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10th International Conference on 19th-Century Music
Bristol, July 1998

      
TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC University of Bristol 16-19 July 1998 Information Sheet and Booking Form
The Music Department of the University of Bristol will host the 10th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music from 16 to 19 July 1998. The main sessions will take place in the Victoria Rooms, home of the University's Department of Music, close to the attractive Clifton area of Bristol. Programme: The conference will begin at lunchtime on Thursday 16 July and end after lunch on Sunday 19 July. There will be sessions on the following topics: 19th-century music criticism; the New German school; Meyerbeer; sacred tropes in secular music; mediating music: creating, collecting and publishing in 19th-century France; performance studies and nineteenth-century music; women and music; New Wagner criticism; Verdi and censorship; music and ideas; music and society; Liszt. Professor Charles Rosen will deliver the keynote lecture, and there will be a special round-table session, 'How should philosophers approach musical meaning?' with Andrew Bowie, Lydia Goehr, Peter Kivy, and Roger Scruton. The conference dinner (speaker Professor Arnold Whittall) will be preceded by a reception hosted by Cambridge University Press. There will be a lecture-recital on the songs of Fanny Hensel by Suzanne Summerville, and a piano recital by Professor Charles Rosen. There will be a book display (Friday-Sunday) organized by Rosemary Dooley. Accommodation: 100 single study-bedrooms are reserved at Clifton Hill House (72 with wash basins, 28 without), approximately ten minutes' walk from the conference venue. In addition 30 single rooms are available in local hotels (with private facilities). The hotel accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, as will the 'superior' study bedrooms in Clifton Hill House. Dinner will be provided at Clifton Hill House, except the Conference Dinner, which will be in the Victoria Rooms; vegetarian menus are available. A finger buffet lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea will be provided daily in the Victoria Rooms. Early booking is advisable for residential attendance, as space is strictly limited to the above numbers. We will, however, try (but cannot guarantee) to arrange supplementary hotel accommodation if and when the 130 allocated places have been filled. Clifton Hill House will need to have final numbers by 1 June 1998. Please note that 'Conference Package' bookings, which benefit from a discounted registration fee, will be given first priority. For all bookings, payment should be received in full by 1 July 1998. Details of how to book appear at the end of this leaflet. For further information, please contact Professor Jim Samson (Conference Director), Department of Music, University of Bristol, Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1SA, U.K. Telephone: + 44 117 9545028; fax: + 44 117 9545027; e-mail: t.j.samson@bris.ac.uk
PROGRAMME (as of 4 February 1998)
THURSDAY 16 JULY 11.30- Registration 13.00-14.00 Lunch 14.15-14.30 Introduction 14.30-18.00 Session 1: 19th-century music criticism Chair: Dr Katharine Ellis (Royal Holloway College, London) Dr Cristina Bashford (Oxford Brookes University): 'History of criticism or history of culture? The English musical press as a historiographical tool' Dr Stuart Campbell (University of Glasgow): 'The reception of Russian music in the British Isles: the evidence of The Musical Times, 1850-1900' 16.00-16.30 Tea Professor Janet L. Johnson (University of Southern California): 'Stendhal, Rossini, and the Parisian homme de lettres: an "ecole des journalistes"' Dr Richard Langham-Smith (University of Exeter): 'The Midi interface in turn-of-the-century French music criticism: themes of decentralisation and regionalism' 14.30-18.00 Session 2: The New German school Chair: Professor Detlef Altenberg (University of Regensburg) Professor Detlef Altenberg (University of Regensburg): 'Introduction: the New German school---a fiction of Franz Liszt?' Dr Gerhard Winkler (Eisenstadt/Austria): 'Richard Wagner and the New German school' Professor James Deaville (McMaster University): 'The controversy surrounding Liszt's conception of programme music' 16.00-16.30 Tea Professor Martin Zenck (Bamberg): 'Classicism versus the New German school' Dr Walter Werbeck (Detmold/Paderborn): 'Richard Strauss and the symphonic style of the New German school' 18.30-19.30 Dinner 20.00-21.30 Keynote lecture: Professor Charles Rosen FRIDAY 17 JULY 8.00-9.00 Breakfast 9.30-13.00 Session 3: Meyerbeer: the last two decades Chair: Professor Mark Everist (University of Southampton) Professor Gabriela Cruz (Princeton University): 'Myth and drama in the genesis of "L'Africaine"' Professor Sieghart Duhring (University of Bayreuth): Italian influence on "L'Africaine"' Dr Karen Henson (University of Oxford): 'The 1877 revival of "L'Africaine"' 11.00-11.30 Coffee Dr Robert Letellier (Cambridge): 'Meyerbeer and the comic spirit: miniature variations on grand themes' Professor Sabine Henze-Duhrung (University of Marpurg): '"L'étoile du nord": from draft to print' Dr Gabriella Dideriksen (London): '"L'étoile du nord" in London: 1855 and 1864' 9.30-13.00 Session 4: Sacred tropes in secular music Chair: Professor James Deaville (McMaster University) Dr Crawford Howie (University of Manchester): '"One chord of music like the sound of a great amen"' Dr Cornelia Szabó-Knotik (Musikhochschule Wien): 'Changing aspects of sacred and secular: Liszt's "Legend of St. Elisabeth" in the repertory of the K.K. Hof-Operntheater in Vienna' Professor James Parsons (Southwest Missouri State University): '"Sacred words" and "magic tones": the trope of the sacred in the Finale of Beethoven's Choral Symphony' 11.00-11.30 Coffee Professor Denise Gallo (The John Hopkins University): 'Pacini's Giudetta: operatic elements in oratorio' Dr Francesco Izzo (New York University): 'Prayers in nineteenth-century Italian art song' Dr Willem Erauw (University of Ghent): 'Why and how musical practice became a secular religion' 13.00.14.00 Lunch 14.30-17.30 Round Table: How should philosophers approach musical meaning? Chair: Professor Robert Pascall (University of Nottingham) Professor Andrew Bowie (Anglia Polytechnic University) Professor Lydia Goehr (Columbia University) Professor Peter Kivy (Rutgers University) Professor Roger Scruton 15.45-16.15 Tea 18.30-19.30 Reception hosted by Cambridge University Press 19.30-21.00 Conference dinner. Speaker: Professor Arnold Whittall SATURDAY 18 JULY 8.00-9.00 Breakfast 9.15-12.45 Session 5: Mediating music: creating, collecting and publishing in 19th-century France Chair: Dr Annegret Fauser (City University, London) Dr Katharine Ellis (Royal Holloway College, London): 'The "Chefs-d'oeuvre classiques de l'opéra français" and the re-creation of France's operatic heritage' Dr Annegret Fauser (City University, London) 'World exhibition-World music? Musical politics in 1889 Paris' 10.45-11.15 Coffee Dr Andrea Musk (Oxford University): 'Regional music as national music? Reconciling the internal exotic' Dr Clair Rowden (City University, London): '"Hérodiade": anticlerical, imperial or republican opera?' 9.15-12-45 Session 6: Performance studies and 19th-century music: historical and modern practices Chair: Dr John Rink (Royal Holloway College, London) Dr Bernard Harrison (University of Lancaster): 'The revision of Clementi's Op.2 and the transformation of piano performance style' Dr Peter Johnson (Birmingham Conservatoire): 'Truths and enigmas: Beethoven's Lento assai (Op.135/iii) in performance' 10-45-11-15 Coffee Ms Elaine Goodman (Royal Holloway College, London): '1 + 1 = 2? The ensemble performance of Chopin's Cello Sonata' Professor Anatole Leikin (University of California, Santa Cruz): 'Granados's recordings of his "Danzas Espanolas": Implications for today's performers' 9.15-12.45 Session 7: Women and music Chair: Professor Helen Greenwald (New England Conservatory) Ms Sevin H. Yaraman (City University of New York): 'Opera, women, and playing with the waltz' Professor Naomi André (University of Michigan): 'Power, judgment and ritual: Amneris and the subversion of convention in Aida, act four, scene one' 10.45-11.15 Coffee Professor Harald Krebs (University of Victoria): 'Josephine Lang and the Schumanns' Professor Juanita Karpf (University of Georgia): 'Art music and activist discourse: the case of the African American musician Amelia Tilghman' 12.45-13.45 Lunch 13-45-14.30 Lecture-recital: Professor Suzanne Summerville (University of Alaska Fairbanks): '"There be none of beauty's daughters": the songs of Fanny Hensel' 14.45-18.15 Session 8: New Wagner criticism Chair: Professor Thomas Grey (Stanford University) Professor Thomas Grey (Stanford University): 'Music as natural language and the perception of evil in the Ring' Professor Lydia Goehr (Columbia University): 'Wagnerian endings: uneasy thoughts about redemption, utopia, and millenium' 16.15-16.45 Tea Professor John Deathridge (King's College, London): 'Wagner and Mendelssohn' Professor Mary Ann Smart (University of California, Berkeley): 'Mimomania: allegory and embodiment in "Die Walkure", Act,1' 14.45-18.15 Session 9: Verdi and censorship Chair: Professor Roberta Marvin (University of Iowa) Professor Martin Chusid (New York University): 'Local censorship and Verdi's operas: evidence from the Verdi Archive' Professor David Rosen (Cornell University): 'The peregrinations of Verdi's and Somma's "Gustavo III"' 16.15-16.45 Tea Dr Linda Fairtile (New York Public Library): 'All politics are local: variations in the censorship of two Verdian librettos' Professor Roberta Marvin (University of Iowa): 'The censorship of Verdi's operas in Victorian London' 18.30-19.30 Dinner 20.00-22.00 Piano Recital: Charles Rosen SUNDAY 19 JULY 8.00-9.00 Breakfast 9.30-13.00 Session 10: Music and ideas Chair: Dr. Jonathan Cross (University of Bristol) Professor Judith Norman (Trinity University, San Antonio): 'Nietzsche and the spirit of music' Dr Kevin O'Regan (University of East Anglia): 'Wackenroder and the doctrine of the soul' Dr Stephen Downes (University of Surrey): 'Kierkegaard, a kiss, and Schumann's Fantasy' 11.15-11.45 Coffee Dr Marcia Lebow (Pacific Palisades, California): 'Marian Evans, cryptomusicologist' Dr Bennett Zon (University of Hull): 'Creation/evolution: the conjugations of British historicism' 9.30-13.00 Session 11: Music and society Chair: Dr John Irving (University of Bristol)) Dr Friedemann Kawohl (Berlin): 'Musical copyright and the Prussian Copyright Act of 1837' Dr Elizabeth Way (University of South Florida): 'German nationalism and the Czech String Quartet in Vienna, 1893-1910' Mr Thomas Olsson (University of Lund): 'Music and musicians in Malmö 1775-1850' 11.15-11.45 Coffee Professor Marie-Claire Mussat (University of Rennes): 'La pratique musicale privée en province dans la seconde moitié du XIXè siècle: l'exemple de l'Ouest de la France' Professor Katharine K. Preston (The College of William and Mary): 'Opera on two sides of the Atlantic' 9.30-13.00 Session 12: Liszt Chair: Dr Adrian Beaumont (University of Bristol) Professor Anna H. Harwell Celenza (Michigan State University): 'Death transfigured: the origins of Franz Liszt's "Totentanz"' Dr Galia Hanoch (University of Tel Aviv): 'Franz Liszt's "La lugubre gondola": continuing the musical dialogue beyond the lament' Dr Márta Grabócz (University of Human Sciences of Strasbourg): 'Common narrative structures in music and literature: a semiostylistic investigation in the arts of the nineteenth century (Liszt and Goethe)' 11.15-11.45 Coffee Mr Alex Rehding (University of Cambridge): 'Liszt reminiscing: the Tristan quotation in "Ich möchte hingehn"' Dr David Butler Cannata (Temple University, Philadelphia): 'Mephisto incognito' 13.00-14.00 Lunch and depart BOOKING FORM Please complete section 1 OR section 2 below and provide full details in section 3. Then return this booking form as soon as possible with 10% nonreturnable deposit or payment in full to: Professor Jim Samson, 10th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Department of Music, University of Bristol,Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1SA, U.K. SECTION 1: CONFERENCE PACKAGE ­ PRIORITY BOOKING Includes three nights' accommodation; all meals (including morning/afternoon coffee and tea) from lunch on Thursday 14 July to lunch on Sunday 17 July; Charles Rosen recital and CUP reception; and discounted registration fee of 30 pounds: Hotel (private facilities) 225.00 pounds ...... _______ Study bedroom (with wash basin) 180.00 ............. _______ Study bedroom (without wash basin) 165.00 ............... _______ 10% NONRETURNABLE DEPOSIT .................................. _______ BALANCE PAYABLE BY 1 JULY 1998 .................................. _______ LATE PAYMENT SURCHARGE Add 10% for payments received after 1 July 1998 .............................................. _______ SECTION 2: ITEMISED BOOKINGS THURSDAY 14 JULY Lunch 7.50 pounds .................... _______ Afternoon tea/coffee 1.25 ............................ _______ Dinner 10.00 ............................................ _______ Bed and Breakfast: Hotel (private facilities) 40.00 ...... _______ Study bedroom (with wash basin) 25.00 .............. _______ Study bedroom (without wash basin) 20.00 .............. _______ FRIDAY 15 JULY Morning coffee/tea 1.25 .................... _______ Lunch 7.50 ............................................ _______ Summerville lecture-recital FREE Afternoon tea/coffee 1.25 ............................ _______ CUP reception FREE Conference dinner 18.00 .................... _______ Bed and Breakfast: Hotel (private facilities) 40.00 ..... _______ Study bedroom (with wash basin) 25.00 .............. _______ Study bedroom (without wash basin 20.00 ................ _______ SATURDAY 16 JULY Morning coffee/tea 1.25 ........................... _______ Lunch 7.50 ........................................... _______ Afternoon tea/coffee 1.25 ..................... _______ Dinner 10.00 ............................................ _______ Rosen recital FREE Bed and Breakfast: Hotel (private facilities) 40.00 ..... _______ Study bedroom (with wash basin) 25.00 ............. _______ Study bedroom (without wash basin) 20.00 ................ _______ SUNDAY 17 JULY Morning coffee/tea 1.25 ........................... _______ Lunch 7.50 ............. _______ REGISTRATION FEES ­ payable on all itemised bookings: Half days ­ £7.00 each (Thursday afternoon/evening; Friday morning or afternoon; Saturday morning or afternoon/evening; Sunday morning) @ 7.00 pounds .......................... _______ Full days ­ 12.00 pounds each (Friday and Saturday only) @ 12.00.. _______ TOTAL ................... _______ 10% NONRETURNABLE DEPOSIT ................... _______ BALANCE PAYABLE BY 1 JULY 1998 .............. _______ LATE PAYMENT SURCHARGE Add 10% for payments received after 1 July 1998 ........................................... _______ FORMS OF PAYMENT: All payments must be made in pounds sterling. 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