Music Theorist in Residence: William Caplin

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On December 6 -7 the 'Music Theorist in Residence' program will take place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Our invited speaker is William Caplin, Professor of Music Theory at McGill University (Montréal, Canada). Throughout his prolific career as a musicologist and music theorist professor Caplin has published extensively on issues of musical form, meter, and the history of music theory.

His book, Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven was the winner of the 1999 Wallace Berry Award of the Society for Music Theory and has gone on to become one of the most widely-recognized books in music theory today. The program for Professor Caplin's residence is as follows:

Analyzing Classical Form: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches

Thursday December 6
*10.00-12.00: Seminarie: 'Teaching Classical Form: A Haydnesque Perspective 1' (CvA Blue Note)
* 14.30-16.30: Seminarie: 'Teaching Classical Form: A Haydnesque Perspective 2' (CvA Sweelinckzaal)

Friday December 7
*10.00-12.00: Seminar: 'Teaching Classical Form: A Haydnesque Perspective 3' (CvA room 803)

Selection of works by Haydn whhich will be discussed:
- piano sonata in E flat major, H. 49, i
- string quartet in G major, op. 33/5, i
- string quartet in G major, op. 54/1, i
- piano sonata in G major, H. 27, i
- piano trio no. 30 in E flat major, i
- piano sonata in E flat major, H. 52
- Abschiedssinfonie, i
- string quartet in b minor op. 33/1, iv