Academic journal article The Beethoven Newsletter

Conferences: "Recent Research on Beethoven"

Academic journal article The Beethoven Newsletter

Conferences: "Recent Research on Beethoven"

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The Humanities Faculty and the Department of Musicology at Bar-Ilan University (Ramat Gan, Israel), with the collaboration of the Israel Musicological Society, presented a one-day conference on "Recent Research on Beethoven" on December 20,1987. The conference was presented in commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of Professor Pinkhos Churgin, founder and first president of Bar-Ilan University.

Professor Bathia Churgin (Bar-Ilan University) chaired the conference; Sieghard Brandenburg, director of the Beethovenarchiv, Bonn, was the guest lecturer. Seven papers were presented: Sieghard Brandenburg spoke on "Vocal elements in the Third Movement of the Ninth Symphony"; Professor Churgin discussed "Exploring the Eroica Aspects of the new critical edition"; Miriam Sheer reported on "Patterns of dynamic organization in UieEroica"; Roger Kamien (Hebrew University) presented his study of "Subtle enharmonicism in the slow introductions of Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 (the 'Prague') and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2"; "The evolution of the secondary theme in the sketches for the First Movement of the 'Appassionata' Sonata, Op. 57" was traced by Martha Fröhlich; Beth Shamgar considered "Romantic gestures in the Beethoven quartets"; and Hannah Abrahamson discussed art in the age of Beethoven in a special paper on "Goya: Satirist, libertarian, and paradigm for later art. …

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