As the final component of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice at Peabody Institute, I will present “Unearthing a Self-Curated Nachlaß: A General Survey of Luise Adolpha Le Beau’s Published Lieder.” This DMA lecture recital will provide an overview of the published Lieder opuses of Romantic-era composer Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927). With the support of a Presser Graduate Award, this research project began over a year ago, as I undertook archival research to explore Le Beau’s relationship to song in Berlin, Karlsruhe, and Baden-Baden from March to June 2022.
In collaboration with Hui-Chuan Chen (piano), we will perform excerpts from Le Beau’s published song repertoire, and I will discuss the socio-cultural, historical, and musical elements of Le Beau’s Lieder oeuvre. This lecture recital represents the culmination of my Doctoral work at Peabody, as well as my continuing commitment to research and scholarship on the art song contributions of nineteenth-century women composers.
For more information about Le Beau and my research project, check out In Search of Luise Adolpha Le Beau on my projects page, as well as “My Mother in the Library (Part I)” and “An Estate in Ashes (Part II)” from my blog, She Is Song.
This DMA Lecture Recital is free and open to the public. It will also be livestreamed; click here at the presentation’s start-time (6:30pm on Saturday, April 29th) to attend virtually.