Day: July 24, 2020

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Raewyn Connell: A Sociological Playlist

Professor Raewyn Connell contributes the next “sociological playlist” in our July series. Introduced below, the playlist can be listened to in full here. Context The music I play during the day while I’m working is the church cantatas of J. S. Bach. Some of them include chorales that we used to sing in the church […]

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Cripping Musicianship: Reflections on Compulsory Non-Disability in Classical Music and the Orchestra

Melissa Martin We were rehearsing Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, focussing on an extended quiet and contemplative section of the work. It was an intensive rehearsal, with the conductor making the orchestra go back and begin again each time somebody made an error. Nothing less than perfection was to be accepted. As a percussionist, I was […]

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