Musicology


Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900

Posted on 23 June 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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Revolution and Romance

Posted on 15 June 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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Studying Cornish carols in Washington

Posted on 26 February 2016 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Kate Neale writes from Washington where she is currently an AHRC Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress… “I study Cornish Christmas carol repertoire and performance in South Australia and California. That’s a strange reason to find myself in Washington DC; but this PhD is about journeys just as much as music. “During
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Fare Thee Well

Posted on 21 July 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Sarah Hill on the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary concerts… We are now half a century removed from the 1960s. More to the point, we’re now fifty years away from the sex-and-drugs-and-rock-and-roll half of the 1960s. For the last year or so there have been commemorations marking the anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on
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Bartolomeo Campagnoli reloaded

Posted on 23 April 2015 by Jessica Kelly

PhD student Simone Laghi on Italian String Quartets and bringing Bartolomeo Campagnoli to new audiences… I am writing this post on a train that is taking me to Turin. In three hours, I will be giving a speech in the library of the Circolo dei Lettore (Reader’s Club) to present the next concert of the
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