“Wagner, a very British affair” with Professor Emeritus Raymond Holden AM

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  • "Wagner, a very British affair" with Professor Emeritus Raymond Holden AM
    10 December 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Wagner, a very British affair”


Professor Emeritus Raymond Holden AM discusses the British Wagner conductor tradition



‘Following Wagner’s famously controversial engagement as conductor of London’s Philharmonic Society in 1855, his music became an increasing source of fascination for British conductors. This talk investigates some of the country’s leading early Wagnerians and the response to their often-ground-breaking performances’. 

Professor Emeritus Raymond Holden AM, PhD (London), DipMusEd, HonARAM

Born in Australia in 1954, Professor Holden studied at Sydney, Cologne and London and is a critically acclaimed and multi-award winning writer, conductor, broadcaster and lecturer. He has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Emilia Romagna and the New Symphony Orchestra of London; has been published regularly by ICA, EMI and Warner Classics, Hans Schneider Verlag (Vienna), the Royal Academy of Music Press and Oxford, Cambridge and Yale University Presses; has appeared on BBC Television and Radio, Servus TV (Germany), RAI Television and Radio, ABC Classic FM, 3MBS FM, Vision Australia Radio and Classic FM (South Africa), and has spoken at many of the world’s leading music and literary festivals, universities, conservatoires and research institutes. He was made a Professor of the University of London in 2016 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


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