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Adrian is the editor of Early Music Today magazine and an experienced music journalist.

Adrian’s past and present academic interests, focusing on the history and philosophy of music, include the Neapolitan madrigal school, the relationship between music and text, and the development of the song recital as an independent concert form.

He has presented papers on the music and literary associations of the unaccompanied madrigal in 17th-century Naples at a number of conferences. He is currently engaged in revising his Masters thesis – on the Neapolitan composer Agostino Agresta – for publication.

Adrian is also an experienced proofreader, writer of concert programme notes and CD booklet notes, and translator into English from French, German, Italian, and Latin.