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Music in Britain: A Social History Seminar
Summer Seminar: Virtuosity and the Virtuoso in Britain

Institute of Historical Research (Wolfson Seminar Room) University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1, 22 May 2006, 2.30 - 7.00

Our custom is to make the summer meeting an extended session, and it will
begin at 2.30pm and conclude at 7.00pm. We warmly welcome those who can
come only for part of the session, so please feel able to call in for
individual papers/general discussion.  Admission is free and open to all.

Session 1, 2.30-4.00 

2.30-2.40 Virtuosity and the Virtuoso: some themes and issues in Britain.
Leanne Langley (Goldsmiths College)

2.40-3.00 The Virtue of Virtuosity. Nicholas Till (University of Sussex)

3.00-3.45 Virtuosity and its Discontents: Liszt's 1840 Tour. Gillen Wood
(University of Illinois)


4.00 tea

Session 2, 4.30-5.30

4.30-4.45 Violinism. Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths College)

4.45-5.00 A Few Realities of the 1930s Virtuoso Marketplace. Jenny Doctor
(University of York)


5.30 break

Session 3, 5.45-7.00

5.45 Collective Virtuosity: the London Sinfonietta. David Wright (Royal
College of Music)

6.00 "Virtuosity thrust upon them". David Owen Norris (University 0f


Convenors: Professor Simon McVeigh (Goldsmiths), Mr David Wright (Royal
College of Music) and Dr Leanne Langley (Goldsmiths)
Secretary: Dr Ann van Allen-Russell (Trinity College of Music)
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