May 20, 2015
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
|Where||5.00pm, Recital Room|
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Prof Reinhard Strohm (University of Oxford)
‘Le roi caché: incognito and false identity in Baroque opera’
Reinhard Strohm is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, and has also taught at King’s College London and Yale University. His main research interests are in music history of the 14th to 18th centuries, opera, and modernist and postmodern debates in musical historiography. His books include Music in Late Medieval Bruges (rev. edn: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990), The Rise of European Music (1380-1500) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), Dramma per Musica: Italian Opera Seria of the Eighteenth Century (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1997), The Eighteenth-Century Diaspora of Italian Music and Musicians (editor, Turnhout: Brepols, 2001), Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages (editor with Bonnie J. Blackburn, Oxford University Press, 2001, vol 3/1 of The New Oxford History of Music), and The Operas of Antonio Vivaldi (Florence: Olschki, 2008). He has also published critical editions of music by Wagner and Vivaldi and English 15th-century Masses. Among other awards, he won the 2012 Blanzan Foundation Prize for Musicology, with which he is funding the current research project Towards a Global History of Music.