Michael Talbot (musicologist)

Michael Talbot (musicologist)

Michael Talbot (born 1943 in Liverpool) is a British composer, musicologist and author.

Talbot is a former Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool.[1] An expert in Italian baroque music,[2] Talbot has authored monographs on Antonio Vivaldi and Tommaso Albinoni, and is an editor of the scholarly journal "Studi Vivaldiani". He is also active as a historicist composer, and a member of the "Vox Saeculorum" society.[3]

Talbot's expertise has been called upon in instances where the authenticity and/or provenance of works has been questioned, including the discovery of the possible Vivaldi work Andromeda Liberata.[4]


  1. ^ "The knives are out over the authenticity of an opera...". London: The Daily Telegraph. 23 November 2004. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/3632273/The-knives-are-out-over-the-authenticity-of-an-opera-said-to-be-by-Vivaldi.-Michael-White-talks-to-the-man-who-found-the-manuscript-Baroque-fighting-talk-in-Venice.html. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Lost Handel set for modern debut". BBC. 12 March 2001. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1216345.stm. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Vox Saeculorum roster
  4. ^ White, Michael (21 November 2004). "The Vivaldi Hunters". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9406E5DC123FF932A15752C1A9629C8B63. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 

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