Smithsonian Institution/Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., April 7-9, 2000



1:00-3:00 p.m. Hall of Musical Instruments, 3rd floor, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Welcome: George B. Stauffer (President, American Bach Society; Hunter College of CUNY)
Keynote Address: Robert L. Marshall (Brandeis University): "Bach 2000: Tue Rechnung!"
Demonstration of Musical Instruments: Kenneth Slowik (Director of Chamber Music Program, Smithsonian Institution; Conductor, Santa Fe Bach Festival)

3:15-4:45 p.m. Carmichael Auditorium, 1st floor, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Paper Session I: Compositional Process in Bach's Music
Chair: Jeanne R. Swack (University of Wisconsin)

Ulrich Leisinger (Bach-Archiv, Leipzig): "The Riddle of Two Allemandes from BWV 819-819a and Kirnberger's Method of Tossing Off Sonatas"
Peter Wollny (Bach-Archiv, Leipzig): "Between Clavierübung III and the Art of Fugue: Three Pages of Unknown Sketches by Johann Sebastian Bach and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach"

9 a.m.-12 noon Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress

Paper Session II: Bach and American Music
Chair: Robin A. Leaver (Westminster Choir College of Rider University)

Matthew Dirst (University of Houston): "Doing Missionary Work: Dwight's Journal of Music and the American Bach 'Awakening'"
Martin Elste (Curator, Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Berlin): "Early Sound Documents of American Bach Performances"
Rebecca Pechefsky (Brooklyn, NY): "Bruno Walter's New York St. Matthew Passion: Old World Romanticism or Historical Performance Practice?"
Stephen A. Crist (Emory University): "The Role and Meaning of the Bachian Chorale in the Music of Dave Brubeck"

Recital: Chamber Music of J. S. Bach. James Buswell, violin, Allan Vogel, oboe

3:00-4:30 p.m. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress

Paper Session III: Bach Cantatas
Chair: Anne Leahy (Dublin)

Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University): "The Text of Gott ist mein König, BWV 71"
Tanya Kevorkian (History Department, Millersville University): "The Reception of Bach's Cantatas during Leipzig Church Services, 1723-1750"

4:30-5:30 p.m. Exhibition Hall, Library of Congress

Viewing of Bachiana Exhibition, with Remarks by William C. Parsons, Reference Librarian, Music Division, Library of Congress