Events downtown

Aug 01

Presentation by Christoph Wolff, renowned biographer and historian of JS Bach
Location: 143 State Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event website

Join Dr. Christoph Wolff, distinguished Bach scholar, for a free lecture, where he will offer his personal insights into Johann Sebastian Bach.

Christoph Wolff is Adams University Research Professor at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA and Visiting Professor at the Juilliard School in New York. He taught the history of music at Erlangen, Toronto, Columbia, and Princeton Universities before joining the Harvard faculty in 1976. At Harvard he served as Chair of the Music Department (1980-88, 90-91), Acting Director of the University Library (1991-92), and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1992-2000). He currently serves as Director of the Bach-Archiv in Leipzig and President of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales.

He was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in biography for “Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician” (New York, 2000), which won the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for the best musicological book published in 2000.