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Death and (Re)Birth of J. S. Bach

Image of Roberto Alonso Trillo
Monday, November 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Seminar Room


The John Rutherford Centre for Galician Studies are hosting an event on 'Death and (Re)Birth of J. S. Bach: Reconsidering the Musical Work- and Author-Concepts' with Dr Alonso Trillo.


While the study and redefinition of the notion of authorship and its relationship to the idea of the literary work has played a central role in recent research on literature, semiotics, and related disciplines, its impact on contemporary musicology is still limited. Why? What implications would a reconsideration of the author- and work-concepts have on our understanding of the creative musical processes? Why would such a re-examination of these regulative concepts be necessary? Could it emerge from a post-structuralist revision of the notion of musical textuality? In this lecture, I take the … Bach … project - a collection of new music based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No.1 for solo violin that includes the collaboration of Galician composers Fernando Buide and Miguel Matamoro - as a point of departure to sketch some critical answers to these fundamental questions, raise new ones, and explore their musicological implications.

Contact name: 
Laura Blanco de la Barrera
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