Musicologist Marie Sumner Lott completed her PhD at the Eastman School of Music in 2008. Her primary research investigates chamber music in 19th century Europe with a special emphasis on the varying social roles of chamber music in private settings. Her forthcoming book Producing and Consuming Chamber Music in the Nineteenth Century will be published by the University of Illinois Press; it examines the relationships between publishing, performing, composing and listening to string chamber music between the lifetimes of Schubert and Brahms. Dr. Sumner Lott’s research and teaching interests also include the impact of music recording on the composition and performance of string quartets in the 1920s-30s, women’s roles in musical life during the 18th and 19th centuries, and Romantic Medievalism during the long 19th century.
Dr. Sumner Lott has presented her research at national and international conferences in the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada, as well as throughout the United States. She has published articles and reviews in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Journal of Musicological Research and Ad Parnassum, A Journal of 18th- and 19th-Century Music. Her studies of chamber music by Czerny, Dussek and Brahms are included in multi-author volumes published by the University of Rochester Press, Orpheus Editions and Cambridge University Press, respectively.
The Joseph Joachim at 185 conference is supported in part by a generous grant from the
University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities
Burt Feintuch, director
We are grateful for additional financial and practical support from the
Ryan C. McClelland, President
Christoph Mücher, Director
the Federal Republic of Germany through the German Academic Exchange Service
Dr. Nina Lemmens, Director DAAD North America
and Michael Thomanek, Senior Program Officer