Lectures

Forthcoming in 2017

“Brahms Reception and Victorian Values,” Music and Aesthetics in Britain, ca. 1789–1900, King’s College London, 15–16 December 2017.

“Playing Wagner in Israel,” Other Lifelong Learning Institute at UCI Division of Continuing Education, December 12 2017.

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2017  Member of a Panel called “We’re All Philosophers Now,” RMA Music & Philosophy Conference, King’s College London, 13–14 July 2017.

2017  Member of a Panel on “Spectralism on the Margins: Spectral Ideas and Intercultural Influence,” EuroMAC 9 Conference, Strasbourg, 28 June–1 July 2017.

2017  “A Disembodied Head for Mythic Justice: Brahms, Tantalus, and Gesang der Parzen,” North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Vanderbilt University, 7–9 June 2017.

2017  “Giving Voice to Spectralism: Donnacha Dennehy and the Embodiment of Sound,” Spectralisms Conference, University of Oxford, 15–16 March 2017.

2016  “Hanslick, the New Humanism, and the Music of Johannes Brahms,” Hanslick im Kontext/Hanslick in Context, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik, Vienna, 30 September–1 October 2016.

2016  “Brahms, the 4th and the Meiningen Experience,” Pre-Concert Lecture, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 23 June 2016.

2016  “A Disembodied Head for Mythic Justice: Brahms, Tantalus, and Gesang der Parzen,” Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, Dublin City University, 10–12 June 2016.

2016  “A Disembodied Head for Mythic Justice: Brahms, Tantalus, and Gesang der Parzen,” University of Oxford, Faculty of Music Research Colloquium, 31 May 2016.

2016   A member of a roundtable panel of experts participating in a Careers Forum at the Annual Plenary Society for Musicology in Ireland Postgraduate Student Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 16 January 2016. Details here.

2015    “Nähe Fern: Wolfgang Rihm and the Constellation of Aesthetic Humanism,” Edinburgh University, Music Research Seminar Series, 12 November 2015.

2015    “Brahms, Nietzsche, and the Return to Der heiligen Schrift,” “Hebrew Melodies: Music and the Bible in Nineteenth-Century Europe,” King’s College London, 25–26 June 2015.

2014    “The Last Great Cultural Harvest: Nietzsche and Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge in fin-de-siècle Vienna,” International Musicological Conference “Nationality/Universality: Musical Historiography in Central and Eastern Europe Conference,” Radziejowice, Poland, 17 September 2014.

2014    “Repudiating Darkness”? Brahms, Iphigenie, and the Frankfurt School,” Music, Marxism, and the Frankfurt School Conference, University College Dublin (UCD), 2–4 July 2014.

2014    “The Last Great Cultural Harvest: Nietzsche and Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge,” RMA Music and Philosophy Conference, King’s College London, 27–28 June 2014.

2014    Member of a panel called “Renewing Music in fin-de-siècle Vienna,” with Benjamin Korstvedt, Kevin Karnes, Julian Horton, and Thomas Peattie,18th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, University of Toronto, 18–19 June 2014.

2014    “Repudiating Darkness”? Brahms, Iphigenie, and the Frankfurt School,” Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, University College Dublin, 6–8 June 2014.

2014    “Brahms and the Fabric of Modernist Culture,” Royal Irish Academy, New Horizons in the Humanities Symposium to introduce humanities researchers to the structures and resources that exist for Horizon 2020 EU funding, 4 February 2014.

2013    “Highlighting the Humanities: The Quest for Musical Knowledge,” Keynote Lecture for UCD 2013 Marie Curie Actions, University College Dublin, 21 November 2013. Available as a podcast here.

2013    “The Last Great Cultural Harvest: Nietzsche and Brahms’s Vier ernste Gesänge,” UCD Seminar in Musicology, 31 October 2013 (invited guest lecture).

2013    “Brahms’s Ascending Circle: Hölderlin, Schicksalslied, and the Process of Recollection,” Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Institute for Musical Research, London, September 2013.

2013    Convenor for Reading Session on Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression (ed. Grimes, Donovan, and Marx) at RMA Music and Philosophy Conference 2013, pre-conference activities. King’s College London, 18 July 2013.

2013    “From Nietzsche’s Antichrist to Brahms’s Secular Religion: The Last Great Cultural Harvest,” Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 23 June 2013.

2013    “Brahms’s Musical Elegies,” University of Ottawa, School of Music Lecture Series 2012–13, 25 January 2013 (invited guest lecture).

2012    “Brahms’s Ascending Circle: Hölderlin, Schicksalslied, and the Process of Recollection,” American Musicological Society, Pacific-Southwest Chapter, Occidental College, Los Angeles, 6 October 2012.

2012    “Brahms’s Counterpoint to Pessimism,” 2nd Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association, Music and Philosophy Conference, King’s College London, 20–21 July 2012.

2012    “Brahms’s ‘Musical Elegies’ and the Future of Nostalgia,” 17th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, University of Edinburgh, 27–30 June 2012.

2012    “The Sense of an Ending: Adorno, Brahms, and Music’s Return to the Land of Childhood,” Brahms in the New Century Conference, City University New York, 21 March 2012.

2011    “Brahms and the Fabric of Modernist Culture,” Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, Royal Irish Academy of Music, June 2011.

2010    “Schumann and the Ideal Type of Piano Concerto in the Early Nineteenth Century,” Society for Musicology in Ireland Conference, University of Ulster, with Julian Horton.

2010    “‘…In whose secret depths the mining lamp goes out…’: Conceptions of the Symphonic Concerto from Mendelssohn to Brahms,” UCD Seminar in Analysis and Composition, Symposium co-presented with Julian Horton, 15 April 2010.

2010    “‘Ein Ausdruck zugleich von Wollust und von Grausamkeit’: Hanslick’s Review of Bizet’s Carmen in 1870s Vienna,” Association for German Studies Conference, University of Reading, March 2010.

2010    “The Schoenberg/Brahms Analytical Tradition Reconsidered,” UCD Seminar in Analysis and Composition, University College Dublin, February 2010, invited paper.

2009    “Merely the Criminal Brutality of the Hero and the Madness of the Heroine? Hanslick and French Opera in Late-Nineteenth Century Vienna,” Royal Musical Association/Society for Musicology in Ireland Joint Annual Conference, Royal Irish Academy of Music, July 2009.

2009    “A Critical Inferno? Hanslick, Hoplit, and Liszt’s Dante Symphony,” School of Music and Sonic Arts, Queen’s University Belfast, 25 March 2009 (invited guest lecture).

2008    “Requiem as Performance: Hanslick and the Requiem in the Late-Nineteenth Century,” University College Dublin, Seminar in Musicology Series, 4 November 2008, invited paper.

2008    “Hanslick’s writings on Dvořák in the Context of the Debate on Program Music,” Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Colloquium Series, 4 July 2008.