Ph.D. candidate Shih-Ni Prim presented a paper titled “Maurice Abravanel and Gustav Mahler: The Reception of Early Mahler Recordings by Abravanel and the Utah Symphony Orchestra” at the 2014 AMS-Southeast Chapter Spring meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The audience was interested in learning about Maurice Abravanel, another Mahler champion besides Leonard Bernstein in the 1960s.
With support from the UI School of Music and International Programs, Matthew Arndt attended the Seventh International Conference on Music Theory January 8–11 in Tallinn and Pärnu, Estonia. The conference was on the topic of musical form and featured keynotes by William E. Caplin and James Hepokoski. Arndt gave a paper on a problem of unrest in Arnold Schoenberg’s Little Piano Piece, op. 19, no. 2. The paper was well received, and he received some transformative feedback. The conference was held in conjunction with Pärnu Contemporary Music Days, and Arndt attended some interesting new music concerts. Photo: Tallinn.