Beethoven in Love (exhibition)

A free major exhibit of
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies,
San José State University

Open now through September 10

“Beethoven in Love” explores the continuing mystery over the identity of Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved and his some of his most important relationships with other women and male friends and acquaintances who enriched his life and assisted with his creative endeavors. The theme of love is also explored in his songs, the Ninth Symphony, and Fidelio.

Visitors will see enlarged reproductions of each of the 10 pages of Beethoven’s famous letter to his “Immortal Beloved” along with an English translation marked with clues to her identity.

Also on display are beautiful portraits of the three main candidates and many of Beethoven’s other close friends, accompanied by short stories about their connections to the composer. Rare engravings and color maps help visitors trace Beethoven’s journey in a postal carriage to Teplitz, the Bohemian spa where he wrote the Immortal Beloved letter.

Visitors are invited to cast their ballots at the Immortal Beloved Voting Booth and receive a free “Beethoven in Love” souvenir button.

Fifth Floor
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando
San Jose CA 95112
Through September 10, 2016

11- 6 Monday-Thursday
11-5 Friday
1-5 Saturday

Visioni musicali d’autore: Igor Stravinskij nella lettura di Alfredo Casella


Presentazione della nuova edizione critica del volume Strawinski di Alfredo Casella

Lunedì 16 maggio, 16.00
Caffè letterario, padiglione 2,
a cura di Castelvecchi editore

Ne discutono:

  • Enzo Restagno
  • Benedetta Saglietti
  • Giangiorgio Satragni
  • Marco Vallora

Il compositore che aprì la strada della modernità radicale narrato e analizzato dal collega e amico che rinnovò l’Italia musicale del Novecento.

Risorse digitali per i nuovi umanisti 2.

Quali strumenti possono utilizzare gli umanisti di oggi sul web, attingendo a risorse francesi e tedesche?

Il mio secondo guest post per Ebook reader Italia

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München, Treppenhaus nach der Renovierung Foto: Hans-Rudolf Schulz

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München
Foto: Hans-Rudolf Schulz



Risorse digitali per i nuovi umanisti

La ricerca umanistica non può più prescindere dagli strumenti digitali: lo sappiamo ormai da tempo.

Oltre alla vitale intersezione tra archivio analogico e quello digitale, un mondo di possibilità è pure dischiuso, non solo dalla digitalizzazione di ciò che esisteva in cartaceo, ma anche dall’esistenza di un pubblico, più ampio di quello universitario, cui diffondere le nostre ricerche.

Il plus della rete, intesa quale reticolato di persone, rende praticabili imprese che fino a qualche anno fa sarebbero state ardue, se non impensabili.

Il mio guestpost per ebook reader Italia

Aldine 197 frontespizio

Aldine 197 frontespizio

Arts Without Borders? CFP

Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts. An international conference hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki and CERADA (Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts), Finland
October 19-22, 2016

We are experiencing a renaissance in the power of the arts, even where political will is lacking. Artists increasingly make their own futures and work collaboratively across disciplines. Dimensions of creativity and innovation, empowered learning, distributed and ethical leadership, and entrepreneurship and activism, all of which are embedded within artistic practices, are being recognized as critical to contemporary societies in diverse ways. At the same time arts institutions in Higher Education, many of which have operated as small organizations focused on a single discipline, are starting to merge and to collaborate at interdisciplinary levels. This trend raises many questions about purpose and principles, and indeed in some contexts arts organisations are resisting pressures to merge, seeing these being driven by finance and bureaucracy, and perceiving a threat to their own core purpose and quality.
This international conference will explore the potential and challenges of interdisciplinarity, and the full scope of the performing and visual arts in discovering new territories and evolving beyond existing paradigms. Through the event we aim to set agendas and mobilize global networks, generating dialogue and exchange between researchers, arts practitioners, and professionals from a wide range of disciplines including education, psychology, health care, organizational management and leadership.
Conference themes:

*   Collaborative processes, conflict and leadership: leveraging individual and collective expertise, empowering new knowledge and enabling the full potential of the arts
*   Improvisation, creativity and innovation: exploring tensions between traditional and contemporary practices, notated repertoire and making new work.
*   Connecting the arts beyond their own disciplines: new visions for breaking through professional silos and embracing diversity
*   Rethinking paradigms of purpose in the arts: dimensions of quality, entrepreneurship, impact and activism


Efva Lilja, choreographer
Helen Marriage, director, Artichoke
(The full list of keynotes will be announced at a later date).
We welcome the following categories of proposals related to the Conference themes:

1.  Research papers & performance papers
2.  Practical workshops
3.  Symposia
4.  Individually tailored proposals

The deadline to submit an abstract proposal is January 11, 2016
All outcomes will be known by March 14, 2016

Proposals for papers will be peer reviewed and proposals for performances and workshops will be included on the basis of quality, engagement and relevance to the strands. Abstracts should be written in English, and should be around 400 words.

Conference Organising Committee
Professor Helena Gaunt, Sibelius Academy
Patrick Furu, Sibelius Academy
Professor Heidi Westerlund, Sibelius Academy
Dr. Kai Lehikoinen, Theatre Academy
Professor Riikka Stewen, Academy of Fine Arts

Please find the proposal guidelines on the Conference website and submit your abstract using the electronic form provided: