Bach Symposium 2001
"Understanding Bach through Science, Art and Criticism"
Tureck Bach Research Foundation
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
The Oxford Philomusica
Monday, 17 December 2001
Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford
9.00 am: Registration
9. 30 am -12.45 pm: Symposium Session A
Bach Scholarship and Criticism Today
Prof. Christoph Wolff (Department of Music, Harvard University):
"Bach’s Music and Newtonian Science: Historical Observations and Analytical Explanations"
Prof. Ruth HaCohen (Department of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem):
"Exploring the Limits: The tonal, the Gestural, and the Allegorical in Bach’s Musical Offering"
Prof. Joshua Rifkin (Cambridge/MA): title tba
Andrew Stewart (Chorus Master, The Oxford Philomusica):
"Big boys do cry: The lachrymose in J.S. Bach "
Prof. John Butt (University of Glasgow):
"Bach, the Postmodern Mindset and Scholarship Today"
2.00 – 5.15 pm: Symposium Session B
Structural and Analytical Approaches
Prof. Dalia Cohen (Department of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem):
"Bach: Forerunner of the Future through Exploration of the Potential of Learned and Natural Schemata"
Prof. Dr. Frans Oort (Mathematisch Instituut, Utrecht University):
"An Aspect of Harmony in the Music of J. S. Bach"
Dr Ruth Tatlow (Honorary Research Fellow, Reading University):
"The Use and Abuse of the Divine Proportion, Golden Section and Fibonacci Series in Bach’s Music"
Prof. David Epstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
(on Bach and proportions; title tba)
Prof. Harai Golomb (Faculty of Arts, Tel-Aviv University, Israel):
"Bach’s Musical Complexity Viewed from a Literary Perspective"
Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford
5.30 pm: Reception and drinks
Keynote Address by Dr Rosalyn Tureck (transmission)
Monday, 17 December 2001
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 8 pm:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio(Cantatas 1, 2, 3 and 6)
The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Marios Papadopoulos; Chorus Master: Andrew Stewart
Tuesday, 18 December 2001
Holywell Music Room
9.00 am – 12.45 pm: Symposium Session C
Performance and Cognitive Science
Dr Ian Cross (Faculty of Music, Cambridge University):
"Bach in Mind"
Dr Geraint A. Wiggins (Department of Computing, City University, London)
(on computers and Bach, title tba)
Prof. Eric F. Clarke (Department of Music, University of Sheffield):
"Empirical approaches to the study of (Bach) performance"
Dr Marios Papadopoulos (Music Director, The Oxford Philomusica):
"Motion in Music: Perspectives of Movement and Time in Musical Interpretation"
Angela Hewitt (London):
"Bach and the Dance"
Wadham College, Oxford, 1.30 pm:
Conference lunch for panelists and audience
For information and booking forms, please contact:
Reinhard Strohm, Bach Symposium 2001
Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB
tel. +44-1865-276137; fax +44-1865-276128
Website of the TBRF (downloadable booking forms):