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Prof Mary Hunter (Bowdoin College)

‘“It goes like this”: agency and the rhetoric of classical music performance’


Mary Hunter is a musicologist with interests in eighteenth-century opera, the history and ideology of performance, and music in culture. She is the author of The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart’s Vienna (Princeton, 1999), which won the American Musicological Society’s Kinkeldey Prize, and Mozart’s Operas: A Companion (Yale, 2008). She is the co-editor, with James Webster, of Opera Buffa in Mozart’s Vienna (Cambridge, 1997) and, with Richard Will, of Engaging Haydn: Culture, Context and Criticism (Cambridge, 2012). She has been the editor of the Journal of Musicological Research, the Cambridge Opera Journal, and AMS Studies in Music. The author of many articles in such journals as The Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Musicology, and Cambridge Opera Journal, and in many edited collections, she is currently working on a project about the ideology of performance in classical music culture.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 - 17:00 to 19:00
Event location: 
5.00pm, Recital Room, Faculty of Music