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  • Robert Whitehouse Eshbach
    Violinist, conductor, and historian Robert Whitehouse Eshbach is an honors graduate of Yale University (BA), where he majored in music history and minored in German literature. He studied violin at the Vienna Conservatory (now the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität) with Walter Barylli, concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic and State Opera Orchestras, and earned a Master of Music degree in violin at New England Conservatory, studying with Eric Rosenblith. He studied music history with, among others, Alejandro Planchart, Robert Bailey, Frank D’Accone, William Waite, Claude Palisca and Daniel Pinkham, and German literature with Cyrus Hamlin, Jeffrey Sammons, and Peter Demetz. His recent publications and invited papers have focused on nineteenth-century musicians: Joachim, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Reinecke, Ede Reményi, and Wilhelmine Norman-Neruda (Lady Hallé). His article, “Joachim’s Youth — Joachim’s Jewishness,” was published in the Winter 2011 issue of The Musical Quarterly. His chapter “The Joachim Quartet Concerts at the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin: Mendelssohnian Geselligkeit in Wilhelmine Germany” appeared in the volume Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall: Between Private and Public Performance, Katy Hamilton and Natasha Loges (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2014. He has presented papers in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Southampton, Meiningen, Leipzig, Weimar, New York, Boston, New Haven, Nashville and elsewhere. In June 2016, he and Valerie Goertzen of Loyola University New Orleans co-hosted the International Conference Joseph Joachim at 185 at the Goethe Institut Boston.
    Eshbach is an associate professor of music at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2011 Joachim's Youth-Joachim's JewishnessMusical Quarterly.  94:548-592. 2011
    ‘For all are born to the ideal’ Joseph Joachim and Bettina von Arnim

    Teaching Activities

  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2019
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2018
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2018
  • History & Literature of Music Taught course 2018
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2018
  • History & Literature of Music Taught course 2017
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2017
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2017
  • Research Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Survey of Music History Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2016
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2016
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2016
  • Survey of Music History Taught course 2016
  • Introduction to Music Taught course 2015
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2015
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2015
  • Survey of Music History Taught course 2015
  • Music and Social Change Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Robert Eshbach
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Music

    30 Academic Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States