Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 17 October 2019

Simpson, Adrienne (Marie )locked

  • Peter Walls


(Marie )

(b Wellington, Nov 26, 1943; d Wellington, New Zealand, December 4, 2010). New Zealand musicologist . She studied music history at Victoria University of Wellington (MA 1965) and King’s College, London, under Thurston Dart (MMus 1966). Research into lute music led to her becoming editor of the Lute Society Journal during 1971–2 and a close association with Gerald Abraham encouraged an interest in 19th-century Czech music. On returning to New Zealand in 1983 she became founder-editor of Early Music New Zealand (1985–8) and undertook work on the history of opera there, which led to three books. She was president of the New Zealand Opera Society from 1988 to 1990 and an advisor to Australasian Music Research. She broadcasted regularly for the BBC and Radio New Zealand. Simpson had shown, in her writings, criticism and broadcasts, an innate ability to communicate with a wide musical audience....

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.

Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association
Lute Society Journal
Musical Times
R.M.A. [Royal Musical Association] Research Chronicle