The Mendelssohn Network: Pre-AMS Fringe Conference

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November 8

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 229, Classroom

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

SESSION 2:  THE MENDELSSOHNS AND POLITICS – CHAIR: Monika Hennemann  
Helmut Reichenbächer (OCAD University)
From Dreams to Nightmares: the Critical Reception of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Music in the Political Context of the Third Reich

Laura K. T. Stokes (Brown University)
Fanny Hensel’s Lied “Der Fürst vom Berge” in Light of Contemporary European Politics

Marian Wilson Kimber (University of Iowa) 
“Not Without a Grievance”: Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the Suffrage Movement, and the Reception of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel