CityUMAC '91, the Fourth British Conference on Music Analysis, is designed for
professional musicians, college and university teachers, and students. There will be
contributions from leading practitioners and theorists of analysis, with ample
opportunity for discussion. Proceedings will take place in the Oliver Thompson Lecture
Theatre, University Building, Northampton Square, London ECIV OHB.
Thursday 19 September
11.00 Registration: main University entrance, Northampton Square.
2.00 Session 1
John R. Covach (University of Rochester, New York): Schoenberg's "Poetics of
music" and the Twelve-tone System.
Reynold Simpson (Princeton University): Fuzzy Set Theory as an Analytic Model
for Elliott Carter's String Quartet No. 4.
Fred Lerdahl (University of Michigan): Prolongational Structure in Late
Chromatic and Atonal Music.
Jonathan D. Kramer (Columbia University): Beyond Unity: Toward an Understanding
of Postmodernism in Music and Music Theory.
5.30 Keynote address: Arnold Whittall (King's College London): Tippett sets Yeats:
English words, English music, English analysis.
Friday 20 September
9.30 Session 2
Jenny Hughes (Worcester College, Worcester): Idealistic Thought and Music
Theory in Early Nineteenth-century Germany: K. C. F. Krause,
Dissonance, and "Coming-to-be".
Alan Street (Clare College, Cambridge): "The Obligato Recitative": Narrative
and Schoenberg's Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16.
Robert Samuels (Lancaster University): Music as Text.
Alistair Williams (University of Keele): Ephemeral Beauty and Disintegration:
2.00 Session 3
Julian Rushton (University of Leeds): The Tomb Scene in Berlioz's Roméo et
Juliette: Problems of Coherence.
Wai-ling Cheong (Chinese University of Hong Kong): Orthography in Scriabin's
Eric Clarke (City University) and L. Henry Shaffer (Exeter University):
Cognitive and Analytical Representations of Musical Structure: a
Anne Shreffler (University of Chicago) and Felix Meyer (Paul Sacher Stiftung,
Basel): Webern's Revisions: Some Analytical Implications.
Walter Everett (University of Michigan): The Beatles as Composers: Abbey Road,
8.00 Session 4
Irene Girton (California State University, Los Angeles): Performance as Music
Theory: Insights for Analysis.
Steve Stanton (City University): Pitch and Poetic Structure in the Black
Saturday 21 September
9.30 Session 5
David Morris (University of Ulster at Jordanstown): A Thcory of Musical
Metaphor: Messiaen's "Boris" Motive.
Craig Ayrey (Goldsmiths' College, University of London): Significant
Connections: Metaphor and Metonymy in Analytical Method.
Naomi Cumming (University of Adelaide): Intentionality and Metaphor in Music
David Clarke (Dartington College of Arts): A Discourse on Musical Discourse.
2.00 Session 6
Peter McCallum (University of Sydney): Unity versus Expediency: Problems in
the Evolution of the Slow Movement of Op. 135.
John Rink (University of Newcastle upon Tyne): Performance as Analysis: Rhythm,
Metre and Tempo in Brahms's Fantasien Op. 116.
Robert Pascall (University of Nottingham): Symphonism, Idiom and Figure in
Franz Schmidt's Piano Music for Paul Wittgenstein.
Jonathan Dunsby (University of Reading): Once More Brahms (Op. 119 No. 3).
Carl Schachter (Queen's College and CUNY Graduate School, New York): Structure
as Foreground: "Das Drama des Ursatzes".
7.00 Conference dinner (Guest speaker to be announced) Sunday 22 September
9.30 Session 7
Eva Linfield (Yale University): Modulatory Techniques in Schýtz's Music.
Tim Carter (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London):
"A melody new and grateful to the ear": the Concept of 'Aria' in
Late Renaissance and Early Baroque Italy.
Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University in St Louis): Monteverdi's "Hor che'l
ciel e la terra" and Early Baroque Aesthetics.
Geoffrey Chew (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London):
The Platonic Agenda of Monteverdi's "Seconda Pratica": a Case Study
from the Eighth Book of Madrigals.