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Title: Late Style and the Idea of the Summative Work in Bach and Beethoven
Date: April 24, 2021
Time: 8:30-5:30 p.m. ET
Hosted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Zoom

Overview:
Artistic “lateness” is often characterized by complexities and
contradictions that consolidate a lifetime of achievements and accumulated
experience into summative works that seem to live on outside of place and
time. At the same time, a composer’s late style has frequently been seen as
transcending nostalgia and generating new directions for the next
generation of composers.

Late works by J. S. Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven are often historically
interpreted as summative capstones, while, at the same time, providing
foundations for subsequent repertoire. This symposium brings together
scholars from diverse perspectives to elucidate (1) the multiple meanings
of Late Style in the music of Bach and Beethoven and (2) how their
summative late works have been understood and received by composers,
performers, theorists, historians, philosophers, critics, and others.
Topics range from the philosophical to the practical: for example, new
understandings of Late Style, relationships between reflection and
creation, and the reception history of late works.

Presenters:
Anthony Barone, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Christine Blanken, Bach-Archiv Leipzig
Scott Burnham (Keynote), CUNY Graduate Center, Princeton University
Keith Chapin, Cardiff University
Erinn Knyt, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard Kramer, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Robert Marshall (Keynote), Brandeis University
Ernest May, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Reuben Phillips, University of Oxford
Michael Spitzer, University of Liverpool

Moderators:
Ellen Exner, New England Conservatory
Abigail Fine, University of Oregon
Linda Hutcheon, University of Toronto
Daniel R. Melamed, Indiana University
Andrew Talle, Northwestern University

Registration Link (Registration is Free of Charge):
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