...will present a lecture titled "Parallel Lines, Unparalleled Art: Three Songs by Johannes Brahms," on Monday, March 13, 2006, at 4:00 PM in room 201 of the Sloan Music Center.
Prof. Snarrenberg will focus on the first three songs of Brahms's Op. 3, his very first set of songs (composed when Brahms was barely 20 years old): "Liebestreu" and the two songs entitled "Liebe und Frühling."
Robert Snarrenberg received his Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Michigan in 1991. He is currently an associate professor of music and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught since 1989. Research on the influential writings of Heinrich Schenker culminated in a book entitled Schenker's Interpretive Practice, published in 1997 by Cambridge University Press. It won the Society for Music Theory's Young Scholar Award in 1998. Prof. Snarrenberg also contributed to the translation of Schenker's Der Tonwille, published by Oxford University Press in 2004-2005. He is currently working on a study of text and music in the songs of Johannes Brahms.
For more information please call 704-894-2357. Admission is free.