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Light Dances

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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 »
James Budinich

Graduate composer James Budinich collaborates with Pigeonwing Dance for CUNY Dance Initiative

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Known for her elegant and playful choreography, Gabrielle Lamb is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography and recently participated in ABT’s inaugural Choreographic Incubator. In this world premiere collaboration with composer James Budinich, Lamb adapts the tensile intricacy of... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Matthew Zeller to deliver presentations at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference (Durham, NC) and Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Zeller will deliver his presentation at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music annual conference on April 6 and at the Syntagma Musicum 1619-2019 International Musicological Conference on April 8, 2019. Abstract: The four-hundredth anniversary of Praetorius’s De Organographia... Read More »
Help! cover art

New radio interview with Professor Thomas Brothers about his book, "Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Listen to Martin Bandyke's in-depth interview with Thomas Brothers. Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration was released by W.W. Norton in October 2018. It argues compellingly that a cooperative dynamic was the primary reason for the success and longevity... Read More »
Scott Lee

Scott Lee (Ph.D. composition, 2018) appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Florida (UF)

Friday, March 1, 2019
In addition to preparing for his new faculty position, Lee is currently working on a commission from the Tanglewood Music Festival for brass ensemble, to be premiered this summer at the Festival. He has also been commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) for an... Read More »
"Beethoven's Cello"

R. Larry Todd's "Beethoven’s Cello" awarded the 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
R. Larry Todd co-authored Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World with Marc Moskovitz. The book, published by Boydell & Brewer, discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas. It is the first English-language book to examine... Read More »
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 »

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