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Professor Natasha Loges

BMus, MMus, PhD, HonRCM

Natasha Loges’s research interests include German song, gender studies, concert history, practice research, word-music relationships, and the lives and music of Brahms and the Schumanns. She welcomes prospective PhD and DMus candidates in these areas.

Her research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. Her books include German Song Onstage: Lieder Performance in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Indiana University Press, 2020); Johannes Brahms in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2019); Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century  (Boydell & Brewer, 2019); and Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall  (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Her monograph Brahms and his Poets: A Handbook (Boydell & Brewer, 2017), received the American Musicological Society's Thomas Hampson Award in 2016.

Her work has appeared in Music & Letters19th-Century Music, the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Göttingen Händel-Beiträge and Participations, as well as the Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter, the Cambridge History of Musical Performance, Music & Literature in German Romanticism and the forthcoming collections Branding Western Music and Song Beyond the Nation (funded by the British Academy). Recent keynotes have taken her to the University of California (The Intellectual Worlds of Johannes Brahms), Oxford (Clara Schumann and her World), Maynooth (Society for Musicology in Ireland) and Cornell (Performing Clara Schumann).

A committed public musicologist, Natasha performs regularly as a song accompanist, broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, reviews for BBC Music Magazine and gives talks and leads learning events for festivals and venues including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and Leeds Lieder. She is a member of the Women’s Song Forum; the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies network; and currently chairs the Events Committee at the Royal Musical Association.

Selected publications

Loges N and Tunbridge L (eds.) (2020), German Song Onstage 1789–1914, Indiana University Press [ISBN 978-0-253-04700-7].

Loges N & Clark T (2019), Thinking across disciplines: audience responses to Clara Schumann’s Dichterliebe at the Wigmore Hall, Participations: International Journal of Audience Research 16 (2), 38-67 [LINK].

Loges N & Hamilton K (eds.) (2019), Brahms in Context, Cambridge University Press, [ISBN 9781107163416] [DOI].

Bunzel A & Loges N (eds.) (2019), Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, Boydell Press [ISBN 9781783273904].

Loges N (2019), Händels Musik und Programmgestaltung in Londons Kristallpalast, 1859–1874, Göttingen Händel-Beiträge 20, 61–76 [DOI].

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].

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

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Faculties / departments: Programmes, Research

Latest Publications

Loges, N. (2020) Hafiz between nations: song settings by Daumer/Brahms and Peacock/Beamish. In: Song Beyond the Nation: Translation, Transnationalism, Performance. Proceedings of the British Academy . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780197267196 (hardback) (In Press)

Loges, N. (2020) Detours on a Winter’s Journey: Schubert’s Winterreise in nineteenth-century concerts. Journal of the American Musicological Society, 74 (1). ISSN 0003-0139 (print) 1547-3848 (online) (In Press)

Loges, N. (2020) From miscellanies to musical works: Julius Stockhausen, Clara Schumann and Dichterliebe. In: German Song Onstage: Lieder Performance in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. ISBN 9780253047007 (hardback) 9780253047014 (paperback) 9780253047021 (e-book)

Loges, N. and Tunbridge, L. (2020) Performers' reflections. In: German song onstage: Lieder performance in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. ISBN 9780253047007 (hardback) 9780253047014 (paperback) 9780253047021 (e-book)

Loges, N. and Clark, T. (2019) Thinking across disciplines: audience responses to Clara Schumann’s Dichterliebe at the Wigmore Hall. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception studies, 16 (2). pp. 38-67. ISSN 1749-8716

Loges, N. (2019) Literature. In: Brahms in Context. Composers in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 269-276. ISBN 9781107163416 (hardback) 9781316730317 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2019) Singers. In: Brahms in Context. Composers in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 187-195. ISBN 9781107163416 (hardback) 9781316730317 (e-book)

Loges, N. and Hamilton, K. (2019) Mythmaking. In: Brahms in Context. Composers in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 384-392. ISBN 9781107163416 (hardback) 9781316730317 (e-book)

Vaughan, W. and Loges, N. (2019) Visual arts. In: Brahms in Context. Composers in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 286-295. ISBN 9781107163416 (hardback) 9781316730317 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2019) Händels Musik und Programmgestaltung in Londons Kristallpalast, 1859–1874 [Programming Handel’s music at the Crystal Palace, 1859–1874]. Göttinger Händel-Beiträge, 20. pp. 61-76. ISSN 0177-7319 (print) 2197-330X (online)

Loges, N. (2019) Buying and selling music in the (very) long nineteenth century [review article]. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 144 (1). pp. 223-232. ISSN 0269-0403 (print) 1471-6933 (online)

Loges, N. (2019) Reading, singing, becoming: the Mädchenlieder of Paul Heyse and Johannes Brahms. In: Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century. Boydell & Brewer, Martlesham, Suffolk. ISBN 9781783273904 (hardback) 9781787445345 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2019) Femininity, fragments, and fingers: reconstructing Brahms's intellectual world. In: The Intellectual Worlds of Johannes Brahms, 1-3 February 2019, University of California, Irvine, USA.

Loges, N. (2019) BBC Radio 3 record review: building a library: Schubert: Schwanengesang. [Audio]

Loges, N. (2018) Bülow, Hans von. In: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 101. ISBN 9781107108080 (hardback) 9781108698573 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2018) Davies, Fanny. In: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Historical Performance in Music. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 170. ISBN 9781107108080 (hardback) 9781108698573 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2018) Detours and dead ends on a Winter’s journey: Schubert’s Winterreise, D.911, in public performance. In: 20th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, 2-4 July 2018, Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

Loges, N. (2018) Julius Stockhausen’s early performances of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. 19th-Century Music, 41 (3). pp. 206-224. ISSN 0148-2076 (print) 1533-8606 (online)

Loges, N. (2018) BBC Radio 3: Music Matters: Natasha Loges & Stephan Loges on 'Brahms and his Poets' book. [Audio]

Loges, N. (2017) Brahms and his poets: a handbook. Boydell & Brewer, Martlesham, Suffolk. ISBN 9781783272365 (hardback) 9781787441552 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2017) BBC Radio 3 record review: building a library: Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder. [Audio]

Loges, N. (2017) BBC Radio 3 record review: buiding a library: Schumann: Liederkreis Op.24. [Audio]

Loges, N. (2017) Book review: 'The social worlds of nineteenth-century chamber music: composers, consumers, communities' by Marie Sumner Lott. Music & Letters, 98 (1). pp. 144-147. ISSN 0027-4224 (print) 1477-4631 (online)

Loges, N. (2016) Review of 'Brahms among friends: listening, performance and the rhetoric of allusion' by Paul Berry (OUP, 2014). Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 13 (2). pp. 316-320. ISSN 2044-8414

Loges, N. and Hamilton, K. (2016) Singer-songwriters of the German Lied. In: The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter. Cambridge Companions to Music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 21-42. ISBN 9781107063648 (hardback) 9781107680913 (paperback) 9781316496664 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2014) The limits of the Lied: Brahms’s Magelone-Romanzen Op. 33. In: Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 300-323. ISBN 9781107042704 (hardback) 9781108458085 (paperback) 9781316056585 (e-book)

Hamilton, K. and Loges, N. (2014) Brahms in the home: an introduction. In: Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781107042704 (hardback) 9781108458085 (paperback) 9781316056585 (e-book)

Paskins, H. and Hamilton, K. and Loges, N. (2014) Brahms and his arrangers. In: Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 178-220. ISBN 9781107042704 (hardback) 9781108458085 (paperback) 9781316056585 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2014) Review of 'Brahms beyond mastery: his Sarabande and Gavotte, and its recompositions' by Robert Pascall (Routledge, 2013). Ad Parnassum, 12 (23).

Loges, N. (2012) How to make a ‘Volkslied’: early models in the songs of Johannes Brahms. Music & Letters, 93 (3). pp. 316-349. ISSN 0027-4224 (print) 1477-4631 (online)

Loges, N. and Lawson, C. (2012) The teaching of performance. In: The Cambridge History of Musical Performance. The Cambridge History of Music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 135-168. ISBN 9780521896115 (hardback) 9781316183229 (e-book)

Loges, N. (2006) Exoticism, artifice and the supernatural in the Brahmsian Lied. Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 3 (2). pp. 137-168. ISSN 2044-8414

Loges, N. (2005) Singing Lieder with a foreign accent: Brahms's Slavic Songs. Indiana Theory Review, 26. pp. 73-103.

Loges, N. (2004) The notion of personae in Brahms's "Bitteres zu sagen denkst du": op. 32, no. 7: a literary key to musical performance? In: Music and Literature in German Romanticism. Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture (85). Camden House, Rochester, NY, pp. 183-202. ISBN 9781571132581 (hardback) 9781571136459 (e-book)

Contact

For enquires please contact:

Professor Natasha Loges

Head of Postgraduate Programmes and Professor of Musicology

020 7591 4371

research@rcm.ac.uk

natasha.loges@rcm.ac.uk