Festschrift for Professor Peter Franklin

Peter Franklin, Emeritus Fellow in Music has been recognised for his services to music academia with a Festschrift published in his honour.

Music, Modern Culture and the Critical Ear: A Festschrift for Peter Franklin is a volume of essays contributed by thirteen of Professor Franklin’s colleagues and students over his long and dedicated career. In his 1985 book The Idea of Music: Schoenberg and Others, Peter set out a challenge for musicology: namely, how best to talk about the music of modern European culture that fell outside of the modernist mainstream. Over thirty years on, Music, Modern Culture and the Critical Ear returns to that challenge and the vibrant intellectual field that has now developed. Split into four sections, the volume covers the themes of Personal tributes, Modernism and modernity, Reconsidering inter-war Germany, and Musicology and its values.

A Festschrift for Peter Franklin is co-edited by Catz alumnus Nicholas Attfield (2002, Music) who studied his DPhil under Professor Franklin, and now lectures in Music at the University of Birmingham. His co-editor is Ben Winters, lecturer in Music at the Open University, whose DPhil in musicology was also supervised by Professor Franklin.

Peter joined St Catz in 1996 as the College’s first Fellow in Music, and taught here for 19 years until his retirement in 2016. He has made an extensive and invaluable contribution to College life over the years, and we are proud to see his career celebrated in this way. Visit the Routledge website for more information on Music, Modern Culture and the Critical Ear.