John Bird Lectures Archive
21 April 2009 'Handel's London Contemporaries: A lecture-recital
music by lesser-known London composers' (to be held in the Concert Hall Foyer)
Nicola Loten (baroque flute and recorders, Cardiff University) and Thomas Breeze (harpsichord)
17 March 2009 'The Empire Slips Back: Constructing the Nation
in British Popular
Irene Morra (Cardiff University)
3 March 2009 'Hammering the Master? On Boulez's Le Marteau
Robert Piencikowski (Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basle, and Cardiff University)
17 February 2009 'Meyer's Mansfelder Oratorium in
1950: Tensions Behind the Realist Facade?'
Toby Thacker (Cardiff University)
February 2009 'Understanding Wagner's Ring: The Composer
Roger Scruton (Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Washington DC)
27 January 2009 'Towards a
Semiotics of Film Music'
Michael Chanan (Roehampton University)
9 December 2008 'Moving Stravinsky: Dances to Le sacre
du printemps and Les noces'
Stephanie Jordan (Roehampton University)
2 December 2008 'Shaping Legacies: Debussy
and Ravel in Inter-war France (1918-1939)'
Barbara Kelly (Keele University)
11 November 2008 'Loïe Fuller and Salomé: The
Unveiling of a Myth'
Clair Rowden (Cardiff University)
14 October 2008 'The Fulcrum: Radical Changes in North American
Music and Society in 1968'
Tim Hughes (Surrey University)
7 October 2008 'Researching Daily Musical Life in a Taiwanese
Jonathan Stock (Sheffield University)