Orpheus Research Centre welcomes Charlie Shrader as visiting researcherNews October 2, 2018
Charlie Shrader is a PhD candidate in musicology and Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He will be working in the "Declassifying the Classics" cluster from 1 October until 6 December 2018.
Charlie Shrader is a PhD candidate in musicology and Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “Romantic Economies of Music: Toward an understanding of musical labor in nineteenth-century Germany, Austria, and France,” lies at the intersections of commercialism, aesthetics, and music technologies in a variety of European settings. In this work, he considers the boundaries, relations, and stakes of belonging in musical situations and the means by which audiences and performers alike come to value musical practices, centering on nineteenth-century categories of aesthetic exclusion such as charlatanry, Wagnerian anti-Jewishness, and Mahlerian "Kapellmeistermusik". He has previously presented work concerning the notion of charlatanry and virtuosic pianism at the Ernst Bloch Centre at the University of London. Having also worked in the past with the research cluster “Declassifying the Classics” at the Orpheus Instituut, he is excited to return, and in his spare time is something of a singer and a (charlatan) pianist.