Williams, Peter F. 1937-2016

Peter Fredric Williams, English harpsichordist, organist and musicologist, b. Wolverhampton; d. Cheltenham.    In 1962 he joined the Faculty of Music at the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer, becoming a reader in 1972 and in 1982 was appointed to a personal chair in performance practice; the first professor of performance practice in the UK.  His inaugural lecture as Hon. Professor of Performance Practice at the University of Edinburgh was entitled "Practice in Search of Theory:  Encounters with the Chromatic Fourth" and given in the Reid Concert Hall on Thursday 25 November 1993.    In 1985 he left Edinburgh to take up an appointment in the United States at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.  He returned to the UK with his wife Rosemary and family, to continue his recital work and teaching, based in Gloucestershire. 

Instrument(s)/responsibility:
harpsichord, organ
Nationality:
British, English

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 7, 1963 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Orchestral Concert Wednesday, March 4, 1964 Usher Hall Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 11, 1965 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, December 8, 1966 Reid School of Music, Park Place Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Opening ceremony of the restored St Cecilia's Hall Friday, June 28, 1968 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
First public concert in St Cecilia's Hall Saturday, June 29, 1968 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Newman, Sidney T. M. 1906-1971
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1970 Sunday, May 31, 1970 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1970 Saturday, June 6, 1970 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1971 Sunday, May 30, 1971 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1971 Sunday, June 6, 1971 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1971 Sunday, June 13, 1971 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1972 Saturday, May 27, 1972 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1972 Sunday, June 4, 1972 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1972 Sunday, June 11, 1972 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
University Chamber Concert Saturday, February 24, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
University Chamber Concert Sunday, February 25, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1973 Sunday, May 27, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1973 Saturday, June 2, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1973 Sunday, June 3, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1973 Saturday, June 9, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1973 Sunday, June 10, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1973 Tuesday, June 12, 1973 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1974 Sunday, June 9, 1974 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1975 Saturday, May 31, 1975 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1975 Sunday, June 1, 1975 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1975 Saturday, June 7, 1975 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Orchestral Concert Thursday, April 29, 1976 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976 Friday, May 21, 1976 McEwan Hall Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976 Saturday, May 29, 1976 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976 Saturday, June 5, 1976 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976 Sunday, June 6, 1976 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976 Saturday, June 12, 1976 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
University Chamber Concert Saturday, January 22, 1977 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1977 Saturday, May 14, 1977 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1977 Sunday, May 29, 1977 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1977 Sunday, June 5, 1977 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1977 Sunday, June 12, 1977 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1978 Saturday, June 10, 1978 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1978 Sunday, June 11, 1978 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, February 1, 1979 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1979 Saturday, May 12, 1979 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1979 Sunday, May 13, 1979 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1979 Sunday, June 3, 1979 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, March 6, 1980 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1980 Saturday, May 24, 1980 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1980 Sunday, May 25, 1980 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1980 Saturday, May 31, 1980 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1980 Sunday, June 1, 1980 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1980 Sunday, June 8, 1980 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Chamber Concert Thursday, November 13, 1980 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1981 Sunday, May 24, 1981 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1981 Saturday, June 6, 1981 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1981 Tuesday, June 9, 1981 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, October 26, 1982 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1983 Sunday, May 15, 1983 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1983 Saturday, May 28, 1983 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1983 Sunday, May 29, 1983 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1983 Saturday, June 4, 1983 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, October 18, 1983 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach 1984 Saturday, May 26, 1984 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach 1984 Saturday, June 2, 1984 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Tuesday, October 16, 1984 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Mozart at St Cecilia's Hall 1985 Monday, June 3, 1985 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Thursday, December 5, 1985 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1986 Sunday, June 15, 1986 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Reid Lunch-hour Concert Thursday, December 4, 1986 Reid Concert Hall with Ahrend organ Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1987 Sunday, July 5, 1987 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1988 Saturday, June 11, 1988 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1989 Sunday, June 4, 1989 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Leighton, Kenneth, 1929-1988
Edinburgh University Summer Concerts 1990 Saturday, June 2, 1990 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments
Reid Chamber Concert Friday, March 6, 2009 St Cecilia's Hall & MIMEd instruments Osborne, Nigel 1948-