music at Oxford and later at King’s College London where he took his doctorate, since revised and published as The Variations of Johannes Brahms. He now works in professional print publishing for the academic and education markets. In 2006 his design work on All the Gods: Benjamin Britten’s Nightpiece in Context received a special award from the Sue Thompson Foundation (Book House). Julian is also an active musician, frequently performing on the piano and organ, and working with choirs, solo instrumentalists and groups such as Liedertafel across Europe and beyond.


House Style and Proofing: Kate Hopkins

Kate Hopkins read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge (where she was a Choral Scholar) and went on to do an MMus at King's College London, specializing in 19th- and 20th-century opera. She is currently Publications Officer for Opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. She edited The Human Nature of the Singing Voice (Dunedin Academic Press, 2006).




Hans Keller Archivist: Alison Garnham

Alison Garnham was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and Goldsmiths’ College, London.  She became Archivist of the Hans Keller Archive in Cambridge University Library in 1996, and published Hans Keller and the BBC (Ashgate, 2003).  She has edited Hans Keller’s Letters from Internment for Plumbago (2008) and Hans Keller’s Selected Letters (Ashgate, 2010).




Research Assistant: Miriam Quick

Miriam Quick completed her undergraduate degree in music at Christ Church, Oxford before reading for the MMus at King's College London. She is currently reading for a PhD at KCL on recordings of the works of Anton Webern.



Jane Brandon

Research Assistant (Hans Keller: Film Music and Beyond): Jane Brandon

Jane Brandon is currently taking an PhD in musicology at King's College London. She specializes in the music of Benjamin Britten, and is working with the support of the Britten-Pears Library in Aldeburgh.



Irene Auerbach

German Language Consultant: Irene Auerbach

Irene Auerbach grew up bilingually, the child of German refugees; after 26 years of teaching music in secondary schools, she escaped the National Curriculum and became the secretary of the Music Department of King's College London.  Now retired, she dedicates her time to cats, her garden, early music, long distance walks and the peace movement.

Printers: Antony Rowe Ltd

“Antony Rowe Limited are the acknowledged market leaders in short run book manufacture, as well as being pioneers of the on-demand revolution. We have a long standing association with the legal, scientific, technical, medical and business publishing sectors, for whom we produce a wide range of books, journals and loose-leaf projects. Although we have been quick to embrace the latest technological developments, we recognise the value in retaining traditional manufacturing skills.”

Head Office: Bumper's Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire   SN14 6LH

Hans Keller

Plumbago books are currently publishing a series of texts from the Hans Keller Archive based at the Cambridge University Library: The Jerusalem Diary, Music and Psychology, Film Music and Beyond, and the forthcoming Letters of Internment.

The photographs show Hans Keller and Milein Cosman in the 1940s in the West End of London, and Hans Keller in the 1960s in Hampstead.




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