Peter Schubert and Massimiliano Guido present "Unpacking the box", a series of videos about Frescobaldi's Ricercari of 1615
A new approach to music theory education. Three videos illustrate the master apprentice method of teaching the art of counterpoint with all transpositions and shortenings of cadential passages. The videos, filmed at the Schulich School of Music, feature a spectacular four octave Italian harpsichord that is part of the Kenneth Gilbert Harpsichord Collection.
OBOE SECRETS, a new book release by Associate Professor Jacqueline Leclair, was favourably reviewed in the International Double Reed Journal.
In Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player, Jacqueline Leclair tackles the oboe’s reputation as an especially difficult instrument and illustrates how oboists and English horn players can overcome common challenges. Leclair draws on her experience as a performer and instructor, offering practical tips and sometimes revolutionary ideas for rethinking oboe pedagogy. Leclair also looks at performance strategies in the areas of equipment maintenance and management, physical health, and performance technique.
Vanessa Blais-Tremblay, PhD student in Musicology and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies has won the SOCAN 2014 Writings on Canadian Music.
Vanessa Blais-Tremblay is the recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music for her paper entitled: "Don't Pocohontas Me: Modernity and Transnational Politics in Tanya Tagaq's Throat Games with Concert Stage String Ensembles."
The newest issue of Music Theory Online, one of the top-ranked music theory journals and one of the only open-access journals in music theory, features three different articles by McGill researchers: an exploration of meter in rock music (by Nicole Biamonte, associate professor of music theory), a teaching demonstration on cadences, counterpoint and improvisation in 17th-century Italian music theory and practice (by Peter Schubert, professor of music theory, and Massimilano Guido, postdoctoral student in music theory), and an exploration of the derivation and expressive possibilities of the
In 1990, three major books were published that were to become transformative pillars in the field of music cognition research and beyond:
The Marvin Duchow Music Library has accepted a donation of the archive of great Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard.
The Marvin Duchow Music Library at McGill University is proud to announce the receipt of archival documents created by the great Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard (1933-1989). The Hubert Bédard Collection will be added to the Library’s special collections and made available to researchers interested in the origins and development of the historical keyboard and early music movements that swept Europe and North America in the second half of the twentieth century.
Dr. Robert Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute)
Lecture on deafness and the psychological and musical effects of tinnitus on Beethoven
Mediaeval hunting music for voices and instruments
Contrasting the wild and the tame, the rough and the refined, and the loud and the soft in 14th century Italian, French and German song. In collaboration with Montréal Médiéval Festival.
Music by Johannes Ciconia (c.1370-1412)
A story of panthers, deer, turtledoves and a stork! In collaboration with Montréal Médiéval Festival.
Redpath Hall, McGill University Campus
Saturday, June the 21st at 11am
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 «Pastoral» 4th Fortepiano Concerto with Orchestra
Tom Beghin, pianoforte Ensemble Caprice; Matthias Maute
A grandiose musical canvas of Nature and a «romantic» masterpiece!