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New MA in Music from October 2014

Here is advance notice of the new MA in Music, which will be taught and assessed entirely online. The first part of the MA, A873, is a 60-credit module which introduces a wide range of music research skills in the context of the … Continue reading

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Theosophy and music: the composer Edmund Rubbra

Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts in the Modern World This conference will be held 25–27 September at the University of Amsterdam.  It is the first to be organised by a newly established research network set up jointly by the … Continue reading

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RMA Study Day: Twentieth-Century British Poets in Music

On Friday 28 June 2013 this interdisciplinary event at the University of Hull will bring together musicologists, literary scholars, postgraduate students and composers interested in the connections between poetry and music. The study day considers the transformation of referential words … Continue reading

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Australian writer Randolph Stow

A new article by Fiona Richards has been published in the Australian journal Southerly: It focuses on the writer Randolph Stow, who was born in Western Australia and emigrated to England in the 1960s, basing himself first in Suffolk … Continue reading

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Frank Bridge study day

On Saturday 23 March the University of Bristol is hosting a study day on the English composer Frank Bridge. The details can be found here: Fiona Richards is giving a paper on the musical connections between Bridge, his pupil … Continue reading

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Music and Patrick White

The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Australia’s Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White, who died just over twenty years ago. The French online journal Cercles has published a special issue dedicated to Patrick White, edited by David Coad and Jean-François … Continue reading

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John Ireland in Chelsea

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, the John Ireland Trust is mounting a five-day Festival over 21st – 25th June, in two Chelsea churches where Ireland was organist: St Luke’s, Sydney Street and Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.  Cellist … Continue reading

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Katia Chornik: After her PhD

Katia Chornik, who completed her PhD with the Open University’s Music and English departments in 2010, is now developing her research in Manchester. She’s moved on from her thesis on the role of music in the novels of Alejo Carpentier to … Continue reading

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Music and Image

There will be a research day on the theme of Music and Image on Tuesday 27 March. Further details to follow.

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David Grant completes PhD on William Wallace

Postgraduate student David Grant has completed his doctorate on William Vincent Wallace’s opera Maritana. This was one of the most popular and successful operas composed in the middle of the nineteenth century and one of the few works by a … Continue reading

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