Music Lecture: Peter Smith (University of Notre Dame)
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
"Form and the Large-Scale Connection: Motivic Harmony and the Expanded Type-1 Sonata in Dvorak's Later Chamber Music." Peter H. Smith, Professor and Chair in the Department of Music at the University of Notre Dame, earned his Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. He also holds M.M. and B.M. degrees in viola performance from The Juilliard School. Smith's articles on the instrumental music of Brahms and related composers, Schenkerian analysis, and theories of musical form appear in numerous scholarly journals, including Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis, and 19th-Century Music. His book Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music was published by Indiana University Press. Indiana University Press also published Expressive Intersections in Brahms, for which Smith served as co-editor and chapter contributor. He is past President of the American Brahms Society and serves on the editorial boards of the scholarly journals Theory and Practice, Indiana Theory Review, and Journal of Schenkerian Studies.