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Release: Nov. 21, 2001

Noted Beethoven scholar will present public lectures at the UI Dec. 6-7

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lewis Lockwood, the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University, will present two free public lectures on Beethoven, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7 at the University of Iowa. At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 he will speak on “Landscape and Soundscape: Aspects of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony;” and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7 he will speak on “Beethoven’s Sketches: From Conceptual Image to Realization.” Both lectures will be in Harper Hall of the Voxman Music Building.

One of the world’s most distinguished Beethoven scholars, Lockwood earned his doctorate in Music from Princeton University. In 1987-88 he served as president of the American Musicological Society. Among the many awards and honors he has received are honorary doctorates from the New England Conservatory of Music and from the Universita degli Studi in Ferrara, Italy.

Lockwood has done significant scholarly research in Renaissance studies as well as the works of Beethoven. He has recently published articles in “Essays on Music and Culture in Honor of Herbert Kellman,” “Beethoven and His World” and Beethoven Forum, the annual yearbook of Beethoven scholarship. He has served on a number of editorial boards of scholarly publications, including Beethoven Forum, 19th-Century Music and Early Music History.

In addition to numerous articles and reviews, Lockwood has also written several books, most recently “Beethoven: The Music and the Life.” An accomplished cellist, Lockwood has broad interests in both the humanities and the psychological sciences.

Lockwood’s activities at the UI are supported by the Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorships Program, which brings outstanding scholars to the UI campus for residencies ranging from a few days to an entire academic year. A native of Vinton, Iowa, Beam willed her farm to the UI in 1977. Proceeds from the sale of the farm were used to establish the visiting professorships program in her name. Since 1977, hundreds of eminent scholars and scientists have visited the UI campus to give public lectures and to meet with students and faculty.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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