TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Music Week
Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.
Thursday 7th May marks the 180th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Russia's most famous nineteenth-century composer, and one of the most popular classical composers of all time. Together, Leah Broad and Philip Ross Bullock will trace how Tchaikovsky became such a revered figure, ask what it means to talk about nationalism in music, and explore the challenges of writing musical biography.
Dr Leah Broad
Leah is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford, and a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker. She specialises in Nordic and British twentieth century music, and has publications in Music & Letters, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, TEMPO, Music and the Moving Image and Nineteenth-Century Music Review.
Professor Philip Bullock, TORCH Director
Philip Ross Bullock is Professor of Russian Literature and Music at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Russian at Wadham College. His publications include Rosa Newmarch and Russian Music in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century England (2009), The Correspondence of Jean Sibelius and Rosa Newmarch, 1906-1939 (2011) and, most recently, Pyotr Tchaikovsky (2016). Philip is also the current Director of TORCH.