All posts filed under: Music


Songs of suffrage: a feast for the eyes and ears

What was the music of the women’s suffrage campaign? Who were the leading female composers and musicians of the 1910s and 20s? What was their contribution to the suffrage cause? On 1 November, the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library will co-host a concert and readings that will highlight the links between music and suffrage.

Music Soares

#PoTW: Surrealism and music in France, 1924–52: Alexander Soares recital

Join us at Senate House on 8 June for a music recital of relevant French repertoire by outstanding young pianist, Alexander Soares. This event, part of the ‘Surrealism and music in France, 1924–52: interdisciplinary and international contexts’ conference organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, will include works by Boulez, Messiaen and Jolivet.

Kepler’s Trial: out of many disciplines, one opera

Kepler’s Trial, an opera based on The Astronomer and the Witch by Professor Ulinka Rublack, tells the extraordinary story of Katharina Kepler (1546–1622), whose celebrated astronomer son, Johannes, defended her against accusations of witchcraft. It is the culmination of a highly unusual creative process, in which a team of leading scholars met regularly to explore […]

#PotW: Music in the Age of Reformation

When: Thursday 13 July 2017, 7pm Who: Senate House Library Where: Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU ‘If there’s a more enterprisingly theatrical vocal group than this one, I’ve yet to encounter it…’ – The Telegraph BBC Proms star vocal ensemble, l Fagiolini, perform a unique, specially selected arrangement exploring the impact of […]