Zweig at Fredonia 2016

Conference dates:              3-5 October 2016


The State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY


Please join us for Zweig at Fredonia 2016 to be held on the campus of The State University of New York at Fredonia, 3-5 October 2016. Events will highlight the connection between Austrian Jewish author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) and the music of his time, notably his relationship with German composer Richard Strauss (1864-1949) – Zweig provided the libretto for Strauss’s opera Die schweigsame Frau. Offerings include a panel discussion led by noted musicologist Dr. Matthew Werley (Oxford) on the burgeoning relationship between Zweig and Strauss in the politically volatile environment of mid-1930s Europe; a performance of selections from Strauss’s opera by Fredonia School of Music faculty and students; an exhibit featuring select correspondence between Zweig and Strauss from Fredonia’s prized Stefan Zweig Collection; and the 4th Biennial Stefan Zweig Lecture given by award-winning Zweig biographer George Prochnik.


All events are free and open to the public.


For more details:



Twitter: @ FREDarchives


Questions? Please contact Dr. Birger Vanwesenbeeck (vanweseb -at-, Associate Professor of English at Fredonia, or Kim Taylor (taylokr -at-, Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.


Thank you, and we hope to see you in October!

Zweig at Fredonia 2016 is sponsored with the generous support of Reed Library, the Carnahan-Jackson Endowment Fund, The English Department’s Mary Louise White Fund, and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


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