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Lecture: 'The New Way: Engraving and Music Books in Sixteenth Century Rome'

Event Details

October 18, 2017
4:00 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Handicap access available
Emiliano Ricciardi

The department of music and dance presents "The New Way: Engraving and Music Books in Sixteenth Century Rome," by Jane Bernstein.

Bernstein's primary research interests in musicology center are on the Renaissance as well as women's studies. In 1999, she won the Otto Kinkeldey Award from the American Musicological Society for her book, "Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539–1572)" and, in 2005, her collection of essays, "Women's Voices across Musical Worlds" was named a finalist for the Pauline Alderman Award from International Alliance for Women in Music. Her other major publications include "Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice," the 30-volume series "The Sixteenth-Century Chanson, Philip Van Wilder: Collected Works, and French Chansons of the Sixteenth Century."

The recipient of several honors, she was awarded in 1990 with the Distinguished Alumna Citation of Excellence from the University of Massachusetts for Outstanding Contributions to the Profession of Musicology. In 2005, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, in 2013, was honored with a Festschrift: Music in Print and Beyond: Hildegard von Bingen to The Beatles, ed. Craig Monson and Roberta Marvin. She served as President of the American Musicological Society in 2008-10 and most recently was elected an honorary member of the Society.


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Event Category

Music Lecture/Talk