Invitation: Prof. Richard Taruskin lecture series in Tallinn

Prof. Richard Taruskin

Dear academic staff and students of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre,

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is pleased to invite you to participate the lecture series of Professor Richard Taruskin (US), who is a professor emeritus of University of California, Berkeley and one of the most outstanding musicologists and music historians today.

Taruskin has been awarded multiple research prizes. One of the most notables is the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy that he was recognized with in 2017. This prize is considered to be equally high recognition compared to Nobel prize (i.e. in areas where Nobel Prize is not granted).

The lectures are scheduled from 23–26 April 2018 in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Address: Tatari 13, Tallinn).

The lectures will be on the following topics:

23.04    The History of What? – On music historiography
24.04    How Things Stand Now – On performance practice
25.04    But Aren’t All Traditions Invented? – On musical transmission
26.04    Essence or Context – On musical ontology

(All the lectures take place from 16:15–18:30)

It is an honor and privilege to invite you to attend in this lecture series. Participation is free of charge. Kindly register your participation here:

Prof. Toomas Siitan
Head of the Musicology Department
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre