Music Memory and Nostalgia Conference: Rediscovering the Music of Rachmaninoff


Music, Memory and Nostagia

a two-day conference in conjunction with the Rediscovering Rachmaninoff festival presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music, The University of Pittsburgh College of Arts and Sciences, and The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra * Free admission to conference. * For information on purchasing concert tickets, visit or call 412-392-4900. View the complete schedule after the fold, or download the poster (pdf).

Elizabeth Hoover (Musicology grad student) on her upcoming lecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art

posted for Elizabeth Hoover, graduate student in musicology For over a year now I have been working with Madelyn Roehrig, the Education Specialist in Adult Studies at the Carnegie Museum of Art, in order to create an educational program in which music and art take center stage together. Due to my background in art history and my interest in using this discipline to explore music, the wonderful Joan McDonald recommended my name to Madelyn in the summer of 2007. Ever since then, Madelyn and I have been brainstorming possible lecture topics and performance scenarios to present at the museum.

Colloquium: Benjamin Breuer, University of Pittsburgh doctoral candidate

The Birth of Musicology Out of the Spirit of Biology: Guido Adler’s Methodological Commitments Viewed Through the Spectacles of 19th-Century Evolutionary Theories 132 Music Building, free Reception to follow Guido Adler’s proposition for a musicological method in the famous article “Umfang, Methode, und Ziel der Musikwissenschaft” (1885) amounts to the first clear definition of the type of German/Austrian academic music research—the “science of music”—that has left an imprint on our own research habits. In the creation of what was then virtually a new academic field, he drew on art history, contemporary philosophy, older music research traditions, and many other sources. For the establishment of his envisioned discipline as a science, the impact of a heretofore less-acknowledged model seems crucial: the evolutionary theories extant in 1870s Germany and Austria.