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Research Colloquium: Peter Franklin (Oxford) & Bojan Bujic (Oxford)

May 4 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm


Arnold Schoenberg and Egon Wellesz: A Fraught Relationship. Peter Franklin in conversation with Bojan Bujic.

If you are a university member, please sign up using this form by 4pm on the day. If you are a non-University member, please email ella.marshall-shepherd@sjc.ox.ac.uk.


Peter Franklin introduces this recently published book about Schoenberg and one of his earliest pupils, the composer and musicologist Egon Wellesz (Vienna 1885 – Oxford 1974). Wellesz found himself torn between an intense admiration for Schoenberg and an equally strong desire to avoid being dominated by Schoenberg’s strong personality. Schoenberg considered him an untrustworthy ally yet, throughout his long life, Wellesz continued to champion Schoenberg’s cause. Although Bojan Bujic knew Wellesz in Oxford, this monograph is not a personal memoir but rather a documentary study of the relationship between the two protagonists and an exploration of differing strands within Viennese musical modernism. Having arrived in Oxford in 1938 as a refugee from Austria, Wellesz left a deep mark in the life of the University and Lincoln College and was arguably the central moving spirit behind the foundation of the Oxford Faculty of Music.

About the series:

The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Ella Marshall-Shepherd and Dylan Price organise the series. Presentations are followed by a discussion and virtual drinks reception. Free and open to all Music Faculty students and members. Please email ella.marshall-shepherd@sjc.ox.ac.uk to sign up for the colloquium.


May 4
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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