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At the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts there are three doctoral trajectories. The docARTES programme was designed for practice-based research in the musical arts, performed by  musician-researchers (performers, composers, etc.). The PhDArts programme is the trajectory for artist-researchers in visual arts and design. The academy also hosts external PhD’s. Below are completed research projects.

Current research projects

Anna Scott - Romanticizing Brahms: Early Recordings and the Reconstruction of Brahmsian Identity (2014)

Despite most pianists' claims of historical deference and creative agency, their performances of Brahms's piano works are nothing like the early-recorded performances of the composer and his students: gaps that are mediated by understandings of Brahms's Classical canonic identity, the performance norms that protect that identity, and those norms' underlying aesthetic ideology of control.

Claire Genewein - Vokales Instrumentalspiel in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die Aufführungspraxis italienischer Instrumentalmusik in der Auseinandersetzung mit Vokalmusik und Text: Quellen und moderne Umsetzung (2014)

In my work I have shown that in the second half of the 18th century in Italy, one prepared instrumental music for performance with the help of texts. Central to this work is a treatise by Benvenuto Robbio Conte di San Raffaele stemming from the circle around Giuseppe Tartini which demonstrates the various steps of learning instrumental music through text underlay.