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Dr Natasha Loges

BMus, MMus, PhD, HonRCM

Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music. Her research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. Publications include Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (Cambridge University Press, 2014) as well as articles/chapters in The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter, the Cambridge History of Musical Performance and the journal Music & Letters. The book Brahms and his Poets: A Handbook (Boydell & Brewer November 2017, ISBN: 9781783272365), received the American Musicological Society's Thomas Hampson Award in summer 2016.

Her most recent publication is the journal article Julius Stockhausen's Early Performances of Franz Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin (19th-Century Music, Vol. 41 No. 3, Spring 2018; pp. 206-224 DOI: 10.1525/ncm.2018.41.3.206).

Forthcoming books include Johannes Brahms in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and The European Salon: Closed Doors and Open Minds (Boydell & Brewer, spring 2019).

Natasha’s research interests include German song in the long nineteenth century, concert history, 19th-century performance practices, word-music relationships, and the life and music of Johannes Brahms. She welcomes prospective PhD and DMus candidates in these areas.

Doctoral topics she has supervised include: Brahms’s vocal chamber music, Coaching Schoenberg’s songs, The Chamber Music of Ferdinand Rebay, Early Pianism of Robert Schumann, The Piano Works of Karl Goldmark, Chopin’s Worded Indications in Performance and the Pianism of Sergei Rachmaninov.

Natasha performs regularly as a song accompanist at venues including the Holywell Music Room, Leith Hill Place and St Johns Smith Square. She broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 (Record Review, Building a Library) and reviews art song recordings for BBC Music Magazine. Natasha regularly gives talks for festivals and concerts, particularly the Oxford Lieder Festival. She is a member of the TORCH-funded Oxford Song Network.

Selected publications

Loges N (2018), Julius Stockhausen’s early performances of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, 19th-Century Music, 41 (3), 206-224 [DOI].

Loges N (2017), Brahms and His Poets: A Handbook, Boydell & Brewer [ISBN 9781783272365].

Loges N & Hamilton K (2016), The singer-songwriters of the German Lied, in K Williams & J A Williams (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter (pp. 21-42), Cambridge University Press [ISBN 9781107680913] [DOI].

Hamilton K & Loges N (eds.) (2014), Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall, Cambridge University Press [ISBN 9781108458085] [DOI].

Loges N & Lawson C (2012), The teaching of performance, in C Lawson & R Stowell (eds.), The Cambridge History of Musical Performance (pp. 135-168), Cambridge University Press [ISBN 9780521896115] [DOI].

Loges N (2012), How to make a Volkslied: early models in the songs of Johannes Brahms, Music and Letters, 93 (3), 316-349 [DOI].

Loges N (2006), Exoticism, artifice and the supernatural in the Brahmsian Lied, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 3 (2), 137-168 [DOI].


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Faculties / departments: Programmes, Research

Latest Publications

Loges, N. (2014) The limits of the lied: Brahms’s Magelone-Romanzen Op. 33 from 'Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall Between Private and Public Performance'. In: Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall Between Private and Public Performance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 300-323. ISBN 9781107337404


For enquires please contact:

Dr Natasha Loges

Head of Postgraduate Programmes & Reader in Musicology

020 7591 4371