Author Archives: Robert Samuels

Pre-concert talk: 20 February

Another event in the Department’s Academic Partnership with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment takes place on Monday 20 February at The Southbank Centre, London. The pre-concert talk is part of a Study Day which will bring together undergraduate and postgraduate students … Continue reading

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Pre-concert event: Friday 10 February

A pre-concert talk, Méhul: The First Romantic takes place on Friday 10 February before a concert by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at St John’s, Smith Square, London. This is another event as part of the Department’s Academic Partnership … Continue reading

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Successful Rubbra Study Day at the RCM

A Study Day devoted to the music of British composer Edmund Rubbra, jointly organised by the Open University and the Royal College of Music, was held in London on Sunday 6 November. The Inner Parry Room at the RCM was … Continue reading

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Music Department to feature in BBC Proms interval talk

Robert Samuels, of the Music Department, will participate in a “Proms Extra” event this Friday, 12 August. He will be talking about Brahms’s Fourth Symphony with Laura Tunbridge of Oxford University, in a discussion presented by Andrew McGregor. Brahms’s Symphony … Continue reading

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How does a potato feature in music research?

This video, from the Arts Hub Live webcast event in June, features Robert Samuels (Music Department) and Jessica Hughes (Classics Department) taking part in the “Luck Dip” feature hosted by Karen Foley. This was a game in which the academics … Continue reading

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Video on studying music at the OU

This video, from the Student Hub Live webcast event in June, features Robert Samuels of the Music Department in conversation with Karen Foley about studying music with the OU, focussing especially on the second-level module Inside Music (A224). Student Hub Live: Inside Music … Continue reading

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Pre-concert event for the OAE

The Music Department’s partner ensemble, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, continues its Southbank Centre season, and its exploration of nineteenth-century repertoire, with a performance on Tuesday 12 April of Mahler’s Second Symphony, the “Resurrection”. Once again, the OU will … Continue reading

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The Practice of Music Making: loan eligibility

We are pleased to be able to confirm that students registering for the OU / Trinity Laban Certificate The Practice of Music Making will be eligible for student loans, provided they meet the general eligibility criteria (for most OU students, this … Continue reading

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February Academic of the month: Robert Samuels

I volunteered to become ‘academic of the month’ for this second of our monthly blogs introducing members of the Music Department because February 2016 began with one of the most rewarding events I’ve been involved in as an academic for … Continue reading

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OU Music Department featured in OAE’s Southbank Centre weekend

On Saturday 6 February at the Royal Festival Hall, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment presents a programme conducted by Marin Alsop, featuring two of Schumann’s last works for large orchestra, the ‘Rhenish’ Symphony and the Violin Concerto (suppressed … Continue reading

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