Programme

Friday, March 7th - Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C209)

 

16:30

 

Opening Remarks

 

16:35

Lecture Recital. Session Chair: Erin Helyard
Stefania Neonato, Cornell University
A Mere Mechanicus: Technical Innovations and Aesthetic Shifts in Piano Virtuosity at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

17:30

~Wine and Cheese Reception~

 

Saturday, March 8th - Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C209)

 

Romantic Music - Session Chair: Claudine Jacques

9:30

Cecilia Taher, University of Iowa
An Analysis of Schubert's Trockne Blumen Based on Ribeiro-Pereira's Plastic Model

10:00

Marie Sumner Lott, Eastman School of Music
"Progressive" Style in the A-minor String Quartets of Felix Mendelssohn and Norbert Burgmueller

 

~Break~

 

Two Baroque Composers - Session Chair: Jane Hatter

10:45

Daniel Donnelly, McGill University
Guillaume Bouzignac Reconsidered: The Case for a New Chronology

11:15

Lindsey Strand-Polyak, Eric J. Wang, UCLA
Lecture Recital: Performing Faith: Finding Meaning in the Scordatura of Biber's Rosary Sonatas

 

~Lunch~

 

Keynote Presentation - Session Chair: Prof. Lloyd Whitesell

13:30

Prof. Linda Hutcheon and Dr. Michael Hutcheon, University of Toronto
Benjamin Britten: Last Works, Late Styles

 

~Break~

 

 

14:40

Dean's Essay Prizes, awarded by Prof. Eleanor Stubley, director of graduate studies

 

American Music - Session Chair: Michael Ethen

14:45

John Aylward, Brandeis University
Formal Development in Elliott Carter's Fifth String Quartet: Large Scale Metric Tensions and the Embedded Tempo

15:15

Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, McGill University
A Vote for Change: Live Concert as Political Text in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election

 

~Break~

Russian Music - Session Chair: Adalyat Issiyeva

16:00

Jada Watson, University of Ottawa
Political Rehabilitation? Or Private Dissent? Re-Examining Dmitri Shostakovich's SongsFrom "Jewish Folk Poetry", op. 79(a)

16:30

Amanda Marsrow, Southern Methodist University
Scriabin, Liadov, and the Genesis of Russian Symbolist Music

 

Sunday, March 9th - Room C201

 

Opera - Session Chair: Kimberly White

10:00

Cindy Lee Kim, Eastman School of Music
Xenia's Lament and the Rise (?) of the Russian Folk in Musorgsky's Boris Godunov (1872)

10:30

Kristina Baron-Woods, University of Western Ontario
Coloratura and Character in the Figaro Substitute Arias

 

~Break~

On Tonality - Session Chair: Kristina Keech

11:15

Johanna Devaney, McGill University
"Tonality's Gravitational Pull": Intonation as an Empirical Measure of Melodic Attraction

11:45

Manuela Marin, University of Graz
Relations between Implicit Knowledge of Western Harmonic Tonality and Linguistic Abilities in Pre-school Children

 

~ Break ~

 

12:30

Lecture Recital. Session Chair: Elizabeth Blackwood
Xenia Pestov, McGill University
Messiaen as Painter: Nature Depictions in the Catalogue d'oiseaux