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Month: June 2011

Radical Music History Symposium 8-9th Dec 2011

At the Radical Music History Symposium at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, 8-9th Dec 2011, I will be delivering my paper: Gesualdo, composer of the twentieth century. See the abstract below: Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, throughout the four centuries since his death, has suffered a mixed reception and was eventually dismissed in the eighteenth century as ‘amateurish’. Although not the first to re-discover Gesualdo, in 1926 Cecil Gray and Philip Heseltine’s sensational book Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Musician and Murder was to bring to the attention of the most prolific composers of the day the music of…