Musicology Lecture Series: Spring 2014

Lydia Goehr

Thursday, January 23 @ 5:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, 1st floor
*Reception precedes lecture at 5 pm*

Lydia Goehr (Columbia University)
“Music and Painting: Reviewing the Mediums of Voice, Ear, & Instrument”

Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. She is a recipient of Mellon, Getty, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and in 1997 was the Visiting Ernest Bloch Professor in the Music Department at U. California, Berkeley, where she gave a series of lectures on Richard Wagner. She has been a Trustee of the American Society for Aesthetics and is a member of the New York Institute of the Humanities. In 2012, she was awarded the H. Colin Slim Award by the American Musicological Society for an article on Wagner's Die Meistersinger. Lydia Goehr is the author of The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music (1992; second edition with a new essay, 2007, with translations in Greek and Chinese); The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy [essays on Richard Wagner] (1998); Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory [essays on Adorno and Danto] (2008), and co-editor with Daniel Herwitz of The Don Giovanni Moment. Essays on the legacy of an Opera (2006).

Presented in association with the Department of Philosophy, PAL (Philosophy, Arts, Literature) Center, & the Audiovisualities Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

Eric Wen

Monday, February 3 @ 4:15 pm
Room 104, Biddle Music Building

Eric Wen (Juilliard, Curtis School of Music)
"An Unprecedented Network of Disorientations, Dissonances, Rhythmic Obscurities, and Atmospheric Dislocations: The Introduction to Mozart's 'Dissonance Quartet'"

Eric Wen teaches at Juilliard and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he has served as Chair of the Musical Studies Department. He has taught at Goldsmith's and King's Colleges at the University of London, the Guildhall School, and Royal Academy of Music in London. A specialist in Schenkerian analysis, he has published in journals including "The Journal of Music Theory," "Music Analysis," "Music Theory Online," and "Theory and Practice," as well as in essay collections, and has read papers on Schenkerian topics at a number of universities and conferences, including at all four International Schenker Symposiums from 1985-2006. He was the editor of Strad magazine and The Musical Times, and is principal editor of violin music for Carl Fischer Music Publishers.

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Friday, March 21 @ 4 pm
Room 101, Biddle Music Building

Jacqueline Waeber (Duke University)

Jacqueline Waeber is Associate Professor of Music at Duke. Her research interests include Melodrama and related genres, from opera to film; music, theatrical practices and visual cultures; French musical aesthetics and practice, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's musical thought, the 'chanson populaire.'

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Musicology Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Michael James Puri

Friday, October 4

4:30 pm, Room 101, Biddle Music Building
Michael James Puri (Univ. of Virginia)

"The Passion of the Passacaille: Wagner, Ravel, and Parsifal"

Judith Tick

Friday, October 25

4:30 pm, Room 101, Biddle Music Building
Judith Tick (Northeastern University)

“Revisionist Challenges in Writing a Biography of Ella Fitzgerald"

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Musicology Lecture Series: Spring 2013

raymond knapp

Friday, January 25
4 pm, Room 101, Biddle Music Building
The Sound of Broadway's Mean Streets

Arved Ashby

Friday, March 1
4 pm, Room 101, Biddle Music Building
ARVED ASHBY (Ohio State University)
Mahler's "new mode of musical perception, tightly wound around itself"

    • broadway
    • mahler
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