Emily’s research is closely entwined with her performance activities, and she is equally passionate about bringing new insights into performance and articulating the performer’s voice in her writing. Emily’s interests are wide ranging, including British and German musical culture in from the late-18th to the mid-20th century, history of sound recording and broadcasting (particularly the early BBC), performance practice 1750-1950, and topics relating to woodwind performance and repertoire. Her recent work has concentrated on the 18th-century clarinettist Franz Tausch, the early recordings of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Wind Quintet, and performance style in the works of Johannes Brahms. Her full list of outputs and activites can be found on the University of Huddersfield’s PURE research portal here.

Doctoral Thesis

‘The modernisation of wind playing in London orchestras, 1909–1939: A study of playing style in early orchestral recordings’. DPhil Thesis, University of York, 2013. Available to download from the White Rose Repository.