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Lecture Reveals Social Role of Bach's Wife

  • Apr 1, 2010
[caption id="attachment_2753" align="alignright" width="170" caption="David Yearsley, Cornell University"][/caption]Make a date with Anna Magdalena Bach when the University of Oregon’s annual German Studies Committee Lecture answers the question “What is a Sängerin? Anna Magdalena Bach, Coffee, and Musical Women in Enlightened Leipzig.” Guest speaker David Yearsley of Cornell University addresses the topic Thursday, April 8 at 4 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room. A native of Seattle, Mr. Yearsley teaches European music culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular emphasis on the music of Bach and Handel. A previous guest lecturer in the German Studies series, he is also an accomplished organist. He’ll participate in a series of concerts presented this weekend in Eugene by Cornell’s Westfield Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Westfield Center and the International Society of Organ Builders sponsor the weekend organ concerts, which honor the work of organ builder John Brombaugh. Tickets are $10 and $8 (seniors and students) and are available at the door of each venue.

Event schedule

Thurs April 8 4:00 pm Lecture “What is a Sängerin? Anna Magdalena Bach, Coffee, and Musical Women in Enlightened Leipzig.” David Yearsley, Cornell University Knight Library Browsing Room, UO campus Presented by The University of Oregon’s German Studies Committee, with co-sponsored by the Oregon Bach Festival and the School of Music and Dance. 8 pm Organ Recital Central Lutheran Church Dana Robinson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Christa Rakich, New England Conservatory Friday April 9 8 pm Organ Recital Beall Concert Hall Matthew Dirst, University of Houston David Yearsley, Cornell University Saturday, April 10 11:15 am Organ Recital Church of the Resurrection 3925 Hilyard St Cascade Consort with Julia Brown (organ), Joanna Blendulf (viola da gamba), Aaron Cain (baritone) and David Rogers (archlute). Also: David Yearsley (Cristofori fortepiano). 1:30 pm Organ Recital Church of the Resurrection Mark Brombaugh 8 pm Organ Recital Central Lutheran Church Harald Vogel (Bremen, Germany) Sunday, April 11 10:45 am: Festival Worship Service Central Lutheran Church Central Chorale, Central Brass Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble, Alleluia and Children’s Choirs