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
For further information and enquiries, please contact:
Dr. Natasha Loges
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
+44 (0)20 7591 4371