Musicology Lecture Series

The Musicology Lecture Series brings exciting scholars-- both long-established and up-and-coming-- to campus. Past guests include Thomas Forrest Kelly (Harvard), Lydia Goehr (Columbia), and Susan Youens (Notre Dame).

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Musicology Lectures

South Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC) virtual conference
Sat, Sep 26, 9:00 AM

The South Central Graduate Music Consortium (SCGMC) is a collaboration between the students of the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each fall, graduate students gather together at one of the three universities (the location rotates...

Scott Burnham: "God and the Voice of Beethoven"
Fri, Oct 16, 4:00 PM

This talk explores what happens to Beethoven's compositional voice when he attempts to address the Deity, or to represent the Deity, in the finale of the Ninth Symphony and in several movements of the Missa Solemnis. Faced with God, Beethoven often takes his voice beyond the normatively human,...

Micaela Baranello: Emmerich Kálmán's "Die Bajadere" and Operetta's Self-Reflexive Exoticism
Fri, Oct 30, 4:00 PM

After World War I, the Viennese operetta industry faced a series of crises both material and symbolic, including economic catastrophe and the loss of operetta's key symbolic touchstone, the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this paper, I examine how Emmerich Kálmán's "Die Bajadere" (1921) reimagines...

Philip Rupprecht, "Malcolm Arnold, the Symphony, and Cultural Hierarchy in Britain, 1945-60"
Fri, Feb 12, 9:30 AM

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI!tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present their current research to their departmental (and interdepartmental) colleagues, students, and other...