Hollis Robbins, Peabody Humanities Department chair, has a new book out, called The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers. The book is currently ranked number one on Amazon under New Releases in Classic American Literature, and it was also recently featured in NPR’s list of 2017’s Great Reads. She was also featured in this season’s Johns Hopkins Magazine.
Faculty artist Tony Arnold, soprano, will be joined by pianist Gábor Csalog for a rare performance of György Kurtág’s cantata for soprano and piano, The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza, Op. 7. On December 19, at 7:30 pm, the Zeneakadémia in Budapest commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a concert featuring this notoriously difficult song cycle in the composer’s native Hungary.
Paul Mathews (DMA ’98, Composition) gave a presentation to the Roundtable of Assistant Directors and Associate Deans at the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music in Scottsdale, Ariz. “On Being Middle Management During Major Transformation,” the presentation reviewed some of the challenges and opportunities arising from a change in leadership and a reorganization of priorities.
Jenny Lin (KSAS BA ’94, German; AD ’98, Piano) has released a new recording of Philip Glass’ Complete Etudes for Solo Piano on the Steinway and Sons Label. This recording comes after the premiere of the pieces in New York, which featured a selection of nine different pianists, including Lin, each playing four of the 20 etudes. Lin has recorded all 20 on this two-disc release.