7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
3rd October, 2016
We have long known that the interest in musical classics dates back to the eighteenth century, with the Academy of Ancient Music leading the way from 1726. But the ramifications of this interest extended beyond the simple performance of ‘old’ composers’ works. As this paper will show, both in performance style and in the works of contemporary composers, eighteenth-century musicians sought to engage with this most fashionable of musical pursuits. Presented by Dr Suzanne Aspden (University of Oxford).