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Musical Borrowing from the Middle Ages to the Present
Potsdam, NY, February 1999


MUSICAL BORROWING FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT

The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam
The Ralph Wakefield Recital Hall, February 20-21, 1999


Conference Registration: Saturday, February 20, 8:30am

Session I: Quotation and Imitation (9:00am-12:00 noon) Chair: Rebecca Gerber

*   Keynote Address by William Summers (Dartmouth College): Musical
Architecture and Sound Ideal: England's Compositional Contributions to 
the "Renaissance"
*   Kirsten Peterson (University of Connecticut, Stamford): Structural
Elements in Polystylistic Composition: A Formal Approach to Alfred
Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 3
*   Wayne Petty (University of Michigan): C. P. E.  Bach and the Rhetoric
of Musical Borrowing
*   Bruce Allan Bellingham (University of Connecticut, Storrs): Borrowings,
Conventions, and Transformations in English Viol Consort Fantasias

Session II: Stylistic Influences (1:30pm-5:00pm) Chair: Stephen Johnson

*   Lisa Feurzeig (Grand Valley State University): Beethoven, Schubert, and
Rochus Pumpernickel: The Surprising Peregrinations of an 1809 Theatrical
Quodlibet
*   Amy Carr-Richardson (East Carolina University): Poetic and Musical
Borrowing in Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal
*   Nicolas Schidlovsky (Princeton, New Jersey): On the Phenomenon of
Musical Borrowing in the Non-Latin Chant Tradition of the Early Christian
East
*   Duncan Vinson (Brown University): The Significance of Borrowings of
European Classical Music in "America's Classical Music"

Session III: Social Contexts (Sunday, February 21, 9:00am-12:00 noon)
Chair: Gary Busch

*   J. Peter Burkholder (Indiana University): Musical Borrowing and the
Question of Musical Meaning
*   John Suydam (York, Pennsylvania): On the Antithetical Sense of a
Schubert Borrowing
*   Mary E. Davis (Case Western Reserve University): Modernity or
Nostalgia?: Musical Borrowing and the Popular Culture of French Music on
the Eve of the First World War
*   Theo Cateforis (SUNY, Stony Brook): Welcome to Poptopia: Power Pop and
the Mining of Rock's Past

OTHER ACTIVITIES DURING THE WEEKEND:
- ---Meridian Arts Ensemble Concert, 7:30 pm, Friday, February 19.  This
award-winning group is one of the leading brass and percussion ensembles
performing today.  Their repertoire, including classical, contemporary,
jazz, rock, and ethnic music, complements the conference theme.  Contact
the conference for details (address below).
- ---Buffet Dinner at Sergi's Banquet Hall, Market Street, Downtown Potsdam
Saturday evening.  The price for the meal is $11.00.  If you wish to attend
the banquet buffet, please send a check (made out to Stephen S. Johnson)
with your registration (see below) or make payment at the registration
table.
- ---Annual Crane Concerto Concert, Helen Hosmer Hall, Crane School of Music,
3:00 pm Sunday.  Open to the public and free of charge.

Travel and Accommodation
- ---By Car: From points west and south: I-81 in Syracuse to Exit 48, onto
Route 11.  In Potsdam, turn onto Route 56 south which takes you to the
campus.  Take the second campus entrance, Barrington Drive.  A large
parking lot at the end of the road adjoins the Crane School of Music.  From
New England and New York City: Take I-87 out of Albany to the Lake Placid
exit (30).  Take Route 3 (Saranac Lake) to Route 56. Barrington Drive will
be on the right off Route 56 after the first dormitory.  From Canada:  the
International Bridges in Massena (Route 37, then 56) or Ogdensburg (Route
68, then 11). (There are also bus connections with Albany and Syracuse.)
- ---By Air: Three international airports serve the area: Syracuse (2 1/2
hrs.), Ottawa (1 1/2 hrs.), and Montreal (2 hrs.), all with easy highway
access to the Potsdam area, and excellent car rental facilities.
Ogdensburg and Massena have smaller local airports where connections may be
made.

	Suggested Accommodation
Clarkson Inn: downtown Potsdam, (one mile from campus) (800) 790-6970
Smallings Motel: Potsdam, Route 56 (two miles), (315) 265-4640
Wedgewood Inn: Potsdam, Route 56 (two miles), (315) 265-9100
Best Western University Inn: Route 11, in Canton (10 miles), (800) 528-1234
Comfort Inn: Route 11, in Canton (10 miles), (315) 386-1161

FOR FURTHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION, INFORMATION ON TICKET PRICES FOR THE
CPS MERIDIAN ARTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT, AND TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
INFORMATION:
CONTACT DR. STEPHEN S. JOHNSON, CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, SUNY AT POTSDAM, NY.
13676, USA
OR CALL +1-(315) 265-2427 OR E-MAIL JOHNSOSS@POTSDAM.EDU

You may notify us directly of your wish to attend by sending name,
address, and phone number to the above address.  Please let us know if you
plan to attend the banquet buffet dinner. 


Conference: "Musical Borrowing from the Middle Ages to the Present"
Crane School of Music
State University College at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY  13676
USA
Dr. Stephen S. Johnson
+1-(315) 267-2427
johnsoss@potsdam.edu