January 31, 2011

Leon Botstein launches spring Musicology Colloquium

Leon Botstein

Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, music director of the American Symphony Orchestra and editor of Musical Quarterly, will give the first spring talk of the Peabody Conservatory’s 2010–2011 Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. His topic is “Rethinking the Repertoire: Rescuing History, Criticism and Performance from Oblivion.”

The talk, supported by a gift from Laura Friedberg Burrows, will take place in Peabody’s Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place.

The other spring talks in the DMA Musicology Colloquium, all from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, are: Don Randel, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on “What’s Musicology Got to Do With It?” (Feb. 16); Inga Mai Groote, of Ludwig Maximilian University and the University of Zurich, on “Glarean, Poet/Professor/Scholar” (March 2); Pamela Potter, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on “From Wagner Revivals to War Crimes” (March 16); Wendy Heller, of Princeton University, on “Rescuing Ariadne” (March 30); and Joel Sachs, of The Juilliard School, on “Henry Cowell: Challenges to a Biographer” (May 4). The Feb. 16 talk is in Griswold Hall; all others are in Room 308 of the Conservatory Building.