Dr Michael Murphy

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Dr Michael Murphy

Dr Michael Murphy has lectured in the Department of Music, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick since 2001 and previously in the Department of Music, UCC. His research interests include music in nineteenth-century Poland and Ireland. He was a subject editor for, and contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (UCD Press, 2013). He co-edited Musical Constructions of Nationalism with Harry White (Cork UP, 2001) and Music in Nineteenth-Century Ireland with Jan Smaczny (Four Courts Press, 2007). He has broadcast many documentaries for RTÉ lyric fm including programmes on neglected Irish operas by C.V. Stanford and A. J. Potter, the reception of Wagner’s music in Ireland, and is currently preparing programmes on ‘Ireland’s National Anthems’, and ‘Visiting Virtuosi to Ireland’. Since its inception in 2003 he has been a member of the council of the Society for Musicology in Ireland and has acted as it Honorary Secretary, Membership Secretary and Treasurer.

Selected Recent Publications and Presentations

Symposium presentation: ‘Soldiering On: The National Anthem and the Legacy of 1916’, Music in Ireland: 1916 and Beyond, Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, 24 April 2015.
Conference paper: ‘The French Influence on the public reception of Wagner’s music in Ireland, 1860-1900’ at France-Ireland: Celebrating Music, Words and Art /France-Irlande: Fêter la musique, les mots et l’art: 10th annual conference of Association of Franco-Irish Studies (AFIS), National Concert Hall, Dublin, 23-24 May 2014.
Review of Ordinary Irish Life: Music, Sport and Culture ed. Méabh Ní Fhuartháin and David M. Doyle (Irish Academic Press, 2013) in Irish Historical Studies (May 2014).
Conference paper: ‘Rossini, and Michael W. Balfe’s Sinfonia (Bologna, March 1829)’, The Symphony & Ireland: A Symposium, Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, 20 April 2013.
“Karlowicz and the ‘Work’ of Polish Culture”, in ed. Anna Nowak, The Musical Work as a Sign (Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music, Bydgoszcz, 2012).
‘Wagner Performance and Reception in Ireland, 1860-1940’, in ed. Luca Sala, The Legacy of Richard Wagner: Convergences and Dissonances in Aesthetics and Reception, Speculum Musicae, 18 (Brepols, Turnhout, 2012).
‘The Actuality of Karlowicz’s Artistic Authenticity and Authority’, in ed. Luca Sala, Ad Parsassum: A Journal of 18th- and 19th-Century Instrumental Music, Vol. 9 Issue 18 (Brepols, 2011).
Review of Reading Musical Interpretation: Case Studies in Solo Piano Performance, Julian Hellaby, (Ashgate, 2009), in ed. Paul Everett, Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, vol. 6 (University College Cork, , 2010-11).
‘Aloys Fleischmann 1910–1992’, Irish-German Studies 4: Creative Influences, Selected Irish-German Biographies, ed. Fischer & Holfter (Trier, 2009).

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