“Schumann Perspectives: A View Across the Disciplines,” an international symposium and music festival celebrating the wide-ranging artistic legacy of Robert Schumann will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas from September 29-30, 2006. The festival marks the 150th anniversary of the death of this remarkable composer, writer, and cultural icon.
Featured guest speakers and performers include:
• Lawrence Kramer (Professor of Music, Fordham University), co-editor of 19th-Century Music and author of seven books on the interrelations of music, culture, and society.
• Harald Krebs (Professor of Music, University of Victoria), author of Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann, winner of the Society for Music Theory’s Wallace Berry Award.
• Louis Nagel (Professor of Music, University of Michigan), widely acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue.
• Catherine Kautsky (Professor of Music, University of Wisconsin—Madison), pianist/scholar, speaking about the interconnections between E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Kater Murr and Schumann’s Kreisleriana.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University invites proposals for research papers on topics including Schumann and his contemporaries; 19th-century repertoire, performance practice, and aesthetics; and literary and philosophical issues in Romanticism. Proposals from performers in collaboration with theorists, musicologists, historians, and/or literary scholars for lecture-recitals on the works of Schumann are also welcomed as are submissions of student performances of the solo or chamber music of Schumann for inclusion in a masterclass directed by Louis Nagel. Submissions should include a copy of the Proposal Cover Sheet, a written proposal of no more than 500 words, and for performers, a CD or video recording of representative works featured in your presentation. Application forms and additional information can be found on the conference website at http://fadp.vpa.ttu.edu/CGI/FADPframesrv.cgi?loc=schumann2006.shtml. A quicklink to the website can be found at http://www.ttu.edu/colleges/visualarts.php or on the School of Music webpage at www.depts.ttu.edu/music/.
All proposals must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2006 for full consideration. Questions may be directed to Dr. Lora Deahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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