Hughes, Meirion 1949-
HUGHES, Meirion 1949-
PERSONAL: Born October 16, 1949, in Bangor, Wales; son of Llewelyn (an accountant) and Gladys (a homemaker) Hughes; married February 11, 1989; wife's name Mary (divorced, November, 2002); children: Tom. Ethnicity: "European." Education: University of Wales, Cardiff, B.A., 1971, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1998. Politics: "Radical."
ADDRESSES: Office—Yoga Plus, Agios Pavlos, Crete.
CAREER: Lecturer in history and English literature at a secondary school in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, 1979–97; Yoga Plus, Agios Pavlos, Crete, lecturer in ancient history and civilization, 1999–. University of Wales—Cardiff, Leverhulme research fellow in history and archaeology, 1990–91; artistic director of opera St. David's Day, Opera North Wales, 1992.
(With R. A. Stadling) The English Musical Renaissance, 1860–1940: Construction and Deconstruction, Routledge (New York, NY), 1993, revised edition published as The English Musical Renaissance, 1840–1940: Constructing a National Music, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 2001.
The English Musical Renaissance and the Press, 1850–1914: Watchmen of Music, Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT), 2002.
Contributor to books, including Music and the Politics of Culture, edited by C. Norris, Lawrence & Wishart (London, England), 1989; and Conflict and Coexistence: Aspects of Nationalism and Democracy in Europe, edited by Bates, Newton, and R. A. Stradling, University of Wales Press (Cardiff, Wales), 1997. Contributor of radio broadcasts to British Broadcasting Corporation.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing Life of Chopin by Franz Liszt, for Ashgate Publishing (Burlington, VT).
SIDELIGHTS: Meirion Hughes told CA: "I am a teacher and historian with a wide range of academic interests. In recent years I have particularly enjoyed working in music history, a field much in need of new thinking and radical scholarship. It is high time that music join the other arts in the mainstream of cultural history by deploying contemporary discourses and methodologies. It is good to see that, at the outset of the new century, younger scholars especially are moving forcefully in new directions."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
English Historical Review, April, 1996, John Ramsden, review of The English Musical Renaissance, 1860–1940: Construction and Deconstruction, p. 520.
Notes, September, 1995, Julian Onderdonk, review of The English Musical Renaissance, 1860–1940, p. 63.