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HSNA at AMS Pittsburgh, 7–10 November 2013


In less than a week many of us will be attending the AMS Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.  There are a number of things that will be of interest to our members:


Haydn Society of North America

Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, 9 November, 2013

12:15–1:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 4



I. Reports (12:15–12:45)

A. President's Welcome (12:15–12:20)

B. Secretary’s Report (12:20–12:35)

1. Approval of minutes

2. Election Results

3. Membership

C. Treasurer’s Report (12:35–12:45)

II. Old Business (12:45–1:15)

A. HAYDN journal

1. Fall 2013 issue

2. Upcoming dedicated issues

3. Institutional members

4. Questions/Concerns

B.  2014 joint conference with SECM, Bethlehem, PA, Feb. 28–Mar. 2

C. Newsletter

III. New Business (1:15–?)

IV. Adjournment



Sessions, Roundtables, and other events

of potential interest

Participating HSNA members in bold (with apologies if we have missed something/someone)


THURSDAY, 7 November

2:00–5:00 p.m., Kings Gardens North/South

Roundtable: Critical Organology

Emily I. Dolan (University of Pennsylvania), Chair

Joseph Auner (Tufts University), Eliot Bates (University of Birmingham), J. Q. Davies (University of California, Berkeley), Jonathan De Souza (University of Western Ontario), Bonnie Gordon (University of Virginia), Ellen Lockhart (Princeton University), Deirdre Loughridge (University of California, Berkeley), Thomas Patteson (Curtis Institute of Music), Annette Richards (Cornell University)


FRIDAY, 8 November

9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, Commonwealth 1

Eighteenth-Century Music and Aesthetics

Nina Treadwell (University of California, Santa Cruz), Chair

Regina Compton (University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music), “The Tyrant’s Wife and the Continuo Player: Using Recitative to Read Handel’s Operatic Characters”

Keith Chapin (Cardiff University), “The Neo-Classical and the Rhetorical Sublime: Gellert’s and C. P. E. Bach’s Musical Renditions of Gellert’s Geistliche Oden und Lieder (1757)”

Jonathan Lee (University of California, Berkeley), “Sentimentalism, Latitudinarianism, and the Man of Feeling in Handel’s Joseph and his Brethren

Steven Zohn (Temple University), “Morality, German Cultural Identity, and Telemann’s Faithful Music Master ”


12:15–1:45 p.m., Kings Gardens East

Mozart Society of America, General Meeting


2:00–5:00 p.m., Commonwealth 2

Music, Diplomacy, and Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century

Emily Abrams Ansari (University of Western Ontario), Chair

Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley), Respondent

Rebekah Ahrendt (Yale University), Mark Ferraguto (Pennsylvania State University), Estelle Joubert (Dalhousie University), Damien Mahiet (Denison University)


6:00–7:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom 4

Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, General Meeting

Roundtable: Teaching 18th century music in the 20th century. 

Janet Paige, Chair

Mary Sue Morrow (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory or Music), Vanessa Rogers (Rhodes University), Michael E. Ruhling (Rochester Institute of Technology)


SATURDAY, 9 November

10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon, Commonwealth 1

The Concert Spirituel

Jacqueline Waeber (Duke University), Chair

Andrei Pesic (Princeton University), “The ‘Dangerous’ Concert: Rigorist Critiques of Religious Music in a Secular Context”

Beverly Wilcox (University of California, Davis), “The Widow Royer’s Music Collection: Bricolage and Repertoire at the Concert Spirituel”


12:15–1:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom 4

Haydn Society of North America General Meeting (see full agenda above)


2:00–5:00 p.m., Commonwealth 2

Faith and Fantasy, 1800–1840

Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley), Chair

Francesca Brittan (Case Western Reserve University), “Fantasy, Philology, and the Romantic Inferno”

Nicholas J. Chong (Columbia University), “Beethoven’s Theologian: Johann Michael Sailer, the Missa Solemnis, and the Question of Beethoven’s Faith”

Deirdre Loughridge (University of California, Berkeley), “Beethoven’s Phantasmagoria”

Maria Rose (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale), “New Insights into Beethoven’s ‘Waldstein’ Sonata, Op. 53: A Showpiece for Paris?”


SUNDAY, 10 November

9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, Kings Gardens East

French Opera, 1680–1790

David Charlton (Royal Holloway, University of London), Chair

Antonia L. Banducci (University of Denver), “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Quinault’s Amadis?”

Blake Stevens (College of Charleston), “Transpositions of Spectacle and Time: The Entr’acte in the Tragédie en musique

Margaret Butler (University of Florida), “On the Origins of ‘Operatic Reform’ at Parma: Rameau, Traetta, and the Tradition of Adaptation in the 1750s”

John A. Rice (Rochester, Minn.), “Staging at the Paris Opéra in the 1780s as Seen through the Eyes of a Cellist in the Orchestra”


Other individual papers/presentations by members:

Friday 2:00–5:00 p.m., Kings Gardens North/South, Melanie Lowe participates in roundtable "What’s the Difference?"

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, Grand Ballroom 4, Bryan Proksch presents a paper, “Croatian Tunes and Slavic Paradigms: Forging the ‘Modern Anglophone Haydn’” in the session "Historiography." 

18th-century music societies' table.  As in the past couple of years, the societies dedicated to 18th century music have reserved a table in the publishers area.  Come visit us!