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Schubert's Moments musicaux and Whistler's Six Projects: A Lecture-Recital by Arabella Teniswood-Harvey


Teniswood-Harvey, A, Schubert's Moments musicaux and Whistler's Six Projects: A Lecture-Recital by Arabella Teniswood-Harvey, Colby College Museum of Art , Colby College Museum of Art, Maine, USA (2010) [Performance]


Around 1872, James McNeill Whistler inscribed the frame intended for his painting The Three Girls with a four-bar quote from Franz Schubert's Moment musical No. 3 in F minor, Op. 94 for solo piano. The painting was never completed and no longer survives intact, but sketches such as The White Symphony: Three Girls remain. This work has traditionally been grouped with 5 other unfinished sketches to form a set known as the Six Projects. In this lecture-recital I explored the possibility of each of the Six Projects being linked to one of Schubert's six Moments musicaux, thereby proposing a new viewing order for the paintings. The lecture-recital began with a performance of the third Moment musical, and following discussion of the correspondences I performed the entire set of six pieces whilst the audience viewed the corresponding images. Funded by: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Item Details

Item Type:Performance
Keywords:Schubert, Whistler, piano, frame, interdisciplinary
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Music Performance
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Teniswood-Harvey, A (Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey)
ID Code:68346
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Conservatorium of Music
Deposited On:2011-03-10
Last Modified:2012-02-27

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