Harvard University Graduate Music Forum and Dudley House are proud to present "Music Reception: Actions, Reactions, Interactions", a one-day conference to be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005. We have a wide cross-section of fascinating papers lined up, reaching across the sub-disciplines, across the world, and even into outer space! Our keynote address will come from an expert in musical reception, the New Yorker critic Alex Ross.
The conference will be held at the Barker Center, Harvard University.
More information can be found at http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/gradmus.
Below is the list of speakers and the papers they will be presenting. Other events are listed on the conference website.
The Preconceptual Structuring of Musical Meaning
Jason Solomon, University of Georgia
Transmitting the Sublime: the Place of the Performer in the Conceptual Chain between Masterwork and Performer
Victoria Tzotzkova, Columbia University
Receiving Colinde: Romanian Winter Solstice Songs and the Economics of Musical Reception
Sabina Pauta Pieslak, University of Michigan
“To the Makers of Music, All Worlds, All Times”: The Voyager Record and the Search for Musical Meaning
Samuel Dorf, Northwestern University
“Maestro for the Masses”: Arthur Fiedler, the Boston Pops, and American Musical Culture
Ayden Adler, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Virtuous Virtuosity Undone: The New York Premiere of Les Huguenots
Amber Youell-Fingleton, Columbia University
Reception from the Inside: Notes on the (Limited) Usefulness of Music Criticism as Evidence of Audience Reaction
Alex Ross, the New Yorker
Chair, GMF Conference Committee
Harvard University Music Department
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