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Object #17. The Joly Braga Santos Piano Concerto: from Nearly-Forgotten to Object of Research

Posted on 4 October 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Ana Beatriz Ferreira (PhD in Performance) Ever since organising and performing at the UK premiere of Joly Braga Santos’s Piano Concerto, in London in 2015, I have developed a profound interest in this work, not only as a performer but also as a researcher.
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Object #16. Ralph: Life and Adventures of an Enemy Alien. An interdisciplinary workshop extravaganza!

Posted on 11 May 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Ben Davis (PhD in Music) The object for this blog entry is the extract of a scene from a newly written play by Sophie Rashbrook about the life of designer Ralph Koltai. The excerpt features imagined and verbatim text in English and French, passages from Shakespeare’s As You Like It and a song in
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Mei Ting Piano

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Object #15. Promoting Classical Music Today: Making a Video for a New CD of Piano Transcriptions

Posted on 23 March 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By David Aijon Bruno (MA Music Studies) When I volunteered to give this rather improvised presentation for Cardiff University’s Postgraduate Forum, little did I know that the platform came with blogs attached. And so this post will make things I had wished to keep private a bit more public than I’d probably like, but so
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Object #14. Poulenc’s Organ Concerto: Allusions and Receptions

Posted on 9 February 2018 by Lauren Sourbutts

By Thomas Pitt (MA in Music Studies) Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) was never shy of borrowing (or, more accurately, stealing) materials from other composers’ works, whether by direct quotation or by stylistic evocation. Often, he does this in order to create what Daniel Albright (in Untwisting the Serpent, 2000) calls an ‘acoustic collage’, cutting and pasting
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