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

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

Posted on 25 January 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 […]

Forgotten musical giants of eighteenth-century Rome on new CD

Forgotten musical giants of eighteenth-century Rome on new CD

Posted on 28 November 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 […]

Coma Notes

Coma Notes

Posted on 9 November 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 […]

Music in Vienna: 1700, 1800, 1900

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 […]

Ancient Mariner: Not an Opera

Ancient Mariner: Not an Opera

Posted on 16 May 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Three of our postgraduate composers have worked with Welsh artist Ivor Davies to create an immersive, sound-led performance which will premiere at National Museum Cardiff on 17 May. Find out more […]

Pierre Boulez Memorial Service

Pierre Boulez Memorial Service

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Jessica Kelly

Robert Court, University Organist and Associate Lecturer at the School of Music, writes about the recent Parisian memorial service for Pierre Boulez... Pierre Boulez Memorial Service Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris 4pm […]

Musical creativity and communication in the age of social media

Musical creativity and communication in the age of social media

Posted on 21 September 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Dr Robert Fokkens writes about our involvement with the Signum Quartet's exciting #qwartweet project... Over the next 18 months, Cardiff University composers will be partnering an exceptional German chamber ensemble – […]