“Bach Re-Worked—Parody, Transcription, Adaptation”
Yale University
New Haven, CT
April 26–29, 2018

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


Note: Registration is required for those who wish to attend paper sessions. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 26
5:30–6:30 pm Registration (Institute for Sacred Music)
6:00-7:00 pm Welcome Reception (Yale Divinity School Common Room)
7:00 pm Organ Recital by Yale School of Music students
Works of J. S. Bach, Widor, Mendelssohn, and others
(Marquand Chapel, Yale Divinity School)
Friday, April 27
7:30 am American Bach Society Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting (Marriott Hotel)
9:00-9:15 Opening remarks
9:15-10:15 Keynote Address (Graduate Club)
Daniel R. Melamed - Parody is Overrated
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Paper Session I (Graduate Club)
Manuel Bärwald - Bach Reworking the St John Passion: Autograph Annotations to the Performance Parts
Matthew Dirst - Recreating Bach's Organ Concertos
Szymon Paczkowski - Schwingt freudig euch empor BWV 36: Polish Style and Parody
12:15 – 2:00 Catered Lunch (Graduate Club)
Paper Session II (Graduate Club)
Christine Blanken - Improvising on Bach's Organ Music in the Eighteenth Century?! What Nuremberg Sources Can Tell Us
Bernd Koska - Bach as a Model? An Analysis of Some Compositions by Bach's Students
3:15–3:45 Coffee break
3:45 – 5:00
Paper Session III (Graduate Club)
Michael Maul - Observations on Philipp David Kräuter and His Augsburg Church Music
Alannah Rebekah Taylor - J. S. Bach's Passions in Nineteenth-Century America
5:00 Dinner on your own
Concert by the Yale Schola Cantorum, conducted by David Hill: J. S. Bach's St. John Passion in Robert Schumann's 1851 Arrangement (Woolsey Hall, Yale School of Music)
Saturday, April 28
Paper Session IV (Sudler Hall, 100 Wall St)
Kayo Murata - Bach's Reception of Contrapuntal Techniques in Weimar: A Focus on His Cooperative Exploration with Johann Gottfried Walther
Erinn Knyt - The Bach-Busoni "Goldberg Variations"
Sebastian Wedler - (Re)Imagining Historicism: Anton Webern's Passacaglia op. 1
10:45–11:00 Coffee break
Paper Session V (Sudler Hall)
Markus Zepf - "Heard and Studied". Bach's Adoption of Fugue Themes by J. C. F. Fischer and J. J. Froberger
Moira Leanne Hill - Repaying Debt with Interest: The Revision of Borrowed Movements in C. P. E. Bach's Passions
12:15-2:00 Lunch on your own (and ABS board meeting)
Paper Session VI (Graduate Club)
Lecture/Performance: Mary Oleskiewicz and David Schulenberg - Bach's "Triple Concerto" BWV 1044 and Its Models
3:15-3:30 Coffee break
Paper Session VII (Graduate Club)
Stephen A. Crist - Bach as Modern Jazz
Sara Gulgas - Bach Transmogrified: Leonard Bernstein's Cultural Accreditation of Baroque Rock
Ellen Exner - Certifying J. S. Bach's Interplanetary Funksmanship: George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, and P-Funk's Baroque Aesthetic
5:15 Dinner on your own
7:30 Concert by Alumni of the Yale Voxtet, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki:
J. S. Bach's B-Minor Mass
(Woolsey Hall, Yale School of Music)
Sunday, April 29
8:30 Society Breakfast and Business Meeting (Marriott Hotel)
Paper Session VIII (Marriott Hotel)
Ruth Tatlow - From Admiration to Emulation: Baroque Proportioning, Bach's Well Tempered Clavier and Chopin's Preludes, Opus 28.
Russell Stinson - VI VARIIERTE CHORÄLE für die Orgel von J. S. BACH für das Pianoforte zu vier Händen eingerichtet: A Lost Source from the Mendelssohn Circle Recovered
11:15–11:30 Farewell remarks


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30 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 777-6221

A block of rooms has been reserved for ABS meeting participants. When you call to book rooms, please mention that you are with the American Bach Society.