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Conference: Wagner 1900, 9–11 April 2018, Oxford

Registration is now open for Wagner 1900, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by Jesus College and the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford on 9–11 April 2018.
 
With a rich academic programme, Wagner 1900 will investigate the impact of Richard Wagner on fin-de-siècle Vienna in music, history, politics, the visual arts, theatre and German culture.
 
The conference features two performances:
 
Kokoschka’s Doll/The Art of Love (2017), Holywell Music

Reviewed Elsewhere: Todd Decker, Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound After Vietnam.

Oakland: University of California Press, 2017. 274 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28233-9.
 
Todd Decker's Hymns for the Fallen ... explores film and television as sites for the memorialisation, celebration, and (to a certain extent) critique of US military culture ... and ...

Reviewed Elsewhere: Werner Wolf and Walter Bernhart, eds. Silence and Absence in Literature and Music.

Werner Wolf and Walter Bernhart, eds. Silence and Absence in Literature and Music. Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2016. 266 pp.
 
This volume focusses on the rarely discussed reverse side of traditional, ‘given’ objects of studies, namely absence rather than presence (of text) and silence rather than sound (of music).

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