Joseph Joachim (1831-1907) was one of the most important violinists of the 19th century, networked with the greatest musicians of his time. Born in Hungary and of Jewish origin, he spent and worked for the most part of his life in Germany, so that interesting aspects arise regarding his identity. In 1869, he was appointed university director and professor at the Königliche Akademische Hochschule Berlin and embodied the German musical tradition with his interpretation of the music of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. In an atmosphere of increasing anti-Semitism, Joseph Joachim remained loyal to other Jewish musicians, but was often confronted with prejudice and hostility. How does the life and work of Joachim as a musician and public figure overlap with his time, place and culture?
Schedule · Day 2
09.00 "From Autograph to String Quartet: The Relationship Between Joseph Joachim and Charles Villiers Stanford"
Adèle Commins (Dundalk Institute of Technology)
09.45 “Das Quartett=Spiel ist doch wohl mein eigentliches Fach”: Joseph Joachim and the String Quartet
Robert Riggs (University of Mississippi)
11.00 "An Italian Student's Impressions: Ettore Pinelli, Joachim, and Bach's Chaconnes"
Michael Uhde (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe)
11.45 "Joseph Joachim’s Concept of Interpretation: “ein Ideal von Vollendung” (“an Ideal of Accomplishment”)"
Johannes Gebauer (University of the Arts, Bern)
12.30 "„[...] und wie frei kann er sein!“ Zu Joseph Joachims interpretatorischer Freiheit (und Treue)"
Vasiliki Papadopoulou (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien)
14.30 "Joachim’s centrality to nineteenth-century German concert life"
Sanna Pederson (University of Oklahoma)
15.15 "Murl Ali Pascha and the Karlsruhe Musikfest of 1853"
Robert Eshbach (University of New Hampshire)
16.30 "Joseph Joachims Beziehungen zu Franz Liszt und zum Burgenland"
Martin Czernin (Joseph Haydn Konservatorium, Eisenstadt)
17.15 "Joseph Joachim, Herman Grimm and American Transcendentalism: Encounter with Ralph Waldo Emerson"
Styra Avins (New York)
18.30 Keynote lecture
"'Bitte bedenken Sie, daß ich eigentlich seit meinem 9ten Jahr immer in der Fremde.' Briefe als Medium der Selbstvergewisserung und Selbstinszenierung."
Beatrix Borchard (Hamburg · Berlin)
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7 · 76131 Karlsruhe