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Music Theory's Nature
Oxford, March 1998

"Music Theory's Nature" Merton College, Oxford 28-29 March 1998
Saturday, 28 March 1 Registration The Theory of Nature - The Nature of Theory 2 Welcome and Introduction 2.05 Daniel Chua (KCL) Vincenzo Galilei, Modernity and the Division of Nature 2.50 Philip Weller (Nottingham University) The Theoretic Idiom: Music Theory as Cultural Practice - a Joyous or a Melancholy Pursuit? 3.35 (Short Break) 3.45 Leslie D. Blasius (University of Wisconsin, Madison) 4.30 Tea Aspects of Formenlehre 5 Scott Burnham (Princeton University) Natural Forms 5.45 Alexander Rehding (Cambridge University) Culture as Nature: August Halm's Sonata Form and the State 7.15 Conference Dinner Sunday, 29 March 8.30 Breakfast 9 Free Time 10.30 Tea Music Theory as Natural Science 11 Suzannah Clark (Oxford University) Seduced by Notation: Oettingen's Typography of the Major/Minor System 11.45 David Cohen (Harvard University) Tba 1 Lunch Ernst Kurth - Between Energetics and Psychoanalysis 2.30 Marie-Agnes Dittrich (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna) 3.15 Brian Hyer (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Kurth and the Musical Unconscious in Götterdämmerung 4 Tea Issues in Anthropology 4.45 Ian Biddle (University of Newcastle) The Gendered Eye: Music Analysis and the Scientific Outlook in German Early Romantic Theory 5.30 Peter A. Hoyt (Wesleyan College) On the Primitives of Music Theory: The Savage and Subconscious as Sources of Analytical Authority 6.15 Drinks and Depart