Davidovsky directed the Columbia/Princeton Electronic Music Center for many years while he was MacDowell Professor of Music at Columbia University. He also served as Director of the Composers' Conference at Wellesley for 29 years. At Harvard, he received the Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship. In 2000-2001, two CDs of his works were recently released by Bridge Records: Flashback and Canticum Cantorum; and his Cantione Sine Textu, for soprano and chamber ensemble, was published by C.F. Peters.
Pianist Robert Levin has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, in recital, as soloist, and in chamber concerts. Levin is renowned for his restoration of the Classical period practice of improvised embellishments and cadenzas; his Mozart and Beethoven performances have been hailed for their active mastery of the Classical musical language. He has made recordings for DG Archiv, CRI, Decca/Oiseau-Lyre, Deutsche Grammophon, ECM, Klavierfestival Ruhr, New York Philomusica, Nonesuch, Philips, and SONY Classical. Among these are the complete Bach concertos with Helmuth Rilling as well as the English Suites and the Well-Tempered Clavier (on five keyboard instruments) for Hänssler’s 172-CD Edition Bachakademie.
Fanny Peabody Research Professor of Music
Lockwood (b. 1930) has been called by Joseph Kerman “a leading musical scholar of the postwar generation and the leading American authority on Beethoven” (New York Review of Books). As a music historian he has worked primarily in two fields–the Italian Renaissance and the intensive study of Beethoven’s life and music, with an emphasis on the sources that amply document Beethoven’s creative process. He did his graduate work at Princeton under Oliver Strunk, and then taught at Princeton for many years before coming to Harvard in 1980. At Harvard he taught graduate seminars in both of his major fields, and also created and lectured in the Core Course on Opera for twenty years. His Renaissance scholarship culminated in his major book, Music in Renaissance Ferrara, 1400-1505 (1984, rev. 2008), which received the Marraro Prize of the Society of Italian Historians, and in 2008 he was given the Kristeller Award by the Renaissance Society of America.
Dr. Marvin received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music from the University of Illinois, a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from the UCSB. He was Director of Choral Ensembles at Vassar College before coming to Harvard in 1978. Dr. Marvin conducted the Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and offered courses in Choral Conducting and Choral Analysis/Interpretation.
Rands taught at several universities in the U.K., and at U.C. San Diego and Boston University in the U.S. before coming to Harvard in 1989. He's won a Pulitzer Prize, and has had works commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for their 150th Anniversary and Carnegie Hall for their 100th Anniversary.
Adams University Research Professor
Curator of the Isham Memorial Library
Wolff's primary research interests extend to the music from the 17th to the early 19th centuries, especially to Bach and Mozart studies. Publications include Bach: Essays on His Life and Music (1991), Mozart's Requiem (1994), The New Bach Reader (1998), Driven into Paradise: The Musical Migration from Nazi Germany to the United States (1999; ed. with R. Brinkmann), Music of My Future. The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio (2001; ed. with R. Brinkmann), and The Organs of J. S. Bach: A Handbook (2012; with M. Zepf). A recipient of the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society (1978) the Humboldt Research Prize (1996), and the Bach Prize of the Royal Academy of Music (2006), he won the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (2000), which has been translated into nine languages. Wolff's recent book is Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune. Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791(2012), which received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.
Professor Wolff taught at the University of Erlangen (1963-68), the University of Toronto (1968-70), Columbia (1970-76) and Princeton Universities (1973 and 1975) before joining the Harvard faculty in 1976. At Harvard he was Chair of the Department of Music (1980-88, 1990-91), Acting Director of the University Library (1991-92), and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1992-2000). He also was President and Director of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig (2001-13) and President of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (2004-13). An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Saxon Academy of Sciences at Leipzig, and the Akademie für Mozart-Forschung in Salzburg (which he chaired 1996-2006), he holds an honorary professorship at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is an honorary member of the American Musicological Society, the German and American Bach Societies, and the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg. He currently serves on the Board of the Packard Humanities Institute and on the Graduate Faculty of the Juilliard School.