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Colloquia Lent Term 2015

The Colloquium series is the main opportunity for members of the Faculty, researchers from other departments, and the general public to come together and hear papers on all aspects of music research, given by distinguished speakers from the UK and abroad. Colloquia are held on Wednesday evenings in the Recital Room of the Faculty of Music, West Road. Admission is free and all are welcome. Please arrive at 4.50pm for a 5.00pm start. Papers are followed by a discussion and a drinks reception with the speaker.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015
5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

Prof Steven Connor (University of Cambridge)
‘To the ear a great compassion: listening, counting and number’

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

 Prof Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music)
‘An anatomy and physiognomy of early modern singing’


Wednesday, 4 February 2015
5.00pm, West Road Concert Hall

Prof Robert Pascall (University of Nottingham)
‘Recapturing Brahms’s performances of Bach’s Cantatas’


Wednesday, 11 February 2015
5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music 

Dr Kariann Goldschmitt (University Cambridge)
‘From the “Jet Set” to intrigue: bossa nova and the 1960s international spy thriller’


Wednesday, 18 February 2015
5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

Dr Björn Heile (University of Glasgow)
‘Aesthetic and socio-political considerations and the failure of their integration in Mauricio Kagel’s work post-1968’


Friday, 6 March 2015
5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music 

Prof Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
‘Envisioning Portugal: music and nation’


Wednesday, 11 March 2015
5.00pm, Recital Room at the Faculty of Music

 Prof Mary Hunter (Bowdoin College)
‘“It goes like this”: agency and the rhetoric of classical music performance’

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