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Lecture series “Early Music as Discipline”

In a series of six lectures, Jed Wentz, the Utrecht Early Music Festival’s artistic adviser, will acquaint you with subjects central to the developments in early music worldwide. First lecture starts 15 October!

Early Music Lectures

How has the early music movement developed from the start, and where is it heading? How can today’s musicians manage to find the information necessary to be able to deliver historically sound performances of early music? From what sources do they draw their inspiration?

If you are curious to know the answers to these questions and to hear the personal vision of a committed musician and researcher who has been active in early music for more than thirty years, these Early Music Lectures are for you. In a series of six lectures, in English, organized in collaboration with the Organisatie Oude Muziek, Jed Wentz, the Utrecht Early Music Festival’s artistic adviser, will acquaint you with subjects central to the developments in early music worldwide.

Lecture dates

 

Monday 15 October 2018

Early music as a discipline // An insider’s look at the revival.

Monday 12 November 2018

The sources // Paintings, treatises, letters, instruments: what kinds of sources do we have to help us create our performances, and how do we evaluate them?

Monday 10 December 2018

The dance //How can an understanding of historical dance styles influence the performance of early music today?

Monday 11 February 2019

Spirituality: Palestrina versus Bach // Church music is central to the early music revival, but is it legitimate to remove it from its liturgical context and turn it into Museumkunst?

Monday 11 March 2019

Moving the passions // Human emotion in historical perspective and in the light of current scientific research: are we returning to an Affektenlehre?

Monday 8 April 2019

Rhetoric //Politics, manipulation, emotion and the ‘power to control men’s minds’. Early music as a drug for the soul.

General information

Language: English

Lecturer: Jed Wentz

Location: Leiden University – Lipsius, Room 148

Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden

Entrance fee: 6 colleges: € 102 | Friend € 75

Per lecture: € 17 | Friend € 12,50

Students: free admission, on presentation of your student card. Registration required: r.schneemann@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

In collaboration with Organisatie Oude Muziek.

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