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50. Music of Ancient Greece

20 October 2019, 16:15 - 17:00


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Armand D’Angour, Professor of Classics at Jesus College and former professional cellist, discusses the music of ancient Greece: what do we know, how did it sound, and how did words and music interact?


Watch 'Rediscovering Ancient Greek Music', introduced by Armand D'Angour:


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Armand D'Angour

Armand D'Angour

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Professor Armand D’Angour pursued a career as a cellist before becoming Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Jesus College in 2000. He is author of the monograph The Greeks and the New: Novelty in Ancient Greek Imagination and Experience (CUP 2011), as well as numerous articles and chapters on the language, literature, psychology and culture of ancient Greece. In 2013-14 he was awarded a British Academy Fellowship to undertake research into the sounds of ancient Greek music, and in 2017 he was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Pub... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....