Conference Sessions

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170 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116



Thursday, June 16

9:00 Welcome

9:20 Opening address: “The Quest for the Historical Joseph”

Robert W. Eshbach (University of New Hampshire)

Formative Experiences

10:00 Mineo Ota (Miyagigakuin Women’s University), “Joseph Joachim and Gypsy Musicians: Their Relationships and Common Features in Performance Practice”

10:40 Styra Avins (New York City), “Joseph Joachim and the Haskalah: The Dilemma of German Jews”

11:20 Stephen Downes (Royal Holloway, University of London), “Joachim, A Sentimental Portrait”

12:00 Lunch

Violinist and Composer

Benjamin M. Korstvedt (Clark University), session chair

1:30 R. Larry Todd (Duke University), “Joachim and Musical Solitude, or, the Beginnings of the Ciphers F-A-E and Gis-e-la”

2:10 Katharina Uhde (Valparaiso University), “‘Soulfulness’ and ‘Individuality’ in Joachim’s Violin Concerto in G Major”

2:50 Break

3:10 Robert Riggs (University of Mississippi), “Tovey’s View of Joachim’s ‘Hungarian’ Violin Concerto”

3:50 Walter Kreyszig (University of Saskatchewan and Institute for Canadian Studies, University of Vienna), “‘… of this wonderful music by its best interpreter’: Joseph Joachim’s Contribution to the 1908 Berlin Edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo, BWV 1001-1006”



Friday, June 17

Connections with Past and Present

Daniel Beller-McKenna (University of New Hampshire), session chair

9:20 Vasiliki Papadopoulou (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Department of Musicology), “Joseph Joachim’s Violin Concerto op. 3 and Johannes Brahms’s Participation in the Piano Reduction”

10:00 Marie Sumner Lott (Georgia State University), “‘So Gleams the Past, the Light of Other Days’: Joachim’s Hebräische Melodien for Viola and Piano, op. 9 (1853)”

10:40 Valerie Woodring Goertzen (Loyola University New Orleans), “Joachim, Shakespeare, and the Music of the Future”

11:20 Jacquelyn Sholes (Boston University), “Interpreting Joachim’s Overture to Hamlet and Its Relationship to Liszt”

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Lecture-recital: “Learning to Play from the Recordings of Nineteenth-Century Masters: New Perspectives on the Study of Historical Performance”

Neal Peres da Costa (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

 2:30 break

Joachim in Britain

2:45 Ian Maxwell (University of Cambridge, UK), “‘Thou That Hast Been in England Many a Year’: A Consideration of Joachim’s Influence on Music in Britain 1870-1907”

3:25 Michael Musgrave (The Juilliard School), “Joachim at the Crystal Palace”

4:05 Therese Ellsworth (Washington, DC), “’Caviare to the Multitude’: Joseph Joachim and the Monday Popular Concerts in London”

7:00 James Buswell: Pre-concert talk

8:00 Concert — First Church in Boston
Music of Joachim, Bach, and Brahms

James Buswell, violin, Carol Ou, violoncello, Victor Rosenbaum, piano, Mana Tokuno, piano, Jaime Korkos, mezzo-soprano



Saturday, June 18

The Performer in Context

9:20 Beatrix Borchard (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg), “Interpreters as Authors of the History of Music: Joseph and Amalie Joachim”

10:00 Ruprecht Kamlah (Erlangen), “Joachim’s Violins: Spotlights on Some of Them”

10:40 Karen Leistra-Jones (Franklin and Marshall University), “Joachim and the Dialectics of Enchantment”

11:20 William Horne (Loyola University New Orleans), “At the Intersection of Performance and Composition: Brahms’s Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26, Movement III”

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Lecture recital: “Der Klassikervortrag” – Re-enacting the Art of Joseph Joachim”

Kai KöppJohannes Gebauer,  Sebastian Bausch (Bern University of Arts)

2:30 break

The Joachims’ Legacy as Mentors and Teachers

2:45 Heather Platt (Ball State University), “Amalie Joachim’s American Protégée: Villa Whitney White”

3:25 E. Douglas Bomberger (Elizabethtown College), “Madge Wickham, Student of Joachim”

4:05 Arthur Kaptainis (Montreal Gazette, National Post, University of Toronto), Arthur Rubinstein, Joachim’s Most Famous Student?”

7:30 Conference Dinner — College Club of Boston


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The Joseph Joachim at 185 conference is supported in part by a generous grant from the

University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities

Burt Feintuch, director


We are grateful for additional financial and practical support from the

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Ryan C. McClelland, President

the

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Christoph Mücher, Director

the Federal Republic of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service

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Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD North America
and Michael Thomanek, Senior Program Officer

and from

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Geschäftsstellenleiter: Mathias Brösicke


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