Onderzoek in samenwerking met de Universiteit Utrecht

Het Conservatorium van Amsterdam en de Universiteit Utrecht hebben een samenwerking die moet leiden tot meer uitwisseling tussen muziekwetenschappelijk onderwijs en onderzoek enerzijds, en muziekvakonderwijs en artistiek onderzoek anderzijds. Als onderdeel van deze samenwerking vervult John Koslovsky, coördinator en docent muziektheoretische vakken, een gastonderzoekschap aan het Instituut voor Cultuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek van de Universiteit Utrecht, met als focus de interactie tussen de analytische, historiografische en culturele onderzoekstradities op het gebied van de muziek in de twintigste eeuw. In praktische zin brengt hij beide instituten bij elkaar door lezingen, workshops en symposia te organiseren voor zowel studenten als docenten.

Projectperiode: 2013-2018

KOSLOVSKY, John (2014)
‘Fighting the Propaganda War: Walter Dahms,’ in Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondence, ed. by Ian Bent, David Bretherton, and William Drabkin. Woodbridge, Suffolk UK: Boydell Press, pp. 326-349.

KOSLOVSKY, John (2014)
‘Johannes Messchaert and Performance,’ in Heinrich Schenker: Selected Correspondence, ed. by Ian Bent, David Bretherton, and William Drabkin. Woodbridge, Suffolk UK: Boydell Press, pp. 44-52.

KOSLOVSKY, John (2014)
‘Timeless Reflections: Form, Cadence, and Tonal Structure in the Scherzo and Finale of Schubert’s Quintet.’ Music Analysis 33/2, pp. 168-193.

KOSLOVSKY, John (forthcoming)
[Review] ‘Essays from the fourth international Schenker symposium’, ed. by L. Poundie Burstein, Lynne Rogers, and Karen M. Bottge. Music Theory and Analysis

‘History, Theory, Analysis: Interactions, Conflicts, Resolutions.’ Gezamenlijk congres van de Vereniging voor Muziektheorie, the Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgechiedenis en de Belgische Vereniging voor Muziekwetenschap (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, 28 februari-1 maart, 2014)

‘The Songs of the Munich School / The Music of Bill Evans.’ Guest: Robert W. Wason, Eastman School of Music (Conservatorium van Amsterdam, May 27-28, 2014)

‘Catching up with Richard Taruskin.’ Gast: Richard Taruskin, University of California, Berkeley (Conservatorium van Amsterdam / Universiteit Utrecht / Universiteit Amsterdam / Vrije Universiteity / Orgelpark, 15-19 december 2014)

‘Analyzing Electronic Dance Music’ Gast: Mark Butler, Northwestern University (Conservatorium van Amsterdam, 23-24 maart 2015)

John Koslovsky

 

John Koslovsky studied music theory at McGill University (BM 2003) and at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (MA 2006; PhD 2010). He teaches on the music theory faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and is currently a research affiliate in the humanities at Utrecht University. He has previously taught at the Eastman School of Music (2003-2009) and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (2009-2010).

 

Broadly, his research engages the history of music theory and musicology in the first half of the twentieth century. His dissertation, From Sinn und Wesen to Structural Hearing: The Development of Felix Salzer’s Ideas in Interwar Vienna and their Transmission in Postwar United States (University of Rochester, 2010), examined the work of the Viennese musicologist and theorist Felix Salzer. As part of this research project he catalogued the Felix Salzer Papers of the New York Public Library (2007) and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to undertake archival research in Vienna, Austria (2007-2008). He has published both historical studies related to Schenkerian history and to analytical studies of composers from across the European art tradition, including Guillaume de Machaut, Johannes Ockeghem, Franz Schubert, Béla Bartók, Paul Dukas, and Claude Debussy.

 

He is currently engaged in two projects. The first of these is a book that traces Salzer's impact on the broader development of Schenkerian theory in the United States since the Second World War. The second involves the broader role of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in the history of analysis from the late 19th century to the present day.

 

John is also member of Schenker Documents Online, a project that seeks to digitize all the personal documents of Heinrich Schenker. As part of this research team he has transcribed and translated the complete correspondence of Walter Dahms, a music critic and journalist active in Germany and Italy in the 1910s and 20s. More recently he has begun working on Schenker's correspondence with Herman Roth.

 

Since 2011 John has been on the board of the Dutch-Flemish Society of Music Theory, and since 2015 has served as president.

Selected Publications
'Heinrich Schenker, Walter Dahms, and the Music of the South.' Journal of Musicology 34/3 (forthcoming).

'Postmodernity and (Neo-)Schenkerism: Recovering a plurality of critical contexts.' In Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

'The Contrapuntal Legacy of the French fin‐de‐siècle: A Look at Dukas’s Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor.' Intégral 30 (2016): 129-52.

'Timeless Reflections: Form, Cadence, and Tonal Structure in the Scherzo and Finale of Schubert’s Quintet.' Music Analysis 33/2 (2014): 168-93.

'Hold that Note! Teaching the Pedal Point.' Dutch Journal of Music Theory 17/1 (2012): 38-45.

'Primäre Klangformen, Linearität, oder Auskomponierung?: The analysis of medieval polyphony and the critique of musicology in the early work of Felix Salzer.' Journal of Schenkerian Studies 4 (2010): 187-206.

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