MUSIC THEORY SPEAKERS' SERIES Poundie Burstein, City University of New York
Neo-Kochian Theory and Mid-18th Century Sonata-Form Exposition
Bio: Poundie Burstein's primary areas of interest include Schenkerian analysis & form studies. In addition to his scholarly work, he has performed extensively as a pianist for comedy improvisation groups in the NYC area. He has also taught at Mannes College, Columbia University, Queens College, and help an endowed chair at University of Alabama in 2010. In 1995 he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the New School University, and in 2008 he received the Outstanding Publication Award from the Society of Music Theory (SMT). He is currently the President of SMT.
Free and open to the public
Friday, April 4 1:25-2:15pm Fine Arts Center Room 44
MUSIC THEORY SPEAKERS' SERIES
Andrew Davis, UMass alum MM'98 University of Houston Professor of Music Theory
Rhetoric and Narrative in the Nineteenth-Century Sonata
Theoretical explanation will accompany a practical analysis and demonstration, including performances of music of Brahms, Chopin, Mozart & Haydn. Davis' research is grounded in literary criticism, specifically in the fields known as structural narratology and rhetorical narrative theory. The approach has implications for understanding how 19th century music engages with the aesthetics of 19th century literary Romanticism, and it has implications for how we might interpret the more idiosyncratic features of some 18th century sonatas.