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SYMPOSIUM: Beethoven, Op. 132: New Perspectives at Boston University, April 8-9

Posted on behalf of the Beethoven Research Center at Boston University --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Beethoven Research Center at Boston University presents Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, op. 132: New Perspectives, A Symposium, Open Workshop, Public Lecture, and Performance April 8-9, 2014 William Kinderman, Professor of Music and Germanic Studies, University of Illinois David Levy, Professor of Music & Associate Dean for Faculty Governance, Wake Forest University Lewis Lockwood, Distinguished Senior Scholar; Co-Director, Beethoven Research Center Jeremy Yudkin, Professor of Music; Co-Director, Beethoven Research Center Peter Zazofsky, Professor of Violin, Muir String Quartet Tuesday, April 8, 2-5 PM  The Marshall Room, 855 Commonwealth Ave. SYMPOSIUM ON OP. 132 with William Kinderman, David Levy, Jeremy Yudkin, and Lewis Lockwood Wednesday, April 9, 12-2 PM  The Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Ave.

CFP: Spring 2014 AMS-NE Chapter Meeting, Providence College, May 3

 The Spring 2014 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, 3 May 2014 at Providence College. The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 30-minute papers and for roundtable sessions. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday, 31 March 2014 via email to or by mail to Jacquelyn Sholes, AMS-NE Program Chair, Department of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, B oston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Please refer to the AMS abstract guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarship, and suggests the paper’s significance for the musicological community, in language that is accessible to scholars with a variety of specializa

Winter Chapter Meeting, Saturday, March 8, 2014 (The Boston Conservatory)

AMS-NE Chapter Meeting Saturday, March 8, 2014 The Boston Conservatory Samantha Bassler, "John Dowland and Constructions of Melancholy as Disability in Early Modern England" In the past, scholars of early modern England considered John Dowland's lute songs as seventeenth-century examples of religious melancholy and the cult of melancholia. Recent scholarship on melancholy and music in early modern England argues that cultural thinking about melancholy evolved significantly throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, calling for a nuanced view of the relationship between early modern conceptions of melancholy and Dowland's lute songs. As Eubanks Winkler has shown, the early modern English conception of melancholy is complex; often intertwined with theories about madness, gender, and the supernatural. To navigate these complexities, I utilize disability studies and investigate melancholy as a narrative prosthesis in Dowland's lute songs, demonstrati

Parking info & Reminders for Winter Meeting on Saturday, March 8

REMINDER: The location of the meeting is at 31 Hemenway, Studio 401 (4th Floor) at the Boston Conservatory. Refreshments begin at 9:45am. Abstracts and bios are available at the AMS-NE website: DUES: Dues for the year are $10. Exact change is appreciated. PARKING/TRANSPORTATION: As mentioned in a prior e-mail, parking in downtown Boston/Back Bay can be rather costly, unfortunately.  Here is information for three different lots near the Conservatory. Please check each website for Saturday rates. Closest to BoCo: 1080 Bolyston http://bostonparking.spplus. com/parking-near/1080- Boylston-St-Boston-MA-02215- USA.html 7-8 min walk to BoCo: Hynes Garage boston-parking-garages/hynes- auditorium-garage.htm 5-7 min walk to BoCo: Westland Ave Garage: http://www. rates.html Depending on where you are coming from and how early you'd like to get t