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 1
09.00 "Jews, Gypsies, Hungarians and Violins"
David Conway (University College London)
09.45 "Joseph Joachim, das Joachim-Quartett und der Ungarische Stil"
Walter Kurt Kreyszig (University of Saskatchewan, Kanada · Conservatorio de musica "Niccolò Paganini")
11.00 "The Remarkable Joachim Family : A Consideration of Joseph Joachim’s Influence on Music in Britain from the mid-1840s to the 1960s"
Ian Maxwell (University of Cambridge)
11.45 "'Die Musik, lieber Freund, die Du mit Deinen Jungen machest, wird mir noch lange im Innern fortleben’: Joseph Joachim’s friendship with Paul David and Uppingham School"
Malcolm Tozer (Portscatho, Cornwall)
12.30 "Priesthood and Practicality: Joseph Joachim’s Concert Programmes in London"
Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music, London)
15.00 "‘It was very original and funny there, and they had excellent food and drink’: Joseph Joachim’s Network in Prague"
Anja Bunzel (Musicology Department, Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
15.45 "Joachim's 1883 Swiss Tour"
Valerie Woodring Goertzen (Loyola University, New Orleans)
17.00 "Portamenti in the Music edited by Joseph Joachim and the Influence of the 19th-century French School"
Mineo Ota (Miyagigakuin Women’s University)
17.45 "Revision or censorship? On Dvořák’s Violin Concerto"
Daniele Costa (Musical Institute "Vincenzo Bellini")
19.30 "Komponieren, Diskutieren, Profitieren"
Joseph Joachims "Variationen über ein irisches Elfenlied" und Johannes Brahms' "Variationen über ein ungarisches Lied"
Anna Zassimova (Karlsruhe) piano
Moderation Michael Struck (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7 · 76131 Karlsruhe