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An Evening of Robert Levin and Mozart

House of the Academy, Cambridge, MA
December 14, 2011

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INTRODUCTION:

Christoph Wolff is the Adams University Professor and Curator of the Isham Memorial Library at Harvard University. Previously, he served as Chair of the Music Department, Acting Director of the University Library, and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. He taught the history of music at the University of Erlangen, the University of Toronto, Princeton University, and Columbia University before joining the Harvard faculty in 1976. He holds an honorary professorship at the University of Freiburg and is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften. He currently serves as Director of the Bach-Archiv in Leipzig and President of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales. His publications include Mozart’s Requiem(1994);The New Bach Reader (1998); Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (2000), for which he received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society; and a facsimile edition with commentary of Mozart’s autograph score of The Magic Flute (2009). He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982. Video (4 mins)
PRESENTATION:

Robert Levin is a pianist and the Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard University. He has been a professor at the Curtis Institute of Music and at SUNY Purchase; Resident Director of the Conservatoire américain in Fontainebleau, France; and professor of piano at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, in recital, as soloist, and in chamber concerts. His solo engagements include the orchestras of Atlanta, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, Utah, and Vienna. On period pianos, he has appeared with the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Baroque Soloists, the Handel & Haydn Society, the London Classical Players, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. He has performed frequently at festivals such as Sarasota, Oregon Bach, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Bremen, Lockenhaus, and the Mozartwoche in Salzburg. A passionate advocate of new music, he has commissioned and premiered a large number of works, including Joshua Fineberg’s Veils (2001), John Harbison’s Second Sonata (2003), Yehudi Wyner’s piano concerto Chiavi in mano (2006), Bernard Rands’s Preludes (2007), and Thomas Oboe Lee’s Piano Concerto (2007). A member of the Akademie für Mozartforschung, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000. Video (52 mins)

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