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Music and Ideas

Music & Ideas is the Royal College of Music’s regular series of public lectures across a wide range of musical issues. Each session seeks to inform, to entertain and to challenge,as well as to provide a public forum for debate.

Events take place on selected Thursdays during term time at 5.15pm, and all are welcome.

Tickets: Free but required

All Events


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Music and Ideas: The Music of East Timor

5:15pm | 02 February 2017
Recital Hall

Dr Roslyn Dunlop explores how Timorese indigenous culture has benefitted from remoteness and the practice of particular cultural traditions prior to contact with Europeans.

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Music and Ideas: Rethinking Rests

5:15pm | 09 February 2017
Recital Hall

Violinist and teacher Berent Korfker explores the history and use of the shoulder rest, sharing his views on how this device influences contemporary violin playing.

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Music and Ideas: Listening to music in the 18th and 19th centuries

5:15pm | 09 March 2017
Recital Hall

We welcome David Rowland from the Open University to illustrate how British audiences in the past listened to music.

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Music and Ideas: Maria Callas, a Musical Friendship

5:15pm | 16 March 2017
Recital Hall

In conversation with RCM vocal professor Janis Kelly, Robert Sutherland discusses his experiences with Maria Callas and shares some filmed excerpts of their performances together.

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