Dr Anne Macgregor

Department of Music

Teaching Associate in Music Performance

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a.e.macgregor@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Anne Macgregor
Department of Music
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Jessop Building
Leavygreave Rd
Sheffield
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Profile

I studied piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Fali Pavri and Philip Jenkins, where I won prizes for both performance and academic work, developed a specialism in vocal accompaniment, and established a piano duo partnership with Silviya Mihaylova. It was also during my time in Glasgow that I first encountered the richness and beauty of Nordic art-song, and after several years of freelancing, I undertook my doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham in order to explore this rarely-heard repertoire.

My doctoral research (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) considered the songs of the Swedish composer Ture Rangström (1884-1947) as expressions of identity. My work is the first English-language scholarship on Rangström, and opens a window into the cultural, social and political context of early-twentieth-century Sweden. It focuses particularly on the ways in which national identity can be constructed and expressed through music and its reception, and highlights the centrality of landscape in Rangström’s life, music, and identity.

My current teaching combines musicological research with performance experience, centering on historically-informed performance and the development of performance skills.

Research interests

Nordic art-song music, identity music and nationalism reception histories

Publications

Journal articles

  • Macgregor A () "He is a piece of granite..." Landscape and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Sweden. Musicology Research(5). RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • Macgregor A () Liszt and his Contemporaries: The Search for a Nationalist Idiom In Cormac J (Ed.), Liszt in Context Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download