All aboard the Ship of Theseus: Building and Rebuilding a Musical Ensemble
Please note: this event has been postponed until further notice.
All aboard the Ship of Theseus: Building and Rebuilding a Musical Ensemble a talk by Fellow and Tutor, Professor Laura Tunbridge.
As part of the Meeting Minds programme, Catz Henfrey Fellow and Tutor in Music, Professor Laura Tunbridge will outline discuss how a musical ensemble that lasts for any significant length of time typically sees some change in personnel and instruments. Through a series of examples, this talk explores the assumption that, like the ship of Theseus (or Trigger’s broom), they remain somehow the same.
Professor Laura Tunbridge, FBA MAE, is Henfrey Fellow and Tutor in Music at St Catherine’s College and a Professor of Music at the University of Oxford. She studied music as an undergraduate at The Queen’s College, Oxford, and gained a M.A. from the University of Nottingham and a PhD from Princeton University. Laura joined the Oxford Faculty of Music in 2014, having previously been Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester (2004-2014) and Lecturer at the University of Reading (2002-2004). Her books include Schumann’s Late Style (Cambridge, 2007), The Song Cycle (2010), Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Recitals in New York and London between the World Wars (2018), and Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces (Viking, 2020), which won ‘Composer Biography of the Year’ from Presto Classical. She is currently writing a history of the string quartet, supported by a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
23 September, 2023