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Friday, 14 December 2007, 11:30AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Part Two: 'Elgar's Influence on Malcolm Arnold' and 'Elgar's Pianistic Iconoclasm'

Dr Raphael D Thoene, Professor David Owen Norris

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

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

  Elgar's Influence on Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006): Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance as a model for a British Concert Overture?
  Dr Raphael Thöne, University of Music and Drama, Hannover

  Elgar's Pianistic Iconoclasm
  Professor David Owen Norris, University of Southampton and Emeritus Gresham Professor of Music

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.

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Dr. Raphael D. Thoene obtained a degree in Composition (Musikhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany) and Music Theory (Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany). A scholarship recipient, he studied Film Scoring and Composition at the Berklee College of Music, Boston (USA). He graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts and the University of Vienna, Austria with a Ph.D in Musicology on Malcolm Arnold’s symphonic music.

As a composer, orchestrator and pianist, Thoene received commissions for the Orchesterakademie NRW, the International Contemporary Music Festival Ensemblia in 2005 and the Niederrheinischer Musikherbst in 2006.

He orchestrates film and theatre music, and is the author of the musical "Culture", and co-author of the chamber-opera "Der Herr Gevatter"(staged in Saarbrücken, Düsseldorf and Munich). He regularly delivers papers at international academic conferences (Cardiff, Freiburg, Graz, London, Honolulu).

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Professor David Owen Norris was the Gresham Professor of Music between 1993 and 1997.

As of the start of 2011, Professor Norris' associations included being an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, Professor of Musical Performance at the University of Southampton, Visiting Professor of Fortepiano at the Royal College of Music, Educational Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and of the Royal College of Organists. He is the Director of Music at Poole Parish Church. He was Organ Scholar at Keble, and left Oxford with a First and a Composition Scholarship to study in London and Paris. He was a Repetiteur at the Royal Opera House, and Harpist at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been Artistic Director of the Cardiff International Festival and the Petworth Festival, and Chairman of the Steans Institute for Singers at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.

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14 December 2007

Part Two: 'Elgar's Influence on Malcolm Arnold' and 'Elgar's Pianistic Iconoclasm'
Dr Raphael D Thoene
Professor David Owen Norris

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