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Digital Madeleines and Breadcrumbs: Discovering the Musical Past through Multimodal Analyses

Posted on June 24, 2015 by

On June 22, 2015, I co-presented with Francesca Giannetti (Rutgers University) at the IAML/IMS Conference at Julliard in New York, New York. My presentation was part of a larger panel on Virtual Spaces and our talk was entitled: Digital Madeleines and Breadcrumbs: Discovering the Musical Past through Multimodal Analyses. The slides from our presentation are available below, followed by the transcript from my talk. Francesca’s remarks are available on her site.

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Carreño at Carnegie Hall, 1897 – 1916

Posted on October 1, 2014 by

Five years after the opening night (May 5, 1891) of Carnegie’s new Music Hall, Teresa Carreño made her appearance on January 8, 1897. This appearance was one of thirty-two performances she gave at Carnegie Hall, the last one occurring on December 8, 1916—six months before her death on June 12, 1917.1 Of these thirty-two performances, Carreño appeared in twenty-three as a soloist with full orchestra, and in nine as featured solo pianist.

In Documenting Teresa Carreño, I have curated content about each of these performances by creating an individual record for each with the following: description – repertoire, conductor, orchestra, time of concert, and ticket prices; primary source citations – advertisements, announcements, reviews, and concert programs; coverage – temporal (dates) and geographic (location); tags – venue [i.e. Carnegie Hall], geographic location [i.e. New York – New York], year, composer and composition title of repertoire performed by Carreño. Whenever possible, I have added links to primary source materials that are available in the public domain or as digital objects, so they can be accessed online and to encourage greater interest in Carreño’s performance career. In addition to researching details about her appearances in Carnegie Hall documented in nineteenth and twentieth-century newspapers and music journals, I accessed the Carnegie Hall Performance History Search, which contains records of performances at Carnegie Hall from 1891 through 1950, to verify details related to each of Carreño’s performances. (more…)

  1. The total performance count is based on programs held at Carnegie Hall Archives, as well as other available primary source materials.
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Presentation given at Maria Szymanowska et son temps Symposium

Posted on May 16, 2014 by

On April 29, 2014, I gave a presentation at the second international Maria Szymanowska et son temps Symposium in Paris, France. The event was sponsored by the Polish Academy of Sciences and organized by Elżbieta Zapolska-Chapelle (Board President) of the Société Maria Szymanowska. My presentation was entitled: “Szymanowska Scholarship: Ideas for Access and Discovery through Collaborative Efforts,” and was meant to present examples of how libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions have been working to make their collections accessible, discoverable, and open to their users. I briefly explored ways in which the Szymanowska scholarly community could think about future research, which would make use of open data, linked open data, and tools associated with digital scholarship.  My slides can be viewed within this post or directly via Google Drive.

Here is the main body of my presentation: “Szymanowska Scholarship: Ideas for Access and Discovery through Collaborative Efforts”  (more…)

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