(Creative Events, Music)

25 October 2017

5 - 7pm

Venue: Music Theatre, School of Music

Location: 6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Host: School of Music

Cost: Free admission

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

School of Music courtyard

Founded by Associate Professor Allan Badley and Senior Lecturer Davinia Caddy, the series aims to showcase the distinctive specialisms and issues pertaining to the study and history of music.

Friedrich Kiel's music for cello and piano

Senior Lecturer Edith Salzmann

Wednesday 25 October

Edith Salzmann is currently the Artistic Director of the Pettman National Junior Academy, International Akaroa Music Festival, and the Musiktage Merzig festival in Germany. She also provides artistic supervision for the Pettman Open Chamber Music Programme. Edith was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland in 2014, and since then, has been maintaining an active performance and teaching career spanning across Europe and Australasia.



Past events

Hunting Hofmann

Dr Allan Badley (Associate Professor, School of Music)

Wednesday 15 March

A specialist in late eighteenth-century Viennese music, Allan's publications include several hundred scholarly editions of works by major contemporaries of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, including editions of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Ferdinand Ries, mass settings by Wanhal, Hofmann and Hummel, and an extensive series of symphonies and concertos. 


School of Music doctoral candidates

Wednesday 29 March

Doctoral students discuss their current research.

Creative songwriting practices: Deepening an understanding of self

Stephen Matthews (Senior Lecturer, School of Music)

Wednesday 12 April

This talk explores the value of fostering a deeper understanding of self for songwriters, performers and recording artists. It considers practices such as non-hierarchical learning environments, the elimination of comparative language and assessment, and evaluates two creative projects where songwriters research personal family narratives and make public statements on contemporary social issues.

New Complexity

Flautist Eric Lamb (Lecturer, School of Music)

Wednesday 24 May

Eric Lamb is in demand internationally as a soloist, recitalist, concert curator and chamber musician. In the last decade, Eric has premiered more than 200 works and has worked closely with composers including John Adams and Pierre Laurent-Aimard.

Drake Medal Presentation

Callum Blackmore

Wednesday 7 June

Established in 2010 by the School of Music, the Drake Medal is awarded annually to a senior student for the best musicology essay of the year. This year's winner Callum Blackmore presents his thesis on Karlheinz Stockhausen's Licht cycle, completed in 2016 under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Davinia Caddy.

Care-less or Care-full?

Dr David Lines (Associate Professor, School of Music)

Wednesday 2 August

Care-less or Care-full? Bringing a community ethos back into music and arts education.

In this presentation, David considers the place of 'community' in music and arts education in New Zealand. While arts education has been arguably marginalised within a 'care-less' education sector, the arts remain important as spaces of passion, interest, leisure, well being and belonging, among other things, within communities. He will discuss findings from two recent community arts research projects that show how the community arts can energise music education and bring a more caring, meaningful and connected dimension to participants' lives and music learning.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Cultivating Musical Arrangement in Ludwig van Beethoven's Vienna, Austria

Dr Nancy November (Associate Professor, School of Music)

Wednesday 16 August

Dr Nancy November's research and teaching interests centre on the music of the late-18th and early-19th centuries: aesthetics, analysis, performance history and practices. Recent publications include essays on the early performance of Beethoven’s string quartets, and their performance history in the recording age. Recent awards include an Alexander Humboldt von Fellowship, a Marsden grant from the New Zealand Royal Society, and a Research Fellowship from the Gerda-Henkel Foundation. Nancy is currently completing critical reports on the middle-period string quartets for Beethoven Werke, whilst editing a three-volume set of 15 string quartets by Beethoven’s contemporary Emmanuel Aloys Förster.

From Löwenberg to Budapest: David Popper’s Cello Concertos

Martin Rummel (Associate Professor, Head of School of Music)

Wednesday 30 August

David Popper (1843–1913) was undoubtedly the most important cellist of the second half of the 19th-century, and one of the few musicians in history who established an international reputation in all genres of performance for himself. He became the principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic at the age of 25, before embarking on an international solo career. He later became one of the most sought-after pedagogues of his time, teaching at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest from 1886 until his death. As a chamber musician, he was a member of the Hellmesberger and later the Hubay-Popper Quartet, and played with many of his famous contemporaries, including Johannes Brahms, with whom he premiered several of his works. As a composer, nowadays, Popper is most commonly remembered for his etudes and a few salon pieces. His four cello concerti represent different stages of his life and career, and reflect not only his development as an artist, but also a major part of the cello’s evolution as a solo instrument.


Doctoral students: Sam Girling and Michael Weiss

Wednesday 27 September

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Sam Girling: From the drawing room to the ballroom: the tambourine's contribution to music and dance in English country houses during the early 19th-century

Michael Weiss: Representing music through music: galant schemata as musical stereotypes in the nineteenth century.

This event is part of the School of Music Festival.

"I know that one all too well": Wind Octet Arranging in the Classical Period

Dr Marie Ross (Lecturer, School of Music)

Wednesday 11 October

The wind octet was a popular ensemble of the classical period. In 1782, a wind octet was formed in Vienna which specialised in playing opera arrangements and was used primarily as a form of background entertainment for dinners. This ensemble was widely copied throughout Europe, and the majority of the repertoire was made up of these arrangements by the players themselves, for their own ensembles. Marie Ross will analyse and compare the works of several well-known arrangers from the classical period to demonstrate arranging styles of the time. The Fidelio Wind Octet will also perform contemporary arrangements written by Marie Ross, as she illustrates how they are based on techniques from the classical period.