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2011-12 Colloquium

On Wednesday afternoons at 4.45pm, the Music Department hosted colloquia by speakers both from within and outside the Department. All postgraduate students were expected to attend. The events were free and open to the public, and refreshments were served. The colloquia series was organised by Bettina Varwig

Autumn Semester 2011

5 October Jennifer Sheppard (King’s College London)
Sound of body: music, sports and the revival of the modern Olympic Games

12 October Phyllis Weliver (St Louis)
The prima donna, amateur violinist, and opera chorus: music as ‘event’ in Wilkie Collins’s Man and Wife

19 October William Quillen (Cambridge)
Winning and losing in Russian music today

26 October Sarah Hibberd (Nottingham)
Painting as opera: bringing art to life in 1830s Paris

2 November Nicola Dibben (Sheffield)
Digitalisation not dematerialisation: the musical artifact in the digital age

9 November Reading Week

16 November Laurence Dreyfus (Oxford)
Craving action: the analysis of Orlando Gibbons

23 November Miriam Quick (King’s College London)
Performing modernism: Webern on record

30 November Annette Richards (Cornell)
Portraits, anecdotes and the eighteenth-century invention of music history

7 December Peter Hill (Sheffield)
Messiaen's birdsong researches in the 1950s and their musical outcomes

14 December David Code (Glasgow)
Debussy, the song triptych, and the subject of music history

Spring Semester 2012

18 January Kenneth Hamilton (Birmingham)
The unofficial version: reassessing Liszt’s legacy to his students

25 January Laura Tunbridge (Manchester)
Lieder in London between the World Wars

1 February Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway)
The cantor, the maiden and the devil: performance and place in sixteenth-century German sacred music

8 February David Irving (King’s College London)
Psalms (mazmur) and hymns (tahlil) in the Malay world, 1600-1900

15 February Kenneth Hesketh (Royal College of Music)
The backbone of night: mechanisms of evolution in Henri Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit

22 February Reading Week

29 February Felix Wörner (Chapel Hill)
On the significance of ‘Form’ and ‘Formung’ as contrasting principles in early twentieth-century German music theory

7 March Carolyn Landau (King’s College London)
Music, Muslims and piety: performing pluralism in London

14 March Alexander Binns (Hull)
From eye to ear: music and sound as visual trope in ukiyo-e

21 March Áine Sheil (York)
The 'performative turn' in opera scholarship: limitations and possibilities

28 March Dörte Schmidt (Universität der Künste, Berlin)
‘The most American city in Europe’: Americans and images of America in Berlin between the Wars

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