War and the Soundscapes of Memory
2016–2017 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities
A lecture by the Boston Globe chief classical music critic and cultural historian Jeremy Eichler RI ’17, whose essays and criticism have been recognized with an ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Award. His work has appeared in the New Republic, the New York Times, and the New Yorker and has been supported by grants from the Center for Jewish History and the German Academic Exchange Service.
As the generation with a living memory of the Second World War recedes, Eichler asks us to open our ears. By exploring how the wartime past has been inscribed in music, he makes the case for hearing history and for reclaiming the power of sound as a unique carrier of meaning about the past.
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