Projects

Balzan Research Project

Balzan Research Project

Towards a global history of music aims to promote post-European historical thinking. The programme is not intended to create a global history by itself, but to explore, through assembled case studies, parameters and terminologies that are suitable to describe a history of many different voices..

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CPCCM

CPCCM

‘Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music’ is a three year study at the University of Oxford; focusing on the creative practices that emerge in the collaborative work between composers and performers..

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DIAMM

DIAMM

DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) is a world-leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts. Its website presents information on thousands of manuscripts, as well as nearly 15,000 images and associated metadata..

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Delius, Modernism, and the Sound of Place

Delius, Modernism, and the Sound of Place

Frederick Delius is among the most powerfully evocative and inventive voices in early twentieth-century music. Critical appreciation of his achievement, however, has been stubbornly unforthcoming in the wider academic field..

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Italian Opera Aria on the London Stage 1705-1801

Italian Opera Aria on the London Stage 1705-1801

The project is based on the surviving libretti, both printed and manuscript, for operas in Italian performed in London. It provides a mechanism by which aria texts can be traced through different libretti as they were moved from one opera to another by impresarios, conductors, and singers.

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Hearing Landscape Critically

Hearing Landscape Critically

Sound and music are intrinsic to our experience of the world in myriad ways: we orient ourselves acoustically as much as spatially. It is almost impossible to conceive of music and/or sound without invoking metaphors of space and/or place..

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Staging History

Staging History

The aim of the project is twofold: firstly, to explore the influence of historical events on the writing and staging of drama – musical drama in particular – in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; secondly, to investigate the interaction (or lack thereof) between the stages of London and New York, investigating the transfer of dramas, themes, and casts across the Atlantic.

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Tudor Partbooks

Tudor Partbooks

This three-year project – a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford and Newcastle funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council – will digitize all the extant manuscripts of Tudor polyphonic music from c.1510-1580 preserved in partbook format.

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MusDig

MusDig

Music, Digitization, Mediation: Towards Interdisciplinary Music Studies (MusDig) is a five-year research programme based in the Faculty of Music at Oxford University which examines the wide-ranging changes to music and musical practices afforded by digitization and digital media..

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Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC)

Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC)

Music And Late Medieval European Court Cultures (MALMECC) is a five-year research project (2016-2020) funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. MALMECC will, for the first time, systematically explore late medieval (c. 1280-1450) court cultures and their music synoptically across Europe.

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The Rameau Project

The Rameau Project

The Rameau Project is the first major international multidisciplinary research project devoted to the operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)..

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Past Projects

Past Projects

Now concluded research projects

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