Buckridge, Patrick, ‘Queensland Literature: The Making of an Idea,’ Queensland Review (1995): 30–41. ‘Art Off Centre’ was the title of a Queensland Studies Centre conference held in association with the Queensland Art Gallery, 29–30 April 1995. Although the role played by other forms of music in Queensland is also worthy of attention, this article focusses on what is variously known as ‘classical’ or ‘art’ music: ie. the music of ‘high’ culture.
Thea Astley, ‘Being a Queenslander: A form of Literary and Geographical Conceit,’ Southerly 36:23.
‘Car Rushed by Crowd: Memorable Scene in Town Hall’, The Sun News-Pictorial, 8 July 1929: 3. All Melbourne newspapers canied lengthy articles about Weir's playing and the tumultuous public response.
Ehrlich, Cyril, The Music Profession in Britain since the Eighteenth Century: A Social History (Oxford: Clarendon, 1985) 53, 209. Ehrlich refers specifically to the British context, but his remarks are more widely applicable
Weir, Nancy, transcript of letter to Charles Weir, [undated: 21 June 1930), held by the Queensland Performing Arts Trust. Ada Freeman's diary notes that Schnabel ‘thought we were Brazilians!!?’.
Unless otherwise indicated, quotations are drawn from oral history interviews with Nancy Weir conducted by Belinda McKay between 1992 and 1995.
Weir, Nancy, interviewed by Beryl Davis and Laurel Garlick, Joint Oral History Project, Queensland Performing Arts Trust and the State Library of Queensland.
Gustavson, Corliss, ‘Pianists of Australia’, M.Mus. dissertation, University of Queensland, 1977, 292.
Schofield, Margaret, interviewed by Belinda McKay, 27 September 1993.
Roger Woodward is perhaps the only major international pianist who lives for extended periods in Australia, but he spends at least half of each year based in London.
Werder, Felix, interviewed by Belinda McKay, 8 June 1995.
Dawson, Jenny, ‘Opera in Colonial Brisbane’, M.Mus. dissertation, University of Queensland, 172–173.
Covell, Roger, Australia's Music: Themes of a New Society (Melbourne: Sun Books, 1967) 124.
Sitsky, Larry, interviewed by Belinda McKay, 28 September 1993.
Jones, Basil, interviewed by Belinda McKay and Sue Witham, 8 December 1993.
‘Conservatorium Corroboree: Group on Teaching Tour Learnt from Aboriginals,’ The Courier-Mail, 31 May 1973.
Michael, Kate, unpublished notes on Nancy Weir, 1992.
Noble, John wrote: ‘Miss Weir — surely one of Australia's national treasures — again proved herself to be a poet of the piano, producing playing of character, maturity and insight in a reading which realises the full lyrical beauties of this concerto which she has made her own.’ See John Noble, ‘QYSO Superb — As Befits a Silver Jubilee’, The Courier-Mail, 10 July 1992.