Presenting: LAW, THE ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET & ROB KAPILOW
How do we interpret laws and scores: in the context of the time in which they were composed, or in the present? How can we know what the composer's original intent was? Does it matter? Are there parallels between interpretation in music and law? Come and hear some world-class scholars and musicians discuss & demonstrate these issues! (And by the way: Did you know Mozart composed Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in the same year that the US Constitution was written?)
This collaborative program discusses and compares law and music, analyzing the original intent of laws/composers and their present day context. The discussion will be led by acclaimed arts commentator Rob Kapilow and will include Stanford's grammy-nominated ensemble in residence, the St. Lawrence String Quartet; Stanford faculty members Jack Rakove, Pulitzer Prize winning author and William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies; Larry Kramer, dean of the law school; Paul Brest, former law school dean and professor emeritus; and Barbara Fried, the William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law.