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Richard Toop

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Richard Toop held in our catalogue.

Articles by and about Richard Toop

11 Oct 2007 Don Banks: Revisited and Revitalised by Richard Toop

For Richard Toop, a recent release of Third Stream music by Don Banks brings back fond memories. It also raises 'out of sight, out of mind' issues that apply to some living Australian composers too...

21 Mar 2012 Jon Rose's Joyous Resistance by Richard Toop

1 March 2012, the prestigious Don Banks Award was presented to Jon Rose, one of Australia's most eclectic experimental musicians - a violinist, a composer, and an improviser whose creativity knows no bounds. Musicologist Richard Toop has been peering through the fence since the 1970s, amazed and impressed. (Read also: Martin Wesley-Smith's article 'Larrikin par excellence'.)

20 Jun 2017 Richard Toop (1945-2017) by Australian Music Centre

Richard Toop, the eminent Sydney musicologist, died on Monday 19 June 2017 at the age of 71.

29 Jun 2017 Richard Toop - obituary by Rachel Campbell

Writing about and remembering a person you’ve lost can be salutary in the days after their death. However, in Richard’s case, my urge to remember and celebrate is in tension with his rejection of funerals, memorialising, and the pleasures of nostalgia. He was, after all, the principal musicologist of the tabula rasa, the postwar desire to reject the past in favour of the utmost presentness and the intoxication of the new...

Works by Richard Toop

Richard Toop is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:

Iphis by Elena Kats-Chernin and Richard Toop

Works commissioned by Richard Toop

Très doux tremblement de terre by Gerard Brophy

Kwa by Michael Whiticker

Works commissioned and written for Richard Toop

The Laird of Drumblair by Michael Barkl

String Quartet No. 1 by John Spence

Analysis & Media

- Article: Knowing the score

- Article: Notable Success

- Article: Sound of music for Sunday's silent stars