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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 books Brahms and his Poets (Boydell & Brewer, 2017) and Johannes Brahms in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2018) are preparation.

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, particulary the Oxford Lieder Festival. She is a member of the TORCH-funded Oxford Song Network.

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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

Contact

For enquires please contact:

Dr Natasha Loges

Head of Postgraduate Programmes

natasha.loges@rcm.ac.uk