Professor Susan Wollenberg

She has served as Honorary Vice-President of the Royal Musical Association. She currently serves on the advisory board of the journal Nineteenth-Century Music Review, and is on the advisory boards for the websites ‘Donne, Women in Music’, and WIGM (Women in Global Music). Together with Susan Youens, she was recently elected an honorary Vice-President of the Schubert Institute UK.


monographs and co-edited volumes


Schubert’s Fingerprints: Studies in the Instrumental Works (Ashgate, 2011, available online)

Music at Oxford in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (OUP, 2001)


co-editor and contributor:

Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied, with Aisling Kenny (Ashgate, 2015, available online)

The Piano in Nineteenth-Century British Culture: Instruments, Performers and Repertoire, with Therese Ellsworth (Ashgate, 2007, available online)

Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain, with Simon McVeigh (Ashgate, 2004, available online)


editor and contributor:

‘Fanny Hensel (née Mendelssohn Bartholdy) and her Circle’ (Proceedings of the Bicentenary Conference, Oxford, July 2005) in: Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 4/2 (2007)


‘Music for Connoisseurs and Amateurs: C.P.E. Bach and the Keyboard’, in: Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music: Sources, Contexts and Performance, ed. Andrew Woolley and John Kitchen (Ashgate, 2013, available online)

‘Text-Music Relationships’, in: the Cambridge Companion to Schubert’s Winterreise, ed. Lisa Feurzeig and Marjorie Hirsch (CUP, 2021, available online)

‘Songs of Travel: Fanny Hensel’s Wanderings’, in: The Songs of Fanny Hensel, ed. Stephen Rodgers (OUP, 2021, available online)

‘Clara Schumann and Bach’, in: Clara Schumann Studies, ed. Joe Davies (CUP, 2021)

‘James Lates of Oxford and his Sixteen Minuets’, in: British Music, Musicians and Institutions, c. 1630–1800: Essays in Honour of Harry Diack Johnstone, ed. Peter Lynan and Julian Rushton (Boydell, 2021)

‘Where are we now? Studying and teaching women composers post-Citron’, in: the Routledge Handbook of Women’s Work in Music, ed. Rhiannon Mathias (Routledge, 2022)

‘Concert Life in Georgian Oxford’, in: The Unloved Century: Georgian Oxford Reassessed, History of Universities, vol. xxxv/1 (OUP, 2022)


co-editor and contributor:

The Cambridge Companion to Women Composers, with Matthew Head (CUP)

Women Composers in New Perspectives, 1800-1950: Genres, Contexts and Repertoires, with Mariateresa Storino (Brepols)

Music in Twentieth-Century Oxford: New Directions, with Robin Darwall-Smith (Boydell)


contributor: (conversation: songs of Fanny Hensel)

Research interests in 18th- and 19th-century music, keyboard music, social history of music in England, c. 1700–2000, and the study of women composers.