On February 27, 2021, Professor Jill Roger’s was featured in an interview on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters, in which she discussed her recently-published book, Resonant Recoveries: French Music and Trauma Between the World Wars (Oxford University Press). Released in January 2021, Resonant Recoveries offers a new perspective on interwar French music and demonstrates that music is an important source of consolation in people’s lives during difficult times.
The BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters features musicians and educators sharing their hopes, expectations, and concerns for the future of musical activity in light of the pandemic. In her interview, Prof. Rogers describes how sound played a role in healing throughout the interwar period in France and draws parallels with today’s world during the Covid-19 era. The entire show is available here and the segment with Prof. Rogers takes place from 32:23 to 42:45.
Congratulations, Prof. Rogers!