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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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Commemorating WW1

Cap and Gown

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Dr John Jewell from the University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural  Studies examines how Cardiff students a century ago communicated and dealt with the life changing events which began in 1914… Gair Rhydd  (Free Word) is the newspaper of Cardiff University’s students with a potential audience of nearly 29,000 readers all expecting to read a paper which can
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Musicology, Research in the media

Revolution and Romance

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Clair Rowden has contributed to a new BBC4 documentary series exploring the transformation of music in the 19th century. Revolution and Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th Century sees Suzy Klein tell the story of how music became the leading art form in an age of political and industrial revolution. Dr Rowden, whose research
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Commemorating WW1

Lord Northcliffe – The Press baron at the heart of World War One

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Dr John Jewell from the University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural  Studies has been working with us on our Commemorating WW1: Conflict and Creativity events series. He will be taking part in a number of events later this year, including delivering a talk on Propaganda and Recruitment during WW1 as part of our lunchtime lecture series at
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