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Michael Talbot (musicologist)

Michael Talbot, FBA (born 4 January 1943 in Luton[1]) is a British musicologist and composer.

Talbot is a former Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool.[2] An expert in Italian baroque music,[3] Talbot has authored monographs on Antonio Vivaldi and Tommaso Albinoni, and is an editor of the scholarly journal "Studi Vivaldiani". He is also active as a historicist composer, and a member of the "Vox Saeculorum" society.[4]

Talbot's expertise has been called upon in instances where the authenticity and/or provenance of works has been questioned, including the discovery of the possible Vivaldi work Andromeda Liberata.[5]


  1. ^ Curriculum Vitae of Emeritus Professor Michael Talbot, FBA
  2. ^ "The knives are out over the authenticity of an opera..." London: The Daily Telegraph. 23 November 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lost Handel set for modern debut". BBC. 12 March 2001. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  4. ^ Vox Saeculorum roster
  5. ^ White, Michael (21 November 2004). "The Vivaldi Hunters". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2009.