Prof Fiona M Palmer

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Biography

Profile
Professor Fiona M. Palmer is a musicologist and a performer whose research focuses on the socio-economic history of music and musicians in Britain (1780s–1940s). A double bassist, mezzo-soprano and flautist, Fiona is a first-class graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire and undertook her PhD in Musicology at the University of Birmingham (British Academy Scholar). Aside from academic posts, her career has included work as a professional orchestral player, as the Manager of the Examinations Department at the ABRSM, and as a peripatetic instrumental and vocal teacher and conductor. 

In October 2007 Fiona moved from a Senior Lectureship at Queen’s University, Belfast, to take up the position of Professor of Music and Head of Department at Maynooth University. Under her Headship (2007–2014) the Department of Music benefited from (inter alia) expanded personnel and physical resources; a systematic review, revision and development of its research activities and undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; and an expansion of its conference hosting, portfolio of ensembles and concert-giving activities. 

Research & Publications
Fiona’s publications focus on music and musicians in the British marketplace between the late eighteenth and twentieth centuries. They are concerned with the culture and commerce of the music profession and examine institutions, standards and competition, performance practice, canonization, publishing, reception and socio-economic issues.

Books
Fiona's most recent monograph is Conductors in Britain c. 1870–1914: Wielding the Baton at the Height of Empire (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017).  This book contextualizes and reconsiders the emergence and reception of the role of conductor in the late Victorian age. It examines evolving institutional and professional opportunities during this richly dynamic period. The conductors at the heart of this re-evaluation include Julius Benedict, William Cusins, Arthur Sullivan, Joseph Barnby, Alexander C. Mackenzie, Frederic H. Cowen, Dan Godfrey Jr and Landon Ronald. Their varying experiences, contributions, networks and opportunities combine to reflect the progress of the emerging conducting profession. This large project draws on Fiona's detailed research into British concert-life and sheds new light on the histories of organizations such as the Philharmonic Society of London, the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Manchester's Hallé Orchestra, the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, the Royal Choral Society, Birmingham Promenade Concerts and music festivals nationwide.    

Fiona’s previous books include:
Vincent Novello (1781–1861): Music for the Masses (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006) — the first large-scale contextualized reappraisal of the career of the pioneering London-based editor and publisher. This monograph complements her earlier book which repositioned one of the most influential, well-connected and successful virtuosi in nineteenth-century London: Dragonetti in England (1794–1846): the Career of a Double Bass Virtuoso (Oxford University Press, 1997)

Other Research Outputs
Recent publications include: an interrogation of the value and exploitation of pedigree, networks and marketing in the careers of conductors in 19th-century Britain (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2016); an appraisal of the role of Handel’s Messiah in 19th-century Britain in relation to wider European nationalism and choral power (Leiden: Brill, 2015); and a contextualization of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society's conductors in the second half of the nineteenth century (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014). Chapters currently in the press include a detailed analysis and contextualization of the socio-economic and professional underpinnings of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society’s development in the mid-19th-century (OUP, 2017). 

A chapter examining the inauguration of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society's Hall (1849): 'A Home for the 'Phil': Liverpool's First Philharmonic Hall (1849)' appeared in P. Rodmell ed., Music and Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Ashgate, 2012). Other published articles and reviews can be found in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 19th-Century British Music Studies 3, The Musical Times, The Strad, Muzio Clementi: Studies & Prospects, Early Music, the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and the newsletters of the North American British Music Studies Association and of the Handel Society.  Fiona has written and revised entries for New Grove 2, the New Dictionary of National Biography, Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the Dictionary of Hymnology and the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland

Recent and forthcoming international conference papers and invited lectures include locations such as the USA, Italy, Croatia, Oxford, Liverpool, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Cambridge.  

Performing Activities
Fiona was very lucky to be trained via the Northamptonshire Music Service from a young age and participated in multiple ensembles, recitals, international tours and residential courses.  As a first-class graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire, with double bass as her first study, she freelanced with many ensembles, especially the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (1989–1997).  During these years the CBSO enjoyed the stewardship of Sir Simon Rattle and Fiona was involved with recordings under the direction of such maestri as Walter Weller and Paarvo Jaervi; she also spent some time as a member of New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.  

Synopsis of Training and Employment
Fiona undertook her doctoral research at Birmingham University (1990–93) where she was fortunate to enjoy the mentorship of Professor Cyril Ehrlich alongside supervision from Professors Basil Deane and Colin Timms. She was Manager of the Examinations Department at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London (1997–99). During this time she project-managed the ground-breaking Diploma 2000 Syllabus and liaised with educational agencies (such as the QCA) over matters of comparability. In July 1999 she moved to Northern Ireland to work at Queen's University in Belfast and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2002. During her eight years at QUB she transformed the Performance Programme, convened the BMus degree, taught modules across the curriculum (undergraduate and postgraduate) and served on committees at School, University and national level. She also regularly played the double bass on a freelance basis with the Ulster Orchestra, travelling with them to New York and to perform at the BBC London Promenade Concerts.  

Outreach
Fiona currently serves on the Board of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (2007—), as External Examiner for the BA Music programme at Liverpool Hope University (2015-19) and a member of the Development Committee of the North American British Music Studies Association. Formerly a Councillor of the Royal Musical Association (2002–05), Fiona was an elected Councillor of the Society for Musicology in Ireland for three consecutive terms (2006-15). Fiona has chaired for HETAC and participated in inter-institutional curricular discussions; she has also chaired the finals of the Catherine Judge Memorial Award (2014; 2015). She has acted as an external examiner for programmes at the Royal College of Music and at Dundalk Institute of Technology, and for doctoral dissertations at the Universities of Melbourne, Leeds, Canterbury Christchurch College, Queen’s University Belfast, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. She has contributed to radio documentaries and discussions on Bayerische Rundfunk Klassik, BBC Radio Ulster, RTÉ Radio 1, and RTÉ Lyric FM. Fiona is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle and acts as a peer reviewer for a number of publishers.






Research Interests

Socio-economic history of music; the music business; music in Britain (1780s–1940s); performance practice; institutional histories; biography; music publishing; the orchestra; the conducting profession; career trajectories and influence including the virtuoso double bassist and entrepreneur Domenico Dragonetti (1763-1846); the pioneering and philanthropic editor and publisher Vincent Novello (1781-1861); and musicians active in the British marketplace as conductors including Julius Benedict, William Cusins, Arthur Sullivan, Joseph Barnby, Frederic H. Cowen, Alexander C. Mackenzie, Landon Ronald and Dan Godfrey Jr.

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Conductors in Britain c. 1870-1914: Wielding the Baton at the Height of Empire.
Palmer, Fiona M. (2017) Conductors in Britain c. 1870-1914: Wielding the Baton at the Height of Empire. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. [Details]
2006 Vincent Novello (1781-1861): Music for the Masses.
Palmer, Fiona M. (2006) Vincent Novello (1781-1861): Music for the Masses. : Ashgate Publishing. [Details]
1997 Dragonetti in England (1794-1846): the Career of a Double Bass Virtuoso.
Palmer, Fiona M. (1997) Dragonetti in England (1794-1846): the Career of a Double Bass Virtuoso. : Oxford University Press. [Details]
1996 Barber Evening Concerts and Operas: the First Fifty Years.
Palmer, Fiona M. (1996) Barber Evening Concerts and Operas: the First Fifty Years. Birmingham: Birmingham University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 ''Conductors and Self-Promotion in the British Nineteenth-Century Marketplace''
Fiona M. Palmer (2016) ''Conductors and Self-Promotion in the British Nineteenth-Century Marketplace'' In: Christina Bashford and Roberta Montevorra Marvin (eds). The Idea of Art Music in a Commercial World, 1800-1930. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. [IR Link] [Details]
2015 ''The Large-Scale Oratorio Chorus in Nineteenth-Century England: Choral Power and the Role of Handel’s Messiah''
Fiona M. Palmer (2015) ''The Large-Scale Oratorio Chorus in Nineteenth-Century England: Choral Power and the Role of Handel’s Messiah'' In: Krisztina Lajosi and Andreas Stynen (eds). Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe. Leiden: Brill. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 ''Conductors and Conducting in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Liverpool Philharmonic Society (1840-1895)''
Fiona M. Palmer (2014) ''Conductors and Conducting in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Liverpool Philharmonic Society (1840-1895)'' In: Roberto Illiano and Michela Niccolai (eds). Orchestral Conducting in the Nineteenth Century (Speculum Musicae, 23). Turnhout: Brepols. [Details]
2012 'A Home for the 'Phil': Liverpool's First Philharmonic Hall (1849)'
Palmer, Fiona M (2012) 'A Home for the 'Phil': Liverpool's First Philharmonic Hall (1849)' In: Paul Rodmell (eds). MUSIC AND INSTITUTIONS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. ALDERSHOT: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2003 'Vincent Novello and the Philharmonic Society of London'
Palmer, Fiona M. (2003) 'Vincent Novello and the Philharmonic Society of London' In: Peter Horton and Bennett Zon (eds). Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies III. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. [Details]
2002 'A Halo of Light Around us All: Clementi in 1827 through the eyes of his Contemporaries'
Fiona M. Palmer (2002) 'A Halo of Light Around us All: Clementi in 1827 through the eyes of his Contemporaries' In: R. Iliano, L. Sala and M. Sala (eds). Muzio Clementi Opera Omnia Volume 61: Muzio Clementi: Studies and Prospects. Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni. [Details]
1993 'Domenico Dragonetti and the Double Bass in London at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century'
Fiona M. Palmer (1993) 'Domenico Dragonetti and the Double Bass in London at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century' In: A Handbook for Studies in Eighteenth Century Music, iv. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh: Burden & Cholij. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2005 'Publishing Music from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: the Work of Vincent Novello and Samuel Wesley in the 1820s'
Olleson, Philip and Palmer, Fiona M., (2005) 'Publishing Music from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: the Work of Vincent Novello and Samuel Wesley in the 1820s'. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION, cxxx :38-73 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 ‘Resisting Foreign Invasion: World War I and the Campaign for the British Conducting Profession’.
Fiona M. Palmer (2017) ‘Resisting Foreign Invasion: World War I and the Campaign for the British Conducting Profession’. [Oral Presentation], World War I and Music: 13th International Musicological Conference of the Croatian Musicological Society, Zagreb, Croatia , 24-OCT-17 - 27-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Every musician (or rather soi-disant musician) … thinks he can conduct’: Reinterpreting Ideologies of Orchestral Conducting in 1870s Britain’.
Fiona M. Palmer (2017) ‘Every musician (or rather soi-disant musician) … thinks he can conduct’: Reinterpreting Ideologies of Orchestral Conducting in 1870s Britain’. [Oral Presentation], Royal Musical Association 53rd Annual Conference, Liverpool University , 07-SEP-17 - 09-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 'Forging a Conducting Profile in Britain before World War I: Landon Ronald and the Birmingham Promenade Concerts (1905–14)'.
Fiona M. Palmer (2017) 'Forging a Conducting Profile in Britain before World War I: Landon Ronald and the Birmingham Promenade Concerts (1905–14)'. [Oral Presentation], Eleventh Biennial International Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain, University of Birmingham , 28-JUN-17 - 30-JUN-17 [Details]
2016 ‘Hundreds of people are unable to differentiate between a man who wags a stick and the artist who inspires and controls’: Concepts of Conducting in Britain in 1913’.
Fiona M. Palmer (2016) ‘Hundreds of people are unable to differentiate between a man who wags a stick and the artist who inspires and controls’: Concepts of Conducting in Britain in 1913’. [Oral Presentation], SMI Plenary Conference, St Patrick's College, DCU , 10-JUN-16 - 12-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Hundreds of people are unable to differentiate between a man who wags a stick and the artist who inspires and controls’: Concepts of Conducting in Britain in 1913’.
Fiona M. Palmer (2016) ‘Hundreds of people are unable to differentiate between a man who wags a stick and the artist who inspires and controls’: Concepts of Conducting in Britain in 1913’. [Oral Presentation], Oxford Conducting Institute Conducting Conference, St Anne's College, Oxford Unversity , 24-JUN-16 - 26-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 ‘‘I am your leader, and you must follow me’: Sir Joseph Barnby as Conductor of the Royal Choral Society (1872–1896)’.
Fiona M. Palmer (2016) ‘‘I am your leader, and you must follow me’: Sir Joseph Barnby as Conductor of the Royal Choral Society (1872–1896)’. [Oral Presentation], North American British Music Studies Association Biennial Conference, Syracuse University, New York , 04-AUG-16 - 06-AUG-16 [Details]
2015 BR-Klassik Das Musik-Feature.
(2015) BR-Klassik Das Musik-Feature. [Oral Presentation], Mit Holz und Seele: Millanolo Stradivarius Violin, Bayerische Rundfunk Klassik (Radio Station Broadcast) [Details]
2015 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: 175 Years of the Original Liverpool Sound.
(2015) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: 175 Years of the Original Liverpool Sound. [Oral Presentation], Philharmonic Societies:Celebrating 175 Years of the Original Liverpool Sound, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, William Brown Library, Liverpool [Details]
2014 CMPCP Workshop: Prof. T.K. Ramnarine.
(2014) CMPCP Workshop: Prof. T.K. Ramnarine. [Oral Presentation], 'Liverpool Philharmonic - Causes and Effects - Central Themes', University of London: Senate House [Details]
2013 Performance Studies Network Second International Conference.
(2013) Performance Studies Network Second International Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘Developing the Liverpool Philharmonic Society Orchestra in the mid-19th century', University of Cambridge [Details]
2013 Eighth Biennial International Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain Conference.
(2013) Eighth Biennial International Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain Conference. [Oral Presentation], ‘I cannot do Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel with deputies’, University of Cardiff [Details]
2013 RTE Radio 1.
(2013) RTE Radio 1. [Oral Presentation], Off The Shelf Panel Discussion, RTE Radio 1 [Details]
2012 Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology Ireland.
(2012) Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology Ireland. [Oral Presentation], ‘Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885): Reinterpreting the Conducting Career of a Naturalised Englishman', Dundalk Institute of Technology [Details]
2012 Seventeenth Biennial International Conference on 19th-Century Music.
(2012) Seventeenth Biennial International Conference on 19th-Century Music. [Oral Presentation], ‘Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885): Reinterpreting the Conducting Career of a Naturalised Englishman', University of Edinburgh [Details]
2011 SPIN.
(2011) SPIN. [Oral Presentation], ‘Choral Societies in England and nationalist Mobilization in Nineteenth Century Europe’, SPIN/De Singel Antwerp [Details]
2011 La Spezia CAMEC.
(2011) La Spezia CAMEC. [Public presentations], ‘Conductors and Conducting in 19th-Century Britain: The Liverpool Philharmonic Society as Case Study, Italy - La Spezia [Details]
2011 The Orchestra in Global Perspective Workshop III, AHRC Centre for Musical Performance.
(2011) The Orchestra in Global Perspective Workshop III, AHRC Centre for Musical Performance. [Oral Presentation], ‘Infrastructures and Personnel: Case Studies in the Evolution of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Institute of Musical Research London [Details]
2011 RCM Grove Forum.
(2011) RCM Grove Forum. [Oral Presentation], 'Music for the Masses', Royal College of Music London [Details]
2010 Musicology Research Seminar Series.
(2010) Musicology Research Seminar Series. [Oral Presentation], ‘”His Beat Is Clear and Decisive”: Max Bruch as Conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society', Liverpool Hope University [Details]
2010 NUI Maynooth Music Department Research Seminar.
(2010) NUI Maynooth Music Department Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], 'Orchestral Direction in the Nineteenth Century: Pioneers on the Podium', NUI Maynooth [Details]
2010 Global Perspectives on the Orchestra: Workshop I: the Symphony Orchestra.
(2010) Global Perspectives on the Orchestra: Workshop I: the Symphony Orchestra. [Oral Presentation], Making an Orchestra Work: Perspectives from the Nineteenth Century, AHRC Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice, Institute of Musical Research, London Univ [Details]
2010 Fourth Biennial Conference of the North American British Musical Studies Association.
(2010) Fourth Biennial Conference of the North American British Musical Studies Association. [Oral Presentation], His Beat Is Clear and Decisive”: Max Bruch as Conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society in the, Des Moines, Iowa USA [Details]
2010 The Symphony Orchestra as Cultural Phenomenon.
(2010) The Symphony Orchestra as Cultural Phenomenon. [Oral Presentation], Defining the Job Description: Case Studies in English Orchestral Conducting in the mid-1800s, Institute of Musical Research, University of London [Details]
2009 History Department Research Seminar Series.
(2009) History Department Research Seminar Series. [Oral Presentation], Making it in the 19th-century Music Profession: The Contrasting Careers of Dragonetti...marketplace, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2009 Joint Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association and Society for Musicology Ireland.
(2009) Joint Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association and Society for Musicology Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Finding Direction: Hierarchies in the Early Years of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, RIAM, Dublin [Details]
2009 7th Biennial Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain.
(2009) 7th Biennial Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain. [Oral Presentation], Finding Direction: Hierarchies in the Early Years of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Bristol University [Details]
2007 Music Department Research Seminar Series.
(2007) Music Department Research Seminar Series. [Oral Presentation], Vincent Novello’s Circle: Figures and Functions, NUI Maynooth [Details]
2007 SMI Annual Conference.
(2007) SMI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Home for the Phil: The Unveiling of Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall in 1849, Waterford Institute of Technology [Details]
2007 6th Biennial Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain.
(2007) 6th Biennial Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain. [Oral Presentation], A Home for the Phil: The Unveiling of Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall in 1849, Birmingham University [Details]
2006 Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
(2006) Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies. [Oral Presentation], Vincent Novello’s Circle: Figures and Functions, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2005 5th Biennial International Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain.
(2005) 5th Biennial International Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain. [Oral Presentation], Patterns in Vincent Novello’s Editorial Output 1811–32: Quantity v. Quality?, University of Nottingham [Details]
2005 SMI Annual Conference.
(2005) SMI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Vincent Novello and “This Extraordinary Genius”: Henry Purcell, University College Cork [Details]
2004 SMI Annual Conference.
(2004) SMI Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Vincent and Mary Novello: Family Ties, Values and Quarrels, Queen's University Belfast [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 NABMSA Review: Bedford’s Musical Society: A History of Bedford’s Choral Society . Michael Benson, with an introduction by Donald Burrows. Woodbridge, UK and New York: Boydell Press, 2015. ii + 289pp. ISBN 978 - 0 - 8515 - 5081 - 7 (hardcover).
Fiona M. Palmer (2017) NABMSA Review: Bedford’s Musical Society: A History of Bedford’s Choral Society . Michael Benson, with an introduction by Donald Burrows. Woodbridge, UK and New York: Boydell Press, 2015. ii + 289pp. ISBN 978 - 0 - 8515 - 5081 - 7 (hardcover). USA: Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2014 NABMSA Review: 'J. Oates, Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life (Farnham, Surrey; Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2013)'.
Professor Fiona M. Palmer (2014) NABMSA Review: 'J. Oates, Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life (Farnham, Surrey; Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2013)'. Book Review [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Viotti's Chequered Life'.
Fiona M. Palmer (2010) 'Viotti's Chequered Life'. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2009 Robert Beale, Charles Halle: A Musical Life (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2007).
Palmer, Fiona M. (2009) Robert Beale, Charles Halle: A Musical Life (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2007). Book Review [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2002 ‘Professionally Speaking’, Rohr, D., The Careers of Professional Musicians 1750–1850 (Cambridge: CUP, 2001); Olleson, P., The Letters of Samuel Wesley: Professional and Social Correspondence 1797–1837 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001); Kassler, M. & Olleson, P. (eds), Samuel Wesley 1766–1837: A Source Book (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001).
Fiona M. Palmer (2002) ‘Professionally Speaking’, Rohr, D., The Careers of Professional Musicians 1750–1850 (Cambridge: CUP, 2001); Olleson, P., The Letters of Samuel Wesley: Professional and Social Correspondence 1797–1837 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2001); Kassler, M. & Olleson, P. (eds), Samuel Wesley 1766–1837: A Source Book (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001). Book Review [Details]
2001 Alfred Planyavsky, The Baroque Double Bass Violone, trans. James Barket.
Fiona M. Palmer (2001) Alfred Planyavsky, The Baroque Double Bass Violone, trans. James Barket. Book Review [Details]
2000 ‘Paul Brun, A New History of the Double Bass (France: Paul Brun Productions, 2000)’.
Fiona M. Palmer (2000) ‘Paul Brun, A New History of the Double Bass (France: Paul Brun Productions, 2000)’. Book Review [Details]

Dictionary Entry

  Year Publication
2017 Choral Societies: England.
Fiona M. Palmer (2017) Choral Societies: England. Amsterdam: Dictionary Entry [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Novello Family'.
Fiona M. Palmer (2013) 'Novello Family'. Dictionary Entry [Details]
2013 ’Novello, (Francis) Vincent’, in Watson, J. R. et al (eds), A New Dictionary of Hymnology (London: Canterbury Press/Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013).
Fiona M. Palmer (2013) ’Novello, (Francis) Vincent’, in Watson, J. R. et al (eds), A New Dictionary of Hymnology (London: Canterbury Press/Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013). Dictionary Entry [Details]
2007 'Novello, family'.
Fiona M. Palmer (2007) 'Novello, family'. Dictionary Entry [Details]
2004 • ‘Barthélémon, Francois Hippolite (1741–1808)’; • ‘Cervetto, Giacobbe (1682–1783)’; • ‘Clagget, Charles (1740–1820)’; • ‘Condell, Henry (1757–1824)’; • ‘Crosdill, John (1751–1825)’; • ‘Dragonetti, Domenico (1763–1846)’; • ‘Paxton, Stephen (1735–87)’; • ‘Piatti, Alfredo (1822–1901)’ in Harrison, B. (ed.), New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) (commissioned) www.oxforddnb.com .
Fiona M. Palmer (2004) • ‘Barthélémon, Francois Hippolite (1741–1808)’; • ‘Cervetto, Giacobbe (1682–1783)’; • ‘Clagget, Charles (1740–1820)’; • ‘Condell, Henry (1757–1824)’; • ‘Crosdill, John (1751–1825)’; • ‘Dragonetti, Domenico (1763–1846)’; • ‘Paxton, Stephen (1735–87)’; • ‘Piatti, Alfredo (1822–1901)’ in Harrison, B. (ed.), New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) (commissioned) www.oxforddnb.com . Dictionary Entry [Details]
2001 ‘Dragonetti, Domenico’, in Sadie, S. (ed.), New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition, 29 vols (London: Macmillan, 2001) vii, 593–4 (commissioned: completely new article) .
Fiona M. Palmer (2001) ‘Dragonetti, Domenico’, in Sadie, S. (ed.), New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition, 29 vols (London: Macmillan, 2001) vii, 593–4 (commissioned: completely new article) . Dictionary Entry [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2005 The Dragon of Leicester Square.
Fiona M. Palmer (2005) The Dragon of Leicester Square. Magazine Article [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1994 Domenico Dragonetti in England 1763-1846: the Career of a Double Bass Virtuoso.
Fiona M. Palmer (1994) Domenico Dragonetti in England 1763-1846: the Career of a Double Bass Virtuoso. Birmingham: Thesis [Details]