October 20-21, 2006
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
October 20 & 21, 2006 2006 marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt, one of the most recognized names in art history. Our program will explore Rembrandt and his environs in great depth, including the master’s work, a look at the Golden Age of the Netherlands, an exploration of Amsterdam in the 17th Century, as well as Dutch literature and music of the time.
Moderator Johan P. Snapper, Queen Beatrix Professor Emeritus University of California Berkeley
Friday October 20, 2006
lecture Rembrandt and the Dutch Republic
Dr. Arthur K. Wheelock Jr, (Curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art, and Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland) will explore the way in which Rembrandt’s art relates to the broader character of Dutch Society.
performance Music of Dutch Composers of the 17th Century
Bay area early music performers Hanneke van Proosdij (recorder) and Katherine Heater(harpsichord) will perform the following program:
|Pavaen de Spanje
From ‘t Uitnemend Kabinet 1646-1650
|Johan Schop (1590–1664)|
|More Palatino||Gisbert Steenwick (1615–1679)|
|Pavana en Gaillarde
Synphonia in nuptias Joannis Everswyn et Luciae Buys
|Cornelis Thymanszoon Padbrué (c.1592–1670)|
|Onder een linde groen||Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)|
|Set of Brandes
From ‘t Uitnemend Kabinet; Brande A mener- Brande Gavotte- Brande Double- Derde Petit Brande- Vijfde Petit Brande
|Bravade||Jr. Jacob van Eyck (c.1589–1657)|
From the Camphuysen Manuscript (earlier than 1652)
|Boffons||Jr. Jacob van Eyck|
|Von der fortuna||Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck|
|Malle Sijmen||Jr. Jacob van Eyck|
|Malle Sijmen||Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck|
|‘t Waren twee boerinnetjes||Pieter Dircksz Pers|
|Fantasia||Pieter Dircksz Pers|
From ‘t Uitnemend Kabinet
|Pieter Dircksz Pers
Jr. Jacob van Eyck
Saturday October 21, 2006
lecture Amsterdam and the World in the Age of Rembrandt
Theodore K. Rabb (Professor emeritus, Princeton University) will discuss the role played by the city of Amsterdam in the complicated world order in 17th century Europe.
lecture The Growth of the Market Economy in the Netherlands
Jan de Vries (Professor, University of California Berkeley) has studied European economic history and will delve into how the burgeoning economy in the Netherlands was reflected in the market for art.
lecture Dutch Literature in the 17th Century
Our moderator, Johan P. Snapper, will acquaint us with some of the important writers working in the Netherlands during this period.
lecture Nothing to Hide: Reflections on Rembrandt’s Creative Process
Susan Donahue Kuretsky (Professor, Vassar College) will demonstrate how Rembrandt reveals his own creative process, discuss Rembrandt’s desire that viewers share his fascination with how the works of art were created, and illustrate how they convey meaning.
Discussion and questions led by Johan P. Snapper with all of the program speakers.
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