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Rethinking Interpretive Traditions in Musicology
Tel Aviv, June 1999

---------------------------------------------------- Tel Aviv University The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts Department of Musicology RETHINKING INTERPRETIVE TRADITIONS IN MUSICOLOGY An International Musicological Conference Targ Auditorium, Rubin Building, 6-10 JUNE 1999 ----------------------------------------------------
The last decade has witnessed a thorough re-examination and reconsideration of the aims, subject matters, and methodologies of the scholarly investigation of music. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Department of Musicology at Tel Aviv University is planning an international conference that will attempt to take stock of and to further contribute to this re-examination. The conference will be held at the university between Sunday, June 6 and Thursday, June 9 1999. Keynote addresses will be presented by Rose Rosengard Subotnik (Brown University), Leo Treitler (City University of New York), and Shai Burstyn (Tel-Aviv University). Abstracts of the conference's presentations are available at:
SUNDAY, JUNE 6 9:00-10:00 REGISTRATION 10:00-10:30 GREETINGS Prof. Eli Rozik-Rosen, Dean, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts Prof. Emeritus Herzl Shmueli, Department of Musicology Dr. Dorit Tanay, Chair, Department of Musicology 10:30-11:30 KEYNOTE LECTURE 1. Shai Burstyn, Tel-Aviv University: Inventing Musical Tradition: The Case of the Hebrew (Folk)song 11:30-12:00 COFFEE BREAK 12:00-13:30 SESSION I: MUSICAL SEMANTICS (Chair: Vera Micznik, University of British Columbia) Ethan Haimo, University of Notre Dame: Schoenberg's Programmatic Compositions and the Ideology of Absolute Music Jamie Liddle, University of Edinburgh: Dialogical Relations in the Music of Shostakovich - A Semantic Approach 13:30-15:00 LUNCH BREAK 15:00-16:30 SESSION II: THE CULTURAL MATRIX (Chair: Leo Treitler, City University of New York) Judit Frigyesi, Bar-Ilan University: The Cultural Context of Music Simha Arom, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris: The Contribution of Ethnomusicology to a Universal Musicology 17:30 Reception 18:30 Recital: Kim Cook, Pennsylvania State University, cello and Robert S. Hatten, Indiana University, piano MONDAY, JUNE 7 9:30-11:00 SESSION III: ANALYTICAL METHODS REVISITED (Chair: Erez Rappoport, Tel Aviv University) Eytan Agmon, Bar-Ilan University: Structural Levels and Harmonic Theory: Toward a Reconciliation Dalia Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Incorporating Natural Schemes into Musical Analysis 11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK 11:30-14:00 SESSION IV: MUSICAL GESTURE (Chair: Dalia Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Zohar Eitan, Tel Aviv University: Thematic Gestures: Theoretical Preliminaries and an Analysis Naphtali Wagner and Ruth HaCohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Gestural Power of the Wagnerian Leitmotifs: Self-Promoting Jingles or Self-Contained Expressions? Robert S. Hatten, Indiana University: Levels of Gestural Interpretation - A Lecture-Demonstration on Beethoven's Sonata in C, Op. 102, No. 1, with the assistance of Kim Cook (cello), Pennsylvania State University 14:00-15:30 LUNCH BREAK 15:30-17:30 SESSION V: REINTERPRETING MUSIC-THEORETICAL SYSTEMS (Chair: Eytan Agmon, Bar-Ilan University) Oren Kolman, King's College, London: Integrating the Meta-Move: Logical Aspects of Formal Music Theory Alexander Rehding, Emmanuel College, Cambridge: Listening for Undertones in the History of Music Theory Irma Zolotovitsky, Tel Aviv University: Functional concepts of Musical Form and Analysis in Russian Musicology TUESDAY, JUNE 8: DAY TRIP TO JERUSALEM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9 9:30-11:00 SESSION VI: REASSESSING RENAISSANCE MUSICAL DISCOURSE (Chair: Don Harran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Judith Cohen, Tel Aviv University: Reassessing Musical Style: Voices from 16th-Century Italy Leah Dovev, Tel Aviv University: Music and 'L'essere del nulla' in Leonardo Da Vinci's Thought 11:00-12:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE 2. Leo Treitler, City University of New York: 'As Time Goes By:' Conjugating Music 12:00-13:30 LUNCH BREAK 13:30-15:30 SESSION VII: CONSTRUING 18TH-CENTURY MUSIC (Chair: Adina Portowitz, Bar-Ilan University) Yehoash Hirshberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Simon McVeigh, Goldsmith College, London: In Defense of Positivism Today - Exploring a Virgin Territory Ido Abravaya, Tel Aviv University: Bach's Tempo Practices, the Tempo Theories of His Time - and Ours Marina Ritzarev, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University: Rethinking 18th-Century Russian Music 15:30-16:00 COFFEE BREAK 16:00-18:00 SESSION VIII: REFORMULATING FORM (Chair: Roger Kamien, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Sarah Mandel-Yehuda, Bar-Ilan University: 'Sonate, que me veux-tu?': Sonata-Form Problems in Recent Writings Adriana Ponce, Al-Quds University: Reassessing the Role of Sonata Form in the Study of Romantic Form Friedemann Kawohl, Technische Universitaet Berlin: Postmodern Chamber Music, the Genealogy of the History of Music, and the Problems of Generic Terms THURSDAY, JUNE 10 9:30-11:30 SESSION IX: MUSICOLOGY AND THE FRENCH CRITICAL "GAZE" (Chair: Derek B. Scott, University of Salford) Michal Grover-Friedlander, Tel Aviv University: The Lost Voice of Opera in Silent Film Vera Micznik, The University of British Columbia: Music With/Without Words: Supplementarity in Berlioz's Musical Narratives Eric Zakim, Duke University: Bloom and the Musicologists or, How Schoenberg Invented the (Lacanian) Symptom in Music 11:30-12:00 COFFEE BREAK 12:00-14:00 SESSION X: HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTIONS AND DECONSTRUCTIONS (Chair: Eliyahu Schleifer, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem) Dorit Tanay, Tel Aviv University: Rethinking Tradition: Pythagoras and Euridice - The True Mythological Love Story of the Baroque Derek B. Scott, University of Salford: Ideology and Musical Style Ruth Katz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Authenticity, Interpretation, and Practice: Probing their Limits 14:00-15:30 LUNCH BREAK 15:30-16:30 RECITAL: Ruben Seroussi, guitar 16:30-17:00 COFFEE BREAK 17:00-18:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE 3. Rose Rosengard Subotnik, Brown University: Foundationalist vs. Aesthetic: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Changing Musicological Paradigm 18:00-19:30 CONCLUDING DISCUSSION. Rethinking Interpretive Traditions in Musicology (Chair: Rose Rosengard Subotnik, Brown University)