Author Archives: Robert Samuels

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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The deaths of Bowie and Boulez

Robert Samuels was invited by the OU’s OpenLearn team to reflect on the two notable losses to the musical world this month. http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/music/the-passing-the-new-bowie-and-boulez

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Book Launch for OU 2011 PhD graduate

Miguel de Cervantes Award Lectures Monday 23rd November @ 6.30 p.m. at Instituto Cervantes 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN Lecture 6 Alejo Carpentier: Blurring Genres and launch of the book Alejo Carpentier and the Musical Text by Dr Katia … Continue reading

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5. Music enriches the rest of your life

Music enriches the rest of your life – studying music with us will bring your enthusiasms into your work, and your study will enhance the things you value and enjoy. You may have seen the television advert for cider which has … Continue reading

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