Graduate Student Lecture Recital: Ariella Mak-Neiman, Piano

Event Date: 

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

 
YouTube Premiere link: 

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
Ariella Mak-Neiman (photo by Anastasia Chernyavsky)
Photo by Anastasia Chernyavsky
 
Graduate pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman will present a virtual Doctor of Musical Arts lecture recital, titled "Haydn Revisited," on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6 pm PDT as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music’s YouTube channel. Invoking the seminal treatise Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739) of contemporary theorist Johann Mattheson, Mak-Neiman will argue in "Haydn Revisited" for a recontextualization of Haydn in light of the traditions from which he emerged. The lecture will explore the atavistic elements of Haydn’s aesthetic priorities, compositional devices, and interpretive expectations in the context of his intriguing Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI:18 (1766-67). Mak-Neiman is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate from the studio of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
 
YouTube Premiere link: youtu.be/1Aq4dSA8ISs

Abstract

Hailed as the father of both the symphony and the string quartet, and credited with transforming the classical sonata into the form we know today, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) has been cemented into history as one of the heroes of the “classical” era, alongside the luminary figures of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). This association, however, has precipitated both an expectation of and an approach to Haydn’s works that neglect his compositional roots in an earlier aesthetic.
 
Invoking the seminal treatise Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739) of contemporary theorist Johann Mattheson, Haydn Revisited argues for a recontextualization of Haydn in light of the traditions from which he emerged. This lecture explores the atavistic elements of Haydn’s aesthetic priorities, compositional devices, and interpretive expectations in the context of his intriguing Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. XVI:18 (1766-67).

About the Artist

Pianist Ariella Mak-Neiman has engaged audiences throughout North America with her elegant and imaginative performances, fusing multifaceted interpretations with thoughtful and dynamic programming. Recent appearances include features at the WFMT Chicago Bach Festival, PianoFest at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and the "Mozart Binacional" series at the Mainly Mozart Festival. Since making her orchestral debut with the Spokane Symphony as gold medalist of the Greater Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival, Mak-Neiman has been awarded prizes, scholarships, and fellowships sponsored by, among others, the American Musicological Society, Yale University, Indiana University, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Aspen Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, Avon Foundation, and the Music Teachers National Association. In 2016, she was awarded a Chancellor's Fellowship by the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has since advanced to candidacy for the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance under the guidance of Professor Paul Berkowitz.
Ariella Mak-Neiman (photo by Anastasia Chernyavsky)