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Music and Melancholy, 1400-1800
Princeton, October 2002

An Interdisciplinary Symposium at Princeton University
Saturday and Sunday, 26-27 October 2002

The Music Department at Princeton University will host the
interdisciplinary symposium Music and Melancholy, 1400-1800, on 26-27
October 2002.  The aim of the Symposium will be to explore the rich and
multifarious connections between music and melancholy from the late Middle
Ages to the early Romantic period, roughly from 1400 to 1800.

The event will feature papers on such composers as Beethoven, Josquin,
Haydn, and Lasso, such genres as opera, ayre, motet, song, and madrigal,
as well as related topics such as medicine and physiognomy, eroticism and
sexuality, national stereotypes, artistic temperament, the concept of
genius, and many others.

Speakers include Susan Agrawal, Linda Austern, Amanda Eubanks Winkler,
Richard Freedman, Bonnie Gordon, Wendy Heller, Leofranc Holford-Strevens,
Clive McClelland, Timothy R. McKinney, William Meredith, Nancy November,
Joseph M. Ortiz, Martin Porter, Elaine Sisman, Louise K. Stein, and Rob

For the full program, abstracts, and registration information, please
consult the symposium website

For further inquiries, please contact:

Rob C. Wegman
Department of Music, Woolworth Center of Musical Studies,
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
voice +1-(609) 258 4248; dept +1-(609) 258 4241;
fax +1-(609) 258 6793; email