Pre-Concert Lecture with Dr. Christina Fuhrmann
This season, Lakeside Chautauqua is collaborating with the Conservatory of Music of Baldwin Wallace University to provide lectures prior to select Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) concerts. These talks prepare listeners to more fully understand and enjoy the evening’s symphony concert. Join us at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room for a Pre-Concert Lecture led by Dr. Christina Fuhrmann on musical influences.
This pre-concert lecture explores the musical influences that shaped the repertoire of the LSO’s July 29 concert. A long lineage of African musical traditions inspired Adolphus Hailstork’s Three Spirituals, while Felix Mendelssohn relied heavily on the knowledge of his violinist, Ferdinand David, when writing his famous violin concerto. Influence almost stopped Johannes Brahms from writing symphonies at all. He struggled with the weight of the symphonic tradition of Mozart and Beethoven, but his Symphony No. 2 offers a novel approach to the time-honored genre.
Dr. Fuhrmann serves as Professor of Music History & Literature and Editor of Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute at Baldwin Wallace University. Her research has been published in The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical, Nineteenth Century Music Review, The Journal of Musicological Research and The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature.
In 2012, she published an edition of Henry Bishop’s 1819 adaptation of “Le Nozze di Figaro” with A-R Editions. Her book, Foreign Opera at the London Playhouses, from Mozart to Bellini, received the Diana McVeagh Prize for Best Book on British Music by the North American British Music Studies Association.