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Arts & culture, Composition

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Harmoniemusik: recovering a lost soundscape

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Laura Stephenson

Boxwood & Brass, specialists in Harmoniemusik (for wind instruments) from the two or three decades either side of 1800, will be in concert here in February as part of our Music in Vienna series. Ahead of the concert, Professor David Wyn Jones (author of Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900) explores the lost soundscape of
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Arts & culture, Musicology, Performance practice

Forgotten musical giants of eighteenth-century Rome on new CD

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Peter Leech has recorded a landmark CD, The Cardinal King: Music for Henry Benedict Stuart in Rome, 1740-91, with his professional period ensemble Cappella Fede. It is due to be released shortly on the Toccata Classics label. Here he writes on his research into the Cardinal, an influential Italian music patron, and the composers under
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Arts & culture, Composition, Contemporary Music, Postgraduate research

Coma Notes

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

  We recently teamed up with the poet James Nash and the Cardiff-York Universities Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre to put together an evening of new music by some of our postgraduate composers exploring the themes of coma and consciousness. This will  take place here on Saturday 12 November as part of the
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Title-page of Johann Strauss's 'Seid umschlungen, Millionen', 1892. The title-page features an image of the exhibition space in the Prater, as well as the dedication to Brahms and a central figure of Terpsichore, the muse of the dance. In one glance, it invites potential purchasers to recognise, admire and celebrate musical Vienna and two of its leading figures, Strauss and Brahms.

Arts & culture, Musicology

Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

The image of Vienna as a musical city is a familiar one and it has long been associated with many of the most significant developments in Western music. A new book by Professor David Wyn Jones explores, for the first time, the history of music within the city. Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900, published
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