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Popular Opera in Britain, Past and Present

  Event Date : 28 November 2015 Room 261, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU   Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera (OBERTO) presents: Popular Opera in Britain, Past and Present This study afternoon, open to members of the public, will consider opera’s status as a form of popular entertainment past and present. The aim of the event …

Stephen Downes – On the Musically Sentimental: from Chopin to Barry Manilow

Sentimentalism has been a neglected, even derided notion in romantic music but this talk argues that it is a crucial aspect of some of the finest music of the 19th century. This will be exemplified, at the piano, by extracts from Chopin. The talk will also demonstrate an aspect of the legacy of romantic sentimentalism through considering Barry Manilow’s 1970s power ballad, Could it be Magic.

Industrielle Volksmusik for the Twenty-First Century: Kraftwerk and the Birth of Electronic Music in Germany

Kraftwerk have long been recognised as major pioneers of electronic music. The group attracted keen interest particularly in the UK, where their innovative sound had a decisive influence on the development of 1980s synth pop. While the announcement in 2009 of Florian Schneider’s departure from the core team of Hütter/Schneider initially suggested an end to the band, the now solely Hütter-led group has since made a stunning return to public attention.

Katy Hamilton – The radical gap between words and action: Singing Shakespeare

                                                   Event Date: 6 November 2014 Coombehurst Studio, Kingston Hill Kingston, KT2 7LB   The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created …

Erik Levi – Music – A Seductive Weapon in Political Diplomacy

Event Date: 25 February 2014 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Department of Music at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Inaugural Lecture Professor Erik Levi (RHUL) – Music – A Seductive Weapon in Political Diplomacy Few 20th century regimes utilised music more effectively as an instrument of propaganda than the Third Reich. Erik …

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Crisis, Creativity and the Self, 1550–1700

Event Date: 14 May 2013 Room 261   Senate House, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU   The Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) at
 Royal Holloway University of London presents: Crisis, Creativity and the Self, 1550–1700 An interdisciplinary study day exploring changing conceptions of subjectivity and creativity in the long seventeenth century, with contributions by literary historians, …

Oxford Improvisers – Hackett/Stent/Wachsmann

Oxford Improvisers Event Date: 15 July 2010 Port Mahon, 82 St. Clements Street, Oxford  OX4 1AW Hackett/Stent/Wachsmann

Martin Martin Hackett (electronics), David Stent (electric guitar) and Philipp Wachsmann (violin and electronics) have between them a huge range of musical influences and experiences, and will meet tonight for the very first time as a trio. —————————————————- I —————————————————- II —————————————————- III —————————————————- …

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Unsettling Scores: A Study Day on French Musico-Poetics from Banville to Duras – programme page

The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London (HARC) and the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway University of London Event Date: Friday 11 June, 2010 – 10am-6pm The Boardroom, 2 Gower Street, London Unsettling Scores: A Study Day on French Musico-Poetics from Banville to Duras Organised by Dr Claire Launchbury (e-mail) Abstract: …

Words and Music: second session

3 March 2010 – The second of two half-day sessions of the seminar “Words and Music” sets up a dialogue between speakers specialising in different aspects of this question, including a musicologist, an audio scientist, a practising poet, a composer, and literary specialists.