Leon W. Couch III presented an invited lecture at U. Rochester's Eastman School of Music


Contributed by Leon W. Couch

Leon W. Couch III, Assistant Professor of Music at Ithaca College, presented an hour-long lecture entitled "Affekt, Musical Figures, and Keys" at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music on January 24, 2011. 

Much of the presentation promoted and drew upon a recent publication Playing Dieterich Buxtehude's Works Rhetorically (which got a positive book review) with practical application to performance, but the content extended beyond that original research into narrative and theology. 

Approximate 40 people were present: doctoral & masters students, undergraduates, and faculty.  It was well received and many questions and interchanges occurred, displaying the changing nature and emerging attitudes of this branch of 17th-c German musicology, analysis, and performance.

More information about Dr. Couch can be found at ProfCouch.us.