Title: Study Day: The Art Song Platform – Traditions and Current Practices

Date: 10 May 2019

Location: Goldsmiths, University of London



Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber, New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF, UK



  • Professor Simon McVeigh, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Professor Laura Tunbridge, Oxford University

  • Dr Chris Dromey, Middlesex University

  • Dr Verica Grmusa, Royal Holloway, University of London



9-9.30 registration and welcome

9.30-11.00 Session 1 VERSIONS

1.      ‘The most beautiful song in the world’: keeping faith in ‘An die Musik’ today?Frankie Perry, Royal Holloway, University of London

2.      'Three Turns of Hanaker Mill' Kit Ashton, Goldsmiths College, University of London

3.      ‘Going beyond Schumann – Mondnacht-settings of the 19th-century’ Bianca Schumann, University of Vienna

 11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-1.15 Session 2 NEW REP/SONG IN PERFORMANCE

4. ‘Bracelets’ David Aldred, Leeds Beckett University

5.      ‘Indeterminacy and the Modern Lied: The Composer/Performer Interface in Hans-Joachim Hespos’ Weiβschatten’ Clare Lesser, University of York

6.      ‘Songs Without Borders’ Stewart Campbell, University of Birmingham

7.      ‘Expanding the Art Song Paradigm: multi-disciplinary performance realms within and beyond the recital hall’ Rena Sharon, University of British Columbia

1.15-2.30 Lunch break

2.30-4.30 Session 3 BEYOND AUSTRO-GERMAN

8.      ‘Characteristics and expression of "homesickness" in Chinese art songs’ Zhao Muxi and Shunai Jin, Northeast Normal University, China

9.       ‘Do Not Go, My Love/History of a Song: The Emerging Performance Practice in the Songs of Richard Hageman (1881-1966)’ Nico de Villiers, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

10.  ‘The Mélodies of André Caplet: Analytical Performance and Context’ Clare Wilson, Ulster University

11.  ‘(Re)Creating the Work in Performance: A Performer’s Perspective on Changing Contexts’ Verica Grmusa, Royal Holloway, University of London


 4.30-5.00 Coffee break


12.  ‘Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush - The Emily Dickinson Song Project’ Nicole Panizza, Coventry University

13.  ‘Forgotten Females: The Contributions of Joan Trimble (1915–2000) to Ireland’s Canon of Twentieth-Century Art Song’ Orla Shannon, Dublin City University

 14.  ‘Ruth Gipps (1921-1999): forgotten feisty feminist and unwitting (unwilling?) feminist icon’ Katy Thomson, Royal College of Music

7.00 Wine reception