Musicophilia in Mumbai, Four-Hand Piano Transcriptions & Geographies of Musical Experience

5:30–8:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


In this talk, Thomas Christensen will explore with illustrations on the piano the cultural phenomenon and implications of Four-Hand Piano Transcriptions in 19th Century Europe that brought music intended for the public sphere of the Concert Hall, Opera House, and Salon into the domestic space of the bourgeois home parlour, profoundly altering the generic identity and reception of musical works.