Sara Levy's World:
Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin
September 29-30, 2014
This international symposium, which will also draw on Rutgers faculty, will present a new, broad overview of Sara Levy (1761–1854), a Jewish salonnière, patron, and performing musician who shaped the cultural ideals of her time. Levy overcame obstacles of religion and gender to transform Berlin's artistic landscape, acting as a catalyst for the "Bach revival" of the 19th century. The symposium will include a salon-style recital, choral performance, and reading of an Enlightenment play as well as three academic sessions devoted to gender, early modern Prussian history, Jewish history, musicology, and aesthetics. The symposium will take place in the Mason Gross School of the Arts' newly renovated Mortenson Hall on Douglass campus. The complete conference website is here.
All of the events of the symposium Sara Levy's World: Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin are free and open to the public. (PROGRAM)
A salon scene in an engraving by Antoine Jean Duclos after a painting by Augustin de St.-Aubin. 1774
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