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Aspects of the British Musical Renaissance
Birmingham, February 1998

*************************************************** The University of Birmingham Department of Music Aspects of the British Musical Renaissance Annual Study Day Saturday 28 February 1998 Music Seminar Room, Faculty of Arts Building
Programme 10.30-11.00 am Coffee ---------11.00-1.00 Session I: Improving culture Martin Harlow (Birmingham Conservatoire): Mr Halford's Orchestral Concerts 1897-1907 Christopher Fifield (London): "True artist and true friend": a brief portrait of the conductor Hans Richter Megan Prictor (University of Melbourne): Percy Scholes and the musical appreciation movement Michael Brown (University of Birmingham): William Gillies Whittaker: a North Country myth? 1.00-2.30 pm Lunch break 2.30-4.30 pm Session II: Authorising culture: technique and meaning Keri Dexter (Royal Holloway): RVW's London Symphony: experiment and epilogue Marie Oldland (University of Birmingham): Holst, Shakespeare and Falstaff Caroline Pond (University of Leeds): The Battle of Britten: scoring points at the game of Englishness Jürgen Schaarwächter (Bonn): Late Walton 4.30-5.00 pm Tea 5.00-6.15 pm Session III: Questioning culture (Panel presentations and general discussion) Peter Symon (University of Birmingham): Contested musical landscapes: explorations of cultural geographies Andrew Blake (King Alfred's Winchester): The Arnold Bax problem Stephen Banfield (University of Birmingham): Merrie England, Mother Russia For non-members of the university there will be a 10 pounds administration fee for the Study Day, payable in advance (to The University of Birmingham) or on the day. Coffee and tea are included in the fee. Lunch takes pot luck at the nearby pub. Study Day places are limited, due to the size of the venue; to be sure of one, please fill in and return the slip below to Sue Weldon, Department of Music, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, by Tuesday 24 February, or telephone +44-(0)121-414-5781. Ask for a map if you're not familiar with the campus (which has its own railway station, easily accessible from Birmingham New Street). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- I wish to attend the Aspects of the British Musical Renaissance study day. I enclose/will pay the administration fee of 10 pounds /I am a member of the University (delete as appropriate). NAME: _____________________________ ADDRESS/PHONE:________________________________________________________________ I should/should not like to be included in future Study Day mailings (please delete as appropriate).