Category Archives: Research

Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening

The Oxford Handbook of Cinematic Listening has just been published online. Edited by Carlo Cenciarelli, it features a chapter by OU Music Lecturer Ben Winters entitled ‘Historical Sound-Film Presentation and the Closed-Curtain Roadshow Overture’. The chapter examines historical presentational practices … Continue reading

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Complete Works of Robert Johnson now available!

We are delighted to announce the publication of Musica Scotica Volume VIII:  The Complete Works of Robert Johnson, edited by Elaine Moohan and Kenneth Elliott. This volume contains the complete surviving works of the sixteenth-century Scottish composer, Robert Johnson. These include … Continue reading

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OU academic writes about Beethoven for international virtual exhibition

December 2020 sees Beethoven’s 250th birthday, and to mark the anniversary, Dr Robert Samuels of the OU Music Department has contributed an item to Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition (RÊVE). The exhibition publishes a new ‘exhibit’ each month, and each contains an … Continue reading

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PhD is student’s fourth OU music qualification

OU Music student Tom Hewitt has qualified for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) after successfully completing his viva voce examination on 8 January. Tom’s thesis was supervised by Robert Samuels of the Music Department and David Roden of the … Continue reading

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Research round-up: December 2019

Here’s a quick round-up of recent research activities, publications and events involving OU Music academics. Prize for Emeritus Professor’s book The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments, edited by Trevor Herbert, Arnold Myers and John Wallace, has been named as one … Continue reading

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Major book award for Emeritus Professor of Music

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments, edited by Trevor Herbert, Arnold Myers and John Wallace, has been named as one of the winners of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2019. Choice is the reviews journal of the Association of … Continue reading

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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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