Music, Jews and Globalization
November 17 and 18
Since the mid-nineteenth century, transformations in communications and technology have accelerated the pace of encounter and exchange between musical cultures. Participants in this workshop will come together in order to share disciplinary perspectives on the reshaping of musical life brought about by these changes since the late nineteenth century, concentrating on the many-sided involvement of Jews as musicians, musicologists, and entrepreneurs in the modern world. The work aims to bring together approaches from multiple disciplines for mutual enrichment and critical reflection; participants will be encouraged to contribute a broadly reflective talk that will lead to discussions of issues of general interest.
All sessions will be held at the Center for Advanced Study, 912 W. Illinois Street, Urbana
Monday, November 17
Coffee and gathering
Harry Liebersohn (History, University of Illinois)
Globalization Goes Local
Angela Glaros (Anthropology, Eastern Illinois University), Marc Hertzman (History, University of Illinois), Gabriel Solis (Music, University of Illinois) and Ron Toby (History, University of Illinois)
Panel discussion:The Varieties of Globalization
Annegret Fauser (Music, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
American, Jewish, Global: Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and the Fashioning of Identity
Moderator: William Kinderman
Bruno Nettl (Musicology, University of Illinois)
Remarks on the Diaspora of Musicology
Moderator: Alma Gottlieb.
Tuesday, November 18
coffee and gathering
James Loeffler (History, University of Virginia)
The Lust Machine: Commerce, Sound, and Nationhood in Jewish Eastern Europe
Moderator: Mark Steinberg
Lars-Christian Koch (Music, University of Cologne)
Collecting Jewish Music in the Berlin Phonogram Archive
Moderator: Helaine Silverman
Philip V. Bohlman (Music, University of Chicago)
"And They Assembled the Entire Community”: Toward a Historiography of Jewish Music Collecting
Moderator: Bruce Rosenstock.
William Kinderman (Musicology, University of Illinois)
The workshop is free and open to the public.