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Scholarly Interest Report
         
David Ferris
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Musicology and Music History
 
e-mail:ferris@rice.edu
 
  • B. Mus.(1982) New England Conservatory
  • Ph. D. (1993) Brandeis University
 
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Research Areas
 18th and 19th century music history, music analysis, lieder, biography
 
Teaching Areas
 music history
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

David Ferris ""'Was will dieses Grau'n bedeuten?': Schumann's 'Zwielicht' and Daverio's 'Incomprehensibility Topos'"." Journal of Musicology, 22 (Fall 2004)

 
 

David Ferris "Public Performance and Private Understanding: Clara Wieck's Concerts in Berlin." Journal of the American Musicological Society, 56 (2003/Summe) : 351-408.

 
 Book chapters
 

David Ferris "Dissociation and Declamation in Schubert's Heine Songs." In Press

 
 

David Ferris "The Fictional Lives of the Schumanns." Rethinking Schumann

 
 

John Daverio and David Ferris "The Song Cycle: Journeys through a Romantic Landscape." German Lieder in the 19th Century

 
 

David Ferris "Plates for Sale: C. P. E. Bach and the Story of Die Kunst der Fuge." C. P. E. Bach Studies (Cambridge)

 
 Book reviews
 

"Robert Schumann, Composer of Songs" Music Analysis

 
 Other
 

David Ferris (editor) "C. P. E. Bach: Keyboard Sonatinas from Manuscript Sources; Wq. 100, 102, 103 Series III volume 12.2." In Press

 
 

David Ferris (editor) "C. P. E. Bach: Keyboard Sonatinas from Manuscript Sources." , Series III vol. 12.1In Press

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

""'Du sollst auch Musik lernen': Early Biographies of the Bachs"." Humboldt Universitat, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin. (April 2004)

 
 

""Plates for Sale: C. P. E. Bach and the Story of Die Kunst der Fuge"." American Academy in Berlin, American Academy in Berlin. (March 2004)

 
 Other
 

"C. P. E. Bach's Rondos and the Subversion of Genre." Musical Intersections/American Musicological Society, Toronto. (November 2, 2000)

 
 

"Weak Openings and Open Endings: On Schumann's Romantic Song Forms." Texas Society for Music Theory, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville TX. (February, 1998)

 
 

"Weak Openings and Open Endings: On Schumann's Romantic Song Forms." New York State Music Theory Society, Hunter College, New York, NY. (April, 1998)

 
 Panelist
 

"The Gospel According to Peter Grimes." (2013)

 
 

""Dissociation and Declamation in Schubert's Heine Songs"." Thanatos as Muse? Schubert and Concepts of Late Style, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. (October 2011)

 
 

""'Welcher Fantast ich war': C. P. E. Bach's Composed Improvisations"." 17th Congress/International Musicological Society, Leuven, Belgium. (August 2002)

 
 Session Chair
 

""Robert Schumann at 200: New Paths"." American Musicological Society National Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana. (November 2011)

 
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Ross Williams, DMA On Open Sky. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Tor Johan Boen, DMA Eugene Ysaye's Trio for 2 violins and viola. (2004) (Thesis Director)

 Filip Blachnio, DMA The Evolution of Musical Language in the Sonatas of Alexander Scriabin. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Faculty Research Visit Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (2013)

 DaimlerChrysler Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin (Spring2004)