Concert Life in 19th-Century London
Database and Research Project

Dissemination and Outcomes

Dr Rachel Cowgill

A state concert at Buckingham Palace. Illustrated London News, 31 May 1851.‘The London Apollonicon Recitals, 1817-32: a case study in Mozart, Haydn, and Bach reception’, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 123 (1998), 190-228.

‘“Wise Men from the East”: Mozart’s operas and their advocates in early nineteenth-century London’, in Music and British Culture, 1785-1914: essays in honour of Cyril Ehrlich, ed. by C. Bashford and L. Langley (Oxford: OUP, 2000), 39-64.

‘“Science and sublimity”: themes in the English reception of Mozart’s Requiem’, 3rd Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Royal College of Music, 2001.

With Christina Bashford and Simon McVeigh, ‘The Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London database project’, in Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies 2, ed. by J. Dibble and B. Zon (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002), 1-12.

‘Writing Concert History’, Music in Britain: a Social History seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 2002 (roundtable contribution).

With Christina Bashford and Ann Royle, ‘Towards a History of London Concerts: introducing the Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London database project’, Research Seminar, University of Leeds, 2001, and Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference, Royal College of Music, 2002.

‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain?: Finding a New Music Historiography for Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Royal Musical Association annual conference, University of Cardiff, 2003 (roundtable contribution).

With Ann Royle (delivered by Ann Royle), ‘“A Duke of Wellington amongst us”: the changing role and public persona of the conductor in early nineteenth-century London concert life’, Aspects of the British Musical Renaissance Study Day IX: English Music, Concert Life, and Theatre, 1830-1960, University of Birmingham, 2003, and 4th Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, University of Leeds, 2003.

‘“Such scientific and profound harmonies”: the Italian opera orchestra and early performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in London’, The Opera Orchestra in 18th- and 19th-century Europe conference, Institute for Musicology, Budapest, 2001, and Graduate Students’ Colloquium, Faculty of Music, Oxford University, 2003; revised version in The Opera Orchestra in 18th- and 19th-century Europe. Vol. II: The Orchestra in the Theatre – composers, orchestras, and instruments, ed. by N.M. Jensen and F. Piperno, Musical LIfe in Europe 1600-1900: Circulation, Institutions, Representation (Berlin: Berlin Verlag, in press).

‘“Hence, base intruder, hence”: rejection and assimilation in the early English reception of Mozart’s Requiem’, Eighteenth-Century Studies Group, University of Leeds, 2004, School of Music Colloquium, Northwestern University US, 2005, and History and Music conference (jointly organised by the Royal Musical Association and Royal Historical Society), Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge, 2005; revised version in Europe, Empire and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British Music, ed. by R. Cowgill and J. Rushton (Aldershot: Ashgate, in 2006)

‘“The languor of grief, the intensity of awe, and the fervour of enthusiasm”: Mozart’s Requiem, the Gothic Revival, and the politics of sacred music in early Victorian England’, Research Seminar, Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Trinity and All Saints College, 2005.

‘Redeeming the Requiem: the ‘naturalisation’ of Mozart’s last work in early nineteenth-century England’, 5th Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, University of Nottingham, 2005, Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Washington DC, 2005 (supported by a travel grant from the British Academy), John Bird Seminar, Department of Music, University of Wales at Cardiff, 2005, Mozart Then and Now – a discovery event to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, British Library, 2006, Postgraduate Seminar, Department of Drama and Music, University of Hull, 2006.

Europe, Empire and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British Music, ed. by R. Cowgill and J. Rushton (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006).

Redeeming the Requiem: themes in the early English reception of Mozart’s last work (monograph, Boydell & Brewer, in preparation). Work supported by a Small Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK).

 

Contact Details:
Dr Rachel Cowgill
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2583
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 2586
r.e.cowgill@leeds.ac.uk