The Tell Tale Heart – The Romantic Explosion- A series of five lectures by Prof Mark Troop,Visiting Research Professor, Anthony Gonsalves Chair in Western Music, Goa University At St Xavier’s College, Mapusa Goa from 26th September to 30th September, 2016

  • Goa University

    Visiting Research Professors Programme

    Anthony Gonsalves Chair in Western Music

    In association with

    St Xavier’s College, Mapusa


    A series of five lectures and demonstrations on

    The Tell Tale Heart – The Romantic Explosion

    (The Romantic Journey – How Musicians Followed Their Hearts and Created the Modern World)



    Professor Mark Troop, Visiting Research Professor

    Anthony Gonsalves Chair in Western Music


    St Xavier’s College, Mapusa Goa


    26th September to 30th September, 2016

    Time- 2 pm to 5 pm everyday


    The lectures are based on the theme of the Romantic Explosion  and will explore how the structured perfection of the Classics led directly to the great Romantic Era, which spawned most of the great musical works we now listen to.

    FOR online registration 


    The course is open to students, general public and all music lovers. Certificate will be awarded to all the participants who fulfil 75% attendance record.

    Last date to register – 25th September, 2016

    Course Coordinator- Prof. (Ms) Alice D Cruz, St Xavier’s College

    For further details  email- [email protected]


    Ramrao Wagh, VRPP Coordinator, Goa University


    Mark Troop, pianist, broadcaster and writer, is the founder of The Chamber Music Company; a group devoted to creative performance of all types of music. Festival appearances: City of London, Warwick, and Norfolk and Norwich; Mark Troop with cellist Matthew Barley founded the CMC Summer Solstice, bringing together Classical and Jazz in a unique set up, creating “The Ronnie Scotts of Classical Music” (The Guardian). For BBC Radio 3 Mark Troop & CMC created a special three-part Latin American series relating the history and literature of Latin America to its music. Mark Troop has set up several British Council tours, to India (three times), Spain (twice) and Latin America, including concerts and educational work. Mark Troop has created two new London based events: the CMC Rare Music Series, which explores neglected Classical repertory, and The Latin American Roadshow, a new multi-arts Festival dedicated to the culture of Latin America. In spring 2006 he inaugurated his new Second Glance Festival in London, bringing four concerts of selected new music to a wider audience. The festival ran again in 2007 and will expand this year to include a linked 3 week tour of South Africa. Future events include a third Latin American Roadshow, a new interactive festival – The Far East Roadshow – inaugurating at Asia House in spring 2009, a special Chinese one day festival Inspired by China to be featured in the China Now Festival 2008, his cabaret show I’m a Stranger Here Myself currently touring Germany since being on the Edinburgh Fringe. In development: Jean-Henri Blumen’s The Dream Peddler; China’s greatest love story – Yang Guifei; Shanghai Cabaret Mark Troop taught at the Guildhall School of Music for two decades, and still teaches at Dartington International Summer School and St Paul’s Boys’ School. As a writer he has been published in Musical Opinion, Piano and Musical Performance.