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Prof Barry Cooper - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Barry Cooper. Beethoven: An Extraordinary Life. ABRSM An Extraordinary Life. London: ABRSM, 2013. eScholarID:141905
  • Child Composers and Their Works: A Historical Survey. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2009. eScholarID:77424
  • Cooper, Barry. Beethoven. Master Musicians. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. eScholarID:4b1507
  • Cooper, Barry. Beethoven. Master Musicians. Oxford University Press, 2000. eScholarID:4b658
  • Cooper, B. Beethoven's Folksong Settings. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. eScholarID:4b513
  • Cooper, B., Anne Louise Coldicott, William Drabkin, Nicholas Marston. The Beethoven Compendium. Thames and Hudson, 1991. eScholarID:4b512
  • Cooper, B. Beethoven and The Creative Process. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. eScholarID:4b511
  • Cooper, B. English Solo Keyboard Music of the Middle and Late Baroque. New York: Garland, 1989. eScholarID:4b510

Book contribution

  • Barry Cooper. "Introduction." In Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major for Pianoforte and Orchestra, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2015. eScholarID:263015
  • Barry Cooper. "Introduction." In Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major for Pianoforte and Orchestra, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2015. eScholarID:263016
  • Barry Cooper. "Introduction." In Beethoven Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major for Pianoforte and Orchestra, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2015. eScholarID:263013
  • Barry Cooper. "Introduction." In Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Pianoforte and Orchestra, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2015. eScholarID:263014
  • Barry Cooper. "Introduction." In Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C major for Pianoforte and Orchestra, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-IV. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2015. eScholarID:263011
  • "Introduction." In Beethoven, Concerto in D msjor for Violin and Orchestra Op. 61, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-VI. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2012. eScholarID:170244
  • "Introduction." In Beethoven, Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2012. eScholarID:170241
  • Cooper, Barry. "Christmas Carols." In Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture, ed. Sheila Whiteley, 88-97. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. eScholarID:3b2919
  • Cooper, Barry. "Introduction." In Beethoven String Quartets op. 74 op. 95, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, Kassel, 2008. eScholarID:3b3148
  • Cooper, Barry. "Introduction." In Beethoven String Quartets op. 59, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V.Bärenreiter, Kassel, 2008. eScholarID:3b2918
  • Cooper, Barry. "Introduction." In Beethoven: String Quartets op. 18, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V. Kassel: Bärenreiter, Kassel, 2007. eScholarID:3b2828
  • Cooper, B. "Introduction." In Beethoven: Sonatas for Violoncello and Piano, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V.Barenreiter, Kassel, 2004. eScholarID:3b4565
  • Cooper, B. "Beethoven; folksong settings; Napier; Neukomm; Whyte." In Oxford Composer Companions: Haydn, ed. David Wyn Jones, 17-20 101-3 248 etc.Oxford University Press, 2002. eScholarID:3b4561
  • Cooper, B. "Children and Music." In The Oxford Companion to Music, ed. Alison Latham, 243-244.Oxford University Press, 2002. eScholarID:3b4560
  • Cooper, B. "Ludwig van Beethoven." In The Oxford Companion to Music, ed. Alison Latham, 116-119.Oxford University Press, 2002. eScholarID:3b4557
  • Cooper, B. "Sources and Editions." In A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period, ed. Anthony Burton, 91-101.ABRSM Publishing, London, 2002. eScholarID:3b4552
  • Cooper, B. "The Clementi-Beethoven Contract of 1807: A Reinvestigation." In Muzio Clementi: Studies and Prospects, ed. Roberto Illiano et al, 337-53.Ut Orpheus Edizioni, Bologna, 2002. eScholarID:3b1974
  • Cooper, B. "Introduction [to each symphony]." In Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 1-9, ed. Jonathan Del Mar, III-V in each vol..Barenreiter, Kassel, 2001. eScholarID:3b4555
  • Cooper, Barry. "Englische Musiktheorie im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert." In Geschichte der Musiktheorie, Band 9, 141-314. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1986. eScholarID:3b1018

Journal article

  • Barry Cooper. "The Role of Beethoven's 'la gaiete' Movement in the Creation of his Quartet Op. 127." Nineteenth Century Music Review 11, no. 1(2014) : 33-55. eScholarID:230711 | DOI:10.1017/S1479409814000147
  • Barry Cooper. "New Work on Beethoven's Sketchbooks - And a New Work in Them." Journal of the Royal Musical Association 138, no. 1(2013) : 175-185. eScholarID:199197
  • Barry Cooper. "Structural implications of the double bars in the autograph of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations." Arietta 8(2013) : 12-20. eScholarID:215938
  • Barry Cooper, Erica Buurman. "The Influence of Wolfgang Ebner's Ferdinand Variations on Bach, Beethoven and Others." The Musical Times 153, no. 1921(2012) : 17-28. eScholarID:189437
  • Barry Cooper. "'The Lost Slow Movement from Beethoven's Quartet Op. 18 No. 2'." Eighteenth-Century Music 9, no. 2(2012) : 237-251. eScholarID:210390
  • Barry Cooper. "Beethoven's Uses of Silence." The Musical Times 152, no. 1914(2011) : 25-43. eScholarID:120293
  • "A New Edition of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas." Problemy Muzykal'noi Nauki / Music Scholarship: Russian Journal of Academic Studies 6, no. No. 1(6)(2010) : 103-6, 106-8. eScholarID:120294
  • Barry Cooper. "'The Two - or Two Dozen - Finales for Beethoven's Quartet Opus 130'." Ad Parnassum 8, no. 16(2010) : 7-52. eScholarID:120291
  • ""Miss Bonwick" Identified: An 18th-Century Composer and Organist." The Musical Times 150, no. Autumn(2009) : 51-56. eScholarID:77423
  • Cooper, Barry. "An Unrecorded Collection of Early Music Sources in Lampeter: Description and Annotated Inventory." Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle 41, no. 1(2008) : 93-119. eScholarID:1b5585 | DOI:10.1080/14723808.2008.10541022
  • Cooper, Barry. "Beethoven's Last Two Folksong Settings and Their Origins." The Beethoven Journal 23/1(2008) : 18-23. eScholarID:1b5727
  • Cooper, B. "Beethoven and the Double Bar." Music & Letters 88/3(2007) : 458-483. eScholarID:1b4366 | DOI:10.1093/ml/gcm003
  • Cooper, Barry. "The Amazing Early Works of Frederick Ouseley." The Musical Times 147/1895(2006) : 49-58. eScholarID:1b8437 | DOI:10.2307/25434383
  • Cooper, Barry. "The Arrival of Beethoven's 'Razumovsky' Quartets in Manchester." Manchester Sounds 5(2005) : 53-62. eScholarID:1b8436
  • Cooper, B. "Beethoven's Copy of J.C. Bach's 'Six Sonates', Opus 17." The Beethoven Journal 19/1(2004) : 17-21. eScholarID:1b8433
  • Cooper, B. "Beethoven's Appoggiaturas: Long or Short?" Early Music 31(2003) : 165-178. eScholarID:1b2358 | DOI:10.1093/em/31.2.165
  • Cooper, B. "Subthematicism and Metaphor in Beethoven's Tenth Symphony." Ad Parnassum 1(2003) : 5-22. eScholarID:1b3542
  • Cooper, B. "Beethoven's Concertos as Show and Text." Beethoven Forum 9(2002) : 123 - 132. eScholarID:1b2356
  • Cooper, B. "Beethoven's Abendlied and the Wiener Zeitschrift." Music & Letters 82(2001) : 234-250. eScholarID:1b2357 | DOI:10.1093/ml/82.2.234
  • Cooper, B. "The Cramer Anecdote about Beethoven." The Beethoven Journal 16/1(2001) : 20-23. eScholarID:1b8404


  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Mass in C major, edited by Barry Cooper (Kassel: Bärenreiter).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonie Nr. 10: Erster Satz, completed B. Cooper, Universal Edition. Vienna, 2nd edn, 2013.
  • Cooper, Barry, ed. Beethoven: The 35 Piano Sonatas. 2007. 978 1 86096 245 5. ABRSM Publishing. 6 vols in 3. (German translation, trans. Albrecht Dümling, 2009).
  • Cooper, Barry, ed. Muzio Clementi: The Sprig of Shillelah (Muzio Clementi: Opera Omnia 51). 2004. Ut Orpheus, Bologna. XI-XIII, 101-115.
  • John Blow, Cooper, B. John Blow: Complete Organ Music, Musica Britannica. Vol. 69. 1996. 0580-2954. Stainer & Bell. xxxiv + 97.