Catching up with Richard Taruskin
Monday 15 December
16.00-18.00 uur University of Amsterdam, Universiteitstheater, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam
Lecture'Resisting the Rite'
'Everyone knows about the hostile audience reaction to the first performance of Le sacre du printemps, but resistance to the work and its original import has been constant over the course of the century since then, affecting its subject, its interpretation, and its performance practice. The chief resisters were Stravinsky, Diaghilev and Roerich, the ballet’s creators, and as a result of their resistance the meaning of the work and its cultural significance has been utterly transformed.
Tuesday 16 December
14.30-17.00 uur Bernard Haitinkzaal, Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Public interview 'Catching up with Richard Taruskin' with Jed Wentz, Ed Spanjaard, and Willem Wander van Nieuwkerk, including live music performances
Wednesday 17 December
15.00-17.30 uur Orgelpark, Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Amsterdam:
lecture How Things Now Stand (since Text and Act)
15.05 Richard Taruskin: How Things Now Stand (since Text and Act)
17.30 End official program
Thursday 18 December
16.15-18.00 uur Universiteit Utrecht, Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht
'Liszt and Bad Taste'
'Surely no great composer has been as often accused of bad taste as Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Yet, these accusations have had no discernible impact on his status among the great. Can we turn the relationship around and use Liszt and his reputation as a lens through which to view, and a standard by which to critique, the concept of bad taste? In this lecture, Richard Taruskin will investigate the origins of this concept and explore its function in criticism.'