Musicology, Medieval to Modern

This is the website of the medievalist and musicologist, Elizabeth Eva Leach, FBA, Professor of Music at the University of Oxford. Information on publications and research interests, blog, and undergraduate and postgraduate applications to study with Prof. Leach can be found by clicking the links.

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Prof. Leach won the Dent Medal of the RMA in 2013. In 2016 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Applications for PhD projects related to Leach’s work are always welcome.

3 thoughts on “Musicology, Medieval to Modern”

  1. Hello –

    I’ve assigned your article, “Gendering the Semitone,” in various seminars. Despite being a composer (primarily) I recognize its excellence and originality. If you have a free moment, I wonder if you see chromatic semitones as a feminine trope in music of the Baroque and later.

    Thanks,

    Matthew Greenbaum , NYC

    1. Thanks for your comment and for assigning the piece. I’m afraid I simply don’t know enough about the music theory and cultural context in the Baroque to comment. While I wouldn’t be surprised if the association persisted, there will be scholars who can comment more specifically. If you email me, I’ll see if I can put you in touch with someone who will be able to assist.

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