Essential viewing

The Music Faculty of the University of Oxford presents an online research colloquium with Leah Broad and Samantha Ege, two of its finest younger scholars, on November 10, 2020, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (check here for your local equivalents).

Attendance is mandatory for anyone seriously interested in Rebecca Clarke.

Ege’s paper on Florence Price is bound to be fascinating, and Broad’s “Reassessing Rebecca Clarke” is potentially revolutionary, taking an evidence-based, real-life, from-the-ground-up look, not only at Clarke herself, but at the conceptual models that have largely determined—and, I would argue, have warped or even corrupted—general understanding of Clarke’s life and works for the past thirty years, from the foundational documents of feminist musicology in the early 1990s, to the liner-notes in last week’s new issues.

If you heard Broad’s paper on The Seal Man at this year’s online RMA conference, you know the quality of her work, and the depth of her insight into Clarke’s character and methods. If you missed it, you’ve got a treat in store on November 10. All that, plus general discussion and a virtual drinks reception with Music Faculty students and members—a delightfully raucous bunch, if my last “debriefing” at The Mitre is any indication.

The event is free and open to the public, but you must sign up in advance, by e-mailing George Haggett, who organizes the Research Colloquia, at george.haggett@magd.ox.ac.uk.

BTOBS. BYOB.

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