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The Keys to a Baroque Emotional Treasure Chest

23 Sep 2016

Frederic Kiernan, PhD candidate and researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, explores Parisian composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier's baroque opera La descente d’Orphée aux enfers ahead of it's very first Australian performance. Read more via the the Histories of Emotion blog.

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Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

25 Aug 2016

Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education via Pursuit.

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Chopin, the Nazis, and the Spanish piano

20 May 2016

The piano on which Chopin composed his Preludes had an afterlife involving a Polish-French pianist and confiscation by the Nazis during the Second World War, writes Honorary Principal Fellow Dr Paul Kildea. Read more via Pursuit.

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David Irving elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

30 Nov 2015

Dr David Irving (Senior Lecturer at the MCM) is one of 23 scholars elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour available for achievement in the humanities in Australia. A leading musicologist, cultural historian and baroque violinist, Dr Irving has pioneered studies on colonial-period music in the Philippines and other areas of Southeast Asia. His work examines the interaction of music with European, Philippine, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian culture with remarkable depth, and he is renowned as a leader in his field and a vital figure in Australian musicology. 

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Andrew Frampton awarded 2016 John Monash Scholarship

25 Nov 2015

Andrew Frampton, current MMus (Musicology) student, concert pianist, and MCM musicology research assistant, has been selected as a 2016 John Monash Scholar. The John Monash Scholarships, valued at $180,000 each, are awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to undertake postgraduate studies overseas and are among the most important – and most competitive - postgraduate scholarships available in Australia. 

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Melanie Plesch
MCM Lecturer recognised in national teaching award

18 Sep 2014

Lecturer in Musicology, Dr Melanie Plesch is one of four staff at The University of Melbourne to be recognised in the 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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