Stanford University Department of Music Presents:
April 3-5, 2014

2014 Reactions to the Record Symposium

The 2014 Reactions to the Record symposium will take place April 3-5, 2014 at Stanford University's Bing Concert Hall Studio. The symposium includes concerts, lectures, workshops, and exhibits. A keynote address will be delivered Friday, April 4th by Richard Taruskin, author of the Oxford History of Western Music. Kenneth Hamilton, author of After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance, will be presenting a lecture-recital on Friday, April 4th. The Ironwood Ensemble from Sydney, Australia will be at the symposium to share their provocative work with Brahms performance. They will be coaching, demonstrating, and performing the Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25, on Saturday, April 5th. The Reactions to the Record symposium and concerts are free to all with registration. Check the symposium schedule for a full listing of speakers and performers.

Latest News!

The Stanford University Department of Music and the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound will announce a major new project on historical recordings on Friday, April 4th at the opening of the symposium.

About the Symposium

The Stanford Department of Music in conjunction with Stanford Arts Institute (formerly Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts) and the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound convened the first Reactions to the Record symposium in 2007 as an interdisciplinary meeting of the world's finest scholars and performers interested in the legacy of historical recordings. Past symposia can be found here. Presenters have included Charles Rosen, Nicholas Cook, Robert Philip, Joseph Horowitz, Jose Bowen, Malcolm Bilson, and Donald Manildi, among others.

The symposium highlights work in performance practice that engages historical recordings as vital source material. Central to this interest are performances inspired by historical models. Presentations in related areas include cultural studies in performance, methodologies of performance analysis, and performance in historical narrative.

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Sponsored by Stanford University Department of Music with the support of the A. Jess Shenson Funds, Stanford Arts Institute (formerly the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts), and the Smith Piano Fund.