Symposium 'Ahead Toward the Past: Re-inventing Brahms'

Saturday 04 February 2023, 10:30 - 16:00 hrs.
Bernard Haitinkzaal, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam

In his PhD research at Leiden University violinist and conductor Johannes Leertouwer researches the performance practice of Brahms’ orchestral music in the nineteenth century. The central question of Johannes’ research is: Are there elements of the lost performance practice of the nineteenth century that we can rediscover and use to shed new light on the performance of Brahms’ music for orchestra today? 

10:00-10:30 Walk-in
10:30-10:45 Musical intermezzo
10:45-11:00 Introduction
11:00-11:30 Presentation Johannes Leertouwer
11:30-12:00 Presentation Marcel Cobussen
12:00-12:15 Q&A 
12:15-12:30 Musical intermezzo

12:30-13:15 Lunch 

13:15-13:30 Musical intermezzo
13:30-14:15 Presentation Clive Brown
14:15-14:30 Q&A 
14:30-14:45 Short break 
14:45-16:00 Round table (participants: Peter Brunt, Antoinette Lohmann, Marten Root, Karina Sosnowska, e.a.)
16:00 Drinks