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‘The Saxophone’ by Stephen Cottrell receives prestigious American award

image001Stephen Cottrell’s book ‘The Saxophone’, published by Yale University Press in 2013, has been awarded the Bessaraboff Prize by the American Musical Instrument Society. The citation describes the volume as being “the book in English published in 2013 that best furthers the Society’s purpose of promoting study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.” The award has previously been given to a number of very distinguished scholars in the world of musical instrument scholarship, and nicely coincides with the recent bicentenary celebrations of Adolphe Sax’s birth in November 1814.

For more information on the book see: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300100419

Professor Stephen Cottrell hosts British Academy Panel Discussion

Professor Stephen Cottrell was recently involved in the organisation of a conference on the well-known Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, held at the British Academy.  Follow the youtube link below to see his discussion with composer Gavin Bryars, folk singer Martin Carthy, and cellist Steven Isserlis about their experiences of being on the programme, and their thoughts on music, autobiography and memory.