See the Jewish Week article on the May 19 program
reprising last year's symposium
at the Center for Jewish History
Leo Baecke program


Tuesday, June 16, 2015  12:00 pm

Broadcast of "In Sara Levy's Salon"
Program and Concert

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Musicology Now, the blog
of the American Musicological Society
published an entry on
Sara Levy and her World
by Center Director and symposium co-organizer
Nancy Sinkoff
(Click below for link)

Sara Levy’s World  



Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:00 PM

Center for Jewish History

15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY10011

Nancy Sinkoff, Director of the Center for European Studies and co-organizer of the Sara Levy September 29-30 event at Rutgers, will join Christopher Wolff in providing commentary on this event; Rebecca Cypess, Assistant Professor of Music, will perform on the harpsichord.



Sara Levy's World:
Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin

One of the Itzig daughters, probably Sara Itzig Levy, in a portrait by Anton Graff. Courtesy of Chrisoph Wolff.
A salon scene in an engraving by Antoine Jean Duclos after a painting by Augustin de St.-Aubin. 1774
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), copper engraving by Johann Heinrich Lips (1776) made after a painting by Johann Philipp Bach (c. 1773). (Source: Bach Archiv, Leipzig)
Clavichord from the workshop of organ builder Gottfried Silbermann (c. 1750). (Source: Musikinstrumenten-Museum Markneukirchen)

September 29-30, 2014
**All of the events of the symposium "Sara Levy's World:  Music, Gender, and Judaism in Enlightenment Berlin" are free and open to the public.

This symposium will present a new view of Sara Levy (1761–1854), a Jewish salonnière, patron, and performing musician who shaped the cultural ideals of her time. Levy overcame obstacles of religion and gender to transform Berlin’s artistic landscape, becoming a catalyst for the Bach revival of the 19th century. Through lectures, discussions, and concerts, the conference will provide new insight into the issues of artistry, identity, and gender in Levy’s time and ours. The interdisciplinary nature of this symposium, the inter-departmental collaboration it represents, and the international stature of the symposium participants underscore the potential for mutually reinforcing research in the arts and humanities at Rutgers.

Generous support provided by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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 **This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations in the program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment forthe Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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