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The Milton Steinhardt Lectures in Music
at the University of Kansas

Fall 2017

October 25
Martin Nedbal (University of Kansas)
"Eighteenth-Century Opera and Modern Nationalism: Angelo Neuman, Gustav Mahler, and the 1887 Don Giovanni Centennial in Prague."
November 6
Álvaro Torrente (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
À la recherche du bal perdu: Dance-songs in Early Modern Spain.”


About Milton Steinhardt:

Dr. Milton Steinhardt (1909-1994) became the first head of the music history department at the University of Kansas in 1951. A native of Coffeyville, Kansas, he first came to the University of Kansas in 1926 to study violin. He went on to earn his PhD from New York University with a dissertation on the sixteenth-century Flemish composer Jacobus Vaet. Among Dr. Steinhardt’s publications stands a seven-volume edition of Vaet’s music as well as editions of music by Philippe de Monte and Alard du Gaucquier. His contributions to KU included establishing degrees in musicology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and forming what is now called the Collegium Musicum. Dr. Steinhardt taught at KU until his retirement in 1975.

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