Monthly Archives: April 2021

The contours of tragedy

Where does tragedy happen?  This is a major question that has been driving interest in the tragic phenomenon over the last few decades.  While scholarship and performance were still defining the norms of literary genre and moral conduct, the question … Continue reading

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On lateness in listening: From late style to late mood

The scholarly symposium “Late Style and the Idea of the Summative Work in Bach and Beethoven,” taking place this month at the Department of Music & Dance in the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, inspired me to return to a particular aspect … Continue reading

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