Siegwart Reichwald (USA)

Charles E. Daniels Distinguished Professor of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He holds a BM degree in Organ Performance (University of South Carolina), a MM in Orchestral Conducting, and a PhD in Musicology (Florida State University). He is the author of The Genesis of Felix Mendelssohn’s Paulus (Scarecrow Press, 2001), which deals with the compositional process in Mendelssohn’s oratorio. He is also editor of Mendelssohn in Performance (Indiana University Press, 2009), a collection of essays on  performance practice issues related to Mendelssohn’s work as composer and performer. His principal research interests include the music of Felix Mendelssohn, the Classic/Romantic period, orchestral performance practice, and the development of sonata form. He has published articles and presented papers on the music of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brumel, Stravinsky, and Poulenc at regional, national, and international conferences hosted by organizations such as the International Musicological Society, the American Musicological Society, the College Music Society, the Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard University, and the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini. Most recently, he has developed an interest in the music of Astor Piazzolla. In January 2014 he taught a travel course on “Astor Piazzolla and Alberto Ginastera: Tango nuevo and the gauchesco tradition.”