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American Musicological Society, New York State-St Lawrence Chapter
Geneseo, NY, April 2002


AMS New York State-St. Lawrence Chapter Meeting, Spring 2002
SUNY Geneseo
April 6-7, 2002


Saturday Morning, April 6th:

10:00-12:00    Tour of Letchworth State Park

12:00-1:00     Luncheon Business Meeting

Saturday Afternoon:

Session 1: Hermeneutic and Theoretical Issues
Chair:  Rick Semmens

1:00-1:35      Ellen Burns (College of St. Rose):  A Peircean Aesthetic
for Arthur Honegger's Pacific 231 by Jean Mitry

1:35-2:10      Rob Haskins (Eastman School of Music):  Toward a Critical 
Description of John Cage's  Musical Composition

2:10-2:45      Alan Dodson (Univ. of Western Ontario):  Remapping the
Generative Trajectory:  Performance Analysis in Musical Semiotics

2:45-3:15      Coffee Break

Session 2:  Gothic Elements in late Eighteenth- and early Nineteenth-
Century Music
Chair:  Ralph Locke

3:15-3:50      Francesca Brittan (Cornell University):  Musical Picture
and the Eighteenth-Century Murder Ballad:  Settings of Gottfried
B=FCrger's Leonore

3:50-4:25      Stephen Meyer (Syracuse University):  Beyond Samiel:
Supernatural Evil and Art Religion in Early Nineteenth-Century Opera

5:00-7:00      Banquet at historic Big Tree Inn

8:00-10:00     Eastman Opera Theatre performance of Puccini's _La Boheme_,
Eastman School of Music, Rochester

Sunday Morning, April 7th:

Session 3:  American Popular Music and Musicians
Chair:  James Kimball

9:00-9:35      James Davis (SUNY Fredonia):  More Work than Play: Insights
From the Letters of J. Herbert George, Civil War Musician

9:35-10:10     Edward Komara (SUNY Potsdam):  The Twelve-measure Blues: a
Reconsideration of its Origins, and Towards a Reaffirmation of Blues-ness

10:10-10:45    Jay Hodgson (McMaster University):  The Experience of Time,
Space and the Body through Post Production Practices: Miles Davis's
Nefertiti and Bitches Brew

10:45-11:05    Coffee Break

Session 4:  Interpretation and Reception of Nineteenth-Century Music
Chair:  TBA

11:05-11:40    Mary Ingraham (Toronto, Canada):  On Goethe, Love and
Duty: Gender Politics in Brahms's Rinaldo

11:40-12:15    Albrecht Gaub (Hamburg, Germany):  Two Soviet Glinkas


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