Ryan’s Very Musicological Day
Breakfast withfrom University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Magee, was on campus to give a talk on Irving Berlin’s ( : 1942; : 1943), and he took the time to sit and talk with me and two of my graduate-student colleagues about our current work.
Saw/heard a performance of Bach’s Cantata BWV 33, “Allein zu dir,” conducted by Professor. To top it off, a majority of the graduate students from my department were up on stage playing and singing!
Lunch with Professors, . They gave a brief talk about the Bernstein in Boston research project that they started in spring 2006 to a group of Boston-based Jewish scholars. After they were done, I was given the opportunity to briefly share my current research on “Bernstein’s Complicated Relationship with Rhapsody in Blue,” a paper I recently delivered at the conference.
A mini-conference called “.” In addition to Magee’s previously mentioned paper, John Bodnar spoke on war memorials and Linda Gordon spoke on Dorothea Lange’s photographs of Japanese Internment Camps.
Opening reception for the Harvard. Met our invited speakers and had some nice conversations about their work and what they’d be presenting on the following day.
Dinner with Carol Oja, Jeff Magee, and. There were three other students at the table too, but none of them were musicologists, so I don’t think they grasped how musicologically interesting/rare this was. Three American-music specialists all gathered at one table. We talked about course work, dissertations, getting hired, getting published, and getting tenure. Wow.
Drinks with Drew. A Blog is Born.