Music Lecture: Katherine Hambridge (Durham University, UK)
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
"Popularising the 'Popular,' c. 1800." Katherine Hambridge focuses on French and German musical life in the first half of the nineteenth century. Her current research concerns the transfer and circulation of theatre repertoire and personnel between Paris, Vienna and Berlin, in particular, the assertion and reception of genre: the different relationships between words, music and stagecraft associated with the different genres; and the extent to which these categories were meaningful for audiences. More broadly she is interested in music and politics, musical experiences of temporality and of the past, song and subjectivity and the emergence of Romanticism in music culture during the 'age of revolutions' in central Europe (1789-1848).Her research has been published in the Annales de la Révolution française, the Cambridge Opera Journal and the Journal of the American Musicological Society; her article for the latter, "Staging Singing in the Theater of War (Berlin, 1805)", won the Royal Musical Association's 2016 Jerome Roche Prize.