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Thursday, 19 May 2005, 12:00AM

Mozart, Gluck and the Reform of 18th Century Opera

Roderick Swanston

Roderick Swanston, Writer and Broadcaster An introduction to the furious world of opera reform in the 18th century. Were Mozart and Gluck on the same side?

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Roderick Swanston is a prominent lecturer, writer and broadcaster very much in demand. He has written and presented over a hundred programmes for the BBC such as the History of British Music, two series on Wagner and Verdi Voices and over twenty interviews entitled Behind the Masque. He was Professor at the Royal College of Music until 2004 and Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College in 1995 and 1999. He has produced new editions of lesser known chamber works which was featured at the Chichester Festivities. Currently he broadcasts, mostly on Radio 3, lectures part time at Imperial College, London, and for Dartmouth College (USA) London Programme and writes occasionally for BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone and the Wagner magazine. He was elected President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians to serve 2008-9.

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