|Degrees||MMus (Musicology), BMus(Hons)(Melb), LMusA, AMusA|
|Course||DPhil in Music|
- Eighteenth-century music
- Manuscript studies, palaeography and transmission
- Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries
- Jan Dismas Zelenka and music at the Catholic Court Church of Dresden
- Music in Berlin during the reign of Frederick the Great
- Music and material culture; musical exchange
- Mozart studies
- Reception of early music (especially Bach) in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain and Australia
- Music in Britain and Australia, 1850-1950
- Music and broadcasting
- Music and the Third Reich
- Music editing, textual criticism and philology
– Recent Work –
(2019b) Guest editor (with Kerry Murphy, Shelley Hogan and Frederic Kiernan) of Musicology Australia, Vol. 40 No. 2, Special Issue: ‘Essays in Honour of Janice B. Stockigt on her Eightieth Birthday’.
(2019a) Preface to Jan Dismas Zelenka, Requiem in D, ZWV 46, ed. Václav Luks. Kassel, etc.: Bärenreiter.
Selected recent publications:
(2018b) ‘Zelenka, Jan (Lukáš Ignatius) Dismas’ (with Janice B. Stockigt and Frederic Kiernan). Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online.
(2018a) ‘A Tale of Two Passions: The 1897 Melbourne Performance of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion‘, in J. S. Bach in Australia: Studies in Reception and Performance, ed. Denis Collins, Samantha Owens and Kerry Murphy (Melbourne: Lyrebird Press), 29-50.
(2017) Review: ‘J.S. Bach and his German Contemporaries’. Eighteenth-Century Music 14/2: 297–300.
(2016b) ‘A Copyist of Bach and Zelenka: identifying the scribe of GB-Ob MS Tenbury 749’, Understanding Bach 11: 131–139.
(2016a) Review article: ‘New perspectives on Bach’, Context 41: 77–85.
Recent conference papers:
(2018d) ‘From Dresden to Berlin: the Missa Sancti Spiritus (ZWV 4) as a case study in eighteenth-century Zelenka source transmission’, Zelenka Festival Prague Conference, 19 October 2018
(2018c) ‘Palaeographic Puzzles: Johann Friedrich Agricola in the Berlin Singakademie Archive’, Symposium in Honour of J. B. Stockigt’s 80th Birthday, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne/Musicological Society of Australia, Trinity College Melbourne, 4 August 2018
(2018b) ‘A Tale of Two Passions: The 1897 Melbourne Performance of J.S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, BWV 244’, 18th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Cremona, 10-15 July 2018
(2018a) ‘Seeking Refuge in a New World: Leo Schrade, Manfred Bukofzer and the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, 1937-1947’, Seeking Refuge: The Plight of Musicians and Music Scholars in Nazi and Fascist Europe, Magdalen College Oxford, 31 May 2018
(2017b) ‘Zelenka, Palestrina and The Art of Arrangement: a new manuscript fragment’, Zelenka Festival Prague Conference, 6 October 2017
(2017a) ‘The manuscript sources of Johann Friedrich Agricola’, Eighth Bach Network UK Dialogue Meeting, Cambridge, 10-15 July 2017
(2016) ‘Six Years of Separation: aspects of revision in the autograph manuscript of Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Missa Sancti Spiritus, ZWV 4’, Zelenka Festival Prague Conference, 21 October 2016
Area of proposed thesis
My doctoral research, supervised by Professor Christian Leitmeir, investigates the musical sources handed down by Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720-1774), a pupil and copyist of J. S. Bach who was later employed at the court of Brandenburg-Prussia. Many of these materials have only recently become accessible to scholars, and they reveal an extraordinary wealth of diverse repertoire that was being studied and performed in Berlin and elsewhere in the middle of the eighteenth century. The project will present the first thematic catalogue of Agricola’s works (Agricola-Werke-Verzeichnis), together with a comprehensive catalogue of the numerous copies in his hand of works by other composers. A detailed study of Agricola’s handwriting, together with new watermark and ink analyses, will provide the basis for a refined chronology of the sources, and the transmission histories and performance contexts of selected key manuscripts will be examined in detail. The project will also show how the Agricola manuscripts act as important witnesses to the exchange and transmission of musical styles, works, materials and musicians that occurred between different courts and municipal centres during this period. As a true ‘companion to the sources’, it aims to lay the foundations for future work on Agricola, the Berlin School and the legacy of the Bach tradition after 1750.
John Monash Scholarship
Welsford Smithers Travelling Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia
Merton College Graduate Prize Scholarship (2018/19)
Study Skills in Musicology
History of Music I (Topics in Music History before 1750): Bach’s Keyboard Music
History of Music II (Topics in Music History after 1700): Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Opera
Historically Informed Performance
Issues in the Study of Music
Musical Thought and Scholarship
History of Music I (Topics in Music History before 1750): Introduction to Seventeenth-Century Opera