Welcome to the IAGMR


Established in 2018 in the Department of Music and Media at the University of Surrey, the IAGMR provides a forum for innovative and transformative scholarly research in Austrian and German music, primarily from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries: the ‘Spring of Nations’ to the Cold War.

It is motivated by the challenge to explore and rethink customary twinned ‘Austro-German’ formulations and associated assumptions of ‘unmarked’ culture. At the same time it seeks new ways to understand music’s acknowledged cultural significance in the undeniably linked geo-political arenas of these two nations.

In order to do so, the IAGMR is dedicated to examining neglected as well as familiar musics, figures and activities, whether by applying established methods in new ways and to uncharted areas of interest, or through developing less conventional investigative tools to consider canonic repertoires in a fresh light.


For more information about the Institute and our upcoming events, please see our About and Events pages. For all other enquiries please feel free to contact us via the contact page

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