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January 4-6 , 2010

William Rothstein

Navon Hall of JAMD


Prof. William Rothstein of Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center will lecture as part of the EAC's International Chopin Festival & Symposium.

Prof. Rothstein's areas of interest include Schenkerian theory and analysis, theories of rhythm, and theories of form. His publications run the historical gamut from Arcangelo Corelli to Donald Martino, but he works mostly with music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is an authority on the theories of Heinrich Schenker and theories of musical rhythm. His articles have appeared in such journals as 19th-Century Music, Journal of Music Theory, Music Analysis (Britain), Ostinato rigore (France),Quodlibet (Spain), and Tijdschrift voor Muziektheorie(Netherlands), and in books including Chopin Studies, Beethoven Forum 4, Schenker Studies, The Practice of Performance, and Music Theory in Concept and Practice.His principal teachers were Ernst Oster and Allen Forte (theory), Donald Martino (composition), and Theodore Lettvin (piano).  He has also written on performance practice and the relationship of analysis to performance. His landmark book, Phrase Rhythm in Tonal Music, received both an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and the Society for Music Theory's Young Scholar Award.

Date / time Activity
Jan. 4, 2010, 10:00 a.m. Problems of Phrasing in Chopin (Lecture)
Jan. 6, 2010, 11:30 a.m. Chopin and Opera (Lecture)