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In the lecture I concentrated on my work in the area of rhythm and meter which led me to an understanding of eighteenth-century meter in the light of three factors: metric perception, knowledge of theoretical rules, and familiarity with stylistic implications. I showed how these factors come together in my research and how they open the prospect of reconstructing the historical listener of eighteenth-century music. If the lecture looked back on my earlier achievement, especially, in the book, the research colloquium looked into the future and was an opportunity to talk about my current research toward the next book about hypermeter and phrase structure. I focused on the hypermetrical profiles of harmonic schemata, described by Robert Gjerdingen, and demonstrated how they interfere with other factors of hypermetric perception and hypermetrical context. My presentation generated an exciting discussion about perceptual and historical reality of harmonic schemata, their recognition and effect upon hypermeter as they unfold in real time.
A Mathematician's Apology is a 1940 essay by British mathematician G
The seminars gave me a rare opportunity and utmost pleasure of working with a bunch of smart music theory graduates. In the tonal analysis class we sought to understand formal peculiarities of the first movement of Haydn’s last piano sonata Hob. XVI:52 in the light of cross-references between different styles and genres, commonly known as ‘topics’. In the history of theory class we reconstructed two traditions of eighteenth-century metric notation: the old, in which meter was closely related to tempo, affect and genre, and the new, in which it wasn’t. Individual meetings with graduate students allowed me to go beyond eighteenth-century music and learn about their research related to other repertoires.