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Graduate Student Music Forum Symposium
Madison, WI, April 1997


UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON GRADUATE STUDENT MUSIC FORUM SYMPOSIUM Saturday, April 5, 1997 - Helen C. White Hall - 600 North Park Street
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Registration and Coffee - Room 7191 8:50 - 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks - Room 7191 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Session 1 - Historical and Theoretical Approaches to Russian Music - Room 7191 Scott Schouest, Moderator Judith Kuhn (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee): "Analyzing Shostakovich's Fifth: The Joys and Pitfalls of Doublespeak" Clifton Callender (University of Chicago): "Voice-leading Parsimony in the Music of Alexander Scriabin" - BREAK - 10:10 - 11:10 a.m. Session 2A - Modes and Transformations - Room 6189 John Cotner, Moderator Beth Zamzow (University of Iowa): "Chant Quotation and Paraphrase in the English Carols" Adrian Childs (University of Chicago): "A Transformational Model for Seventh Chords" 10:10 - 11:10 a.m. Session 2B - Beethoven Studies - Room 7191 Steve Kurr, Moderator Debra-Ann Davidson (Washington University): "Performing Beethoven's Op. 27, No. 2: Revisiting the Issues" Jane Riegel Ferencz (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater): "From 'Failed Experiment' to 'Something New': Early Sketches for Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56" - BREAK - 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 3A - Music(al) Critic(ism)s - Room 6189 Michael Zocchi, Moderator Helena Bugallo (SUNY - Buffalo): "On Love and Mirrors: An Analogy Between Sounds and Words in Robert Schumann's 'Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'" Chris Thompson (University of Wisconsin - Madison): "A Formal Dispute: Sonata Form and Brahms's Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2" 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session 3B - Influence and Inspiration - Room 7191 Thayer Reed, Moderator Teresa M. Neff (Boston University): "Going to the Source: Gottfried, Baron van Swieten's Compositions and the Genesis of Haydn's Late Oratorios" Keith Clifton (Northwestern University): "Hommage Chopin: Francis Poulenc, Doda Conrad and the Mouvements du Coeur" - LUNCH - 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Session 4 - Narrative Voices - Room 7191 Shersten Johnson, Moderator Wayne Heisler (Princeton University): "A Wagnerian Opera? Ernest Reyer's Sigurd in the context of French Wagnerism" Jeanne Thompson (University of Iowa): "A Modern Parable of Truth and Illusion: Hans Werner Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers" Annabelle Paetsch (University of Western Ontario): "Aspects of Narrativity and Temporality in Benjamin Britten's Winter Words, Op. 52" 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Session 5 - Music in American Culture - Room 7191 Maya Gibson, Moderator Mitchell Patton (University of Cincinnati): "`After all, who shall describe Beauty?': Music, Art and the Politics of Aesthetics in the Harlem Renaissance" Shannon Green (University of Wisconsin - Madison): "The Musical Melting Pot: Music and Americanization in the Social Settlements, 1920-1940" Mike Heffley (Wesleyan University): "A Composed Theory of Free Improvisation" For additional information please contact Rebecca Wagner Oettinger ( or Elizabeth Paley (