Professor Graham Hunt to guest lecture at The University of Texas at Austin
April 3, 2017
Music Theory professor Dr. Graham Hunt will present a lecture entitled "A Queen's Rage and Operatic Sonata Forms " at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Dr. Hunt's latest research applies the groundbreaking theories of William Caplin, "Formal-Function Analysis," which was derived from the theories of Arnold Schoenberg, to works by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Bruckner, to name a few. He has used Formal-Function Analysis to examine formal ambiguities that have previous defied traditional analytical interpretations, such as three-key expositions, truncated rondo forms, and opera arias, duets, and ensembles. Most recently, he was invited to write a article-review of a Festschrift written in honor of William Caplin himself, Formal Functions in Perspective," which will appear in the forthcoming issue of Integral: The Journal of Applied Musical Thought.