Transforming C19th HIP Chamber Music Course

August 29th – September 2nd 2017

Faculty of Music, University of Oxford




The 5-year AHRC research project Transforming C19th HIP aims to bring world-leading scholars and performers together with the aim of providing professional players with new insights into historically evidenced expression, and a deeper understanding of the aesthetic context of the period. Much valuable scholarship on the performance practices of the 19th century already exists; but researchers have been critical of professional ‘period’ instrument performers, claiming that many supposedly historically informed performances of 19th-century repertoire currently reflect little of what is known about historical style. Although many period ensembles perform 19th-century repertoire, specialist conservatoire training still remains focused on teaching Baroque and Early-Classical performance practices. The TCHIP Summer Chamber Music Course responds to a number of requests by offering a 19th-century historical performance chamber music course for professionals and conservatoire post-graduates. READ MORE…