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Friday, 14 December 2007, 11:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Part One: 'Musikalishe Moderne', 'Elgar's Relation to Modernism' and 'Edward Elgar: Modern or Modernist?'

Dr Matthew Riley, Dr Christopher Mark, Dr Charles Edward McGuire, Professor Julian Rushton, Dr Paul Harper-Scott

 

The Institute of Musical Research, University of London and Gresham College joint event.

This is the first part of the all-day event. It includes the following papers:

Musikalishe Moderne: Dahlhaus and After   Dr Matthew Riley, University of Birmingham

New Music, Progressivism and Elgar's Relation to Modernism   Dr Christopher Mark, University of Surrey

Edward Elgar: 'Modern or 'Modernist'? - Memory, Nostalgia and Ambivalence in the Views of the British Press,   1900-1920  Dr Charles Edward McGuire, Oberlin University

Convenors: Dr Paul Harper-Scott, Royal Holloway, University of London and Dr Daniel Grimley, University of Nottingham

The Institute of Musical Research, under the direction of Professor Katherine Ellis, is part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, and was established to promote and foster the extraordinary richness of musical research in progress countrywide. It serves the university and conservatoire sector while building ties with other music-related organisations, and provides a base for visiting scholars from the UK and overseas.

dr-matthew-riley

Dr Riley is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Director in Postgraduate Studies in Music at the University of Birmingham. His scholarly interests lie in the analysis and criticism of Western art music from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. 

 

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After completing his PhD on the early music of Britten under the supervision of Peter Evans at the University of Southampton, Christopher Mark taught at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University before his appointment at Surrey in 1995. He was editor-in-chief of the journal twentieth-century music(Cambridge University Press), which he co-founded with Allan Moore, from 2004-09, and was founder of the Biennial International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music (now renamed Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900), which held its inaugural meeting  at Surrey in 1999.

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Charles McGuire, assistant professor of Musicology at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has long has an interest in British music having received a Ralph Vaughan Williams fellowship in 1999. Dr. McGuire has always made Edward Elgar a specialty and has recently assembled a study on Elgar's Catholicism and lower middle class unbringing factoring into the influence and acceptance of his music. Charles will be a contributor to the Bard Conference on Elgar in 2007.

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professor-julian-rushton

Professor Rushton studied at Cambridge and for his doctorate at Oxford, supervised by J.A. Westrup. He taught at the University of East Anglia and subsequently at Cambridge, holding a fellowship at King’s (1974-81), before being appointed to the West Riding Chair of Music at the University of Leeds.

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Dr Paul Harper-Scott is a Reader in Musicology and Theory at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Harper-Scott has produced five books, three as author and two as editor, and has published widely on Elgar, Wagner, Britten, and symphonic music and opera of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His work has strong intersections with continental philosophy and psychoanalysis (Heidegger, Badiou, Žižek, and Lacan) and has increasingly come to espouse an explicitly Leftist perspective. He is General Editor with Julian Rushton of the Cambridge University Press book series, ‘Music in Context’, a member of the editorial board of the Internation Journal of Badiou Studies, and a member of the Council for the Defence of British Universities. 

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Transcript

14 December 2007

Part One: 'Musikalishe Moderne', 'Elgar's Relation to Modernism' and 'Edward Elgar: Modern or Modernist?'
Dr Matthew Riley
Dr Christopher Mark
Dr Charles Edward McGuire
Professor Julian Rushton
Dr Paul Harper-Scott

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