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J.S. Bach Festival


Symposium:

Back to-and Forward from-J.S. Bach



Exploring the Revival, Reception, and Appropriation

of the Music of J.S. Bach in the Long 20th Century


April 17-18, 2015


Click for SYMPOSIUM ONLINE REGISTRATION

BACH FESTIVAL CONCERTS

FULL SCHEDULE OF WEEKEND EVENTS

On this page (click or scroll down):
Symposium Description
Schedule of Symposium Events
List of Presenters
Photos/Bios/Abstracts of Presenters
Visiting UMass / Fees


DESCRIPTION
Although the music of J.S. Bach has inspired a voluminous amount of scholarship, the impact and appropriation of his music in the 20th century remains relatively unexplored. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from diverse disciplines and perspectives that share an interest in the multiple ways the music of J.S. Bach has impacted culture or inspired the work of composers, pedagogues, performers, critics, and listeners during the long 20th century. Topics include Bach's influence on major composers, recent discoveries in archival research, the reception and appropriation of "Bach" by diverse political regimes, the use of Bach's compositions as pedagogical models in higher education, the quotation from or appropriation of Bach's compositions and style, and the metamorphosis of "Bach" and his music from local to national, European, Western, and, now, Global.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS        Register Online

Friday, April 17, 2015 - Graduate Student Workshop & Panel Discussion

Luncheon for Graduate Students with Richard Taruskin: 12:00-1:15pm, Campus Center, 10th floor, Hadley Room (Not open to the public)

See below for Paper Titles and Abstracts

Paper Session I: 1:30-2:45pm, Campus Center, 8th floor, Rm. 804-808
Andrew D'Antonio (UMass Amherst)
Kristen Edwards (Boston University)

Break: 2:45-3:00pm

Paper Session II: 3:00-4:15pm, Campus Center, Rm. 804-808
Alyssa Wells (UMass Amherst)
Corinne Salada (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Panel Discussion: 7:30-9:00pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center
"Controversies Surrounding the St. John Passion"
Moderated by Ernest May (UMass Amherst)
      Michael Maul (Bach Archiv-Leipzig)
      Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University)
      Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley)

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Scholarly Symposium       Register Online

Morning Refreshments: 9:30-10:00am, Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Road, 3rd floor

Welcome and Opening Remarks: 10:00-10:05am,
Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Road, 3rd floor
Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor

See below for Paper Titles and Abstracts

Paper Session I: 10:15-11:45am

Bach Reception I

Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd., #610
Session Chair: Ellen Exner
Christoph Wolff (Harvard University)
Michael Maul (Bach Archiv Leipzig)

Bach Reception II
Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd., #410
Session Chair: Johanna Yunker
Erinn Knyt (UMass Amherst)
Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University)

Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm, University Club, 243 Stockbridge Road
Remarks by Mike Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement
Music by Bob Eisenstein and the Five College Early Music Collegium

Keynote Address: 1:10-2:05pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center
Introduction by Julie Hayes, Dean of College of Humanities & Fine Arts
Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley)

Break: 2:05-2:30pm (Short walk to Life Sciences Laboratories)

Paper Session II: 2:30-4:00pm
See below for Paper Titles & Abstracts

Bach and Politics I
Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd., #610
Session Chair: Erinn Knyt
Pamela Potter (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Emiliano Ricciardi (UMass Amherst)

Bach and Politics II
Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd., #410
Session Chair: Marianna Ritchey
Johanna Frances Yunker (UMass Amherst)
Markus Rathey (Yale University)

Break: 4:00-4:15pm

Paper Session III: 4:15-5:45pm
See below for Paper Titles & Abstracts

At the Boundaries I
Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd., #610
Session Chair: Emiliano Ricciardi
Ellen Exner (University of South Carolina School of Music)
Brent Auerbach (UMass Amherst)

At the Boundaries II
Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd., #410
Session Chair: Ernest May
Russell Stinson (Lyon College)
Matthew Cron (New England Conservatory)

Evening Reception: 6:00-7:00pm, University Club, 243 Stockbridge Road
Closing Remarks by Jeff Cox, Chair, Department of Music and Dance

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List of Presenters

Scholarly Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley)

Brent Auerbach (UMass Amherst)
Matthew Cron (New England Conservatory)
Ellen Exner (University of South Carolina School of Music)
Erinn Knyt (UMass Amherst)
Michael Maul (Bach Archiv-Leipzig/Johns Hopkins University)
Ernest May (UMass Amherst)
Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University)
Pamela Potter (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Markus Rathey (Yale University)
Emiliano Ricciardi (UMass Amherst)
Russell Stinson (Lyon College)
Christoph Wolff (Harvard University)
Johanna Frances Yunker (UMass Amherst)

Graduate Student Workshop

Andrew D'Antonio (UMass Amherst)
Kristen Edwards (Boston University)
Alyssa Wells (UMass Amherst)
Corinne Salada (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

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Presenters - Scholarly Symposium (skip to Graduate Workshop Presenters)

Richard Taruskin

Richard Taruskin, Keynote Speaker

University of California, Berkeley

Bio

Alphabetic list of Presenters:

Brent Auerbach

Brent Auerbach

UMass Amherst

Unpacking/Re-Packing Bach: How Awareness of Recurring Contrapuntal Frameworks Can Enrich Analysis and Model Composition

Bio   Abstract


Matthew Cron

Matthew Cron

New England Conservatory

Appropriations of Bach’s Music in Film, Television, and Video Games

Bio   Abstract


Ellen Exner

Ellen Exner

University of South Carolina School of Music

Dr. Burney’s Misdiagnosis and the Case of Mendelssohn’s Great Passion

Bio   Abstract


Erinn Knyt

Erinn Knyt

UMass Amherst

From Bach-Busoni to Bach-Grainger: Aesthetics, Poietics, and Interpretation

Bio   Abstract


Michael Maul

Michael Maul

Bach Archiv - Leipzig / Johns Hopkins University

The Attribution of "Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde" BWV 53 to Melchior Hoffmann Reconsidered - Insights into Bach Scholarship During the 1950s

Bio   


Ernest May

Ernest May

UMass Amherst

Global Bach: The Appropriation of ‘Bach’ in the 21st-Century

Bio   Abstract


Daniel Melamed

Daniel R. Melamed

Indiana University

J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio [BWV 248] and the Jews

Bio   Abstract


Pamela Potter

Pamela Potter

University of Wisconsin - Madison

“Two Sides of the German Essence”: The Politics of Commemorating Bach and Handel in Germany

Bio   Abstract


Markus Rathey

Markus Rathey

Yale University

A Divided Country – A Divided Bach:
The Cantor-Kapellmeister-Controversy in the 1950s and the Cold War

Bio   Abstract


Emiliano Ricciardi

Emiliano Ricciardi

UMass Amherst

Bach’s Reception in Fascist Italy

Bio   Abstract


Russell Stinson

Russell Stinson

Lyon College

Bach Goes to Hollywood: The Use of His Music in Motion Pictures

Bio   Abstract


Christoph Wolff

Christoph Wolff

Harvard University

More than 250 Years after Bach’s Death and Still Finding New Sources

Bio


Johanna Yunker

Johanna Frances Yunker

UMass Amherst

J. S. Bach and Composers of the German Democratic Republic

Bio   Abstract

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Presenters - Graduate Student Workshop

Andrew D'Antonio

Andrew D'Antonio

UMass Amherst

Bodky, Bach, and Boston: Erwin Bodky and the Development of an Early Music Scene

Bio   Abstract


Kristen Edwards

Kristen Edwards

Boston University

"Just As the Old Masters Used to Do": Gustav Mahler's Role in the Historiography of J.S. Bach

Bio   Abstract


Alyssa Wells

Alyssa Wells

UMass Amherst

Bach for the People: Hanns Eisler’s Adaptation of J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G Minor, BWV 861

Bio   Abstract


Corinne Salada

Corinne Salada

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Johann Sebastian Bach, Italian Nationalism, and the Issue of Influence on Alfredo Casella’s Neoclassical Style

Bio   Abstract

 

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To attend any of the events, please REGISTER ONLINE.


Fees for Saturday Scholarly Symposium:

Free for Presenters
$25 for Faculty/Community members
$5 for Students
Fees include morning & evening refreshments and lunch.

Please bring cash or check made out to UMass Amherst on April 18 or send a check to UMass Amherst, Back to Bach Symposium, Music & Dance Dept., FAC 273, Amherst MA 01003, ATTN: Andy D'Antonio

The Friday Graduate Student Workshop sessions and evening panel are free. (The Friday Graduate Student Luncheon is not open to the public.)
Please Register Online.


Visiting UMass-Useful links:


Amherst area accommodations

Directions to UMass Amherst, including shuttle service from Hartford/Springfield, Boston & NYC airports

Campus Maps. Venues:
Bezanson Recital Hall resides in the Music Department wing of the Fine Arts Center, in the eastern part of the building near North Pleasant Street.
The new Life Sciences Laboratories building is on Thatcher Road, near the Integrated Science Building and north of the Morrill Science Center.
The Lincoln Campus Center is in the central part of the campus, north of the Campus Pond and west of Hasbrouck Hall and N. Pleasant Street.
The University Club is on Stockbridge Road near the Morrill Science Center.

Visitor Parking Information. Parking on Saturday, all day, and Friday after 5pm is free in most UMass lots. On Friday before 5pm, you may park in the Campus Garage, at a meter or paystation space, or obtain a Visitor's Pass from Parking Services. Symposium Presenters may contact the Music Department for free parking passes.

 

J.S. Bach Festival, April 2015

This program was made possible (in part) by a grant from the UMass Arts Council.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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