Music and interpretation

The combination of scholarship and artistic practice at our university makes it possible to examine historical, genre-theoretical, sociological, production- and reception-aesthetic as well as media-related questions about music in close relation to its interpretation. Both the academic work at the Institute of Musicology and the projects at the Institute for Historical Performance contribute to a comprehensive understanding of music in its diverse and changing contexts from the 17th century to the present. This also includes popular music, especially jazz, on which the cooperation with the Jazz Institute of our university allows perspectives from the artists’ point of view.