Category Archives: Research

Congratulations to Dr Martyn Strachan!

Congratulations to Dr Martyn Strachan, who was awarded his PhD at the OU graduation ceremony in Glasgow on 27 September. Martyn’s thesis, Style in the Music of Arthur Sullivan: An Investigation, was supervised by Fiona Richards, Martin Clarke and Rosemary Golding. … Continue reading

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Clara Schumann at 200

The renowned concert pianist, composer and teacher Clara Schumann (née Wieck) was born on this day, 13 September, in 1819. In this short video, OU Music Lecturer and Staff Tutor Dr Laura Hamer discusses Clara Schumann’s life and career. Clara Schumann … Continue reading

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Proms Plus Event – 4 September

On Wednesday 4 September, the OU Music Department’s Ben Winters will be appearing at a Proms Plus talk at Imperial College, London prior to Prom 61, given by the Vienna Philharmonic. Ben will be in conversation with Jessica Duchen and … Continue reading

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Audiences Love New OU/BBC series ‘A History of Music and Technology’

Pick of the Week by The Times, the landmark OU/BBC series ‘A History of Music and Technology’ is proving a real hit on BBC World Service Radio on Saturdays at 12.06 BST – or catch-up online here. Pink Floyd’s Nick … Continue reading

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International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

The International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference took place at Senate House in London between Thursday 7 and Saturday 9 March. The conference was co-chaired by Laura Hamer, Open University Staff Tutor in Music, and Helen Julia Minors of Kingston … Continue reading

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Laura Hamer gives pre-concert talk for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

On Thursday 28 February, Laura Hamer gave a pre-concert talk for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO). The talk, which took the form of a conversation with BBC Radio Merseyside’s Angela Heslop, focused upon the later-nineteenth- and earlier-twentieth-century female French … Continue reading

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Works from Elaine Moohan’s forthcoming critical edition to be performed at Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Two works by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson (fl. 1520s-1550s) edited by Elaine Moohan will be included in the celebration of Choral Evensong at the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel on Tuesday 4 December at 6 pm (the Chapel calendar can be … Continue reading

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Listening Experience Database one-day conference: Digital methodologies for understanding musical experience

21 November 2018, 9.30-16.30 School of Advanced Study, University of London Speakers include Jane Winters, David de Roure and Tim Crawford. The event is free, but please register via Eventbrite, where you will find the full programme. The Music Department’s … Continue reading

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The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music

A new  – and epic – book is about to appear, written by ex-member of the music department, and before that of the BBC at the OU, Dr Robert Philip. Robert’s Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music, thirteen years … Continue reading

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OU presents Study Day at Oxford Lieder Festival

For the fourth year in a row, the Literature and Music Research Group at the OU is presenting a Study Day as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival, on Sunday 14 October 2018. This year’s festival is called The Grand Tour: … Continue reading

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