BIENNIAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN BACH SOCIETY
“Images of Bach”
April 16-18, 2004
This meeting is supported by the American Bach Society, the Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
11 a.m.- Registration (Lobby, Marryott Music Building)
1-2:30 p.m. Opening session (Marryott Auditorium)
Welcome: Robin A. Leaver, President, American Bach Society
Welcome: Rufus Hallmark, Chair, Department of Music
Welcome: George B. Stauffer, Dean, Mason Gross School of the Arts
Keynote Address: Christoph Wolff (Harvard University): “Images of Bach”
2:30-4 p.m. Session I: Compositional Images (Marryott Auditorium)
Lynn Edwards Butler (Vancouver, BC), Chair
Catherine Coppola (Hunter College/CUNY and Manhattanville College): "In his own image: Source and reception in Busoniís Fantasia nach Bach"
Christopher Anderson (University of North Dakota): "Reger performs Bach: Evidence from the Meiningen Reger Archive"
4-5 p.m. Reception (Lobby, Nicholas Music Center)
5:30 p.m. Recital (Christ Church)
Antonius Bittmann (Rutgers University), organ
6:00 p.m. Dinner independently (ABS Board Meeting)
8:30 p.m. Concert (Kirkpatrick Chapel)
Rutgers Baroque Ensemble
Music by various Bachs for harpsichord, strings, and continuo
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
9 a.m-12 p.m. Session II: Historical Images/Visual Images (Marryott Audorium)
George B. Stauffer (Rutgers University), Chair
Matthew Dirst (University of Houston): "Mirror images of the heroic composer: Bach and Handel in the nineteenth century"
Steven Zohn (Temple University): “Images of Telemann: The 'good-natured kapellmeister' and other myths"
Markus Rathey (Yale University): "Images and imaginations: Fritz Volbachís view of Johann Sebastian Bach"
Teri Noel Towe (New York, NY): "The group portrait that does not depict Johann Sebastian Bach and three of his sons"
12 noon Society Business Lunch (Rehearsal Hall, Nicholas Music Center)
1:30 p.m. Bus to Princeton
2:15-3:45 p.m. Session III: Scholarly Images (Talbott Library, Westminster Choir College)
Welcome, Robert Annis, Dean and Director, Westminster Choir College
Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University), Chair
Daniel F. Boomhower (Princeton University): "Images of Bach scholarship: Arthur Mendel and musicological method"
Anne Leahy (Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama): "The image of Bach from a German-American perspective: Gerhard Herz and the modern American Bach movement"
3:45 p.m. Bus to Firestone Library
4:00 p.m. Bachiana in the Scheide Collection
Viewing of Haussmann Bach Portrait of 1748 and other Bach holdings, with
Introduction by William H. Scheide (Princeton, NJ)
5:00 p.m. Bus to New Brunswick
6:00 p.m. Dinner (Rutgers Club)
8:00 p.m. Concert (Nicholas Music Center)
Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, Patrick Gardner, Director
and Musica Raritana, Andrew Kirkman, Director
C.P.E. Bach: The Hamburg Benefit Concert of 1786
SUNDAY, APRIL 18
9 a.m-12 p.m. Session IV: Cultural Images/Theoretical Images (Marryott Auditorium)
Matthew Dirst (University of Houston), Chair
Sara Botwinick (Philadelphia, PA): “'I must live amid almost continual vexation, envy, and persecution': A psychological reading of J.S. Bachís relationship to authority"
Tanya Kevorkian (Millersville University): "J.S. Bachís working conditions in Leipzig: The political and cultural context"
Stephen A. Crist (Emory University): "When is an aria not an aria?"
Peter Wollny (Bach-Archiv Leipzig): "Towards a theory of J. S. Bach's compositional process"