Category Archives: Research

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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The OAE performs film music

The OU’s partner orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing the 1926 silent film version of Richard Strauss’s 1911 opera Der Rosenkavalier in London on Thursday 17 May, and in Bristol on Friday 18 May. Student tickets are … Continue reading

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A rare opportunity to hear music by the Scottish composer Robert Johnson

On Wednesday 4 April, at St Mary’s Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road, Glasgow, Dr Elaine Moohan will introduce a concert of sacred and secular music by the sixteenth-century Scottish composer Robert Johnson. The pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, ‘Who was Robert Johnson? … Continue reading

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Elaine Moohan at 2018 St Mungo Festival Public Seminar

Dr Elaine Moohan, Senior Lecturer in Music and Staff Tutor at The Open University in Scotland, will be one of four invited speakers for this year’s St Mungo Festival public seminar. The seminar will focus on the immediate impact of … Continue reading

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Martin Clarke to present at Institute of Historical Research

OU Music lecturer Martin Clarke presents a paper on ‘Hearing and Believing: listening experiences as religious experiences in nineteenth-century British Christianity’ at the Modern Religious History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research on Wednesday 17 January. The paper draws … Continue reading

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