“Bach and Mozart: Connections, Patterns, Pathways”
Joint Meeting of the American Bach Society and the Mozart Society of America
Stanford University
February 13–16, 2020

Program | Abstracts | Register | Accommodations | Call for Papers

For questions about the upcoming conference, please contact Andrew Talle: andrew.talle (at) northwestern.edu

Conference Program

The venue for all of the conference presentations is the Campbell Recital Hall, located within the Braun Music Center (541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

6:00–7:30pm: Registration and Opening reception

7:30–9:30pm: Book Discussion: Karol Berger’s Bach’s Cycle, Mozart’s Arrow
Moderator: Andrew Talle
Participants: Karol Berger, Bruce Alan Brown, Robert Marshall, Jessica Waldoff

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Friday, February 14, 2020

9:00–9:45am: Registration and coffee/tea
9:45–10:00: welcome Thomas Grey (for Stanford University) and Andrew Talle (for Program Committee)

Session 1, 10:00–12:00: Social Contexts
Moderator: Kathryn Libin

Bach and Mozart at the Coffee House

Bach, Mozart, and the Pursuit of Wealth

Music, Edition and Instrument History: Ambrosius Kühnel’s Business Partnership with Viennese Fortepiano Manufacturers

12:00–2:00pm: lunch on your own

Session 2, 2:00–5:00pm: Reception Studies
Moderator: Ellen Exner

The Italian Transcriptions of J. S. Bach, J. Bern. Bach, and J. G. Walther

Mozart’s Fugue and Enlightened Automata: Technology, Gender, and Counterpoint

The Hamburg Reception of C. P. E. Bach and Mozart through the Passion Settings of C. F. G. Schwenke

Visualizing Networks of Bach Reception during the Enlightenment

6:00–8:00: Dinner

8pm: Concert, Campbell Recital Hall
The Stanford Chamber Players, “Chamber Music by Bach and Mozart”

Saturday, February 15, 2020

9:00–10:00am: Coffee/tea

Session 3, 10:00–12:00: Bach and Mozart Connections
Moderator: Daniel R. Melamed

Johann Christian Bach’s German Heritage

Mozart, Doles and the Prefect of the Choir: New Observations on Mozart’s Visit to the St. Thomas School

Mozart and the Bach Tradition

12:00–2:30pm: ABS/MSA Board meeting; lunch on your own

Session 4, 2:30–4:30pm: Form and Function
Moderator: Paul Corneilson

The Leo: A Galant Schema from J. S. Bach to Mozart

The Emergence of the Recapitulation in Eighteenth Century Binary Forms

The Symphonie Concertante and Its Implications for Biography and Historiography: Mozart, Boulogne, Paris, Salzburg

5:00–6:00: ABS and MSA business meetings

6:00–7:30: Dinner

7:30pm: Concert, Bing Concert Hall
Stanford Chorus and Orchestra, Mozart Requiem

Tickets are not included in the conference registration fee, but you can purchase one $13 ticket to the Stanford Chamber Chorale: Mozart’s Requiem concerts on Saturday, 2/15 and Sunday 2/16 using the code is MSAABSCONF2020. Please note that tickets are not guaranteed. They are granted on a first come, first served basis.
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

9:30–10:00am: Coffee/tea

Session 5, 10:00–12:00: Digital Resources for Eighteenth-Century Music Studies
Moderator: Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Participants: Norbert Dubowy, Mark Knoll, Jesse Rodin, Craig Sapp