Millan Sachania

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Millan Sachania

Millan Sachania FRSA is a British music scholar, editor and educator.

Career[edit]

Sachania graduated with double first-class honours and subsequently completed a doctorate in musicology at Christ's College, Cambridge.[1]

He edited a five-volume collection of Leopold Godowsky’s arrangements and original music for the New York publisher Carl Fischer between 2001 and 2004,[2] the essays in which draw upon and expand his The Arrangements of Leopold Godowsky: An Aesthetic, Historical and Analytical Study,[3] one of the first critical studies on Godowsky’s corpus of arrangements.

Sachania has published widely, including articles on music aesthetics,[4] new editions (with historical and editorial commentaries) of Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano[5] and Sonata for Oboe and Piano,[6] Poulenc's Three Novelettes for Piano,[7] Stravinsky's Les Noces (in associate editorship with Margarita Mazo),[8] Stravinsky's 1919 version of Les Noces,[9] Stravinsky's Les Roi d’étoiles,[10] Stravinsky's Renard,[11] Sir Malcolm Arnold's Fifth Symphony,[12] and thirteen volumes of Otakar Ševčík's Violin Studies.[13] He was also editorial co-ordinator for Peters Edition's new Chopin edition. Sachania has frequently expressed his views, often on educational topics, in the letter columns of British national newspapers, particularly often in The Times and The Daily Telegraph.[14]

As an educator and schoolmaster, Sachania has worked extensively in the independent sector since 1999, and is on record as a critic of British state schools.[15] He is also an advocate of promoting traditional skills, not much encountered in modern pedagogy, such as précis-writing.[16] In 2007 he became Deputy Head Master of Immanuel College, an HMC school in north London, where he was previously director of the sixth form. Since January 2012 he has been Head Master of Streatham & Clapham High School in south London.[17]

Appointments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Cambridge University Reporter, 4 March 1998 and 13 May 1998.
  2. ^ Leopold Godowsky, Piano Music, Volume 1: The Original Compositions, edited and compiled with an Introductory Essay and Biographical Notes by Millan Sachania, New York: Carl Fischer, 2001); Volume 2: Arrangements and Transcriptions, edited and compiled with an Introductory Essay and Biographical Notes by Millan Sachania, New York: Carl Fischer, 2001); Volume 3: The Chopin Arrangements, edited and compiled with an Introductory Essay and Biographical Notes by Millan Sachania, New York: Carl Fischer, 2002); Volume 4: Arrangements and Transcriptions (2), edited and compiled with an Introductory Essay and Biographical Notes by Millan Sachania, New York: Carl Fischer, 2003; Volume 5: The Miniatures, edited and compiled with an Introductory Essay and Biographical Notes by Millan Sachania, New York: Carl Fischer, 2004.
  3. ^ 2 vols, PhD thesis, University of Cambridge, England, 1997; RILM citation: 1998–07340–dd; British Library Document Supply Centre Microform No. D197866.
  4. ^ For instance, "'Improving the Classics': Some Thoughts on the "Ethics" and Aesthetics of musical Arrangement", The Music Review, 55 (1994), pp. 58–75.
  5. ^ Edited with a Foreword by Millan Sachania, London: Chester Music Ltd., 2000
  6. ^ Edited with a Preface by Millan Sachania, London: Chester Music Ltd., 2005.
  7. ^ London: Chester Music Ltd., 1999.
  8. ^ London: Chester Music Ltd., 2005.
  9. ^ London: Chester Music Ltd., 2009.
  10. ^ London: Chester Music Ltd., 2009.
  11. ^ London: Chester Music Ltd., 2014.
  12. ^ London: Chester Music Ltd., 2000.
  13. ^ London: Bosworth & Company Ltd., 2000-2005.
  14. ^ For instance, The Times, Thursday 22 March 2001; The Daily Telegraph, Monday 17 November 2014; The Times, Monday 8 June 2015; The Daily Telegraph, Friday 7 August 2015; The Times Educational Supplement, Friday 7 August 2015; The Times, Wednesday 26 August 2015; The Times, Thursday 17 September 2015; The Daily Telegraph, Friday 20 November 2015; The Times, Tuesday 22 December 2015; The Times, Wednesday 3 February 2016; The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 3 February 2016; The Daily Mail, Tuesday 9 February 2016; Times Higher Education, Thursday 10 March 2016; The Daily Telegraph, Friday 22 July 2016; The Times Educational Supplement, Friday 7 October 2016; The Times, Saturday 3 December 2016; The Daily Telegraph, Saturday 8 April 2017; The Times, Tuesday 18 April 2017; The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 29 August 2017; The Times, Saturday 9 September 2017.
  15. ^ See his 'Poor practice', The Times, Thursday 22 March 2001, p. 19.
  16. ^ See 'School introduces long-lost exercise in revamped 11+ exam', The Daily Telegraph, 13 October 2015 (online edition only), available at The Daily Telegraph, accessed 24 July 2016.
  17. ^ See front page of GDST website, accessed 15 October 2011.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Susan Mitchell
Head Master of Streatham & Clapham High School
2012-
Succeeded by
Incumbent