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Mary Sue Morrow

Title: Professor of Musicology
Office: 5231 Emery Hall
Tel: 513-556-4031
Email: marysue.morrow@uc.edu

Mary Sue Morrow, Professor, is a musicologist whose research interests include 18th-century music, aesthetics and criticism, reception history, nationalism, and the sociology of music. She is the author of two books, German Music Criticism in the Late Eighteenth Century: Aesthetic Issues in Instrumental Music and Concert Life in Haydn’s Vienna: Aspects of a Developing Musical and Social Institution, and is the co-editor of and contributor to The Eighteenth-Century Symphony (in preparation for Indiana U. Press).

She has contributed to many books, including The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony (forthcoming); Musik und Bürgerkultur: Leipzigs Aufstieg zur Musikstadt; The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia; Florilegium Musicae: Studi in onore di Carolyn Gianturco; Oxford Composer Companions: Joseph Haydn; Analecta III: Liszt and the Birth of Modern Europe; Searching for Common Ground: Diskurse zur deutschen Identität 1750–1871; De Clavicordio IV; and Music and Culture in America, 1861–1918. Her articles and reviews have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online, Eighteenth-Century Music, 19th-Century Music, Notes, The Beethoven Journal, The Musical Times, The Journal of Musicological Research and Music & Letters.

A past president of the Southern Chapter of the American Musicological Society, she has served on various AMS standing committees and on the boards of the Mozart Society and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (as president from 2009-11). She has held a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1981–1982), an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship (1991–1992), and a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Grant (2006–08). Dr. Morrow has taught previously at Loyola University New Orleans and the College of the Ozarks.

Education

  • MM, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • BA, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
  • PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Research Information

Research Support

  • (PI), Morrow, Mary Sue, The Eighteenth-Century Symphony, National Endowment for the Humanities. (RZ-50602-06), $99,960.00. 07/01/2006 to 06/30/2008. Status: Closed.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Mary Sue Morrow (2006). Symphonies and Sitcoms: Rethinking Genre History with Mozart in Mind. Min-Ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online, 6 (2).
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1995). Making it in the Big City: Beethoven’s First Decade in Vienna. The Beethoven Journal (10), 46.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1990). Of Unity and Passion: The Aesthetics of Concert Criticism in Early Nineteenth-Century Vienna. 19th-Century Music (13), 193.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1989). Singing and Drinking in New Orleans: The Social and Musical Functions of Nineteenth-Century German Männerchöre. The Southern Quarterly (27), 5.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1985). Mozart and Viennese Concert Life. The Musical Times (126), 453.

Published Books

  • Mary Sue Morrow and Bathia Churgin, eds. (2012). The Eighteenth-Century Symphony: The Symphonic Repertoire, Vol. 1. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1997). German Music Criticism in the Late Eighteenth Century: Aesthetic Issues in Instrumental Music. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1989). oncert Life in Haydn’s Vienna: Aspects of a Developing Musical and Social Institution. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press.

Book Chapters

  • Mary Sue Morrow (2013). Other Classical Repertoires. In Julian Horton (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2007). Grundlegende Aspekte der deutschen Musikkritik um 1800. In Stefan Horlitz and Marion Recknagel (Eds.), Musik und Bürgerkultur: Leipzigs Aufstieg zur Musikstadt (pp.82). Leipzig: Edition Peters.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2006). Vienna. In Cliff Eisen and Simon P. Keefe (Eds.), The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (pp.517). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2004). Italian Perspectives on Instrumental Music in the Late Eighteenth-Century. In Patrizia Radicchi and Michael Burden II (Eds.), Florilegium Musicae: Studi in onore di Carolyn Gianturco (pp.713). Pisa: Edizioni ETS.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2002). “Boßler, Heinrich,” “Cramer, Carl Friedrich,” “Hummel, Johann Julius,” and “Reception: Netherlands and North Germany.”. In David Wyn Jones (Eds.), Oxford Composer Companions (pp.22, 54, 159, 30). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2002). Deconstructing Brendel’s New German Liszt. In Michael Saffle and Rossana Dalmonte (Eds.), Analecta III: Liszt and the Birth of Modern Europe: Music as a Mirror of Religious, Political, Social, and Aesthetic Transformation (pp.157). Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2000). Building a National Identity with Music: A Story from the Eighteenth Century. In Nicholas Vazsonyi (Eds.), In Searching for Common Ground: Diskurse zur deutschen Identität 1750–1871 (pp.255). Cologne, Weimar and Vienna: Böhlau.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (2000). The Clavichord Resounds, or the Wider Influence of C. P. E. Bach’s Empfindsamer Keyboard Style. In Bernard Brauchli, Susan Brauchli, and Alberto Galazzo (Eds.), De Clavicordio IV (pp.87). Magnano, Italy: Musica Antica a Magnano.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1999). Symphony: 18th Century: Italian. In Murray Steib (Eds.), Reader's Guide to Music: History (pp.707). Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1998). Somewhere between Beer and Wagner: The Cultural and Musical Impact of German-American Männerchöre in New York and New Orleans. In Michael Saffle (Eds.), Music and Culture in America, 1861-1918 (pp.79). New York: Garland.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (1990). Vierteljahrschrift für Musikwissenschaft,” “Archiv für Musikforschung” and “Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft.”. In Linda Fidler and Richard S. James (Eds.), International Music Journals Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Additional Publications

Review

  • John A. Rice (2005). (Rev. of Empress Marie Therese and Music at the Viennese Court, 1792–1807). Eighteenth-Century Music (2). (pp.14)..
  • Daniel Heartz (2004). (Rev. of Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style 1720–1780). Notes (June 2004). (pp.958)..
  • (2002). (Rev. of The Critical Reception of Beethoven’s Compositions by His German Contemporaries, vol. 2). In Wayne M. Senner, Robin Wallace, and William Meredith (Eds.), Journal of Musicological Research (21). (pp.263)..
  • (2001). (Rev. of he Critical Reception of Beethoven’s Compositions by His German Contemporaries, vol. 1). In Wayne M. Senner, Robin Wallace, and William Meredith (Eds.), Music & Letters (82). (pp.112)..
  • Ruth Halliwell (1999). (Rev. of The Mozart Family: Four Lives in a Social Context). Mozart Society of America Newsletter (3). (pp.7)..
  • James Webster (1995). (Rev. of Haydn’s ‘Farewell’ Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style). The Journal of Musicological Research (14). (pp.257)..
  • Alice Hanson (1986). (Rev. of Musical Life in Biedermeier Vienna). 19th-Century Music (10). (pp.196)..

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Mary Sue Morrow (04-2009). Handel, Haydn, and History Franklin College Musical Extravaganza, Franklin, IN.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (02-2003). Beethoven's Musical World Humanities West Winter 2003 program ("Beethoven, Resonant Genius"), San Francisco, CA.

Symposium

  • Mary Sue Morrow (12-2007). The Power and Perils of Using Criticism in Constructing a History of the Eighteenth-Century Symphony. Holberg Symposium, Bergen, Norway. Other Institution. Level: Prof. Org..
  • Mary Sue Morrow (04-2005). The Beethoven Effect. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Memphis, TN. Other Institution. Level: University.
  • Mary Sue Morrow (10/28/2000). Confronting Beethoven. Symposium for the Bard Music Festival, New York, NY. Other Institution.

Lectures

  • (08/13/2000). Beethoven, 1803-1808. The Bard Music Festival, Annandale on Hudson, NY.

Honors & Awards

  • , Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Eva Judd O'Meara Award, 2006. For review of “Daniel Heartz, Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style 1720–1780.” Notes (June 2004): 958–61.
  • NEH Scholarship, Aston Magna Academy, 1989.
  • NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship at New York University, 1986.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2006 to 2008.
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship, 1991 to 1992.
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to Vienna, Austria, 1981 to 1982.