The Jerome Roche Prize for 2019 is awarded to Emily MacGregor for her outstanding article ‘Listening for the Intimsphäre: Recovering Berlin 1933 through Hans Pfitzner’s Symphony in C-sharp Minor’, published in The Musical Quarterly, Volume 101, Issue 1 (Spring 2018). Her fine-grained analysis of the cultural and ethical dimensions of the 1933 performance of Pfitzner’s Symphony illuminates a little-understood aspect of early Nazi constructions of the social ‘self’ through the lens of genre and aesthetics.
Emily MacGregor is a Marie Curie Fellow in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. As part of her fellowship, she spent 2016 to 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University. Her broad research interests centre on music and the politics of space and subjectivity in Germany and North America in the first half of the twentieth century, particularly the early 1930s.
Emily completed her AHRC-funded doctorate in musicology at Oxford University in 2016. From 2012 to 2013 she held a DAAD visiting fellowship at the Freie Universität in Berlin, and in 2014 she was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress.
Thoroughly well-deserved! So glad this area of work is finally getting the attention it needs.