University of Pittsburgh

Musicology

April 16, 2010 - 4:00pm

David BrodbeckDavid Brodbeck, Professor of Musicology and the Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of Music, University of California, Irvine will give a lecture titled "Essentialism, Orientalism, and Musical Identity in Goldmark’s Queen of Sheba."

David Brodbeck's research focuses on Central European music and musical culture in the nineteenth century and Anglo-American popular music of the past fifty years.

March 26, 2010 - 4:00pm

Benjamin BinderBenjamin Binder, Assistant Professor of Musicianship at Duquesne University will give a lecture titled “Revealing the Soul Where Gesture Can Only Conceal The Face”: Innigkeit in the Music of Schumann.

February 5, 2010 - 3:00pm

Visiting Professor of Musicology John Rice will give a lecture titled "Opera at the Court of Frederick the Great: Montezuma as Royal Autobiography."

January 29, 2010 - 3:00pm

Donna BuchananDonna Buchanan, Associate Professor of Musicology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will give a free lecture titled

"Beyond Nation? A Thrice-Told Tale from Bulgaria’s Postsocialist Soundstage."

A CD produced by musicology graduate student Bryan Wright has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Album Notes. The notes for Dance-O-Mania: 1919-1923 - Harry Yerkes and the Dawn of the Jazz Age were written by Mark Berresford. Released earlier in 2009 on Wright's Rivermont Records label, the CD is a reissue of historic recordings by pioneering jazz band The Happy Six.

Wright founded Rivermont Records in 2004 as a way of preserving music for the first half of the 20th century. He selects the recordings for each CD, transfers from analog to digital domain, designs the cover art, and edit the notes. Wright also produces new recordings of vintage music.

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The Pittsburgh Opera's production of Eugene Onegin runs September 26 through October 4, and what better way to prepare for the event than a talk on the opera by Pitt's very own Russian music scholar?

4130 Posvar Hall, free Anna Nisnevich, Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Pittsburgh, In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Opera's production of ‘Eugene Onegin' co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center for Russian and East European Studies4130 Posvar Hall, free Anna Nisnevich, Assistant Professor of Musicology, University of Pittsburgh, In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Opera's production of ‘Eugene Onegin' co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center for Russian and East European Studies

Spring is always a time of change and transition for any academic institution, but that change is more acute than ever as the Department of Music wishes a fond farewell to Professors of Musicology Don Franklin and Mary Lewis. Professors Franklin and Lewis have been pioneers in their fields, of Bach scholarship and Medieval and Renaissance music respectively, and intellectual anchors in the life of the music department. There is no doubt that their contributions to and passion for the Department's goals will be sorely missed. The Department of Music held a celebration for Professor Franklin in January and for Professor Lewis in April. Both professors were joined by family members, former staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrators from the University for time to...

Spring is always a time of change and transition for any academic institution, but that change is more acute than ever as the Department of Music wishes a fond farewell to Professors of Musicology Don Franklin and Mary Lewis.

Musicology graduate student Elizabeth Hoover's paper "The Archaeology of Musical Narrative: Indeterminate Music as Discursive Formation" is one of four papers selected for the City University of New York's Graduate Center symposium Representing Music—or—Music Representing. The symposium takes place April 25, and will be moderated by the distinguished musicologist Leo Treitler.
Abstract The Archaeology of Musical Narrative: Indeterminate Music as Discursive Formation All too often in teaching the history of Western Art Music the term “story” is employed to relate musical narratives to students.  According to literary theorist, Jonathan Culler, however, “the theory of narrative...

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