Brahms in the Home

Brahms in the Home


Brahms in the Home, Royal College of Music, 4-6 November 2011


This conference explores a neglected aspect of Brahms’s compositional output, namely

the area of domestic music-making, which was of great significance during his career.


This topic is of growing interest in wider nineteenth-century studies, but has yet to be

examined in detail because it presents overlaps between venues (public and private),

performance forces (solo, chamber and reductions of larger forces) and source material

(arrangements and transcriptions) – areas which have traditionally been segregated.

Brahms in the Home will provide a forum for discussion of this field.


Papers, lecture-recitals and poster presentations are welcome in any of the following

areas: defining domestic performance, Brahms’s solo Lieder, duets and quartets, the

chamber music of Brahms and his contemporaries, piano music for one/two players,

arrangements and transcriptions by Brahms and other composers and Brahms’s musical



Abstracts (250 words) for individual papers (20 minutes), lecture-recitals (25 minutes)

and poster sessions should be submitted by Friday 14th January 2011 to A conference website is available at


For further information and enquiries, please contact:

Dr. Natasha Loges

Royal College of Music

Prince Consort Road



+44 (0)20 7591 4371