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Public Research Seminar: Dr Carrie Churnside

Public Research Seminar: Dr Carrie Churnside (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)

Public Research Seminar Series

Date and time
25 Feb 2020 (3:30pm)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Workshop 2

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR



When The Composer is Also A Count: Patronage and Power Relationships in the Case of Pirro Albergati

Dr Carrie Churnside speaker

Count Pirro Albergati (1663–1735) played a substantial role in Bolognese musical life, both as a composer and a patron. Papers held in the Albergati Archive are revealing not only in terms of how he patronised others, but also how he sought recognition for his own works from one of the most important families in Europe: the Hapsburgs. As such, it provides an interesting case study of the power relationships of patronage when the composer is also a count.

Dr Carrie Churnside is Research Degrees Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. After completing a PhD on Bolognese baroque sacred cantatas she then held a post-doctoral fellowship at the British School at Rome (2008–9). She has published on Italian baroque vocal music and music printing. She is a member of the Council of the Handel Institute and Director of RBC’s Forum for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music, who will be hosting the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music in July 2020.

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