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Kay Dreyfus

Kay Dreyfus

Kay Dreyfus is a Research Affiliate in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (SOPHIS), Monash University. Her background is in musicology and history, and she holds doctorates in both areas. She has a particular interest in everyday lived musical experience, particularly of women and refugee immigrants and she has published in both areas. She recently published (with translator Diana K. Weekes) The Fractured Self: Selected Letters of the Australian-born Musician Alma Moodie, 1918–43 (Peter Lang, 2021).

Kay Dreyfus reviews 'Inner Song' by Jillian Graham

May 2023, no. 453 24 April 2023
Jillian Graham begins her biography of Margaret Sutherland (1897–1984) with a story that vividly captures two themes that recur throughout the book: Sutherland’s activism, and her sometime exclusion from Australia’s institutional musical life as it developed through her lifetime. The occasion is the opening of Melbourne’s new, custom-built concert hall on the south bank of the Yarra River ... (read more)