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Brahms Conference
Nottingham, July 1997


Brahms Conference Nottingham, UK
An International Brahms Conference to honour the centenary year of Brahms's death will take place at the University of Nottingham UK (Department of Music and Cavendish Hall of Residence) from dinner on Thursday 10 July to tea on Sunday 13 July 1997. The Conference includes a recital by Colin Lawson (playing copies of Richard Muehlfeld's clarinets) with Kenneth Hamilton (piano), a film on Brahms's life, and a manuscript and document exhibition. 25 papers will be given by leading Brahms researchers from Germany, Austria, Britain and the US. The sessions are: Friday 11 July Introduction: Michael Musgrave (London), Robert Pascall (Nottingham) Neue Bahnen der Brahms-Forschung: Otto Biba (Vienna) Words and Music: papers by Philip Weller (Nottingham), Christopher Wintle (London), Sarah Callis (London), George Bozarth (Seattle), Robert Pascall Ein Deutsches Requiem: papers by Styra Avins (New York), Michael Musgrave Saturday 12 July Biography: papers by Otto Biba, Kurt Hofmann (Luebeck), Renate Hofmann (Luebeck), Imogen Fellinger (Munich) Editing: papers by Virginia Hancock (Portland), Linda Correll Roesner (New York) Performance Practice: roundtable with Colin Lawson, Kenneth Hamilton and Robert Pascall; followed by recital including Brahms's clarinet sonatas and late piano pieces Sunday 13 July Instrumental Music: papers by Siegfried Kross (Bonn), Michael Struck (Kiel), Jonathan Dunsby (Reading), Martin Leigh (Nottingham), Camilla Cai (Kenyon College) Reception: papers by Heather Platt (Ball State), Peter Palmer (Nottingham) The cost of the Conference (with full board) is stlg169 (or stlg199 with ensuite rooms). Part-attendance pro-rata. Please fax or telephone your booking to: the Conference Administrator, Mrs Joyce Encer (fax: (0)115 951 4756; tel. (0)115 951 4764) from whom a detailed program can also be obtained, or email Delegates from abroad do not need to pay anything in advance. The Department at Nottingham greatly looks forward to hosting the Conference and to welcoming delegates from America and Europe. Michael Musgrave and Robert Pascall (Conference Organisers) Department of Music University of Nottingham UK