Join Early Music Vancouver for a livestreamed panel discussion on Friday, October 14 at 11 a.m. PDT as part of the Schütz Festival celebrating the 350th anniversary of the death of German Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz. This is in advance of Early Music Vancouver's concert on Saturday, November 5 – From War to Peace: Heinrich Schütz and His Time.
Born in 1585, Schütz had enjoyed an extraordinarily long life by the time of his death in 1672, mastering the widest diversity of musical practices ranging from the high Renaissance polyphony of his youth to the modern theatrical styles from Italy that dominated his older years. Having enjoyed the heights of Renaissance culture as a young man he would also suffer through the harsh years of religious and geopolitical conflict in Germany that we today call the Thirty Years War (1618–1648). The resurgence of war in our own time makes this a fitting occasion to recall how music reflects and shapes our understanding of conflict and reconciliation.
Moderated by Alex Fisher, PhD. Professor of Musicology at UBC, the distinguished panel will discuss topics such as: how German composers reacted and adapted to the circumstances of conflict in the early 17th century including musical aspects of the Thirty Years War, how composers captured heightened emotional states in their music, and how musical culture and soundscapes were heard across the divides between Catholicism and Protestantism.
Joining Dr. Fisher will be Bettina Varwig, PhD. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Music and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and Derek Stauff, PhD., Associate Professor of Music, Hillsdale College, Michigan.
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. PDT
Venue: Free Online Streaming