Fourth Biennial Conference
8–11 April 2010

at St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, New York

Preliminary Program

Thursday, 8 April

2:00–5:00 Registration (light refreshments provided)

3:00–4:00 Optional events: Morgan Library, Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Viewing; Fraunces Tavern Museum and Tour of Lower Manhattan; Group dinner at Fraunces Tavern

SECM Board Meeting (time TBD)

Friday, 9 April

8:30–2:00 Registration

All sessions held in the Nicholas A. Fiorenza Fine Arts Classroom (7213), St. Francis College

9:00–10:30 Session 1: Genres and Developments: Narrative, Connections, Topos
Pierpaolo Polzonetti (Notre Dame University), “Haydn and Ovid’s Metamorphoses”
Joanna Cobb Biermann (University of Alabama), “A ‘Missing Link’?”
Sterling E. Murray (West Chester University, Professor Emeritus), “Courting an Amorous Muse: The Romance in the Instrumental Music of Antonio Rosetti”

10:30–11:00 Break

11:00–12:00 Session 2: Handel Revisited
Andrew Shryock (Boston University), “Scene Unseen: The Sublime Role of the Messenger in the mid 1740s”
Joseph Darby (Keene State College), “Revisiting the Early Performance History of Handel’s Twelve Grand Concertos

12:00–1:00 Catered Lunch at College

1:00–1:50 Concert (Academic Theater Center): Grenser Trio

2:00–3:30 Session 3: Contrasts and Transformations
David Schulenberg (Wagner College), “A Tale of Two Brothers: Friedemann and Emanuel Bach”
Charles Gower Price (Stanford University), “A Popular Source of Notated Embellishments and Cadenzas: The Handel Keyboard Transcriptions of William Babell”
Peter Heckl (University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz), “W. A. Mozart’s Quintet for Horn and Strings in E-flat Major K. 407 (386c) in Two Arrangements for Harmoniemusik by Joseph Heidenreich”

3:30–4:00 Break

4:00–5:00 Session 4: Naples
Keith Johnston (University of Toronto), “A Newly Discovered Scene from Molière in the Intermezzo Repertory”
Anthony R. DelDonna (Georgetown University), “Opera, Antiquity and the Neapolitan Enlightenment in Paisiello’s Socrate immaginario (1775)”

5:30–7:00 Dean’s Reception

Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, 10 April

8:30–12:00 Registration

9:00–10:00 Dissertations in Progress: A Panel Discussion

Sterling E. Murray (West Chester University, Professor Emeritus), moderator
Janet K. Page (University of Memphis), Karen Hiles (Muhlenberg College), Bruce C. MacIntyre (Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of CUNY), panel

Beverly Wilcox (University of California, Davis), “The Concert Spirituel, Composers, and Audiences: Music in the Public Sphere”
Andrew Shryock (Boston University), “Oratorio Culture: Handel and the Intellectual Circles of 1740s London”
Erick Arenas (Stanford University), “Johann Michael Haydn and the Missa solemnis of Eighteenth-Century Vienna and Salzburg”

10:00–10:30 Break

10:30–12:00 Session 5: Venue and Context in French and Italian Opera
Anita Hardeman (University of Western Ontario), “Travels with Hésione: The tragédie en musique outside Paris”
Erin Jerome (Brandeis University), “Putting a Comic Work into Seria Context: Haydn’s La canterina
Roland Pfeiffer (German Historic Research Institute, Rome), “Two Important Private Collections of Manuscripts in Rome and Their Impact on the Research on Late Eighteenth-Century Italian Opera”

12:00–1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30–2:00 SECM Business Meeting

2:00–3:30 Session 6: Compositional Process and Form
Evan Cortens (Cornell University), “‘Ein Musikdirector hat an einem Instrumente Mangel, und schreibt solche Melodie in den Continuo’: Obbligato Organ in J. S. Bach’s Cantatas”
Mathieu Langlois (Cornell University), “Haydn’s ‘Irregularities’: Ambiguous Openings in the Quartets”
Edward Green (Manhattan School of Music), “A New Look at the Ployer/Attwood Notebooks—Or, Mozart: Teacher of Chromatic Completion”

4:30–5:30 Concert at Morris-Jumel Mansion

Dinner (on your own)

Sunday, 11 April

9:00–10:00 Session 7: Perspectives on Landscape
Estelle Joubert (Dalhousie University), “Landscape and Time in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Paul Moulton (The College of Idaho), “Musical Landskips: Scottish Songbooks in English Drawing Rooms”

10:00–10:30 Break

10:30–12:00 Session 8: Sacred and Secular in Late Eighteenth-Century Vienna and Beyond
Lisa de Alwis (University of Southern California), “Censoring the Censor: Karl Glossy’s Selective Transcription (1896) of Karl Hägelin’s Directive on Viennese Theatrical Censorship (1795)”
Allan Badley (University of Auckland), “Issues of Authenticity and Chronology in the Sacred Works of Leopold Hofmann”
Edgardo Raul Salinas (Columbia University), “Romantic Irony and the ‘Neue Manier’: Beethoven’s Undoing of Form in the Piano Sonatas Opus 31”