Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online , Vol. 11, 2013/II

Information on Contributors


Dorottya Fabian

Dorottya Fabian is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research is focused on the history of performing Western classical music as evidenced on sound recordings. She analyses changes in technique and interpretation in recorded performances of European concert music from the 18th- and 19th-centuries, in particular the compositions of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Schumann. She published extensively on 20th-century Bach performance. She is currently on a book on the art of contemporary violinists, and editing a book on expressiveness in music performance, and writing a monograph on recent trends in recorded performances of Bach's works for solo violin. As a member of the Empirical Musicology Group at UNSW she is involved in quantitative music research combining experimental studies of music perception with software-assisted analysis of audio files. She is also interested in dramaturgy and the study of opera, and composition and performance in Central-Eastern Europe (e.g. Bartók). For more details, see: http://sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/staff/dorottya-fabian-71.html. Email: d.fabian@unsw.edu.au

Uri Golomb

Uri Golomb studied at Tel Aviv University (BA), King’s College London (MMus) and Cambridge University (PhD). He wrote his doctoral dissertation, Expression and Meaning in Bach Performance and Reception: An Examination of  the B-minor Mass on Record, under the supervision of Prof. John Butt (now at Glasgow University) and Dr. Geoffrey Webber; part of his doctoral research was supported by the British Library Sound Archive’s Edison Fellowship. He later returned to Cambridge under the auspices of a British Academy Visiting Fellowship, hosted by Prof. Nicholas Cook, to commence a research project currently titled The Fifth Evangelist, the Abstract Mathematician and the Compleat Musician: Re-Creating Bach’s Vocal Music in the Age of Recordings. He is now a Teaching Associate at Tel Aviv University. For more details, see: http://cantab.academia.edu/UriGolomb. Email: uri.golomb@cantab.net


Ron Atar

Ron Atar received his PhD in 2007. He wrote his dissertation, Analysis of Béla Bartók's Performances to Selected Composition, at Bar-Ilan University under the supervision of Prof. Judith Frigyesi. Parts of his PhD dissertation were presented in the framework of international conferences in Budapest and London. He was awarded the British Library Sound Archive’s Edison Fellowship for the years 2008-9. His current research deals with the interpretation of Bartók’s orchestral compositions during the last decades from the perspective of the composer's notation and his written and recorded legacy. Email: musicronmusic@gmail.com

David J. Buch

David Joseph Buch studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He received his PhD in Music History from Northwestern University.

He had been Professor of Music at Wayne State University and Professor of Music History at the University of Northern Iowa, where he is now Professor Emeritus. Buch was also a visiting professor at the University of Chicago (2008-11). He has published numerous scholarly studies on a range of topics, having explored archives and libraries in major European cities. His research has received international attention owing to the discovery of new attributions to Mozart in Emanuel Schikaneder's collaborative opera Der Stein der Weisen oder Die Zauberinsel (Vienna, 1790). In 1998 he was named UNI Distinguished Scholar and received the Donald N. McKay Research Award. Buch plays the lute, viola da gamba and guitar. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Claudio Abbado, and as guest soloist with the Eckstein String Quartet (principals, CSO). Email: david.buch@uni.edu

Efrat Buchris

Efrat Buchris was born in Jerusalem. She holds a BA in musicology and history from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a teaching certificate from the University’s School of Education. She received her Master’s and PhD in Musicology from Bar-Ilan University. Her multidisciplinary doctoral dissertation combines musicology, Bible studies and art history. She also studied music at the Jerusalem Music academy, and architecture and interior design at Ort Career in Rehovot. She is currently Vice President and Head of the Education Department at the Washington Hill Academic College of Education. Her research focuses on music philosophy and the relations between music, religion and society. Email: efratb@neto.net.il


Liran Gurkiewicz

Liran Gurkiewicz holds a BA and MA in Musicology from Tel Aviv University. He is currently a PhD candidate at Bar-Ilan University. His research focuses on Paul Ben-Haim's orchestral music under Prof. Michael Wolpe's and Prof. Ethan Haimo's supervision. His research deals with Ben-Haim's Jewish identity and stylistical devices in orchestral works, emphasizing the continuity between Ben-Haim's later works from Germany to major Israeli works to come. Gurkiewicz has participated in the 2011 Israel Musicological Society conference, and as well as the SOAS/University of London conference 'Art Musics of Israel' in London. He is also a freelance journalist. Email: Gurkiewicz.liran@gmail.com

Roger Kamien

Professor Roger Kamien received a B.A. in music from Columbia University and an M.A. and Ph.D in musicology from Princeton University. He taught at Hunter College and later at Queens College, City University, New York. In 1983, he was appointed to the Zubin Mehta Chair of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He is also a professional pianist.

His textbook Music: An Appreciation (McGraw-Hill), first published in 1976, will soon appear in its 11th regular edition and 8th brief edition. He was also editor of  The Norton Scores, one of the coauthors of A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, and a contributor to Schenker Studies and  The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven. He has also written articles and reviews for journals including Music Forum, Beethoven Forum, Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Spectrum, Theory and Practice, Musical Quarterly, Journal of Musicology, and the  Journal of the American Musicological Society Email: kamien@netvision.net.il

Eitan Ornoy

Eitan Ornoy is both a violinist and a musicologist, and is currently a lecturer of music at the department of music, arts & literature at Zefat Academic College, Israel. Born in Jerusalem, he studied the violin at the Rubin Academy, Tel Aviv University, and continued his studies in the USA with Serjiu Luca. His PhD dissertation, completed under the supervision of Prof. Jeohash Hirshberg,  focused on the early music movement. In 2003 he was awarded the British Library Sound Archive’s Edison Fellowship.

As a violinist, he has played in orchestras in Israel and in the USA, including the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and the Houston Grand Opera. Within the field of musicological research, he has focused mainly on the HIP (historically-informed performance) movement and on recording analysis; he published articles on these topics in Early Music, Journal of Music and Meaning, Performance Practice Review, Journal of New Music Research and others. For more details, see: http://www.music-lectures.com/academic-en.asp.  Email: ornoye@gmail.com


Naphtali Wagner

Naftali Wagner is an associate professor in the musicology department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His major research projects include: the analysis of Western tonal music, based primarily on the theory of Heinrich Schenker; Richard Wagner’s leading motifs and their communicative power; rock music (characterization of the Beatle’s repertoire); music education (developing courseware for teaching harmony, rhythm, ear-training and more); and developing a methodology for analyzing the relations between prosody and music. His current research examines the narrative uses of musical representations in fiction.  Email: mswagner@mscc.huji.ac.il