On the 6th January 2012 I will be presenting my paper ‘Witchcraft, Piety and Hypocrisy; 1603 a Year in the Life of Don Carlo Gesualdo’ at the RMA Students’ Conference in January 2012.
Be sure to visit: http://trio-rosso.main.jp/, the website of Trio Rosso. Although their website is in Japanese, which I don’t understand, they are three excellent performers whose CD I cannot praise highly enough. Combining youthful enthusiasm with a high degree of virtuosity Trio Rosso will take you on an emotional journey through three movements, especially composed by themselves with a sneaky bonus track. If you can get hold of one of their CDs then I’d highly recommend doing so!
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…
I have recently purchased the website www.gesualdo.co.uk, keep your eyes peeled for when it comes online!
On 27th April I will be presenting my paper: Eroticism in Gesualdo’s Sparge la morte at the SMA Theory and Analysis Graduate Students Conference, Institute of Musical Research, London, 27-28 April 2011, before rushing off to play the organ on the evening of the 28th.