Anyone up for some free music lectures? The aspect that is appealing to me is that they are framed as dialogues, not lectures.
Each Spring, the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations organizes a set of
symposia called the Harvard-Lyrica Dialogues, which, through the study of the
interaction of words and music, propose to shed light on timely aspects of
historical, literary and musicological research. This year's series was
inspired by Professor Susan Suleiman's recent book "Crises of Memory and the
Second World War".
The Lyrica Society is pleased to announce its forthcoming Harvard-Lyrica
Dialogues, 2008, themed:
Music and Memory – Music as Memory
Fridays: February 15, March 14, April 18 and May 9, 2008
4 – 6 PM · Dudley House · Lehman Hall · Harvard Yard
Friday, February 15, 2008
Schubert, Schumann, Literary Notions, and Song: "Fragment" and "Apostrophe"
- Deborah Stein, New England Conservatory of Music
- Rufus Hallmark, Rutgers University
Friday, March 14, 2008
Death, Concentrated: Viktor Ullmann's "Der Kaiser von Atlantis"
- Rachel Bergman, George Mason University
- Peter Laki, Bard College
- Richard Beaudoin, Brandeis University
Friday, April 18, 2008
In Memoriam Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) and Robert F. Kennedy
World Première: "And Music Will Not End" – Songs by Lori Laitman
- D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano
– Lori Laitman, piano
Friday, May 9, 2008
Revolution and Its Discontents: Bernanos, Poulenc and their "Dialogues of
- Jann Pasler, University of California, San Diego
- Jeffrey Mehlman, Boston University
- Paul-André Bempéchat, Harvard University
- Mark DeVoto, Tufts University