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Release: Nov. 21, 2001
Noted Beethoven scholar will present public lectures at the UI Dec. 6-7
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lewis Lockwood, the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music
at Harvard University, will present two free public lectures on Beethoven,
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7 at the University of Iowa. At 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 he will speak on Landscape and Soundscape: Aspects of Beethovens
Pastoral Symphony; and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7 he will speak on Beethovens
Sketches: From Conceptual Image to Realization. Both lectures will be
in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building.
One of the worlds most distinguished Beethoven scholars, Lockwood
earned his doctorate in Music from Princeton University. In 1987-88 he served
as president of the American Musicological Society. Among the many awards
and honors he has received are honorary doctorates from the New England Conservatory
of Music and from the Universita degli Studi in Ferrara, Italy.
Lockwood has done significant scholarly research in Renaissance studies
as well as the works of Beethoven. He has recently published articles in Essays
on Music and Culture in Honor of Herbert Kellman, Beethoven and
His World and Beethoven Forum, the annual yearbook of Beethoven scholarship.
He has served on a number of editorial boards of scholarly publications, including
Beethoven Forum, 19th-Century Music and Early Music History.
In addition to numerous articles and reviews, Lockwood has also written
several books, most recently Beethoven: The Music and the Life.
An accomplished cellist, Lockwood has broad interests in both the humanities
and the psychological sciences.
Lockwoods activities at the UI are supported by the Ida Cordelia Beam
Distinguished Visiting Professorships Program, which brings outstanding scholars
to the UI campus for residencies ranging from a few days to an entire academic
year. A native of Vinton, Iowa, Beam willed her farm to the UI in 1977. Proceeds
from the sale of the farm were used to establish the visiting professorships
program in her name. Since 1977, hundreds of eminent scholars and scientists
have visited the UI campus to give public lectures and to meet with students
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