Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Blog Feature: Academic of the Month

Here in the Music Department we thought we’d give you some insights into what we’re up to through a new ‘academic of the month’ feature on our blog. As it was my idea, my colleagues have kindly nominated me (Catherine) … 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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OU Music Department announces partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

A reception held during ‘The Hidden Musicians revisited’ conference formally announced a learning partnership between the OU Music Department and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment. Delegates enjoyed a performance from one of the orchestra’s cellists, Jonathan Rees. … Continue reading

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‘The Hidden Musicians revisited’ conference a huge success

The music department hosted a highly successful international conference entitled ‘Hidden Musicians Revisited’ on 11-12 January. The theme of the conference was chosen in honour of Emeritus Professor Ruth Finnegan, whose seminal book The Hidden Musicians: Music-Making in an English … 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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The Music Department prepares to welcome delegates to ‘The Hidden Musicians revisited’ conference

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming around 60 delegates from around the world to The Open University for our ‘The Hidden Musicians revisited’ conference next week. The programme includes papers, panels and roundtables covering wide spectrum of musical style and … Continue reading

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