James and Constance Alsop Professor of Music

The James and Constance Alsop Professorship of Music at the University of Liverpool was established in 1946; prior to that time, music teaching had been confined to the Department of Education but the new chair marked an attempt to "coordinate the study of music within the University and stimulate interest by lectures and other appropriate instruction".[1] The first holder was Gerald Abraham, who had been director of the BBC's Gramophone Department.[2] The chair was named for Alderman James W. Alsop, OBE, a major figure in the university's establishment and early administration.[3]

The chair replaced the James W. Alsop Lectureship,[4] which had been established by Alsop's widow Constance in 1924; she endowed it with the sum of £3,000. Appointments were made for a year "it having been decided at present [by 1928] to invite each year a distinguished musician to deliver a course of public lectures on Music".[5] The lectureship was suspended during the Second World War; once the chair was established, the lectures were given by the professor and after Basil Smallman's appointment in 1965 they were reformed into the Alsop Concerts.[6]

James W. Alsop LectureshipEdit

James and Constance Alsop Professors of MusicEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ A CV on her personal website shows these dates.[21] She was appointed to the post after March 2004 and before May 2006 according to archived versions of the University of Liverpool's Department of Music staff directory;[22] she was in the post until at least November 2014 but had left the Department by August 2016.[23]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "The new Alsop Professor", Liverpool Echo, 15 October 1947, p. 2.
  2. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 27 December 1946, p. 2.
  3. ^ "Papers of Mr James W. Alsop concerning the University of Liverpool: Biographical information", University of Liverpool Archives. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ University of Liverpool Calendar (1972), p. 595.
  5. ^ a b c d The University of Liverpool Calendar 1928-29 (1928), p. 445.
  6. ^ Two Centuries of Music in Liverpool (Rockliff Brothers Ltd, 1976), p. 52.
  7. ^ "Liverpool University posts", The Scotsman, 23 May 1928, p. 14.
  8. ^ "Whittaker, William Gillies", Who Was Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007). Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 12 April 1930, p. 10.
  10. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 24 March 1931, p. 18.
  11. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 14 March 1932, p. 16.
  12. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 13 June 1933, p. 16.
  13. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 19 April 1934, p. 9.
  14. ^ Commonwealth Universities Yearbook, p. 109.
  15. ^ "University news" (London), The Times, 5 March 1936, p. 16.
  16. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 4 March 1937, p. 16.
  17. ^ "University news", The Times (London), 7 July 1938, p. 18.
  18. ^ "Abraham, Gerald Ernest Heal", Who Was Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007). Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  19. ^ The Times, 17 Nov. 1964, p. 12; "Education." Times, 9 Dec. 1985, p. 28.
  20. ^ "Talbot, Prof. Michael Owen", Who's Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2018). Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Curriculum vitae", Anahid Kassabian. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  22. ^ Compare "School of Music: Staff", University of Liverpool, as archived on 12 March 2005 and 10 May 2006.
  23. ^ Compare "Anahid Kassabian", University of Liverpool, as archived on 31 October 2014 with 3 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Professor Sara Cohen awarded James and Constance Alsop Chair in Music", University of Liverpool, 11 May 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Sara Cohen", University of Liverpool. Retrieved 29 December 2018.