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 Musicology News, 2013-14

Summer 2014

  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Towards a Narratological Analysis of the Romantic Lied: Events, Voice, and Focalization in Nineteenth-Century German Poetry and Music," Music & Letters 95 (2014): 374–403.
     
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Sixteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, held July 9–13 at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The title of his paper is "Musical Diplomacy at the End of the Thirty Years' War: Negotiating the Emperor's Power in Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)."
     
  • Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin and alumnus Lars Helgert (Ph.D. 2008) present papers at the conference "Continuities and Ruptures: Artistic Responses to Jewish Migration, Internment and Exile in the Long Twentieth Century," held at the University of Leeds (UK), July 6–8. The title of Karen's paper is "Supporting the Weight of Dignity: Aesthetics and Ethics of Murry Sidlin's The Defiant Requiem," and the title of Dr. Helgert's paper is "The 'Horst Wessel Lied' as Nazi Imagery and Displacement in Two Later Works by Lukas Foss."
     
  • Ph.D. student Topher Booth publishes the essay "Self-Imagery and Resilience: Hermeneutics of Jewish Sound in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2," in The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia, ed. Alexander Tentser (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2014).
     
  • Ph.D. candidate Kenneth Silwell publishes the essay "Adopting Rituals: The Jesuits and the Huron Noël, 'Jesous Ahatonnia,'" in Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices in Italy and North America, ed. Anna Harwell Celenza and Anthony DelDonna, Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts 9 (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2014).
     

Spring 2014

  • Alumnus Eric Crawford (Ph.D. 2008) releases the CD box set, Gullah: The Voice of an Island (Athenaeum Press), based on his dissertation research.
     
  • Alumnus Joey Wilson (M.A./M.S.L.S. 2013) is hired as a Cataloguing Contractor with Alexander Street Press.
     
  • Ph.D. student David Ottinger wins the Lowens Award for Student Research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, given at the spring meeting of the chapter on April 26.  The title of his winning paper is "Music as Confrontation: Fin-de-siècle Vienna in the First Movement of Mahler's Third Symphony."  Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold is also a finalist for the award.
     
  • Ph.D. student Joseph Mann is elected student representative of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
     
  • Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin presents a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Musicological Society on April 5.  The title of her paper is "Documenting the Dry Eyes of Babylon: Examining the Musical Life of Terezin through Original Manuscripts."
     
  • Alumna Deborah B. Crall (M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2013) presents a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society, April 4–5.  The title of her paper is "Seeing beyond the Local: Do Opera Commissions by Regional Companies Have Universal Appeal?  A Case Study on Libby Larsen."
         
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, April 3–6. The title of his paper is "'Encomiums, Hymns, and Triumphs'—with a Catch: Imperial Politics and Musical Diplomacy in Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus(1648)."
     
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New York City, March 26–29. The title of his paper is "Diplomacy and the Printing Press: Musical Diplomacy in Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)."
     
  • Alumnus Matthew Morrison (M.A. 2008) is appointed a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, in affiliation with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
     
  • Ph.D. student Topher Booth presents a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 23. The title of his paper is "Textual Film Music and Character Development in Art Cinema."  At the same meeting, alumnus Christopher Bowen (M.M. 2011) presents the paper "'Savage Sumptuousness' in the City of Lights: The Paris Premiere of The Bartered Bride."
     
  • Ph.D. student Topher Booth presents a paper at the Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference at the University of Birmingham, January 6–8. The title of his paper is “Postmodern Sacred Music: Understanding Pärt's Credo as Sermon and Cultural Object.”
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver participates in a roundtable discussion at the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, DC, January 2–5. The title of the session is “The Challenge of Studying Music and History Together.”

 

Fall 2013

  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the essay “Baciami, Claudio: Psychological Depth and Carnal Desire in the Marino Settings of Monteverdi’s Book Seven,” in Word, Image, and Song, Vol. 1: Essays on Early Modern Italy, ed. Rebecca Cypess, Beth L. Glixon, and Nathan Link (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2013), 167–89.
     
  • Alumnus (and current music history instructor) Lars Helgert (Ph.D. 2008) presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh, November 7–10.  The title of his paper is "Lukas Foss's American Cantata: A 'Lover's Quarrel' with America."  Dr. Andrew H. Weaver chairs a session at the same meeting, and Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is a respondent in a session.
     
  • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson publishes the essay "Manuel M. Ponce's canciones in New York: Mexican Musical Identity and the Mexico Vogue," in Music, Longing and Belonging: Articulations of the Self and the Other in the Musical Realm, ed. Magdalena Waligórska (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2013), 135–56.
     
  • Ph.D. students Topher Booth and Joseph Mann present papers at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Shenandoah University on October 5.  The title of Topher's paper is "Preexisting Music as Character Development in Art Cinema," and the title of Joseph's paper is "'Listen to Patience in a Dying Song': Moral and Musical Modeling in A Pilgrimes Solace."
     
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the edition Pietro Verdina, Two Concerted Motets, Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music 28 (September 2013); http://sscm-wlscm.org
     
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the conference, "Only the Passions Sing; the Understanding Can But Speak," given at Yale University on September 8 in honor of the retirement of Ellen Rosand.  The title of his paper is "'Encomiums, Hymns, and Triumphs'—with a Catch: Imperial Politics and Musical Diplomacy in Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)."

 

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