Scott G. Burnham, 1998–1999 | National Humanities Center

Scott Burnham (NHC Fellow, 1998–99)

Project Title

Mozart, Schubert, and the Music of Romantic Subjectivity

Princeton University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1998–99

Scott Burnham wrote a chapter entitled "Form and Genre," for the volume The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory, edited by Thomas Christensen, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press (2000). He wrote an article, "The Heavenly Length of Schubert's Music,'' that appeared in the Center's journal, Ideas (vol. 6, no. 1), and will be expanded into a chapter for a new work on Mozart and Schubert. He wrote a chapter entitled "The Second Nature of Sonata Form," that will appear in Music Theory's Nature, edited by Suzannah Clark and Alexander Rehding, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press (2000). He updated the entry on Beethoven for the New Grove Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians (forthcoming new edition, 2001), and contributed a new section on "Posthumous Reception and Influence." He gave a colloquium talk on "The Heavenly Length of Schubert's Music," at the Department of Music of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again at Bates College. He gave pre-concert lectures on the Beethoven String Quartets, at Middlebury College. He attended the American Musicological Society's annual meeting in Boston, served on the 1998 program committee, and chaired the meeting of the 1999 program committee. He attended the annual meeting of the Society of Music Theory, held in Chapel Hill, and served on the awards committee. He participated in a planning meeting, held in New York, for the Bard Festival 2000 (Beethoven) and served as coeditor of the volume Beethoven and His World, published at the time of the festival. He served as a panelist at the forum on "Moral Education," held at the National Humanities Center, and gave a lecture, "The Heavenly Length of Schubert's Music," as part of the Center's public lecture series.