Live interview on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” program, which aired between 4-6pm on Tuesday, March 7. Christian also appeared at the Afternoon on 3 broadcast concert from the Royal College of Music on Wednesday, March 8. These events were part of the International Women’s Day celebrations hosted by BBC Radio 3. The Easter Sonata of Fanny Hensel geb. Mendelssohn Bartholdy was performed using the edition Christian made of that work.
Talks, Panels, and Conferences Organized
“Mendelssohn and the Lied.” 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. Rochester, New York. November 9-12. Organized and chaired by Angela Mace Christian. Speakers: Susan Youens, Stephen Rodgers, Harald Krebs, and Jennifer Ronyak.
“Urtext as Empowerment: From Notation to Edition to Performance.” Invited Dr. John Michael Cooper (Southwestern University) as guest lecturer at Colorado State University. April 4, 2016. Included guest lecture in Music of the Romantic Era class on Mendelssohn and his secular cantata, Die erste Walpurgisnacht.
New Perspectives on Fidelio at Its Bicentenary. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. Louisville, KY. November 12-15, 2015. Organized by Paul-André Bempechat (founder of the Lyrica Society) and Angela Mace Christian (head editor, Ars Lyrica: Journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations). Speakers: Michael Tusa, Abby Anderton, and John David Wilson; respondent: Peter Laki; chair: Angela Mace Christian.
Annual Rocky Mountain Scholars Meeting, a joint conference of the American Musicological Society-Rocky Mountain Chapter, Society for Music Theory-Rocky Mountain Chapter, and the Society for Ethnomusicology-Southwest Chapter. Colorado State University. March 27-28, 2015. Organized by Dawn Grapes (chapter president), Angela Mace Christian (chapter secretary-treasurer), Bryan Christian (SMT liaison), and Kate Benessa (local arrangements). Two-day conference with ca. 90 attendees and featuring Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago) as the keynote speaker.
Fanny Hensel Rediscovered. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Symposium organized by Angela R. Mace and R. Larry Todd to announce Mace’s rediscovery of the manuscript for Fanny Hensel’s “Easter Sonata.” Speakers: invited guest speaker Susan Youens, R. Larry Todd, and Angela R. Mace. In conjunction with Duke Performances, with the support of the Duke University Artist Collaboration Grant (Office of the Provost for the Arts), the Duke University Department of Music, and Duke University Women’s Studies. Symposium followed by a United States premiere performance of the “Easter Sonata” by Andrea Lam of the Claremont Trio. September 7, 2012.
Studientag zu Fanny Hensel und Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Mendelssohn-Remise, Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. (Study Day on Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.) March 12, 2011. Organized by Thomas Lackmann and Angela R. Mace. Speakers: Roland Schmidt-Hensel, R. Larry Todd, Angela R. Mace, Hans-Günter Klein. Performers: Andreas Lisius, Angela R. Mace, and Elzbieta Sternlicht, piano. Kathleen Brandhofer, soprano. The Friedrichstädter Vokalensemble, choir.
Romantic Falsification or Justifiable Transformation? Performing and Understanding Bach in the Era of Mendelssohn. Lecture-Recital presented by Anselm Hartinger, speaker, with Angela R. Mace, piano and Katharina Uhde, violin. Organized by Angela R. Mace and R. Larry Todd. Duke University, Bone Hall. May 5, 2010.
"The Nocturne, the Lied ohne Worte, and the Development of the Character Piece in the Nineteenth Century." Presented at The Catholic University of America, October 25, 2017.
“Zemlinsky’s Lyrische Symphonie: An Homage to Mahler.” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, conference theme “Memory and Commemoration.” Charleston, SC. February 4, 2017.
“‘Painting Individual and Deep-Seated Emotions’: The Nocturne, the Lied ohne Worte, and the Development of the Character Piece in the Nineteenth Century.” Nineteenth-Century Programme Music International Conference, organized by Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini. Lucca, Italy, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto. November 25, 2016.
“Ludwig Berger, John Field, and the Dissemination of the Nocturne Style.” The Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society–Rocky Mountain Chapter. University of New Mexico–Albuquerque. April 23, 2016.
"Mendelssohn's English-Language Vocal Works and British Wartime Identity." The Lyrica Dialogues of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. November 21, 2014.
"Fathers, Brothers, Husbands, and Music: Family Dynamics, Sibling Relations, and the ‘Question of Incest’ in the Letters of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel." 38th Annual Meeting the German Studies Association. Kansas City, Missouri. September 18-21, 2014.
"Fathers, Brothers, Husbands, and Music: Family Dynamics, Sibling Relations, and the ‘Question of Incest’ in the Letters of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel." The Annual Meeting the American Musicological Society – Rocky Mountain Chapter. Arizona State University, Tucson, Arizona. April 4-5, 2014.
“Negotiating Private and Public Personas in the Sonntagsmusiken of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.” 37th Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Denver, Colorado. October 3-6, 2013.
“The Mendelssohns and the Mystery of the ‘Easter Sonata’.” 78th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. November 2-5, 2012.
“The Discovery of the Easter Sonata.” Fanny Hensel Rediscovered, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. September 7, 2012.
“Der Sauerste Apfel: Felix und die Berliner Familie.” Mendelssohn-Kongreß 2012, “250 Jahre Familie Mendelssohn.” Hosted by the Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft Berlin at the Mendelssohn-Remise and Centrum Judaicum (Neue Synagoge), Berlin, Germany. June 19-21, 2012.
“Bittersweet Authorship: Fanny Hensel as Professional Composer.” Videmus@25, conference on classical music of women, African American, and under-represented composers. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. March 21-25, 2012.
“The Emergence of Fanny Hensel and the ‘Henselian’ Style.” 9th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. June 24-26, 2011.
“Unterschiede in Kompositionen von Fanny Hensel und Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy,” mit Musikbeispielen. Studientag zu Fanny Hensel und Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Mendelssohn-Remise, Mendelssohn-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. (“Differences in the Compositions of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” with musical examples. Study Day on Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy). March 12, 2011.
“Improvisation, Elaboration, Composition: Reimagining the Classical Concerto in the Romantic Cadenza.” Conference, “Werk – Werkstatt – Handwerk: Neue Zugänge zum Material der Alten Musik” (Work – Workshop – Craft: New Perspectives on the Materials of Old Music.”) Annual Conference, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel, Switzerland. November 18-20, 2010.
“The Mendelssohns and the Mystery of the ‘Easter Sonata’.” 16th Biennial International Conference on Nineteenth Century Music. University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. July 8-11, 2010.
“Mendelssohn, Bartholomew, and the Elijah Correspondence, Reconsidered.” Conference, “Brahms, Mendelssohn, and the German Choral Tradition.” Harvard-Lyrica Dialogues. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. April 30-May 1, 2010.
“Mendelssohn, Bartholomew, and the Elijah Correspondence, Reconsidered.” “Der verkannte Komponist – kritische Überlegungen zur Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy-Rezeption vom neunzehnten Jahrhundert bis heute” (“The Hidden Composer – Critical Views on Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Reception from the Nineteenth Century to this Day”). Hosted by Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum Potsdam, in cooperation with the Usedom Music Festival 2009, Heringsdorf auf Usedom, Germany. September 13-15, 2009.
“Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, William Bartholomew, and the Elijah Correspondence, Reconsidered.” “Viewing Mendelssohn, Viewing Elijah: Assimilation, Interpretation, and Culture.” Arizona State University, Tempe. April 29-May 1, 2009.
“Reception of Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Hear My Prayer’ in England.” Third Biennial Conference of the North American British Music Studies Association, York University, Toronto, Canada. July 31-August 3, 2008.
“Hunting in the Nineteenth-Century Salon: Ludwig Berger, Fanny Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, and ‘Die schöne Müllerin’.” Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. February 9, 2008
“Ludwig Berger’s Role in the Education of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Reconsidered.” Fifth Annual Conference of the South Central Graduate Music Consortium, Duke University. September 7-8, 2007.
“A New Cadenza by Fanny Hensel for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 15.” Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society, East Carolina University. Greenville, North Carolina. February 24, 2007
“Mendelssohn’s Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream in England.” Symposium, Incidental Dreaming: Hearing Shakespeare and Seeing Mendelssohn in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Duke University. April 14, 2009.
New Perspectives on Fidelio at Its Bicentenary. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. Louisville, KY. November 12-15, 2015.
Religion, Culture, Society, and Politics. Speakers: Joel Schwindt (Tucson, AZ), “Differentiation of Gendered Discourse and Educational Privilege in Monteverdi's Orfeo”; Mohammed Pasha (Corpus Christi, TX), “Society As Cure: Moral Treatment In Brunetti's Il Maniatico Symphony”; Gregg Brandon (University of Arizona), “Mendelssohn’s Public Statement of Faith: Lobgesang as Christian Witness”; Michael W. Chikinda (University of Utah), “Persichetti's Lincoln Address and the Nixon Administration's Case for Censorship: Why the Text of Lincoln Caused an American Work of Art to be Rejected.” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society - Rocky Mountain Chapter. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. March 27, 2015.
Schubert and the Keyboard. Speakers: Joe Davies (Oxford University) "Fantasizing at the Clavier: Schubert and the Musical Grotesque"; and Anne Hyland (Royal Holloway) "Schubert and Hummel: Structural Considerations in the Piano Trios." 18th Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. University of Toronto, Canada. June 18, 2014.
Musicology Beyond the Boundaries. Speakers: K. Dawn Grapes (Colorado State University)"Primary Sources in the Twenty-First Century: Where Do We Go From Here?"; and Peter Schimpf (Metropolitan State University of Denver) "Defining the Boundaries of the History of Rock and Roll through Student Perceptions." Conference of the College Music Society - Rocky Mountain Chapter. Metropolitan State University Denver, Colorado. March 21, 2014
Into the Domestic Sphere: Problems in the Reception of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Speaker: Marian Wilson Kimber. “Mendelssohn in Montana.” Montana State University, Bozeman. March 28, 2009.
“Dialogues with Power.” Joint lecture/recital with Ellie Moseman (art historian) and Joel Bacon (harpsichord) in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Music in the Musuem series. April 18, 2017.
Collaborative class lecture in Dr. Ellie Moseman’s 19th Century European Art class discussing composers Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, artist Caspar David Friedrich, and the German Wald (forest) in the 19th century. September 15, 2016.
“Family Dynamics, Sibling Relations, and the ‘Question of Incest’ in the Letters of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.” Faculty Research Forum, Colorado State University, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. April 25, 2014.