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Sounds of the North

The Music department and Turner Sims are celebrating Norwegian musical culture with an array of fantastic events featuring visiting performers across the genres.  Lecturer in Composition Ben Oliver reports on one of the first of the series: Norwegian jazz tuba virtuoso Daniel Herskedal On Saturday I had the great pleasure to attend a concert at Turner Sims featuring the Daniel Herskedal Trio with The University Strings. Continue reading →

Residency, reception and regions

Master’s student Daisy Smeddle reports on the most recent Hartley Residency, a programme that brings leading scholars to Southampton to interact with our postgraduates and staff over several days:  Professor Katharine Ellis from the University of Bristol is amongst the most esteemed musicologists of her generation. We were lucky enough to spend 2nd – 3rd of February exploring and discussing her current research fields with her. Continue reading →

Miss Sara Burgerhart’s English guittar

Congratulations to postgraduate researcher Jelma van Amersfoort on her article, “Miss Sara Burgerhart’s English guittar: The ‘guitarre Angloise’ in Enlightenment Holland,” published in the most recent issue of the Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (TVNM), the journal of the Royal Society for Music History of the Netherlands. Continue reading →

Cosmopolitan operetta

On the 24 and 25 November, we were privileged to welcome Derek Scott as the first guest speaker for this year’s programme of Hartley Residencies in Music.  Master’s student Catherine Garry reports: Professor Derek Scott Launched in February 2015, the Hartley Residencies are a series of two-day events during which an eminent scholar is invited to share and discuss their current research. Continue reading →

Cantores Carols

Just in time for the holidays:  The University of Southampton Choral Scholars – Cantores Michaelis – have just released their first commercial recording. Christmas Carols 1500-2000 is issued by the Herald label and is now on sale in record shops, at Turner Sims Concert Hall on campus, and through Amazon, and will shortly be available on iTunes. The carols are an eclectic mix. Continue reading →

New recording of modern harpsichord

Photo: Drew Kelly We’re delighted to congratulate Southampton postgraduate research student Christopher Lewis on the release of his new CD on the Naxos label.  Christopher specialises in music for the revival harpsichord, and his PhD work is part of the “Making of the Modern Harpsichord” project sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the National Trust. Continue reading →