Past Musicology Colloquia

November 19, 2015


February 7, 2019
Eric Drott (The University of Texas at Austin): "Music, Sleep, Social Reproduction"
April 11, 2019
Jocelyne Guilbault (University of California, Berkeley): Donald J. Grout Memorial Lecture



FALL 2018
September 13, 2018
Gavin Steingo (Princeton University): “Kapwani Kiwanga and the Challenge of Black Listening”
September 20, 2018
Richard Cohn (Yale University): “Damaged Cargo: Concerning the Unfortunate Voyage of Poetic Meter to the Land of the Modern Music-Theory Textbook”
September 27, 2018 — Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture
Heather MacLachlan (University of Dayton): “Understanding LGBT Choral Musicking as a Social Movement”
November 29, 2018
Brigid Cohen (New York University): “Maciunas, Fluxus, and the Haunting of Empires”




February 1, 2018 
Ana Maria Ochoa (Columbia University): "Sound, indigeneity and the audiovisual archive in Northern South America"

February 15, 2018
Geoffrey Burgess (Eastman School of Music), Lenore Coral: “The Thorn of the Honey Locust: Writing Around J.S. Bach”

March 1, 2018
Andrea Bohlman (UNC Chapel Hill): “How Does a Boycott Sound?”

March 22, 2018
Ellen Exner (New England Conservatory): “Dr. Burney’s Complaint and the Case of Mendelssohn’s Great Passion”

April 12, 2018 
Louise Meintjes (Duke): “Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid”



FALL 2017


September 14, 2017
Jairo Moreno (Penn): “Antenatal Listening and the Forms of ‘Life/Death’”

September 21, 2017
Michael Cuthbert (MIT): “How Computational Musicology Has Failed, and Why That’s a Good Thing”

October 5, 2017

Scott Turnham (CUNY Graduate Center), Grout Memorial Lecture: “God and the Voice of Beethoven”





February 2, 2017

Thomas Christensen (The University of Chicago): “Scales, Skulls, and Sanskrit: French Ethnographies of Tonality, c. 1860”

February 9, 2017

Ellie Hisama (Columbia University): “‘Blackness in a White Void’: Music in the Films of Isaac Julien”

February 16, 2017

Tamara Levitz (UCLA) Donald J. Grout Memorial Lecture Undone: “Remembering Otto Kinkeldey, Donald J. Grout, and the Exclusive White Origins of American Musicology at Cornell”

February 23, 2017

Daniel Party (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile): “Víctor Jara’s Revolutionary Masculinities”

March 2, 2017

Travis Jackson (The University of Chicago): Music Graduate Association Lecture

March 9, 2017

Nicole Reisnour (Cornell University): “Art of the Self: The Ethics of Balinese Pepaosan Performance”

March 16, 2017

Rebecca Cypess (Rutgers University), Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture: “The Breath of Syrinx: The Organ, the Voice, and the Machinery of Music in the Early Seicento”

March 23, 2017

Erica Levenson (Cornell University): “Traveling Tunes: French Comic Opera and Theatre in London, 1714–45”

March 30, 2017

Sergio Ospina-Romero (Cornell University): “Dolor que canta: The Life, the Exile, and the Music of Luis A. Calvo”

April 13, 2017

Don M. Randel Teaching Fellows’ Colloquium
Anaar Desai-Stephens: “Bollywood Songs and South Asian Culture”
Ryan McEvoy McCullough: “Musical Technologies and the Natural World”
Mackenzie Pierce: “Improvisation and Social Change in the U.S.”

April 20, 2017

Margot Fassler (University of Notre Dame)

April 27, 2017

Mia Tootill (Cornell University): Dissertation Presentation

May 4, 2017

Georgina Born (Oxford University), Conference Keynote Address B20 Lincoln Hall: “Ghosts in the Machine: Technology, History, and Aesthetics of the Player Piano”


FALL 2016


September 22, 2016
Annette Richards (Cornell University)
: “Glass Music and the Virgin Warrior”

September 29, 2016
Veit Erlmann (The University of Texas at Austin)
: “Policing the Beat: Crime and Copyright in South Africa”

October 6, 2016
Tim Lawrence (University of East London): 
“New York City 1980–83: Conjuncture, Parties, Music”

October 20, 2016 in Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel
Jonathan Schakel (Cornell University) 
Lecture-Recital: ”Models and Imitations in 17th- and 18th-Century Keyboard Music”

October 27, 2016
Anaar Desai-Stephens (Cornell University): 
“Singing Through the Screen: Indian Idol and the Politics of Aspiration in Post-Liberalization India”

November 10, 2016
Nicole Reisnour (Cornell University)
: “Art of the Self: The Ethics of Balinese Pepaosan Performance”

November 17, 2016
Jeremy Strachan (University of Toronto/Cornell University)
: “Experimental Music in Canada since 1972: Preliminary Perspectives on Regionalism, Diversity, and the Question of Genre”



February 4, 2016
David Suisman (University of Delaware): “The Sonic Spaces of Military Power”

February 11. 2016
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell): “What Can We Take From Early Recordings (Or Should We?)”

February 18, 2016
Catherine Appert (Cornell): “To Make Song without Singing: Hip Hop and Popular Music in Senegal”

March 10, 2016
Donald J. Grout Memorial Lecture: Kofi Agawu (Princeton): “Rethinking Music Theory, with African Aid”

March 17, 2016
Rob C. Wegman (Princeton): “The Birth of Counterpoint”

April 7, 2016
Evan Rapport (The New School): “Reconstructing Punk: Punk’s Musical Style and American Narratives of Race”

April 21, 2016
Randel Teaching Fellows: Erica Levenson and Mia Tootle

April 28, 2016
William Cheng (Dartmouth): “Taking Back the Laugh: An Acoustemology of Comedy”


FALL 2015

September 3, 2015
Ryan McEvoy McCullough (Cornell): “Shadowily and Döppelganger [sic] in Works for Piano and Electronics”

September 17, 2015
Marié Abe (Boston University): “Resonances of Silence in Post-Fukushima Japan”

September 24, 2015
Holly Watkins (Eastman): “Formalism’s Flower”

October 1, 2015
Maureen Mahon (New York University): “And the Colored Girls Go…: African American Women Vocalists and the Sound of Race, Gender, and Authenticity in Rock and Roll”

October 15, 2015
Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture: Thomas Irvine (University of Southampton): “Burney’s China: The Sino-British Encounter and the Emergence of a Global Music History, 1770-1808”

October 16 –17, 2015
Atkinson Forum in American Studies presents “Son Jarocho and the Mexican-American Imagination”

October 22, 2015
Simon Morrison (Princeton University): “About that [Scriabin] Chord”

October 29, 2015
Jillian Marshall (Cornell PhD colloquium): “Double Visions: Fieldwork, Personal Identity, and Another Year in Japan”

November 5, 2015
Mackenzie Pierce (Cornell): “‘To Write with the Rapidity of Inspiration’: Technologies of Inscription and Sound Recording before the Phonograph”

David Yearsley (Cornell): “Music of a Bach Wife and Widow”



February 5, 2015
Damien Mahiet (Independent Scholar): “Music and Diplomacy: Concepts and Case Studies”

February 12, 2015
Christine Balance (Society for the Humanities/UC Irvine): “Tropical Renditions: Popular Music & Performance in Filipino America”

February 19, 2015
Karol Berger (Stanford): “How Holy is German Art? On the Final Scene of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”

March 12, 2015
Andrew Zhou (Cornell PhD colloquium): “Silent Li(v)es in the Piano after Schoenberg”

March 19, 2015
Mathieu Langlois (Cornell PhD colloquium): “Pictorialism in French Baroque Instrumental Music”

April 9, 2015
Philomela Speaker: Jesse Rodin (Stanford): “Form and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Music”

April 16, 2015
Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture: Francesca Brittan (Case Western Reserve): “The Electrician, the Magician, and the Romantic Conductor”

April 23, 2015
Ji Young Kim (Cornell): “Did Schumann Have a Late Style? A Response to James Webster”

April 30, 2015
Richard Leppert (University of Minnesota)


FALL 2014

Thu, Sept 4, 2014
Paul Miller (Cornell): Tempo and Meter Relationships in Stockhausen’s Late Works

Thu, Sept 11, 2014
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell): The Opening Solo in Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto : What Was He Thinking?

Thu, Sept 18, 2014
Anaar Desai-Stephens (Cornell): Fieldwork presentation

Thu, Sept 25, 2014
Grout talk: Gary Tomlinson (Yale): 1,000,000 Years of Music

Thu, Oct 2, 2014
CPE conference, Keynote Address I: James Kennaway (Newcastle University): The Nerves, Refinement and Over-Stimulation: Medicine and Music in the Age of Sensibility

Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Jamie Currie (SUNY Buffalo): A Little Girl in the Heartland: Tin Men, Human Sentiments, and the End of Musical Modernity

Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Fall Break

Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Gessen’s talk is on Oct 22 at 5pm in AD white

Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Aaron Fox (Columbia): An ontology of reciprocity: repatriation as ethnomusicological critique

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Thu, Nov 13, 2014
Adem Birsen (Cornell): Harmonic Progression, Chromatic Dissonance and Bold Gesture in Haydn’s String Quartets, Opp. 9 and 17



Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Katherine Walker (Cornell University / Hobart and William Smith Colleges): “Musical Taste in the Eighteenth Century: A Dissertation Presentation”

Thu, Feb 6, 2014
Mike Lee (Cornell University) : “Musical Materiality, Meaning, and the Functions of Intentionality”

Thu, Feb 13, 2014
Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University): “Music Now and the Mixed Avant-garde: Experimental Music in London, 1965-75”

Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Andrew Hicks (Cornell University): “Harmonizing the Phenomena: The Musical Aesthetics of Medieval Cosmology”

Thu, Feb 27, 2014
Amanda Lalonde (Cornell University): “The Musical Uncanny in Early Nineteenth-Century German Culture: A Dissertation Presentation”

Thu, Mar 6, 2014 – Annual Donald J. Grout Memorial Lecture
Nicholas Cook (University of Cambridge): “Anatomy of the Musical Encounter: Debussy and the Gamelan, Again”

Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Dana Gooley (Brown University): “Poetry, Music and Improvisation: Carl Loewe’s Performative Romanticism”

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 – Annual Lenore Coral Memorial Lecture
Emily Dolan (University of Pennsylvania): “Music as an Object of Natural History”

Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Evan Cortens (Cornell University): “The Sacred Cantatas of Christoph Graupner: A Dissertation Presentation”

Thu, May 1, 2014 – Philomela Speaker
Michael Beckerman (New York University):  “The Wild Goose and Dreaming of Moravia in Terezin”


FALL 2013

Thu, Sept 5, 2013
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University): “The Strange Case of the Elusive quarter Note”

Thu, Sept 12, 2013
Arthur Groos (Cornell University): “In the River Rhine? – Das Rheingold as Musical Cosmology”

Thu, Sept 19, 2013
Gail Holst-Warhaft (Cornell University): “Theodorakis’s Musical Settings of Greek Poetry and Why a Swan?”

Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University): “The Imaginary Zoo of Musical Things”

Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat (Cornell University): “Allegory, Irony and Deconstruction: Interpretation and Over-Interpretation of a Fugue”

Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Matt Stahl (University of Western Ontario): “”My Future is My Past’: The Political-Economic Liminality of Popular Music Occupations”

Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Gundula Kreuzer (Yale University): “Wagnerian Technologies: The Curtain”

Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Suzannah Clark (Harvard University): “Weber’s Rest”

Thu, Dec 5, 2013
Denis Herlin (CNRS / Institut de recherche sur le patrimoine musical en France): “The Kunkelmann Manuscripts: New Sources for Early Mélodies (1881-1882) by Claude Debussy”


Spring 2013

Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Steven F. Pond (Cornell University): “Brilliant Coroners: Has the Reissues Market Spelled the Death of Jazz?”

Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Joshua Rifkin (Boston University): “Time Travel and its Discontents: Historical Performance, Historical Reconstruction, and Culture Tourism”

Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Adem Merter Birson (Cornell University): “Burning in Love: Sacred Imagery in Romantic Art Songs from the Turkish Republican Period”

Thu, Mar 7, 2013
Amanda Lalonde (Cornell University): “Buddy Esquire and the Early Hip Hop Flyer”

Thu, Mar 14, 2013
Matthew Gelbart (Fordham University): “Fragments, Transcriptions, Recordings: The Trace of Genre in the Development of Modern Listening”

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 – Philomela Speaker
Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley): “Liszt and Bad Taste”

Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Samuel Dwinell (Cornell University): “‘One day we’ll be together, brother’: Queer Intimacies of Race and Empire in Tippett’s The Knot Garden”

Thu, Apr 11, 2013
W. Anthony Sheppard (Williams College): “Puccini and the Music Boxes”

Thu, Apr 18, 2013
Evan Cortens (Cornell University): “‘Mein Herz schwimmt im Blut’ and the Rhetoric of Cantata Composition”

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Stephen Huebner (McGill University): “Maurice Ravel: Dandy and Ironist”

Thu, May 2, 2013 – Lenore Coral Memorial Speaker
Alessandra Campana (Tufts University): “Aural Anamorphosis: the Aesthetics of Synchronization in Film”

Fall 2012

Thu, Sep 6, 2012
Annette Richards (Cornell University): “Portraying the Past: Anecdotes, Faces, and the Founding of Music History”

Thu, Sep 20, 2012
Mike Lee (Cornell University): “A Moment of Self-Correction in Chopin’s E-Minor Prelude”

Thu, Sep 27, 2012
Carolyn Abbate (Harvard University): “Igor, Lilian, and Frivolity”

Thu, Oct 4, 2012
Monica Roundy (Cornell University): “Music Writing and Musical Writing: the Appearance of Voices in Douce 139”

Thu, Oct 18, 2012
Sara Haefeli (Ithaca College): “John Cage and the Academy”

Thu, Nov 29, 2012
Neal Zaslaw (Cornell University): “Generic Confusion: Luigi Boccherini’s Symphonies”

Spring 2012

Thu, Jan 26, 2012 – Philomela Speaker
Chaya Czernowin (Harvard University): “Development, shift, change and breach as modus operandi of moving forward”

Thu, Feb 2, 2012
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University): “Schubert’s ‘Incomplete’ Piano Sonatas: Problems and Possible Solutions”

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Wendy Heller (Princeton University): “Rescuing Ariadne”

Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Vasili Byros (Northwestern University): “Ethno-Graphing Mozart”

Thu, Mar 15, 2012
Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “‘I hear America Singing…’: Yankee Tunesmiths, Folksong and the Creation of New Music during World War II”

Thu, Mar 29, 2012
Judith Peraino (Cornell University): “Troubadours and Globalization: Spreading the Love”

Thu, Apr 5, 2012
James Webster (Cornell University): “Rossini, Beethoven, and Others: Reflections on the Historiography of 19th-Century Music”

Thu, Apr 12, 2012 – Philomela Speaker
Richard Leppert (University of Minnesota): “Material Culture and Decentered Selfhood (Socio-Visual Typologies of Musical Excess)”

Thu, Apr 19, 2012
Nina Sun Eidsheim (Cornell University, Society for the Humanities): “Voice as Action: Towards a Model for Analyzing the Dynamic Construction of Racialized Voice”

Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Yongwoo Lee (Cornell University, Society for the Humanities): “‘Voices between Empires’: Tropical Melody, Imaginary Cartography and Traumatic Mimesis in Postwar Korean Popular Song”

Fall 2011

Thu, Sep 1, 2011
Roger Moseley (Cornell University): “Ludomusicality: Mozart and the Tetris Effect”

Thu, Sep 22, 2011
Martha Ulloa (Villa Lobos Institute, Brazil): “‘Adiante!’: Southern Cone Currents — Some Thoughts Towards a Re-appraisal of Latin American Popular Music Studies”

Thu, Oct 6, 2011
Brian Kane (Yale University): “Kafka and the Problem of Acousmatic Sound”

Fri, Oct 14, 2011
Don Randel (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation): “The Place of Arts in a Research University”

Thu, Nov 3, 2011
Matthew Smith (Cornell University): “Gesamtkunstwerk and Glitch: Robert Lepage’s Ring across Media”

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 – Lenore Coral Memorial Speaker
Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley): “Domesticated Masterworks: Beethoven’s Late Kitsch”

Spring 2011

Thu, Feb 17, 2011
Sindhumathi Revuluri (Harvard University): “French Folksongs and the Invention of History”

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
Robert Winter (University of California, Los Angeles): “How They Played Chopin, How We Played Chopin: A Case Study”

Thu, Mar 3, 2011
Honey Meconi (Eastman School of Music): “The Unknown Hildegard: Editing, Performance, and Reception”

Tue, Mar 15, 2011
Simon Morrison (Princeton University): “On Romeo and Juliet, Music and Dance, and Happy Endings”

Thu, Mar 31, 2011
Damien Mahiet (Cornell University): “The Art of Composing the Nations in Concert”

Thu, Apr 14, 2011 – Philomela Speaker
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University): “Contesting Art(s) at the Opera”

Thu, Apr 21, 2011 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Mary Ann Smart (University of California, Berkeley): “Of Censorship, Plagiarism, and Backshadowing, or How Political Were Verdi’s Operas?”

Thu, Apr 28, 2011
Nicholas Salvato (Cornell University): “Cringe Criticism: On Embarrassment and Tori Amos”

Fall 2010

Thu, Sep 16, 2010
Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University): “Violet Paget, Alma Deutscher, and a Mozart Adagio at the Movies”

Thu, Sep 23, 2010
Evan Cortens (Cornell University): “Voices and Invoices: The Hamburg Vocal Ensemble of C. P. E. Bach”
Anaar Desai-Stephens (Cornell University): “Playing their Part: The Changing Role of Female Instrumentalists in North Indian Music”

Thu, Oct 7, 2010
James Burns (SUNY Binghamton): “Rhythmic Archetypes in Instrumental Music from Africa and the Diaspora”

Thu, Oct 14, 2010
Anne Walters Robertson (University of Chicago): “Masses Based on Secular Songs in the New Christology of Mid-Fifteenth-Century Europe”

Thu, Oct 21, 2010
Tom Beghin (McGill University): “The Virtual Haydn”

Thu, Oct 28, 2010
Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University): “Parsing the Prologue”

Thu, Nov 18, 2010 – Lenore Coral Memorial Speaker
Jessica Waldoff (College of the Holy Cross): “Seduction and the (Mis)Representation of Love in Mozart’s Da Ponte Operas”

Thu, Dec 2, 2010
Mark Ferraguto (Cornell University): “Beethoven à la moujik: Russianness and Learned Style in the ‘Razumovsky’String Quartets”

Spring 2010

Thu, Mar 4, 2010
J. Martin Daughtry (New York University): “A Painful and Necessary Noise: Thoughts on the Sonic Dimension of Operation Iraqi Freedom”

Thu, Apr 1, 2010
Jeffrey Kallberg (University of Pennsylvania): “Chopin’s Pencil”

Thu, Apr 8, 2010
Michael Klein (Temple University): “Lutoslawski, Molar and Molecular”

Thu, Apr 15, 2010 – Philomela Speaker
Martha Feldman (University of Chicago): “Castrato De Luxe: Blood, Gifts, and Goods”

Thu, Apr 29, 2010
Donald Mintz (Montclair State University): “How May We Talk About the Mendelssohn Octet? Analysts and Problems”

Fall 2009

Thu, Sep 17, 2009
Rachel Lewis (Cornell University): “Engendering Displacement: Film, Music, and the Limits of Humanitarian Advocacy”

Thu, Sep 24, 2009
Roger Moseley (University of Chicago): “Presenting the Past: the Experience of Historically Inspired Keyboard Improvisation”

Thu, Oct 1, 2009
Theo Cateforis (University of Syracuse): “Maybe It’s White to Be Nervous Now: From Neurasthenia to New Wave”

Thu, Oct 8, 2009
David Yearsley (Cornell University): “What is a Sängerin?”

Wed, Oct 28, 2009
Larry Todd (Duke University): “Mendelssohn and the Contrapuntal Tradition”

Thu, Nov 5, 2009 – Lenore Coral Memorial Speaker
Emanuele Senici (University of Rome): “’Live’ Opera on Screen”

Thu, Nov 19, 2009
Nancy November (University of Auckland): “Performance History and Beethoven’s String Quartets: Setting the Record Crooked”

Spring 2009

Thu, Jan 29, 2009
Geoffrey Burgess (Eastman School of Music): “A l’ouverture des enfers”

Thu, Feb 5, 2009
Kim Kowalke (Eastman School of Music): “Sweeney’s Demons: Genre, Style, and Medium”

Thu, Feb 12, 2009
Mike Lee (Cornell University): “Metrical Accentuation, Musical Form and Tempo Unity in Schubert’s Sonata in A minor, op. 42”

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 – Lenore Coral Memorial Speaker
Katherine Bergeron (Brown University): “The Well-Tuned Mouth”

Thu, Apr 2, 2009
Wolfgang Rathert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich): “Vers une (nouvelle) musique fleuve?: On Some Tendencies in Contemporary German Music”

Tue, Apr 7, 2009
Jonathan Cross (Oxford University): “Paradise Lost: Neoclassicism, Stravinsky and the Melancholia of Modernism”

Thu, Apr 23, 2009
Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. (University of Pennsylvania): “Y’all Like That?: Power, Practice, and Contemporary Gospel Music”

Fri, May 1, 2009 – Philomela Speaker
Fabien Lévy (Columbia University): “Playing on Culture: a Short Portrait of My Music”

Fall 2008

Thu, Sep 18, 2008
Christopher Miller (Cornell University): “In the Face of Industri: Alternative Populisms in Indonesian MusikKomtemporer”

Thu, Oct 2, 2008
Catherine Mayes (Cornell University): “A Style hongrois at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century?”

Thu, Oct 16, 2008 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Elaine Sisman (Columbia University): “Fantasy Island: Haydn, Metastasio, and the Nature of Occasional Opera”

Thu, Oct 30, 2008
Ellie Hisama (Columbia University): “The Worlds of Julius Eastman”

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
Javier López Piñón (De Niewe Opera Academie, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague): “Words as Gestures”

Thu, Nov 20, 2008
Robert Morgan (Yale University): “The ‘Obsolete Chord’: Modular Form in Mahler”

Thu, Dec 4, 2008
Lawrence Bernstein (University of Pennsylvania): “Breaking out of the Box: The Finale of Haydn’s Symphony Hob. I:31 (The ‘Hornsignal’)”

Spring 2008

Mon, Feb 11, 2008
Rachel Lewis (Cornell University): “Violent Gifts: Music, Exile, and the Case of the Lesbian Asylum-Seeker in ‘Unveiled’”
Emily Green (Cornell University): “Given Music: Reexamining the Public Act of Dedication”

Mon, Feb 18, 2008
Amanda Eubanks Winkler (Syracuse University): “’Armida’s Picture we from Tasso Drew’?: Versions of the Rinaldo & Armida Story in Late Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Operatic Entertainments”

Mon, Mar 10, 2008 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Mary Hunter (Bowdoin College): “Historically Informed Performance and Opera”

Mon, Mar 17, 2008
Annette Richards (Cornell University): “Herder and Song”

Mon, Mar 31, 2008
Brett Boutwell (Cornell University): “Postwar Scientism and Feldman’s Anxiety”

Mon, Apr 7, 2008
Scott DeVeaux (University of Virginia): “Race, Mental Health, and the Analysis of Jazz”

Mon, Apr 14, 2008
Rob Wegman (Princeton University): “’Tis not so sweet now, as it was before’: Origins and Significance of A Musical Topos”

Mon, Apr 21, 2008
Paul Berliner (Duke University): “Thinking in Mbira”

Mon, Apr 28, 2008 – Philomela Speaker
Kofi Agawu (Harvard University)

Fall 2007

Mon, Sep 10, 2007
Alexander Rehding (Harvard University): “Screeching Dissonances, Inaudible Quartertones and Enharmonic Furies in the French Enlightenment”

Mon, Sep 17, 2007
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University): “Knowing the Score Redux or Some Old Recordings and (Possibly) Some New Insights”

Mon, Sep 24, 2007
William Rothstein (Queens College and CNY, Graduate Center): “La via italiana: The Italian Approach to Nineteenth-century Tonality”

Wed, Sep 26, 2007
Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland): “Philosophical Reflections on Jazz Vocal Improvisation”

Mon, Oct 1, 2007
Charles Kronengold (Wayne State University / Cornell Society for the Humanities): “Presence, Presences and the Present Tense in Modern Gospel”

Mon, Oct 22, 2007
Neal Zaslaw (Cornell University): “Mozart the Borrower”

Mon, Oct 29, 2007
Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University): “Reading Roland”

Mon, Nov 5, 2007
Raphaëlle Legrand (University of Paris, Sorbonne): “Rameau’s Art d’aimer: Music and Eroticism in the Age of Enlightenment”

Mon, Nov 12, 2007 – Lenore Coral Memorial Speaker
Richard Will (University of Virginia): “Mozart’s Topoi in Performance”

Mon, Nov 26, 2007
David Yearsley (Cornell University): “Princes of War and Peace and their Most Humble Court Composer”

Spring 2007

Mon, Feb 5, 2007
Catherine Mayes (Cornell University): “Domesticating the Foreign: Hungarian-Gypsy Dances in Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Vienna”

Thu, Feb 22, 2007
Fred Lehrdahl (Columbia University) and Carol Krumhansl (Cornell University): “Modeling Tonal Tension”

Mon, Mar 12, 2007
Emily Green (Cornell University): “The Accidental Patron: Dedications to Haydn in the Musical Marketplace”

Mon, Apr 2, 2007
Stephen Meyer (Syracuse University)

Mon, Apr 9, 2007
Berthold Hoeckner (University of Chicago): “Film Music’s Place in Music History”

Mon, Apr 16, 2007 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Kay Kaufman Shelemay (Harvard University): “Performing Community: African Music and Musicians New to North America”

Mon, Apr 23, 2007
Arthur Groos (Cornell University): “Composing the German Artist: Walther’s Songs in Die Meistersinger”

Mon, Apr 30, 2007
Mark Ferraguto (Cornell University) and Martin Kuster (Cornell University): “Perspectives on the ‘Gothic’ in Music circa 1800”

Fall 2006

Mon, Aug 28, 2006
Shane Levesque (Cornell University): “The Art of the Nineteenth-Century Improvised Piano Prelude”

Fri, Sep 8, 2006
Frances-Marie Uitti (Cellist): “The artist discusses her developments in 20th-century extended techniques for cello”

Mon, Sep 11, 2006
Mark Katz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “The Emerging Field of Music and Technology Studies”

Mon, Sep 18, 2006
Walter Frisch (Columbia University): “The Ironic German: Schoenberg and the Serenade, op. 24”

Mon, Oct 16, 2006
Judith Peraino (Cornell University): “Straightening Out the ’80s: Sexuality and Synthpop”

Mon, Oct 23, 2006
Rebecca Sager (Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles): “Capturing Caribbean Identities: Exploring Digital Technology in Comparative Music and Movement Research”

Mon, Oct 30, 2006
Bethany Collier (Cornell University): “Happy Birthday, Mas Didik: Contesting and Preserving Tradition in Cross-Gender Performance”
Heather MacLachlan (Cornell University): “Music Among the Chin People of Indianapolis, USA”

Mon, Oct 30, 2006
Zarko Cvejic (Cornell University): “”He Came from Outer Space to Save the Human Race”: Revisiting the Politics of Gender (Dis)Identification with the Help of Klaus Nomi”

Mon, Nov 13, 2006
Steven Huebner (McGill University): “Ravel’s Bawdy”

Fri, Nov 17, 2006
Kristin Taavola (Cornell University): “Towards (and Beyond) an Ethnomusicology of Set Theory”

Spring 2006

Mon, Feb 13, 2006
James Webster (Cornell University): “A Historiography of Great Eighteenth-Century Composers”

Mon, Feb 20, 2006
Kristin Kane (Cornell University): “The Abduction of Helen from Venice: Performing Cavalli’s Elena in the Twenty-First Century”

Mon, Feb 27, 2006
Dave Headlam (Eastman School of Music): “A ‘Complex’ Context for Rhythm in Meters: Berg’s Rhythmic Motives from Wozzeck”

Mon, Mar 6, 2006
Scott Burnham (Princeton University): “Dissonant Mozart”

Mon, Mar 13, 2006
Emanuele Senici (Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies): “Representation and Reality in Rossini’s Italian Operas”

Mon, Mar 27, 2006
Philip Rupprecht (Brooklyn College and CUNY Grad Center): “Complex of Simple Avant-Garde? Brian Ferneyhoughand David Bedford in the 1960s”

Mon, Apr 3, 2006
Martin Hatch (Cornell University) and Ann Warde (Cornell Bioacoustics Research Laboratory): “”Who’s That Out of Tune?” Intonation in Javanese and Western Songs”

Mon, Apr 10, 2006
Emily Green (Cornell University), Rachel Lewis (Cornell University) and Zarko Cvejic (Cornell University): “Reconstructing Public and Private Reception: Three Case Studies in the Nineteenth Century”

Mon, Apr 17, 2006
Bruno Nettl (University of Illinois): “Song Ownership and Control in Blackfoot Culture: An EthnomusicologicalPerspective on Intellectual Property Issues”

Mon, Apr 24, 2006
Philip Chang (Cornell University/Eastman School of Music): “Making Rhythm and Meter: The Case of French Baroque Unmeasured Harpsichord Preludes”

Mon, May 1, 2006 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Suzanne Cusick (New York University): “Buying (Back) the Farm, or Thoughts on the Cultural Work of American Musicologies”

Tue, May 9, 2006 – Philomela Speaker
Lawrence Kramer (Fordham University): “The Death and Life of the Musical Work”

Fall 2005

Mon, Sep 12, 2005
Hermann Danuser (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): “Prophecy and Redemption: On Musical Dramaturgy in Wagner’s Parsifal”

Mon, Sep 26, 2005
Annette Richards (Cornell University): “C. P. E. Bach’s Musical Portraits and the Poetry of the Moment”

Fri, Sep 30, 2005
Robert Sutherland (Chief Librarian, Metropolitan Opera): “Printing and binding issues for composers”

Mon, Oct 3, 2005
Judith Peraino (Cornell University): “Delinquent Descorts”

Mon, Oct 17, 2005
Bethany Collier (Cornell University): “Something Borrowed, Something New: the ‘Chinese’ in New Balinese Dance and Music Compositions”

Mon, Nov 7, 2005
Emma Dillon (University of Pennsylvania): “The Sound of Words: A Grammatical Approach to the Ars AntiquaMotet”

Mon, Nov 21, 2005
Rachel Lewis (Cornell University): “’200 km/h in the Wrong Lane’: Image, Affect, and the Politics of Lesbian Representation in the Music Videos of TATU”

Fall 2004

Mon, Sep 20, 2004
Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University): “Lucia Goes to Paris: A Tale of Three Theaters”

Mon, Oct 4, 2004
Ulrich Konrad (Universität Würzburg): “Johann Sebastian Bach in Schubert’s Vienna”

Mon, Oct 18, 2004
Eric Van Tassel (Cambridge, England): “’Something Utterly New’: Reconstructing an Early Performance Style in Schubert’s Songs”

Mon, Oct 25, 2004
Travis Jackson (University of Chicago): “What’s Going On: Authorship, Accidents and the Concept Album”

Mon, Nov 1, 2004
Jean-Paul Montagnier (Université de Nancy): “Music, Liturgy, and Ceremonial at the Chapelle Royale of Louis XIV and Louis XV”

Mon, Nov 8, 2004
Augustus Arnone (Cornell University): “The Aesthetics of Textural Ambiguity: Brahms and the Changing Piano”
Emily Dolan (Cornell University): “The Orchestra Machine, Timbre, and the New Listener in the 18th Century”

Fri, Nov 12, 2004
Anders Hillborg (Stockholm, Sweden): “The composer discusses his own music”

Mon, Nov 29, 2004
James Armstrong (Cornell University): “Music of Santeriá: the Melodic and Rhythmic Complexities within the Structure of Batá Drumming”

Spring 2004

Mon, Feb 9, 2004
Rita Ottens (City University (London)): “In the Beginning was Auschwitz: The Yiddish Music Movement in Post-Reunification Germany as a Racial Discourse”

Mon, Feb 16, 2004 – Philomela Speaker
James Hepokoski (Yale University): “Reflections in Beethoven’s Brook”

Mon, Feb 23, 2004
Dimitri Shapovalov (Cornell University): “Stravinsky’s Approach to Text: How to Sing Russian without Accents”

Mon, Mar 1, 2004
Nicholas Wille (Cornell University): “Artificial by Nature: Ravel’s Histoires naturelles”

Mon, Mar 8, 2004 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Reinhold Brinkmann (Harvard University): “Schubert, Linden Trees, and German National Identity: A Song as Subject of History”

Mon, Mar 15, 2004
Emily Dolan (Cornell University): “Style, Structure, and Musical Transience in the Aesthetics of Kant and Herder”

Mon, Mar 29, 2004
Michael Noone (Cornell University): “Choirbook Culture at Toledo Cathedral in the Golden Age (ca. 1480-1604)”

Mon, Apr 5, 2004
Roger Parker (Cambridge University): “Of Andalusian Maidens and Recognition Scenes: Crossed Wires in Il trovatore and La traviata”

Mon, May 3, 2004
Tess Knighton (Cambridge University): “’Pious beyond Belief’: Queen Isabella of Castile (d. 1504) and Developments in Devotional Music in Renaissance Spain”

Fall 2003

Mon, Sep 15, 2003
Steven Stucky (Cornell University): “Searching for the Main Stream”

Mon, Sep 22, 2003
Steven Stucky (Cornell University): “Heart and Brain in Music”

Mon, Sep 29, 2003
Steven Stucky (Cornell University): “The Continuing Story of Harmony”

Mon, Oct 6, 2003
Benoît Bolduc (University of Toronto): “Andromeda Sacrificed: The Theatrical Fortunes of an Image in France and Italy, 1587-1712”

Mon, Oct 20, 2003
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University): “The Myth of the Authentic Pianoforte”

Mon, Oct 27, 2003
Jann Pasler (University of California, San Diego): “Contingencies of Meaning in Transcriptions and Excerpts: Popularizing Samson et Dalila”

Mon, Nov 3, 2003
Marianne Tettlebaum (Cornell University): “Mozart’s The Magic Flute and the Mystery of Language”

Mon, Nov 10, 2003
Nicholas Mathew (Cornell University): “Beethoven and the Political History of the Sublime”

Mon, Nov 17, 2003
Carol Krumhansl (Cornell University): “Tonality Seen from Across Disciplines”

Mon, Nov 24, 2003
Joel Rubin (Cornell University): “Beyond Bagels and Klezmer: Reflections on the Contemporary American Jewish Klezmer Movement”

Mon, Dec 1, 2003
Francesca Brittan (Cornell University): “Berlioz and the Pathological Fantastic: Melancholy, Monomania, and the Romantic Self”

Spring 2003

Mon, Jan 27, 2003
Dimitri Shapovalov (Cornell University): “’Speaking in Two Voices’: Irony and Lyricism in Early Prokofiev”

Fri, Jan 31, 2003
Thomas Grey (Stanford University): “Wagner, Hanslick, Beckmesser and the Politics of Art in Die Meistersinger”

Mon, Feb 3, 2003
Anthony Newcomb (University of California, Berkeley): “Notions of Notation around 1600”

Mon, Feb 10, 2003
Emily Dolan (Cornell University): “Taming Sonority with Reason: Kant, Rousseau, and the Glass Armonica”

Mon, Feb 17, 2003
Balazs Mikusi (Budapest): “’Learned Style’ in Haydn’s Two Lessing Settings”

Mon, Feb 24, 2003
Glenn Altschuler (Cornell University): “’Great Balls Afire’: Rock n Roll and Sexuality in the 1950s”

Mon, Mar 3, 2003
Bethany Collier (Cornell University): “The Desa-Kala-Patra of Sound: Spirituality, Aesthetics, and Form in Balinese Gamelan”

Mon, Mar 10, 2003 – Philomela Speaker
Ingrid Monson (Harvard University): “Jazz, Modernism, and Politics: the 50s and 60s”

Mon, Apr 7, 2003 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Laurence Dreyfus (King’s College, London): “Text-setting or Text-slaying? — On the Vagaries of Bachian Poetics in the St. John Passion”

Mon, Apr 14, 2003
Augustus Arnone (Cornell University): “Brahms’s Veiled Piano”

Mon, Apr 21, 2003
David Rosen (Cornell University): “The Sound(s) of Music and War in Humphrey Jenning’s 1943 Film, Listening to Britain”

Mon, Apr 28, 2003
Harold Powers (Princeton University): “Musics and Meanings”

Fall 2002

Mon, Sep 9, 2002
Albrecht Riethmüller (Free University, Berlin): “Fantasizing the Chauvinist Beethoven”

Mon, Sep 16, 2002
James Webster (Cornell University): “The 18th Century: A Music-Historical Period?”

Mon, Oct 7, 2002
Mickey Hart (drummer of Grateful Dead, independent producer, performer and author): “Fighting Back: Endangered Musical Communities, the Library of Congress, and the Music Industry”

Mon, Oct 21, 2002
Karol Berger (Stanford University): “L’Orfeo, or the Anxiety of the Moderns”

Mon, Oct 28, 2002
Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University): “The Unbuttoned Opéra”

Mon, Nov 4, 2002
Michael Noone (Independent scholar, Toledo): “Built in th’eclipse: Editing and Performing the Magnificats of Sebastián de Vivanco (ca. 1551-1622)”

Mon, Nov 11, 2002
Pierpaolo Polzonetti (Cornell University): “Mesmerizing Adultery: Così fan Tutte and the Kornman Scandal”

Mon, Nov 18, 2002
Anne Rasmussen (College of William and Mary): “From Qur’an to Cabaret: Women in Middle Eastern and Islamic Musical Cultures”

Mon, Dec 2, 2002
Annette Richards (Cornell University): “The Ecstasy of the Graveyard”

Spring 2002

Sat, Jan 26, 2002
Brian Robinson (Cornell University): “Metric Displacement in João Gilberto’s 1973 recording of Aguas de março”

Mon, Feb 4, 2002
Cliff Eisen (King’s College, London): “Mozart’s Fearful Leap into the Dark”

Mon, Feb 11, 2002
David Yearsley (Cornell University): “Bach’s Bones”

Wed, Mar 6, 2002 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Richard Leppert (University of Minnesota): “The Musician of the Imagination”

Mon, Mar 25, 2002
Nancy November (Cornell University): “Haydn’s Vocality”

Mon, Apr 1, 2002
Christopher Pfailley (Schoenberg Institute, Vienna): “Franz Schreker and the Pluralities of Modernism”

Mon, Apr 8, 2002
David Brackett (State University of New York at Binghamton): “What a Difference a Name Makes: Two Instances of African-American Popular Music”

Mon, Apr 15, 2002
Carol Babiracki (Syracuse University): “Research Out of Bounds: Interpreting the Performance of India’s Village ‘Courtesans’”

Fri, Apr 19, 2002
Lydia Goehr (Columbia University): “In the Shadow of the Canon”

Mon, Apr 29, 2002
Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago): “The New Europe as the Old: Religion, Revival, and Musical Rites of Return”

Fall 2001

Mon, Sep 10, 2001
Malcolm Bilson (Cornell University): “Mozart, his Piano, and the Use of the Pedal”

Mon, Sep 17, 2001
Willa Collins (Cornell University): “Adolphe Adam’s Le Diable à quatre: A Possible Solution to the Mysterious Disappearance of Popular Ballet”

Mon, Sep 24, 2001
Brooks Kuykendall (Cornell University): “Sir Arthur Sullivan, Patriotism, and Edwardian Music”

Mon, Oct 1, 2001
Nilanjana Bhattacharjya (Cornell University): “Cutting Up Pieces: Aesthetics of Contemporary British Asian Identity”

Mon, Oct 15, 2001
Michael Wheeler (University of Southhampton): “Transforming the Landscape: Jane Austen and her Lost Sister at Chawton House”

Mon, Oct 22, 2001
Alex Ross (The New Yorker Magazine): “Sunken Cathedrals: Tonal Music in the Twentieth Century”

Mon, Oct 29, 2001
Sarah Day-O’Connell (Cornell University): “The Composer, the Surgeon, his Wife and her Poems: Haydn’s English Canzonettes and ??? of Beauty”

Mon, Nov 5, 2001
Ulrich Leisinger (Bach-Archiv, Leipzig)

Mon, Nov 12, 2001
Neal Zaslaw (Cornell University): “Mozart’s Venerabilis barba capucinorum”
Thomas Irvine (Cornell University): “Graceful Zigzags or Organic Chromaticism: How a Contemporary Arrangement Might Throw Light on Mozart’s K 593”

Mon, Nov 26, 2001
Marianne Tettlebaum (Cornell University): “The Art of Music and the Science of Knowledge”

Spring 2001

Mon, Jan 22, 2001
James Webster (Cornell University): “Do Mozart’s Opera Finales Exhibit Musical Form?”

Mon, Jan 29, 2001
Peter Wallis (Victoria University of Wellington): “Legislating for Inspiration”

Mon, Feb 5, 2001
Roe-min Kok (Harvard University): “Childhood as Musical Commodity: Evaluating Robert Schumann’s Music für die Jugend”

Mon, Feb 19, 2001
Martin Skowoack (Bremen): “An Amateur’s Involvement in the Revival of Historical Instruments”

Mon, Feb 26, 2001
Wolf-Dieter Seiffert (Henle Verlag, Munich): “The Analysis of Autograph Corrections and the ‘Authentic’ Interpretation of Musical Works: Mozart’s Six String Quartets Composed for Haydn”

Mon, Mar 5, 2001 – Donald J. Grout Memorial Speaker
Carolyn Abbate (Princeton University): “Meteanpsychotic Wagner”

Mon, Mar 12, 2001
Howard Pollack (University of Houston): “Sexuality, Ethniticy, National Identity, and Social Consciousness in the Work of Aaron Copland”

Mon, Mar 26, 2001
Dimitri Shapovalov (Cornell University): “The Learned Glinka: Definitions of Style and Nationality”

Mon, Apr 2, 2001
Emanuele Senici (Oxford University): “Verdi’s Falstaff and an Italian fin de siècle”

Mon, Apr 9, 2001
Gary Moulsdale (Cornell University): “’This Woman is No Goddess:’ Agency and articulacy in Rossini’s Maometto II”

Mon, Apr 16, 2001
Pierpaolo Polzonetti (Cornell University): “The Insolita forma of Rape: Analyzing the Love Duet in Mascagni’s Iris”

Mon, Apr 23, 2001
Steven Pond (Cornell University): “Resisting Jazz: Reception of the Ken Burns Documentary”

Mon, Apr 30, 2001
Simon Jarvis (Cambridge University): “Musical Thinking”

Mon, May 7, 2001
Martina Homma (Cologne): “Lutoslawski’s 12-tone-technique: Discussing the Composer’s Sketches”

Fall 2000

Mon, Sep 18, 2000
Jeremy Day-O’Connell (Cornell University): “Pentatonic Exoticism Reconsidered”

Mon, Sep 25, 2000
John Daverio (Boston University): “Robert Schumann: Cryptographer or Pictographer?”

Mon, Oct 2, 2000
Judith Peraino (Cornell University): “Listening to the Sirens”

Mon, Oct 16, 2000
Steve Curtis (Cornell University): “’Place’ in Punk-Country Music” and “National Culture and the Politics of Music: Two Nepali Bands in the Global ‘World Music’ Market”

Mon, Oct 30, 2000
Annette Richards (Cornell University): “Gothic Musical Scenes and the Image of Performance”

Mon, Nov 13, 2000
Neal Zaslaw (Cornell University): “Lully’s Invention of the Orchestra: Facts & Fantasies”

Mon, Nov 27, 2000
Art Groos (Cornell University): “Recuperating Madama Butterfly: The Takarazuka Three-Generation-Cho-cho-san”

Mon, Dec 4, 2000
James Webster (Cornell University): “Do Mozart’s Opera Finales Exhibit Musical Form?”