Thursday, 31 October 2002, 12:00AM

The Concert of the Past

Piers Hellawell

This talk addresses the related question of what constitutes a work's identity. Does music reside within score or performance - in its body or its soul? If in the score, as modern 'authenticity' traditions suggest, is interpretation defunct? It is hoped to introduce a leading thinker who argues that what we hear is 'the work', and that a vocabulary of performance style is needed to help us define music through its realisation.

piers-hellawell

Piers Hellawell is a composer, writer and photographer. He is Professor of Composition at Queen's University in Belfast and was the Gresham Professor of Music between 2000 and 2003. His work has been performed at the Henry Wood Promenade concerts and by the Vanbrugh quartet, Stockholm Chamber Brass and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He was awarded a Leverhulme fellowship in 2010.

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31 October 2002

The Concert of the Past
Piers Hellawell

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