First Wednesday

A free public lecture and presentation series

organized by the King Library Special Collections

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

November 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Ignaz Moscheles and the

Changing World of Musical Europe

Lecture by Mark Kroll,

Professor Emeritus at Boston University


Mark Kroll has earned worldwide recognition as a harpsichordist, fortepianist, scholar and educator during a career spanning more than forty years. Professor emeritus at Boston University, he is the author of four books: Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europe; Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Musician’s Life and World; Playing the Harpsichord Expressively; and with noted Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood, The Beethoven Violin Sonatas. Kroll has published scholarly editions of the music of Hummel, Geminiani, Charles Avison and Francesco Scarlatti, and he is currently preparing the volume of Geminiani’s opus 4 sonatas and concertos for the Opera Omnia of the composer’s works, and an edition of Hummel’s Sonata for Violoncello and Piano, op. 104 for Bärenreiter.