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R. Larry Todd

New video: R. Larry Todd performs Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor and a leading Mendelssohn scholar. His books include Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, described as “likely to be the standard biography for a long time to come” (New York Review of Books), and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, which received the... Read More »
Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) wins Music & Letters 100th Anniversary Competition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Music & Letters was first published in January 1920. With the journal's 100th anniversary approaching, Music & Letters conducted a prize competition during 2018 to find the best original articles in musicology. Geoffroy-Schwinden's "Music as Feminine Capital..." and... Read More »
Lily Hirsch's Landau book

Lily Hirsch's (Ph.D. musicology, 2006) new book "Anneliese Landau's Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California"

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Adapted from the publisher's webpage. A detailed and moving account of the life of Anneliese Landau, who earned a PhD in musicology in 1930 and lectured on early German radio, breaking new ground in a developing medium. After the Nazis forced the firing of all Jews in broadcasting... Read More »
Susan Fancher

Susan Fancher and the Duke Student Saxophone Quartet will perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance region 7 conference

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Fancher's performance will take place on March 9 at Western Carolina University, with the WCU Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Margi Underwood.   The Duke student saxophone quartet DUSQ, coached by Fancher, was also accepted to perform Ex Machina by Marc Mellits at the... Read More »
Liz Crisenbery

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Liz Crisenbery has been selected a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HWW consists of humanities centers at 15 research universities in the Midwest and beyond. It aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and scholarship in the humanities, particularly in areas of inquiry that require cross-... Read More »
"Small Works" and "Shifting Colors" CD covers

Graduate composers Brooks Frederickson and Amin Sharifi release new CDs

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Composer Brooks Frederickson’s debut album Small Works (New Amsterdam Records) is a snapshot of the community of collaborators Brooks lived and worked with in Brooklyn. The community includes some of the leading contemporary music interpreters of today: Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All Stars... Read More »
Light Dances

New digital release of Stephen Jaffe's Light Dances: Chamber Concerto No. 2

Thursday, December 20, 2018
This performance of Light Dances by the Da Capo Chamber Players (Bridge Records) gives equal measure to the composition's poetry and electrifying energy. Jaffe writes: "I love to work on chamber music intensively, I love to rethink ensembles, and I love to seek new musical ground,... Read More »
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant leading the Fu Jen Catholic University Symphony Orchestra

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, director of the Duke Wind Symphony and Durham Medical Orchestra, guest conducts in Taiwan

Thursday, December 20, 2018
During her whirlwind, 5 day trip, she rehearsed and conducted Stravinksy’s 1919 Firebird with the Fu Jen Catholic University Symphony Orchestra (photo at right) and Thunder and Lightning with the NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) Symphony Orchestra. In addition,... Read More »
Digital Sound Studies

"Digital Sound Studies," co-edited by Darren Mueller (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) released by Duke University Press

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Digital Sound Studies is co-edited by Mueller, Mary Caton Lingold and Whitney Trettien. The book was contracted when they were graduate students at Duke (Mueller in Music; Lingold and Trettien in English), and participated in the Digital Humanities Lab at the John Hope Franklin... Read More »
Cover of "The Music of Joseph Joachim"

Katharina Uhde's (Ph.D. musicology, 2014) "The Music of Joseph Joachim" published by Boydell & Brewer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), of Jewish-Hungarian descent, was arguably the greatest violinist of the nineteenth century. His performing career in Berlin transformed the aesthetics and interpretation of German music. But Joachim was also a composer of virtuoso pieces, violin concertos, orchestral... Read More »

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