John Williamson (musicologist)

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John Gordon Williamson (born 1949) is a Scottish musicologist and retired academic. After studying music and history at the University of Glasgow, he completed his doctoral studies at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1974, he was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Liverpool;[1][2] he was subsequently a professor of music and head of the School of Music there. He specialises in Austro-German music between 1850 and 1950, and he has studied the works of Pfitzner, Strauss, Liszt, Mahler and Wolf.[3][4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Music of Hans Pfitzner (Oxford University Press, 1992).
  • Strauss: 'Also Sprach Zarathustra (Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  • (Editor) The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner (Cambridge University Press, 2004).


  1. ^ The New Hungarian Quarterly, vol. 27 (1986), p. 240.
  2. ^ The Writers Directory 2005, vol. 2 (2004), p. 1831.
  3. ^ "Professor John Williamson", School of Music, University of Liverpool, as archived on 13 August 2004.
  4. ^ "Staff", School of Music, University of Liverpool, as archived on 17 August 2004.