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Biographical Note: Robert S Hatten

Robert Hatten, Professor of Music Theory at Indiana University, has taught on the faculties of SUNY Buffalo, The University of Michigan, and Penn State University. He also held a Mellon Fellowship for the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985-6. Prof. Hatten is the author of Musical Meaning in Beethoven: Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation (Indiana University Press, 1994), which was co-recipient of the Wallace Berry Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory in 1997. His articles and reviews have been published in numerous music theory, musicology, and semiotic journals and volumes here and abroad. In addition to guest lecture series at universities in Helsinki, Mexico City, and Poznan (2002), he has been invited to give papers at many universities in North America, as well as Krak<ó>w, Tallinn, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, London, Manchester, and Leeds. Dr. Hatten's research interests include speculative theories of musical gesture, semiotic and hermeneutic approaches to the interpretation of musical expressive meaning (especially for Beethoven and Schubert) and twentieth-century opera. His Cybersemiotic Lectures on Musical Gesture will appear in expanded form in a book-in-progress, Musical Meaning and Interpretation: Topics, Tropes, Gestures, and Continuity.

Send comments or questions to Robert S Hatten: rohatten@indiana.edu
or by mail to:
Prof. Robert S. Hatten
School of Music
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802


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