Scholars whose work focuses on Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel, and their friends and family members.
We are reviving the practice of gathering for dinner as part of the pre-conference before AMS, and we would love to see you on the evening of November 8, 2023! We are still figuring out which restaurant (it’s down to two options), but either way, we need to get a rough idea of how many people are coming. Please fill out this form i…[Read more]
The program and schedule for our preconference is below. We will need a headcount for the dinner; more information on that shortly.
The Mendelssohn Network: Pre-AMS Fringe Conference
November 8–9, 2023 Lamont School of Music, University of Denver
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8 15.00–16.30
SESSION 1: ANALYSIS AND PRACTI…[Read more]
Nayeli Chantera. deposited Perfil de Ingreso de los Estudiantes a la Facultad de Ciencias Agrícolas en la Universidad Central del Ecuador. in the group The Mendelssohn Network on Humanities Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Este ensayo nos da a resaltar un tema que a través de los años ha sido de suma importancia para la educación superior.
Laura Stokes started the topic CFP: The Mendelssohn Network Fringe Conference, Nov. 8-9, University of Denver in the discussion The Mendelssohn Network on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
The Mendelssohn Network will meet for a fringe conference at the University of Denver on November 8 (afternoon/early evening) and 9 (morning) 2023, in advance of the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society.
We welcome proposals for presentations on the Mendelssohns (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Hensel née Mendelssohn);…[Read more]
It’s been a minute (well, ok–going on four years), but I am very pleased to announce that plans are solidly underway for a Mendelssohn Network pre-conference gathering at AMS 2023 in Denver. The meeting will be the afternoon/early evening of November 8, and the morning of November 9. Mark your calendars, and we do hope you c…[Read more]
Abstracts for the Thursday morning meeting
Tekla Babyak, “Goethe, Mendelssohn, and the Surrealist Intermezzo”
Felix Mendelssohn has often been celebrated for his innovative approaches to form and genre, an ability that he developed at a precocious age (Benedict Taylor 2011). One of his very earliest innovations, however, has remained largely une…[Read more]
With apologies for the formatting of the program above–HC is not complying with my attempts to make it prettier. . . .
On the dinner: we are thinking of the family-style meal at Mei Mei (https://www.meimeiboston.com/family-style-dinners), which will run about $40 pp, not including drinks. Please contact Monika with RSVPs, questions, or dietary…[Read more]
AMS Pre-Conference Meeting
October 30–31, 2019
“In the Salon with the Mendelssohns”: Performances, Readings and Discussions of Nineteenth-Century Music, Literature and Art
Wednesday afternoon, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Prevost Room, Blumenthal Family Library, New England Conservatory
Salon Music with Kenneth Hamilton…[Read more]
Great news, Laura! Thanks! If there’s anything I can do to help out, let me know. And I might offer a presentation, too, if you’re looking to build a program.
Update: we have a confirmed space to meet on Wednesday, October 30, at the New England Conservatory. We are still waiting for confirmation on a space in the AMS hotel for Thursday morning, but the signs are looking very positive for a pre-conference meeting at AMS 2019!
Hello all! I can’t believe it’s February already; it seems only a couple of weeks ago that many of us were together in San Antonio. What a wonderful meeting that was!
At the end of our preconference in San Antonio, there was consensus that we would like to have another, similar meeting at AMS in the future. I’m writing to gauge whether there is…[Read more]
Here is my own proposal for a lightning talk:
Current and Historical Trends in Fanny Hensel Research (working title)
In the last two and a half years I have been undertaking extensive bibliographic research on Fanny Hensel. I will briefly review my findings, drawing a picture of major current and historical trends in the field. Particular tropes…[Read more]
Here’s my proposal for a lightning talk; it would be a condensed version of a formal paper I presented recently
Mendelssohn and the Reformed Tradition:
Re-evaluating Sources within the Context of the Prussian Restoration Movement
My new reading allows us to re-evaluate Mendelssohn’s only stint in church music as Music Director of Prussian C…[Read more]