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Sept. 6, 2007

Guest from Florida State will present music history lecture Sept. 14

Douglass Seaton (photo, left), the Warren D. Allen Professor of Music at Florida State University in Tallahassee, will present a lecture, "Irish Bard and Romantic Voice: Edward MacDowell's Keltic Sonata," at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Room 1027 of the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building.

Seaton's lecture, which is part of the Musicology/Music Theory Colloquium Series at the UI School of Music, will be free and open to the public.

During a two-day visit, Seaton will also meet with graduate students in the School of Music and discuss the teaching of music history.

A well-known musical scholar, Seaton has research interests in the music of Felix Mendelssohn, the Classic/Romantic period and relationships between literature and music. He is the author of "Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition" and "The Art Song: A Research and Information Guide," and editor of "The Mendelssohn Companion." He prepared the scholarly edition of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" (Song of praise: Symphony No. 2). His articles have appeared in many major scholarly journals.

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