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Dr. Yonatan Bar-Yoshafat

דר יונתן בר-יושפט
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The open university of Israel Department of Literature, Language and the Arts 1 University Road, P. O. Box 808, Raanana 43107
Office:09-778-1984 Mobile:972-525-289655 Email:yonatanb@openu.ac.il

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Areas Of Interest
  • 18th and 19th Century Instrumental Music
  • C. P. E. Bach
  • Aesthetics and Sociology of music
  • Theory and Analysis
  • Music Historiography
  • German Romanticism
  • Critical Theory

2013-2015
Post-Doctoral Research, Cornell University
2005-2012
Ph. D. in Musicology, Tel-Aviv University
2002-2004
Direct Ph. D. track in Musicology (Interim Requirements), Tel-Aviv University
1997-2001
A Double Major Degree in Musicology (B. A., Summa Cum Laude) and Composition (B. Mus., Cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University

2000-2001: Composition, with Ron Weidberg

1998-1999: Composition, with Noam Sheriff

1998-1999: Conducting, with Maestro Vag Papian

1995-1996: Flute, with Margalit Gafni

1989-1992: Flute, with Moshe A. Epstein

2013
Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship (US-Israel Educational Foundation)
2012
Research Fellowship, the Research Fund of the Open University of Israel
2009
Research Fellowship, the Research Fund of the Open University of Israel
2007
Excellence Scholarship, the Association of Secondary School Teachers' Fund of Knowledge
2003-2006
Excellence Scholarships, the Faculty of Arts, Tel-Aviv University
2001-2002
Tamir Awards for outstanding seminar papers, the Department of Musicology, Tel-Aviv University
2001-2002
Excellence Scholarships, the Buchmann-Mehta school of music, Tel-Aviv University
1997
Excellence Scholarship, the Dean of Students, Tel-Aviv University
2015-present
Faculty Member (Rank 4), the Open University of Israel
2015-present
Member of the Humanities Subcommittee
2005-present
Course Coordinator and Instructor
2012-present
Supervisor of seminar papers in music for senior B.A. students
2012-present
Course proposal and development: “Sounds and Beyond: Critical Discourses of Music” (10959)
2010
Assistant and Advisor for the development of the course “A History of Western Music 2”
2008
Assistant and Advisor for the development of the course “A History of Western Music 1”

The American Musicological Society (AMS).

The Israeli Musicological Society (IMS).

“On the Musically Melancholic” [in preparation].​

“Between Empfindsamkeit and Sentimentalität: Temporality and Reflexivity in C. P. E. Bach’s Music” [in preparation].​

“Kenner und Liebhaber – Yet another Look”, International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, issue 44/1 (June 2013): 19-47.

“Ironizing Allegory of Listening – Deconstructing Monelle”, in Panos, N., et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Semiotics in Memory of Raymond Monelle (Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh and The International Project on Music and Dance Semiotics, 2013), 35-45.

“D-Moll at the mall: Defending Criticism against its Critics”, Pe’imot, Journal of Music and Culture, Vol. 1 (Summer 2010): 49-66, Resling, Tel-Aviv University [Revised version forthcoming, Pe’imot's website].

David Schulenberg, The Music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Eastman Studies in Music. Ralph P. Locke, General Editor (Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press, 2014), The Journal of Musicological Research, Volume 34, Issue 3 (2015).

Learning Guide for the course “Sounds and Beyond: Critical Discourses of Music” (Ra’anana: The Open University Press). [In preparation].

Learning Guide for the course “The History of Western Music 1” (Ra’anana: The Open University Press, 2011, Revised 2016).

Harmonic Structures – Unit 2, Learning Unit for the course “Harmonic Structures 1” (Ra’anana: The Open University Press, 2010).

2002-2003:  Diyukan Magazine, Makor-Rishon.

  • 2016-2017: Academic Writing for Majors in Musicology and Music Theory (0843-1001-01)
  • 2010-present: “A History of Western Music 2” (10733)
  • 2009-present: “A History of Western Music 1” (10732)
  • 2006-present: “The Classical Style” (10626)
  • 2007-2013: “Beethoven – Rebel and Romanticist” (10934)
  • 2005-2013: “The Music of J. S. Bach” (10251)
  • 2007-2008: Thelma Yellin Arts High School, Givatayim
    Western Music History, The Department of Classical Music.
     
  • 2000-2007: Yigal Alon High School for Arts and Sciences, Ramat-Hasharon
    Western Music History, Harmony, and Chamber Ensembles, The Department of Music.
     

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  • “Compositional Ambiguity in an Incredulous Age: C. P. E. Bach and the Darker Sides of Empfindsamkeit”, Melancholy and Solitude in the History of Ideas and Art History, workshop sponsored by the Uhl Foundation, Buchnerhof, South Tyrol, October 2016.

     

  • “Skepticism and Anti-Sentimentalism in C. P. E. Bach’s C Minor Program Trio”, Mood - Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives, University of Warwick, UK, May, 2016.

     

  • “‘As obscure and unintelligible as the warbling of larks and linnets’: Latent Agendas in C. P. E. Bach’s C Minor Program Trio Wq. 161/1”, the Winter 2015 Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Boston University, US, February, 2015.

     

  • “The Limits of Subjectivity? Self-Reflexive Manifestations in C. P. E. Bach’s E Minor Keyboard Concerto Wq. 15”, C. P. E. Bach and Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Culture, University of Oxford, UK, November 2014.

     

  • “‘As obscure and unintelligible as the warbling of larks and linnets’: Latent Agendas in C. P. E. Bach’s C Minor Trio Wq. 161/1 (H.579)”, Sensation and Sensibility at the Keyboard in the Late 18th Century, Music Conference and Concert Festival Celebrating the Tercentenary of C. P. E. Bach, Cornell University, US, October, 2014.

     

  • “The Limits of Subjectivity? Self-Reflexive Manifestations in C. P. E. Bach’s E Minor Keyboard Concerto Wq. 15”, The Royal Musical Association’s 50th annual conference, University of Leeds, UK, September 2014.

     

  • “The Master of “Surface” and “Small Details”? Further Hermeneutical Challenges in C. P. E. Bach’s Music”, Keynote Address, The Israeli Music Theory Forum (Under the auspices of the IMS), The Open University of Israel, March 2014.

     

  • “Allegory, Irony and Deconstruction – Interpretation and Over-Interpretation of a Fugue”, Music Colloquium, the Music Department at Cornell University, US, October, 2013.

     

  • “Narrative Hermeneutics of Mid-18th Century Instrumental Music”, Departmental Forum, the Department of Literature, Language and the Arts, The Open University of Israel, April 2013.

     

  • “Allegory, Irony and Deconstruction – Interpretation and Over-Interpretation of a Fugue”, Music Colloquium, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, April 2013.

     

  • “Ironizing Allegory of Listening – Deconstructing Monelle”, The International Conference on Music Semiotic in Memory of Raymond Monelle (ICMS-MRM), The University of Edinburgh, UK, October 2012.

     

  • “On Music Experts and Amateurs in 18th century Germany (or, how to approach Emanuel Bach with the help of Immanuel Kant): New interpretations of old dichotomies”, Departmental Forum, The Department of Literature, Language and the Arts, The Open University of Israel, January 2012.

     

  • “Lost in Translation, or, fantasia – que me veux-tu?”, The Israeli Musicological Society Conference, Israel, July 2011.

     

  • “Topics in Music Appreciation”, a voluntary program for “Hasbrouck Community Center”, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., April 2014.

     

  • “The French Connection”: Works for Flute, Viola and Harp by Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Khachaturian, Paul Ben-Haim, Shulamit Ran and Matan Porat, Pre-Concert Lecture, “Sounds” Chamber Music Series, The Open University Campus, Ra’anana, June 2012.

     

  • “A Never-Ending Fugue”: Works for Strings by Biber, Pachelbel, Bach, Haydn and Bartok, Pre-Concert Lecture, “Sounds” Chamber Music Series, The Open University Campus, Ra’anana, April 2011.

     

  • “Stravinsky: l’histoire du soldat”, Pre-Concert Lecture, “Sounds” Chamber Music Series, The Open University Campus, Ra’anana, June 2010.

     

  • “From Leonin to Gubaidulina: Typology and Genealogy of Pre-Modern, Modern and Post-Modern Music Allusions”, Guest Lecture for “Interdisciplinary Seminar on the Languages of Arts”, The School of Architecture, Tel-Aviv University, December 2003.