Department of Music Lecture: William E. Caplin, FRSC James McGill Professor of Music Theory, McGill University

  • Friday, April 12, 2019 • 3:00 pm
  • Music Classroom Building, Room 102

The Department of Music presents a free Lecture with William E. Caplin, FRSC James McGill Professor of Music Theory, McGill University. William E. Caplin specializes in the theories of musical form and musical cadence. His extensive investigations into formal procedures of late-eighteenth-century music culminated in the 1998 book Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (Oxford University Press), which won the 1999 Wallace Berry Book Award from the Society for Music Theory. Caplin has also undertaken research in the history of music theory. His most notable study in this area, “Theories of Musical Rhythm in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” appears in The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory, ed. Thomas Christensen. He has a number of publications and interests which appear on his website.

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