Department of Music

The Legacy of Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Saskatoon, October/November 2003

	University of Saskatchewan
	Office of the Vice-President (Research)
	In collaboration with Department of Music

Hugo Wolf Symposium
The Legacy of Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Friday, 31 October - Saturday, 1 November 2003

In conjunction with the Sixty-Eighth Fine Arts Research Lecture in Music
"Hugo Wolf: The Man and His Songs"

Presented by 
Prof. Dr. Louise McClelland Urban, 
Professor Emerita of Voice, 
School of Music, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park,
Maryland, U.S.A.

Call for Papers

The year 2003 marks the centenary of the death of one of the supreme
masters of the Lied, Hugo Wolf. In celebration of this centenary, the
University of Saskatchewan's Department of Music is organizing a Hugo Wolf
Symposium to be held October 31 and November 1, 2003. This event will
include performances and a scholarly component. The keynote speaker is
internationally renowned Wolf expert, Prof. Dr. Louise McClelland Urban,
whose topic is a study of Wolf's creative vocal work via selected Lieder.

We invite scholars from related disciplines (such as Music, Literature,
and History) to propose twenty-minute presentations on musicological,
analytical, historical and/or literary perspectives related to Wolf's
work. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following:

Suggested musicological and theoretical perspectives (not restricted to
the following): (a) Reception of Wolf's Lieder; (b) Wolf's music
criticism; (c) The Wolf Wunderjahr; (d) Manuscript or sketch studies; (e)  
Wolf's stage music; (f) Wolf and his sphere; (g) Influences on a young
Hugo Wolf; (h) Analysis and performance of Wolf's Lieder; (i) aspects of
music symbolism in Wolf; (j) Wolf and cyclic compositions;  (k)
tonal/formal language of Hugo Wolf; (l) Wolf's critical writings

Suggested literary perspectives may include (a) The interface between
music and text; (b) Hugo Wolf and his Poets; (c) The development of
Gesamtkunstwerk in Hugo Wolf's music

Note: The Committee of the Fine arts Research Lecture Series in Music
anticipates publication of the symposium proceedings.

Please send your proposal or outline (maximum two double-spaced pages,
preferably by email and attachment) to the organizing committee chair by
10 September 2003. Participants will be notified by September 20, 2003.

Garry Gable, Organizing Committee Chair
Department of Music - Room 1102 Education Building
University of Saskatchewan
Room 1045, Education Building
28 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Canada S7N 0X1 
Organizing Committee of Wolf Symposium
Mr. Richard Belford, Music Librarian, Education Library, University of
Dr. Silke R. Falkner, Associate Professor of German, Department of
Languages and Linguistics, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Garry Gable, Associate Professor of Applied Voice, Vocal Literature
and Pedagogy, and Director of Music Theatre, Department of Music,
University of Saskatchewan; Chairman of Symposium Committee
Dr. Walter Kreyszig, DDG, FABI, Professor of Musicology, Department of
Music, Associate Member, Department of Educational Foundations, University
of Saskatchewan; Chairman of Fine Arts Research Lecture Series
Mr. Troy Linsley, Administrative Assistant, Department of Music,
University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, Department of
Music, University of Saskatchewan

Symposium Schedule

Friday, 31 October 2003

12.30 p.m.: Education Building, Quance Theatre
Library Display "Hugo Wolf and His Time", prepared by Richard Belford,
Music Librarian, Education Library, University of Saskatchewan

Welcome and Official Opening of Symposium

1.00 p.m. - 2.45 p.m: Education Building, Quance Theatre 
Paper Session I

3.00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m. Education Building, Quance Theatre
Masterclass with internationally acclaimed Wolf expert Prof. Dr. Louise
McClelland Urban

Saturday, 1 November 2003

9.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.: Education Building, Quance Theatre
Paper Session II

12.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.: Marquis Dining Room
Luncheon (Admission: $ 10.00) and Fine Arts Research Lecture (free of
1.30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Sixty-Eighth Fine Arts Research Lecture "Hugo
Wolf: The Man and His Songs" 

Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Louise McClelland Urban, Professor Emerita,
School of Music, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park,
Maryland, U.S.A.

Introduction of Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gary Gable, Associate Professor
of Voice, Department of Music, University of Saskatchewan

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Visiting Lecturers' Fund of the
University of Saskatchewan.

Abstract: Late nineteenth-century Austrian composer Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
is easily credited with being the one composer upon whom a century of
German art song or Lieder can be said to have found its culmination for
his pointed individualism, intense artistic expression, and profundity
surpassing expectations of the genre. Just as easily, Wolf is recognized
as one of the most complex of the Romantic composers for his slips into
states of intense self-criticism and even dementia brought on by mental
sickness, jealousy, and perhaps the result in part of bouts of sexually
transmitted disease. In her keynote address, Prof. Dr. Louise McClelland
Urban will bring attention to aspects of the life and creative spirit of
Hugo Wolf and detail how those aspects are revealed in his opus of art
songs. Using a carefully selected array of songs from across the brief but
intense song-writing life of Wolf, and presented in recorded examples by
the best interpreters in the industry, she exposes the composer's
song-writing career via the variety of nuance and interpretive artistic
gesture available to the singing artist in the context of the poetry of
Eduard Möricke (1804-1875), Joseph Eichendorff (1788-1857), Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) and Paul Heyse (1830-1914). In her
examination, Prof. Dr. McClelland Urban focusses on the Möricke Lieder,
specifically Verborgenheit (in a performance by Hakan Hagehard and Thomas
Schuback) and Elfenlied (with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore);  
on the Goethe Lieder, specifically on Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
comparing the setting of Franz Schubert (in a performance by Janet Baker
and Gerald Moore) with that of Hugo Wolf (in a performance by Arlene Auger
and Irwin Gage); on the Spanisches Liederbuch, specifically Herr, was
trägt der Boden hier (with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore) and
In dem Schatten meiner Locken (with Louise McClelland and Martin Katz); on
the Eichendorff Lieder, specifically Die Zigeunerin (with Elisabeth
Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore) and Verschwiegene Liebe (with Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore); and on the Italienisches Liederbuch,
specifically Wie lange schon war immer mein Verlangen (with Elisabeth
Schwarzkopf and Gerald Moore) and Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben
sehen (with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore).

Internationally acclaimed as a presenter and clinician, Mezzo-soprano
Louise McClelland Urban pursued her early love of German Lieder as a
Fullbright Scholar at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (now
Musik Universität of Vienna), from which she holds a performance degree in
Lied, Opera, and Oratorio. She has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland
Orchestra, the Casals Festival Orchestra in San Juan, the Austrian Radio
Orchestra (ORF) in Vienna, and the National Symphony in Washington.
Well-known as a recitalist with a special interest in the songs of Hugo
Wolf and Franz Schubert, she has given concerts at the Mozarteum in
Salzburg, at the Festwochen in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Carnegie
Recital Hall, the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art
(both in Washington, D.C.). Prof. Dr. McClelland Urban is a frequent
clinician and master class teacher around the country, and last summer
marked her twelfth season on the Opera Theater faculty at the Fairbanks
Summer Arts Festival. In 1987, she was awarded the Hugo Wolf Medallion by
the International Hugo Wolf Society in Vienna for her performance and
teaching of Wolf's music, and in 1991 Schirmer Books published her
translated edition of the composer's letters to Melanie Köchert. This
edition is soon to be reissued by the University of Wisconsin Press, which
is also publishing her translation of Wilhelm Müller's poems in its
forthcoming publication of Schubert's Winterreise:  A Winter Journey in
Poetry, Image and Song. As a renowned vocal pedagogue, she continues to
shed light on the use of the vocal instrument as a technically and
artistically articulate and expressive tool. In her capacity as researcher
and historian, Prof. Dr. McClelland Urban reveals tools and techniques by
which to enable access to Hugo Wolf, undoubtedly one of the most complex
creative personages of the nineteenth century. As presenter/clinician, she
has appeared at Middlebury College (Vermont, U.S.A.), at the NATS National
Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Vocal Arts Society in
Washington, DC, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; and at
Hope College in Holland, Michigan. During 2002-2003, Prof. Dr McClelland
Urban gave presentations at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; at the
Peabody Conservatory of Music (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
Maryland); at Towson University (Baltimore); at the University of Florida
(Gainesville, Florida); Smith College (Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts), and
at Old Dominion College (Virginia).

2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.: Marquis Hall
Student Recital performed by participants of the Master Class

5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.: Alexander's (25th Street) 
Dinner à la carte

7:30 p.m.: Education Building, Quance Theatre

Concert featuring Selected Art Songs of Hugo Wolf performed by Fulltime
and Parttime Faculty of the Department of Music, University of
Saskatchewan and Guest Participants.