Everist, Mark (Egerton)
- Rosemary Williamson
(b London, Dec 27, 1956). English musicologist. He studied music at Dartington College of Arts (BA 1979), King’s College, London (MMus 1980), and Keble College, Oxford (DPhil 1985). From 1982 he lectured in music at King’s College, London (reader in musicology from 1994), and in 1996 became reader in music and then professor at the University of Southampton. Everist’s areas of research are diverse and embrace European polyphony 1150–1330, French opera 1815–48, including the reception of German and Italian opera in France and the operas of Meyerbeer, the historiography of music, reception theory, and the analysis of music before 1600. His publications include source studies and editions of early European polyphony, and a monograph on the 13th-century French motet which challenges previous classifications and offers an alternative theory of the genre that builds both on Russian formalist and medieval concepts. His later writings exhibit an awareness of the changing intellectual environment of the last decades of the 20th century and pay attention to the continuing viability of musicology and music theory....