Friday, December 4 2:30-3:30pm Fine Arts Center Room 154
RESEARCH IN MUSIC SERIES
David Schneider, speaker Professor of Music, Amherst College
Virtuous Virtuosity: The Concerto and the Challenge of Transcendance
David Schneider is a graduate of Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of California at Berkeley. As a scholar his work focuses on the relationship of nationalism and musical modernism in the work of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, on nineteenth-century Hungarian opera, on the concerto in the first half of the twentieth century, and, most recently, on Mozart’s operas. A frequent guest lecturer, his work has been published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Studia musicologica, Bartók and his World, and the Cambridge Companion to the Concerto among others; his book Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition was published by the University of California Press in 2006. He is also a professional clarinetist.
Free & open to the public
Friday, November 20 2:30-3:30pm Fine Arts Center Rm. 154
RESEARCH IN MUSIC LECTURE SERIES
Guest Speaker: Julia Doe, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Topic: The Musical Life of Marie Antoinette. Ms. Doe will discuss her research into the musical culture of the last 18th century French court, focusing particularly on the revolutionary and monarchist ideas that were present in the operas supported by and surrounding the French Queen.
Julia Doe, Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia University, received a Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University in 2013. She is a scholar of eighteenth-century opera, with particular emphasis on the music, literature, and politics of the French Enlightenment. The book she is writing examines the influence of Bourbon court patronage on the development of opéra-comique in the final decades of the ancien-régime. Portions of this work have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society and The Opera Journal, and have been supported by grants and prizes from the Fulbright Program, the National Opera Association, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.