Encounters with Eighteenth-Century Music – 8 September: 30th Anniversary of Two Landmark Studies by Elaine Sisman

Encounters with Eighteenth-Century Music continues this fall. The Mozart Society of America co-sponsors this virtual forum together with the American Bach Society, the American Handel Society, the Haydn Society of North America, and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. It is truly a collaborative effort. 


The first session of the 2023-24 season, held on Friday, September 8 at 3:30 p.m. (EDT), will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of two landmark studies by Elaine Sisman: Haydn and the Classical Variation and Mozart: The ‘Jupiter’ Symphony. To honor these works, Encounters with Eighteenth-Century Music will host an online discussion of
Sisman’s books. Panelists Mark Evan Bonds, Mary Hunter, and Roman Ivanovitch will discuss different aspects of the books and their impact on the scholarship and analysis of eighteenth-century music. Elaine Sisman will respond to each panelist and offer her own perspectives on writing the books and on their place in musicology thirty years later. The session will conclude with a discussion/question period moderated by Mark Ferraguto. Participants are encouraged to read (or reread) the books and to register in advance.

Registration is free but required. Click here to register

The second 2023-24 session, “Listening in the Caribbean,” will take place Thursday, October 26. For more information about the Encounters series and to register for future events, please visit encounters.secm.org.