The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies,
San José State University
Wednesday, November 9-Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sponsored by the Beethoven Center, the American Beethoven Society, The University of Alabama, The University of Illinois, and Wake Forest University

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Session 1: 9:00-12:00: Sources and New Paths
Chair: William Kinderman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Julia Ronge, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des Beethoven-Archivs, Bonn: “Beethoven's Apprenticeship. Studies with Haydn, Albrechtsberger and Salieri”

Michael Allen Warner, PhD student in musicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “A Little Prelude and the Scherzo That Almost Wasn’t: Beethoven’s ‘New Path’ and the Early Nineteenth-century Bach Revival”

Alan Gosman, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: “Page Folds in the Eroica Sketchbook”

Robert Pearson, Instructor, Brandeis University, New England Conservatory: "Beethoven's Three Periods and Late-Victorian Approaches to Form"

1:00 p.m. Demonstration of the new enhancements of The Beethoven Gateway (inclusion of scanned editions and images and full-text links), Patricia Stroh, curator, The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

Session 2: 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Keyboard Sonatas: the "Tempest" to the "Farewell"
Chair: David Levy, Wake Forest University

Edgardo Raul Salinas, Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities: "Of Absence and Empty Forms: Beethoven's 'Tempest' and the Irony Within Modern Subjectivity"

Paul M. Ellison, Lecturer, San Francisco State University: “The Largo/Allegro from Beethoven’s ‘Tempest’ Sonata, Opus 31, No. 2: Affective Tonality as Key to Meaning”

Cameron Logan, Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut: “Beethoven-Prospero: a Pattern of Reception in the Nineteenth Century”

Elizabeth Kramer, Assistant Professor of Music History, University of West Georgia: “Lebewohl, Abwesenheit, and Wiedersehen and the Finale to Beethoven’s ‘Grand Characteristic’ Sonata, Op. 81a”

Wine: 4:30-5:00

Recital: 5:00-5:40

Selected Sonatas of Beethoven’s Teacher Neefe Susan Kagan, emerita, Hunter College

Conference banquet: 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Teske’s Germania Beer Garden and Restaurant, 255 N. 1st St. and Devine

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Session 3: 9:00-11:15 a.m: A Name-Day, a Pseudonym, and a veritable "Great Fugue"
Chair: Joanna Biermann, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa

Robin Wallace, Professor of Musicology, Baylor University: “How the Empress Got What She Wanted: Censorship and Marriage in Fidelio"

Theodore Albrecht, Professor of Music, Kent State University: Otto Heinrich Graf von Loeben (1786-1825) and the Poetic Source of Beethoven’s ‘Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel,’ WoO 150”

Jeffrey Levenberg, Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University: “Further Research on the Structure, Genesis, and Art of Beethoven’s Große Fuge”

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