UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Jonathan Le Cocq

College Office (Arts)

Fields of Research

  • Aesthetics and economics of music
  • Music history (especially 16th and 17th century France)
  • Performance on lute and related instruments (especially theorbo continuo)

Researcher Summary

Research interests are Early Music (especially 16th- and 17th-century French music and music for lute and related instruments) and the philosophy and political economy of music. Performance on lute and theorbo, particularly continuo.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Yapp FA., Hurnik T. and Le Cocq JP. (2014) French cello sonatas from the era of Louis XV. [Musical performance]. (Performances)
  • Brownbrooke B., Bidwell S., Le Cocq J. and Johnson L. (2012) The Fire Season: Quake-hardened Celts. (Performances)
  • Endres M., Phillips L., Larsen S., Thurlow S., Salzmann E., Parry B., Le Cocq J. and Woodside J. (2012) Schumann's Carnaval: Works by Schumann, Dowland and Purcell. Featuring M. Endres (piano), L. Phillips (violin), S. Larsen (violin), S. Thurlow (viola), E. Salzmann (cello), B. Parry (voice), J. le Cocq (baroque guitar and theorbo) and J. Woodside (harpsichord). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2012) Jubilate Singers, Baroque Voices, Bel Canto & Aurora Voices and the Jubilate Chamber Orchestra, directed by Grant Hutchinson: Monteverdi Vespers (1610). [Theorbo]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. and Johnston L. (2012) Hedges & Ditches. [Lute]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Johnston L., Bidwell S., Brownbrooke J., Ansim K. and Hayes H. (2012) Barroco Celtico. [Early and traditional music]. (Performances)
  • Johnston L., Kraemer W., Francis C., Molnar L., Thurlow S., Salzmann C., Park J., Le Cocq J., Woodside J. and Bidwell S. (2011) Barroco Celtico. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2011) Performance Practice in the Air de Cour. Aro Valley Hall, Wellington, New Zealand: Lute Society of New Zealand Lute Fest. (Oral Presentations)
  • Le Cocq J. (2011) Talking of Michaelangelo. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Symposium on the ongoing status of European high culture in New Zealand Aotearoa. Royal Soceity of NZ and the Centre for Research in National Identity at the University of Otago. (Oral Presentations)
  • Le Cocq J. (2011) Andreas Scholl with Musica Sacra, conducted by Indra Hughes. [Archlute, continuo and obbligato]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2011) Con Voce Festiva. Works by Scarlatti, Gabrielli, Dowland and Bach performed by the Canterbury Baroque Players. [Lute, theorbo, baroque guitar]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. and Johnston L. (2011) Hedges and Ditches: Courtly airs and traditional songs for voice and lute. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Johnston L. and Woodside J. (2011) Ancient & Modern: Music from the 17th and 20th/21st centuries. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Johnston L., Buckton R. and Hooper E. (2011) Two Gentlemen of London - William Shakespeare and John Dowland. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Johnston L., Hooper E. and Kramer W. (2011) Elizabethan Evening - Dowland and Shakespeare. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Johnston L., Lambarth K. and Bidwell S. (2011) Hedges & Ditches: Early & Traditional Music for voice, lute, guitar, violin and accordion. (Performances)
  • Johnston L. and Le Cocq J. (2010) Cupid's Arrow: French and English 17th-century songs and solos for voice and lute. (Performances)
  • Johnston L., Hilhorst K., Larsen S., Chen C., Salzmann E., Kraemer W. and Le Cocq J. (2010) Italian Journey: Baroque Music Concert including works by Legrenzi, Caldara, Durante, Carissimi, Sammartini, Vivaldi and Mancini. Performed by Il Raccolto: L. Johnston (voice), W. Kraemer (recorders), K. Hilhorst (violin), S. Larsen (violin), E. Salzmann (cello), C. Chan (harpsichord), J. Le Cocq (baroque guitar, lute, theorbo). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2010) Vespers 1610, by Monteverdi. Performed by Academia Sanctae Mariae Baroque Voices, directed by Robert Oliver. [Theorbo]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. and Johnston L. (2010) Airs for Voice and Lute - lunchtime recital. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Bidwell S., Browbrooke J., Webby H., Johnston L., Kraemer W. and Hilhorst K. (2010) Barroco Celtico: A concert combining early music and celtic music, performed by J. Le Cocq (guitars), S. Bidwell (accordion), J. Brownbrooke (violins), H. Webby (harp), L. Johnston (voice), W. Kraemer (recorder) and K. Hilhorst (violin). (Performances)
  • Buckton R. and Le Cocq J. (2009) 14 Pipes and 41 strings. Including works by Milan, Ortiz, Riccio, Handel, Carulli, Sor, Poulenc and De Falla. Performed by R. Buckton (flute, pipes and whistles) and J. Le Cocq (lutes and guitars). (Performances)
  • Densem S., Pilkington L., Lomeiko N., Le Cocq J. and Setchell M. (2009) Music for Passiontide II: Stabat Mater (Pergolesi), The Lamentations (Tallis) & more. Featuring soloists S. Densem (soprano), L. Pilkington (contralto), Jubilate Singers and Ensemble, led by Natalia Lomeiko, J. Le Cocq (archlute) and M. Setchell (organ). Directed by G. Huchinson. (Performances)
  • Kraemer W., Dykes P., Suganuma T., Salzmann E., Setchell M., Ferner A., Hilhorst K., Cornish-Gibson B., Schrader S. and Le Cocq J. (2009) Baroque: Les goûts mélangés. Performed by Il Raccolto: W. Kraemer (recorder), P. Dykes (oboe), T. Suganuma (violin), E. Salzmann (cello), M. Setchell (harpsichord), A. Ferner (flute), K. Hilhorst (violin), B. Cornish-Gibson (viola and voice), S. Schrader (cello), J. Le Cocq (baroque guitar). (Performances)
  • Nodel O., Hilhorst K., Salzmann E., Shelley I., Balakauskas A., Dykes P., Castleman C., Tometten Molino F., Schrader S. and Srikaranonda I. (2009) International Akaroa Summer Festival Opening Concert. (Performances)
  • Nodel O., Song J., Tometten-Molino F., Salzmann E., Shrader S., Shelley I. and Le Cocq J. (2009) Fandango. Featuring O. Nodel (violin), J. Song (violin), F. Tometten Molino (viola), E. Salzmann (cello), S. Schrader (cello), I. Shelley (piano), J. le Cocq (guitar). (Performances)
  • Bond R., Salzmann E., Kraemer W., Boyd A., Westenra S., Caukwell B., Larsen S., Buckton R., Le Cocq J. and Lever R. (2008) The Silver Swan and Other Animals: A late afternoon platter of early music and poetry. Performed by R. Bond (poet), E. Salzmann (cello), W. Kraemer (recorder), A. Boyd (soparno), S. Westenra (soprano), B. Caukwell (bass), S. Larsen (violin), R. Buckton (Renaissance flute/recorder), J. Le Cocq (lute/archlute), R. Lever (bass viol), D. Smith (lute). (Performances)
  • Buckton R. and Le Cocq J. (2008) 14 pipes and 41 strings. (Performances)
  • Buckton R. and Le Cocq J. (2008) 14 Pipes and 41 strings. Including works by Dowland, Kuffner, Giuliani, Sor, Poulenc and Milhaud, and traditional tunes from Scotland, Ireland and Bohemia. Performed by R. Buckton (flute, pipes and whistles) and J. Le Cocq (lutes and guitars). (Performances)
  • Buckton R., Le Cocq J. and Pickard N. (2008) Music concert - Jonero. (Performances)
  • Carter M., Blampied NM. and Le Cocq J. (2008) Predictors of Music Performance Anxiety. Christchurch, New Zealand: Symposium: Recent Research in Anxiety Disorders. New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, 29-31 Aug 2008 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Furedi F., Herman A. and Le Cocq J. (2008) Protecting the Legacy of Freedom: The Ideas of The Enlightenment in the 21st Century. : 4 Aug 2008. [Forum]. (Other)
  • Kraemer W., Hilhorst K., Suganuma T., Gibson-Cornish B., Salzmann E. and Le Cocq J. (2008) Eloquent Journey. Il Raccolto Early Music Tour 2008. Music by Sarri, Telemann, Galilei, Vivaldi, Marini, Ortiz, Caccini, Castello, Lambert, Uccellini and anon. Featuring W. Kraemer (recorder), K. Hilhorst (violin), T. Suganuma (violin), B. Gibson-Cornish (viola and voice), E. Salzmann (cello) and J. Le Cocq (lute, theorbo & baroque guitar). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2008) Appassionata - the show, by Hamish Oliver. In Appassionata the Gala Concert. [Incidental music on lute]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2008) French Concert - Akaroa Festival. [Baroque guitar continuo]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2008) Tenth Anniversary Concert by Musica Sacra, directed by Indra Hughes. Featuring New Zealand Baroque Orchestra AK Barok. [Archulte obbligato & continuo]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kraemer W., Salzmann E. and Mews D. (2008) Baroque Music from Venice and Naples: Sonatas by Sarri, Bigaglia, Marcello, Vivaldi & others. Featuring W. Kraemer (recorder), E. Salzmann (cello), J. Le Cocq (Baroque guitar) and D. Mews (harpsichord). (Performances)
  • Mews D. and Le Cocq J. (2008) The Fortepiano in Recital, including Giuliani Rondo op. 68 for guitar and fortepiano. Featuring D. Mews (fortepiano) and J. Le Cocq (Stauffer guitar). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2007) Italian Concert - Akaroa Festival. [Baroque guitar/lute continuo]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2007) Monteverdi Concert by Musica Sacra, directed by Indra Hughes. Featuring a baroque string ensemble with J. Wells (organ) and J. Le Cocq (theorbo). [Theorbo continuo]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kramer W. and Salzmann E. (2007) Best of Baroque: A concert to celebrate restoration of the Neupert harpsichord, Christchurch Civic Music Council/STANZA. (Performances)
  • Singers J. and Orchestra. (2007) Music for Passiontide: Cantata no 4 (Bach), Sabat Mater (Scarlatti) and Te Deum (Scarlatti). Featuring Jubilate Singers & Orchestra, led by Cathy Irons. Directed by Grant Hutchinson. (Performances)
  • Armitage J., Kraemer W., Lee M., Smith A., Salzmann E., Le Cocq J. and Hashimoto K. (2006) Italian Baroque Music performed by "Il Raccolto". (Performances)
  • Lamont-Low A. and Le Cocq J. (2006) Gentil Cavallero: Spanish Music from the Sixteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Performed by A. Lamont-Low (contralto, viol, recorder) and J. Le Cocq (lute, guitar). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2006) Archlute accompaniment and solo performance of Robert Ballard Suite in Choral Masterpieces from the Golden Age, with Jubilate Singers and Instrumental Ensemble, conducted by Grant Hutchinson. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2006) Che Farò and the Philosophers. Wellington, New Zealand: 23rd Annual Conference of the New Zealand Musicological Society (Musicology '06), 24-26 Nov 2006 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (2006) Pierre I Ballard et Robert II Ballard: Imprimeurs du roy pour la musique (1599-1673). Music and Letters 87(3): 426-428. [Book Review]. (Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (2006) Recording of incidental music for "Hamlet" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", directed by Peter Evans. Composed and arranged by Hamish Oliver. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Armitage J., Hooper E. and Lever R. (2006) Elizabethan Concert. Performed by J. Armitage (counter-tenor), E. Lever (bass viol) and J. Le Cocq (Renaissance lute) with readings of Shakespeare and John Donne by E. Hooper (speaker). Songs and lute solos by Thomas Ford, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Matthew Locke, Tobias Hume, Robert Johnson and Henry Purcell. (Performances)
  • Major M., Walker S., Kraemer W., Le Cocq J., Standring J., Bouteray J., Lee JW., Smith A., Salzmann E. and Bouteray Y. (2006) Corelli: La Follia Variations; Mozart: Sonata for piano K332, Allegro assai; Mower: Boiling Point, for flute and piano; Puccini: Tu che di gel sei cinta, from Turandot; Liszt: Rhapsody No. 12; Lalo: Concerto for cello in D-minor, Allegro; Boccherni: Quintet in G-major, Allegro; Catalani: Ebben neandro lontana, from La Wally. Performed by M. Major (voice), S. Walker (voice), W. Kraemer (recorder), J. Le Cocq (archlute), J. Standring (flute), J. Bouterey (violin), J-W. Lee (violin), A. Smith (viola), E. Salzmann (cello), Y. Bouterey (cello), J. Lee (cello), P. Nagy (piano), S. Fisher (piano), I. Shelley (piano). (Performances)
  • Nodel R., Kramer W., Salzmann E. and Le Cocq J. (2006) Vivaldi's Four Seasons and other works. (Performances)
  • Kraemer W., Lamont-Low A. and Le Cocq J. (2005) Recital, Arts Centre Lunchtime Concert Series, including recorder solos, lute songs and lute solos. (Performances)
  • Kraemer W., Le Cocq J., Salzmann E. and Wilkinson S. (2005) Chamber Music New Zealand Tour: Il Raccolto. Featuring W. Kraemer (recorder), J. Le Cocq (theorbo), E. Salzmann (baroque cello), S. Wilkinson (baroque violin). (Performances)
  • Lamont-Low A. and Le Cocq J. (2005) Seduced and Betrayed: 17th-century love songs from England and France. Featuring A. Lamont-Low (contralto) and J. Le Cocq (lutes). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2005) Baroque ensemble Il Raccolto: A Musical Journey from England via the Netherlands, France to Italy. [Lute, theorbo, baroque guitar]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2005) Baroque ensemble Il Raccolto: Concerto in D Major for Lute, by Vivaldi, and other works. [Lute, theorbo, baroque guitar]. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2005) The Early Air de Cour, the Theorbo, and the Continuo Principle in France. In Wainwright J; Holman P (Ed.), From Renaissance to Baroque - Change in Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Seventeenth Century: 191-210. London: Ashgate. (Chapters)
  • Le Cocq J., Kraemer W., Salzmann E. and Lukin Z. (2005) Telemann meets Brahms. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kraemer W., Salzmann E. and Maylee C. (2005) Baroque Chamber Music. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kraemer W., Salzmann E. and Wilkinson S. (2005) Baroque Chamber Music. (Performances)
  • Nagy P., Lukin Z., Kraemer W., Salzmann E. and Le Cocq J. (2005) Square Piano and other specialties. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2004) Modernism and Historiography. Dunedin, New Zealand: 21st Conference of the New Zealand Musicological Society, 26 Nov 2004 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J., Kramer W. and Salzmann E. (2004) Di Gala. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kramer W., Salzmann E. and Lukin Z. (2004) Baroque Recorder. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kramer W., Salzmann E. and Lukin Z. (2004) Musical Journey. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kramer W., Salzmann E. and Lukin Z. (2004) Musical Journey. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Kramer W., Salzmann E. and Lukin Z. (2004) Twelve to 21. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Lamont-Lowe A., Wright D. and Lever R. (2004) Monteverdi Arias and Duets (with historical instruments). (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J., Salzmann E., Kramer W. and Lukin Z. (2004) Villa Musica Festival Concerts of Baroque Chamber Music with Il Raccolto (on historical instruments) and Caccini arias with Zsuzsanna Lukin. (Performances)
  • Le Cocq J. (2003) Karl Popper on Music. La Salle, Illinois, USA: Hegeler Carus Arts Colloquium: After Modernism and Postmodernism: New Directions in the Arts, 1 Apr 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (2002) Commercial Art Music. Economic Affairs 22(2): 8-13. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (2001) "Music and Competing Conceptions of Modernism". School of Music Seminar Series, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealan: School of Music Seminar Series. (Oral Presentations)
  • Le Cocq J. (2001) Panel contributor to interdisciplinary colloquium on Civil Society. Sienna, Italy (round table): Institute for Humane Studies, 1 Jan 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (2001) Qu'on te prenne, beau luth, pour la lyre d'Orphee...' Lute-Song in French Renaissance Poetry. In Brooks J; Ford P; Jondorf G (Ed.), Poetry and Music in the French Renaissance: 141-157. Cambridge: Cambridge French Colloquia. (Chapters)
  • Le Cocq J. (2000) En mesure réglée...' Dance songs and musique légère in the early air de cour. The Consort - European Journal of Early Music 56: 3-16. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (2000) Guédron, Pierre [biographical entry and work-list]. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Vol. 10: 496-497. London: Macmillan. (Chapters)
  • Le Cocq J. (2000) Moy, Louys de [biographical entry and work-list]. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Vol. 17: 253. London: Macmillan. (Chapters)
  • Lenaerts RB. and Le Cocq J. (2000) Huet, Gregoria [biographical entry and work-list]. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Vol. 11: 802. London: Macmillan. (Chapters)
  • Pogue SF. and Le Cocq J. (2000) Ballard [members of this family - six entries]. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Vol. 2: 558-562. London: Macmillan. (Chapters)
  • Le Cocq J. (1999) "The Air de Cour" Liner notes for Airs de Cour (King, Heringman & Daniels), with translations and sources. Linn CKD 089. (Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (1999) A Guide to Notation in the Air de Cour for Voice and Lute (The Ballard Editions, 1608-1643). The Lute xxxix: 27-45. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (1999) Experimental Notation and Entrepreneurship in the Seventeenth Century - the Air de Cour for Voice and Lute, 1608-1643. Revue de Musicologie 85(2): 265-275. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (1999) The Early Air de Cour and the continuo principle in France. Exeter, UK: Eighth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, 9 Jul 1998 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (1999) The lute and lute-song in French Renaissance Poetry. Clare College Cambridge, UK: Cambridge French Colloquia, 1 Jul 1999 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (1999) The Theorbo, the Air de Cour and early French Continuo. York, UK: National Early Music Association Conference, 2 Jul 1999 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (1998) The Problem of Phrasing on the Guitar. Classical Guitar XVI(8): 18-20. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (1997) Notation and Interpretation in the 17th-century air de cour. London, UK: The Lute Society Autumn Meeting. (Oral Presentations)
  • Le Cocq J. (1997) (1997). "French Lute-Song, 1529-1643". University of Oxford, Lincoln College (2 vols.). 600pp. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • Le Cocq J. (1997) The Status of Le Roy's Publications for Voice and Lute or Guitar. The Lute xxxv: 4-27. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (1993) Do we need an Arts Policy? Economic Affairs (April): 25-28. (Journal Articles)
  • Le Cocq J. (1992) The Performance of Adrian Le Roy's Airs de Cour of 1571. Durham, UK: Royal Musical Association Northern Chapter Meeting, 1 May 1992 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Le Cocq J. (1992) The Pitch and Tuning of the Lute in French Lute-Song, 1603-1643. The Lute xxxii: 46-71. (Journal Articles)