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Robert Samuels


Robert Samuels is a Senior Lecturer in Music at The Open University in the UK. His work centres on music from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and is principally concerned with analytical theory, aesthetics, and the relationship between music and literature. He has written on Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Cage, Boulez and Birtwistle amongst others. His book Mahler’s Sixth Symphony: A study in musical semiotics was published by CUP in 1995. He was academic advisor for the award-winning BBC television series Symphony, made in partnership with the Open University in 2012. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between the symphony and the novel in the nineteenth century. He is a convenor of the Literature and Music Research Group at the Open University.

Last updated: Jul 2019