Music Performance Studies Today: "21st-Century Pianism: Retrospection, New Directions, and Interpretative Communities" Part 1: Piano Performances & Context
Link to Livestream "Watch Party" of performances by panelists, Wednesday April 28 at 4pm PT: Click Here
PIANO PERFORMANCES: Classical piano playing in the 21st century has become, in many ways, stale and problematic. Through musicological interventions, five pianist-musicologists will directly explore matters relating to artistic practice as research, recovering “the person” behind historical recordings, examining manuscripts for radically different performances, investigating performers’ decision-making processes, contemplating humor, and questioning what it means to judge. Their performances will include piano music by Bach, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, among others. This “Watch Party” will directly relate to the lectures they will give on Friday, April 30. Link to Livestream on Wednesday, April 28, at 4 pm PT: https://youtu.be/
- Luca Chiantore (Universidade de Aveiro INET-md), "IN-Versions: subversive musicology-based approaches to the performance of Western art music"
- Pheaross Graham (UCLA), "Sonic Erasure of Subject Position in the Reception of Rachmaninoff's Pianism: A Performance Analysis Study"
- John Rink (University of Cambridge), "Informed listening in action--or, how might 'knowledge' shape how we hear and judge performances?"
- Mine Doğantan-Dack (University of Cambridge), "Revisiting the 'page and the stage'"
- William Kinderman (UCLA), "Revisiting Beethoven's Piano Works: From the 'Tempest' Sonata to the 'Diabelli' Variations and Last Sonata, Op. 111"
This is the fourth event in the Music Performance Studies Today series. Considering musics from a variety of traditions, this symposium aims to bring visibility to the field of music performance studies and generate scholarly momentum in its realm at UCLA.
UCLA Music Library
UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund
UCLA Arts Initiative
UCLA Center for Performance Studies
UCLA Department of Musicology
American Society for Theatre Research
This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.