Prof. Bathia Churgin (Emerita)
Prof. Bathia Churgin, Musicologist, founder of Bar-Ilan University's Music Department
Prof. Churgin looks back on over twenty-six years of achievement in the department that she established as a personal tribute to her late father, Prof. Pinkhos Churgin, Bar-Ilan University's founder and first president. "My father always appreciated fine music. He respected the discipline and hard work required by the field of music. He wanted Bar-Ilan to be a center of learning -- not only of Torah and the sciences, but also the arts and humanities."
Prof. Churgin was brought up in a musical home in New York. Her mother, Rosetta (Shoshana) Seligson Churgin was an excellent musician and violinist and guided her musical studies. Her musical education encompassed the High School of Music and Art, Hunter College, Radcliffe College and Harvard University. Head of the Music department from 1970 to 1984, she played a key role in designing the department's degree programs, building its respected library and creating its successful concert series.
Specialization: Classic Music, the Classic Symphony, G. B. Sammartini, Beethoven
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Piano
Born: 9 October 1928 in New York City. Emigration to Israel, 1970.
Dual citizenship: US/Israel
High School of Music and Art, New York City, 1942-46
B. A. Hunter College, City University of New York, January 1950, Magna cum laude
M. A. Radcliffe College (Harvard University), 1952
Ph.D. Harvard University, June, 1963. Dissertation: The Symphonies of G. B. Sammartini, 2 vols. Advisor: Prof. Nino Pirrotta. Unofficial advisor: Prof. Jan LaRue, New York University.
Summer study at Fontainebleau, France, in 1950 and 1951, as a student of music theory with Nadia Boulanger, and chamber music (violin, viola)
Instructor to Full Professor, Vassar College, 1952-57, 1959-71
Founder of the Department of Musicology, Bar-Ilan University, 1970
Head of Department, 1970-84. Retirement, October 1996.
Harvard Summer School, 1963
Tel Aviv University, 1972
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1973
Northwestern, University, Chicago, Summer 1976
Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Summer 1977
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1977
Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, 1981
Indiana University, 2001
Honors, Fellowships, Grants (selection)
Hunter College: prizes in academic achievement and performance in Music; English prize for essay on T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets. Phi Beta Kappa (Junior year), 1949.
Fontainebleau: First prize in Analysis, 1951.
5 fellowships for study at Harvard from Radcliffe College and Wellesley College
2 Faculty Fellowships for research, Vassar College, 1964, 1969
2 Research Fellowships awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies, (1964, 1985)
Several research grants from Vassar College and Bar-Ilan University
Publication subsidy, Italian Cultural Institute, Tel Aviv, 1984
Travel grant, Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn, 1987
Election to the Hunter College of the City of New York (CUNY) Hall of Fame, 1986
Election as a Corresponding Member of the American Musicological Society, 2007
Election as Honorary Member of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, 2009
FESTSCHRIFT: A Musicological Bouquet: Essays on Style, Sources, and Performance in Honor of Bathia Churgin, Journal of Musicology, 18 (Winter, 2001)
Professional Organizations (selection)
1. Member of the Israel Musicological Society, American Musicological Society, International Musicological Society; formerly the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
2. Member of the Council of the American Musicological Society, 1969-71 and the Editorial Board of its journal (JAMS), 1969-71.
3. Chair of Classic music sessions of the AMS meetings in 1969, and 1984; chair of the session of free papers, IMS meeting, Strasbourg, 1982.
4. Member of the Council of the Israel Musicological Society, 1974-76, 1979-86; member of the Editorial Board of its journal, Israel Studies in Musicology,1978-90.
5. Chair, Israel Musicological Society, 1994-95.
During 14 years as Chair of the Dept. of Musicology at Bar-Ilan University, I established the B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. programs and assisted in the establishment of the expanded B.A., music education, and music therapy programs. I started the concert and lecture series, and developed the holdings of the Music Library. I conducted successful fundraising activities (continuing today) especially to develop the library, purchase electronic equipment and musical instruments, and in particular the fortepiano (the best in Israel), and a harpsichord.
I served on the university M.A. and Ph.D. committees and was the first woman elected to the Senate committee, the Vaadat Hamerekeset, dealing with appointments and programs.
Biographical Listings (selection)
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1st and 2nd eds. (1980, 2001)
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 2nd ed.
International Who's Who in Classical Music
Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd. ed.,2007
Asia/Pacific Who's Who
Who's Who in Israel
Encyclopedia of the Keter Publishing House (Israel)
Other Professional Activities
1. Member of the committee for the Israel Prize in Music, 1974.
2. Member of the Professional Committee for Appointments and Promotions, Rubin Academy of Music, 1975-87.
3. Member of the Advisory Board of the American Beethoven Society, 1986--.
4. Member of the Advisory Board of the journal Ad Parnassum, 2001--.
5. Member, Editorial Board of the journal The Beethoven Forum, 1992-97.
6. Organizer of the first Beethoven international conferences in Israel, Bar-Ilan, 1987, 1994.
7. Organizer of the first Mozart international conference in Israel, Bar Ilan, 1991.
8. Organizer of two concerts of music by women composers, Bar-Ilan, 1992, 1996.
9. Organizer of three concerts of unknown Classic symphonies and chamber music by Italian and French composers, and an all-Sammartini concert, at Bar-Ilan, 1980, 1981 (Tel Aviv), 1990, 1993.
10. Organizer of a conference in honor of the 80th birthday of Prof. Joachim Braun, Bar- Ilan, 2011.
Ph.D Dissertations and M.A. Theses written under the direction of Bathia Churgin
Ph. D. Dissertations
Frohlich, Martha. "Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Op. 54 and Op. 57: A Study of the Manuscript
Sources." 1987. Partly published as: Beethoven's "Appassionata" Sonata. Oxford:
Clarendon Press, 1991.
Sheer, Miriam. "The Role of Dynamics in Beethoven's Instrumental Works." 2 vols., 1989
Tchernowitz-Neustadtl, Miriam. "The String Trios of Luigi Boccherini." 1990
Mandel-Yehuda, Sarah. "Early Symphonic Style as Reflected in the Symphonies of Antonio
Brioschi (fl. c. 1725-1750) in the Fonds Blancheton." 1992
Portowitz, Adena. "Mozart's Early Concertos 1773-1779: Structure and Expression." 1994
Fleischer, Tsippi. "Luigi Cherubini's Médée (1797): A Study of its Musical and Dramatic
Shani, Tova. "The Shift from the Baroque to the Classic Style and its Role in the Emergence
of Sonata Form: A Study of Bipartite Movements from Italian and German Solo and
Keyboard Sonatas c. 1720 to c. 1760." 1999. Tel Aviv University. Second advisor: Shai
M. A. Theses
Gild, Jenny. "Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 14, No. 1: An Analysis of the Sketches." 1977
Steinberger, Naomi Markson. "Performance Practice in Beethoven's Cello Sonatas." 1978
Co-advisor Joachim Braun.
Tchernowitz-Neustadtl, Miriam. "A Study of the String Trios Op. 1 (1760) and Op. 54 (1796)
by Luigi Boccherini. 1979
Yeshurun, Sarah. "Mozart's Piano Trios: An Historical and Analytical Study." 1979
Dubinsky, Maya. "A Study of Symphonic Style c. 1780 as Reflected in Boccherini's
Symphonies Op. 35." 1981
Portowitz, Adina. "Changing Stylistic Characteristics of First-Movement Concerto Form in
Selected works, c. 1730-1809." 1983
Balicky, Gavriella. "Beethoven's Music to König Stephan, Op. 117, and Die Ruinen von Athen, Op. 113." 1986
Glaser, Margalit. "A Study of Six String Quartets in Stockholm by Giovanni Battista
Lensky, Miriam. "A Study of the String Trios Op. V (1772) by Pierre Vachon." 2 vols. 1987
Rom, Polina. "Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 ('Waldstein') in Two Early
Editions by Ignaz Moscheles (c.. 1836-37 and c. 1858). 1989
Weill, Hanna. "The Two Versions of the Slow Movement in Beethoven's String Quartet,
Op. 18, No. 1." 1993. In Hebrew.
Lichtenstein, Osnat. "Haydn's Quartets Op. 20: The Interrelation of the Main Sections in
Sonata-Form First Movements." 1996
Davidovitch, Moshe. Haydn's La Fedeltà Premiata (1780): Dramatic Aspects of the Melodic
Style." 1997. In Hebrew.
Silberbach, Maya. "E. T. A. Hoffmann's Undine as Literature and Opera." 1997
Guest advisor, Prof. Linda Siegel. Second advisor, Bathia Churgin.
Elyasof, Shlomit. "Beethoven and the Ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
(1800-1801). 1998. In Hebrew.
Ugar, Elizabeth. "A Study of the Six Piano Quintets, Op. 57, of Luigi Boccherini." 1998
Prof. Bathia Churgin, Musicologist, founder of Bar-Ilan University's Music Department
Books and Editions
"The Symphonies of G. B. Sammartini," 2 vols.: Vol. I, 555 pp., Vol. II, 318 pp. (total:
873 pp.). Ph. D. dissertation. Harvard University, 1963. UM 74-26, 282.
Churgin, Bathia, ed. The Symphonies of G. B. Sammartini. Volume I: The Early
Symphonies. Harvard Publications in Music, 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press, 1968.
Jenkins, Newell, and Bathia Churgin. Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Giovanni
Battista Sammartini: Orchestral and Vocal Music. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Uni-
versity Press, 1976. Published for the American Musicological Society.
Churgin, Bathia, and Joachim Braun. "A Report Concerning the Authentic Performance
of Beethoven's Symphony No. 4, Op. 60." Research Project of the Beethoven Seminar
at Bar-Ilan University. Informal Publication. Ramat Gan: Department of Musicology,
Churgin, Bathia, ed. Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Sonate a tre strumenti (Six Notturnos
for String Trio, Op. 7), A New Edition with Historical and Analytical Essays. Early
Musical Masterworks, 5. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1981.
---- Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Ten Symphonies. The Symphony: 1720-1840, Series
A, Vol. II. New York and London: Garland publishing, Inc., 1984.
---- Editions of two symphonies by Antonio Brioschi, with analysis of both and a third
symphony ed. Tilden A. Russell; edition of a symphony by Fortunato Chelleri, with
the assistance of Martha Frohlich. The Symphony: 1720-1840, Series A, Vol. III .
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1985 ,pp. xi-xxxii, 1-42, 61-74.
---- Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, B-flat Major, Op. 60. London, Mainz: Ernst Eulenburg,
Ltd., No. 414/EE 6820, 1998.
Churgin, Bathia. Transcendent Mastery: Studies in the Music of Beethoven. North
American Beethoven Studies No. 4. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2008.
Corrected reprint, with page of corrigenda, 2011.
Morrow, Mary Sue, and Bathia Churgin, eds. The Symphonic Repertoire. Volume 1: The
Eighteenth-Century Symphony. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University
Churgin, Bathia, ed. In press. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 ("Eroica") and Symphony
No. 4, Op. 60. Beethoven Werke, Absteilung 1, Band 2. General editor, Sieghard
Brandenburg. Munich: Henle, in collaboration with the Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn.
Editor, Israel Studies in Musicology, Vol. 2 (1980), Vol. 6 (1996)
Articles And Writings
Churgin, Bathia. Articles on Giuseppe Sammartini and Giovanni Battista Sammartini
(the latter Churgin/Newell Jenkins). Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart XI
(1963): 1334-43. Corrections in Supplement XVI (1979: 1636).
Jenkins, Newell, and Bathia Churgin. Article Giovanni Battista Sammartini, in the
[Ricordi] Enciclopedia della musica IV (l964): 105-06.
Churgin, Bathia. "New Facts in Sammartini Biography: The Authentic Print of the
String trios, Op. 7," Journal of the American Musicological Society, XX (1967):
----"Franceso Galeazzi's Description (1796) of Sonata Form," Journal of the
American Musicological Society, XXI (1968): 181-99. Reprinted in the Garland
Library of the History of Western Music, ed. Ellen Rosand, Vol. 7, Classic Music.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1985, pp. 1-19. Reprint of a slightly
revised translation of Galeazzi's description in Oliver Strunk, ed., Source Readings in
Music History, rev. ed. gen. ed. Leo Treitler, Vol. V, The Late Eighteenth Century.
Ed. Wye Jamison Allenbrook. New York and London: Norton, 1998, pp. 85-92.
----"G. B. Sammartini and the Symphony," The Musical Times, CXVI (1975): 26-29.
----"A New Edition of Beethoven's Fourth Symphony: Editorial Report," Israel Studies
in Musicology I (1978): 9-53 (based on the Seminar Report, with corrections).
----Bibliography of prints containing music by G. and G. B. Sammartini. In Karlheinz
Schlager, ed. Einzeldrucke vor 1800, RISM A/I, Vol. III. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1978, pp.
----Articles for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Stanley Sadie
(London: Macmillan, 1980): Antonio Brioschi, Ferdinando Galimberti, Francesco
Galeazzi, Giuseppe Sammartini; Churgin/ Newell Jenkins, Giovanni Battista
Churgin, Bathia. "Alterations in Gluck's Borrowings from Sammartini," Studi musicali
IX (1980): 117-34.
----"The Symphony as Described by J. A. P. Schulz (1774): a Commentary and
Translation," Current Musicology XXIX (1980): 7-16.
---- "The Italian Symphonic Background to Haydn's Early Symphonies and Opera
Overtures." In Jens Peter Larsen, Howard Serwer, and James Webster, eds.
Haydn Studies, Proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington,
D. C. , 1975. New York: Norton, 1981, pp. 329-36; further comments, 343-44; 352.
Revised reprint: Hans Tischler Festschrift, Orbis musicae XII (1998): 73-82.
----"Composers and Audience—Past and Present [the Classic Period]," Music in Time
(Jerusalem, 1983/84), 36-44.
----"The Recapitulation in Sonata-Form Movements of Sammartini and Early Haydn
Symphonies." In Eva Badura-Skoda, ed. Internationaler Joseph Haydn Kongress
Wien 1982. Munich: Henle, 1986, pp. 135-40.
----"Remarks on the Symphonies/Overtures in the Scores of the Three Ceremonies for
Hoshana Rabah at the Synagogue of Casale Monferrato," 1732, 1733, 1735, attached to
the article by Israel Adler on these cantatas. Yuval V (1986): 132-33, Hebrew section
(discussion of the five works is in English).
----"Beethoven and Mozart's Requiem: A New Connection," Journal of Musicology, V
(1987): 457-77. Reprint, with corrections and additions, in Min-Ad, electronic journal
of the Israel Musicological Society, Dec. 2006, Vol. II, 19-39, with page of Addenda.
Churgin, Bathia, and Naomi C. Miller. "Our Father--Pinkhos Churgin." In Pinkhos
Churgin, Vision and Legacy. Eds. Louis Bernstein and Raphael Yankelevitch.
Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1987, pp.*22-*25 (English section).
Churgin, Bathia. "Beethoven's Sketches for His String Quintet, Op.29." In Studies in
Musical Sources and Style: Essays in Honor of Jan LaRue. Eds. Eugene K. Wolf and
Edward H. Roesner. Madison, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., 1990, pp. 441-79.
---"Did Sammartini Influence Mozart's Earliest String Quartets?" Mozart Jahrbuch
(1991), I, 329-39. Bericht über den internationalen Mozart-Kongress 1991.
----"Harmonic and Tonal Instability in the Second Key Area of Classic Sonata Form." In
Convention in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Music: Essays in Honor of Leonard
G. Ratner. Eds. Wye J. Allanbrook, Janet M. Levy, and William P. Mahrt. Stuyvesant
NY: Pendragon, 1992, pp. 23-57.
----"Sammartini and Boccherini: Continuity and Change in the Italian Instrumental
Tradition of the Classic Period, " Chigiana, XLIII (1993)): 171-91. Atti del convegno
internazionale di studi, Luigi Boccherini e la musica strumentale dei maestri italiani in
Europa tra Sette e Ottocento. Siena, 29-31 luglio 1993.
----"Conference Report: 'Beethoven: New Perspectives,' Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan,
Israel, May 5, 1994," The Beethoven Journal, 10 (Spring, 1995): 25-26.
----"Max Rudolf in memoriam (June 15, 1902-February 28, 1995)," The Beethoven Journal, 10 (Fall, 1995): 86-88.
----"The Andante con moto in Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 130: The Final Version and
Changes on the Autograph," Journal of Musicology, XVI (1998): 227-53.
---"Beethoven and the New Development-Theme in Sonata-Form Movements," Journal
of Musicology, XVI (1998): 323-43.
----"Exploring the Eroica: Aspects of the New Critical Edition." In Haydn, Mozart, and
Beethoven: Studies in Music of the Classical Period. Essays in Honour of Alan Tyson.
Ed. Sieghard Brandenburg. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, pp. 181-211.
Churgin, Bathia, and Sarah Mandel-Yehuda, article Antonio Brioschi, in Die Musik in
Geschichte und Gegengwart, 2nd ed., Personnenteil, III (2000): 907-10.
Churgin, Bathia. Guest Column: "Mozartian Byways," Mozart Society of America
Newsletter, IV (August, 2000): 1-2, 4-5.
Revised articles for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed.
London: Macmillan, 2001: Brioschi (Churgin/Mandel-Yehuda), Galeazzi, Galimberti,
G. Sammartini, G. B. Sammartini (all Churgin).
Churgin, Bathia. "Stormy Interlude: Sammartini's Middle Symphonies and Overtures in
Minor." In Anna Cattoretti, ed. Giovanni Battista Sammartini and His Musical
Environment. Brepols: Turnhout, 2004, pp. 37-62.
----"In Memoriam: Janet M. Levy," Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, Newsletter,
(October, 2004): p. 9.
----"In Memoriam: Jan LaRue (1918-2004)," Newsletter of the Mozart Society of
America, IX (August 27, 2005): 12-13.
----"Recycling Old Ideas in Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 132." In Essays in Honor of
László Somfai on His 70th Birthday. Studies in the Sources and the Interpretation of
Music. Eds. László Vikárius and Vera Lampert. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow
Press, 2005, pp. 249-65.
----Article Max Rudolf, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 2nd ed., Personnen-
teil, XIV (2005): 620-21.
----"The Founding of the Department of Musicology," Journal of the Retired Senior
Faculty, Bar-Ilan University, No. 5 (2007): 25-26 (in Hebrew).
----"Sammartini as Model: The 'andante piano' from Antonio Brioschi's trio symphony
(Fonds Blancheton II/61)." In Antonio Brioschi e il nuovo stile musicale del Settecento
lombardo. Atti del convegno internazionale Alessandria, 20-21 Settembre 2008. Eds.
Davide Daolmi and Cesare Fertonani. Milan: LED Edizioni, 2010, pp. 95-103.
----"Nino Pirrotta: his influence on my work as scholar and teacher." In: Musicologia fra
due continenti: L'eredità di Nino Pirrotta (Roma, 4-6 giugno 2008). Rome: Scienze e
lettere, 2010, pp. 227-28.
----"In Memory, Leonard G. Ratner," The Beethoven Journal, 27 (Summer, 2012): 50.
----"In Memory of Leonard G. Ratner," Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America, 26
(August 27, 2012): 14.
----"Beethoven's Handel and the Messiah Copies." In Word, Image, and Song, Essays in
Honor of Ellen Rosand. Eds. Rebecca Cypess, Beth Glixon, and Nathan Link.
Rochester, NY: The University of Rochester Press, Vol. II (in press).
----Updating of articles in the Online Grove: Brioschi (with Sarah Mandel-Yehuda),
Galimberti, G. Sammartini, G. B. Sammartini, 2013.
Letters to the Editor
Notes, 35 (1978): 456, regarding the investigation of sources for the Sammartini thematic
Early Music, 18 (1990): 350, regarding the cello sonatas by Berteau and the ascription of
the G-major sonata to G. B. Sammartini and Giuseppe Dall'Abaco.
Early Music, 20 (1992): 526, regarding the new edition of Sammartini's Lenten cantata,
J-C 118, with a list of errata.
Journal of the American Musicological Society, 46 (1993): 153-60, regarding the "bifocal
close" in Sammartini's symphonies.
Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 40 (1993): 1, regarding Virginia Woolf and music.
Production of a Compact Disc
Buried Treasure: Unknown Instrumental Music of the Classic Period -
Brioschi/Sammartini/Boccherini/Vachon. Presented in honor of the 25th anniversary
of the Department of Musicology, Bar-Ilan , and the 40th anniversary of the univer-
sity, 1955-1995 (June 1995). Contents: Antonio Brioschi, symphony in G major (be-
fore October 1733); G. B. Sammartini, Notturno for string trio in D major, Op. 7, No.
2 (ca. 1759-60), String Quartet in E major (ca. 1771); Luigi Boccherini, string trio in
G major, Op. 34 No. 2 (1781); and Pierre Vachon, string trio in E-flat major, Op. 5
No. 2 (ca. 1772). Performed by the Bar-Ilan Chamber Orchestra, members of the
Israel Philharmonic, and the Jerusalem String Trio. Recorded by Israel Radio.
Works edited by Bathia Churgin and her students Miriam Tchernowitz-Neustadtl
and Miriam Lensky.
Brook, Barry S. La Symphonie française dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle. 3 vols.
(Paris, 1962) . Journal of the American Musicological Society, 17 (1964): 224-27.
Buelow, George J. Thorough-Bass Accompaniment According to Johann David
Heinichen (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1966) . Journal of the American Musico-
logical Society, 21 (1968): 393-96.
Helmuth Osthoff zu seinem siebzigsten Geburtstag, eds. Ursula Aarburg und Peter Cahn
(Tutzing, 1969). Notes, 27 (1970): 281-82.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Stanley Sadie. 20 vols. (London,
1980): articles on "Music of the Classical Era." The Musical Quarterly, 68 (1982):
Ratner, Leonard G. Classic Music: Expression, Form, and Style (New York, 1980).
Journal of the American Musicological Society, 25 (1982): 351-60.
Landon, H. C. Robbins. Haydn: Chronicle and Works, Vols. I, III, IV (Bloomington,
1980, 1976, 1977); Haydn, A Documentary Study (New York, 1981). Eighteenth-
Century Studies, 16 (1983): 346-52.
Brandenburg, Sieghard., ed. Ludwig van Beethoven: Kesslersches Skizzenbuch. Two
vols, Faksimile, Übertragung (Bonn, 1976, 1978). Israel Studies in Musicology, 3
Lister, Craig, ed. Pierre van Maldere: Six Symphonies a più strumenti, opus 4. Recent
Researches in the Music of the Classical Era, 35-36 (Madison, WI: A-R Editions,
1990); Braun, Jürgen, und Sonia Gerlach, eds. Joseph Haydn: Sinfonien 1761 bis
1763. Joseph Haydn Werke, Ser. 1, vol. 3 (Munich: Henle, 1990). Notes, 39 (1993):
LaRue, Jan. Guidelines for Style Analysis. Second edition (Warren, MI, 1992). Notes,
50 (1994): 1429-30.
Boccherini, Luigi. Four String Trios (Op. 14, Nos. 4 and 5; Op. 47, Nos. 5 and 6),
performed by the New York String Trio (Dover HCR 5255, 1966).
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," Coriolan Overture, Orchester der
Beethovenhalle Bonn, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies (MusicMasters
Classics 01612-67121-2, 1993). The symphony performance draws on the new Eroica
edition of Bathia Churgin.
Buried Treasure: Unknown Instrumental Music of the Classic Period (Bar-Ilan
University, 1995). Introduction and notes for the works by Antonio Brioschi and
G. B. Sammartini.
1. "The Early Symphonies of G. B. Sammartini." Doctoral lecture, Harvard University,
2. "The Symphonies of G. B. Sammartini: Chronology and Style." American Musico-
logical Society, Seattle, December, 1963.
3. "The Music of G. B. Sammartini, a Forgotten Master." Scholar's Lecture, Vassar
College, Spring, 1964.
4. "Baroque and Classic Elements in Sammartini's Early Symphonies." Seminar, Brown
University, Spring 1970.
5. "Editing Sammartini's Symphonies." Israel Musicological Society, Winter 1972.
6. " G. B. Sammartini: His Role in the Development of the Classic Style." Bicentennial
lecture given in 1975 at New York University, Rutgers University, The University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. January 1975.
7. "The Italian Symphonic Background to Haydn's Early Symphonies and Opera Over-
tures." International Haydn Conference, Kennedy Center, Washington, D. C. , Fall
8. "The Authentic Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies: A Preliminary Report on the
Beethoven Seminar at Bar-Ilan University." Israel Musicological Society, Spring 1977.
9. Two lectures on performance practice in Beethoven's music. Rubin Academy,
Jerusalem, Summer 1977.
10. "Performance Practice in Beethoven's Piano Sonatas." Mannes College of Music,
New York City, Spring 1981.
11. "Contemporary Israeli Music." Queens College, CUNY, Spring 1981.
12. "Beethoven's Sketches for his String Quintet, Op. 29." New York University, Spring
13. "The Interrelationship of Audience, Composer, and Performer in the Classical Era."
International Symposium sponsored by the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, at
the Van Leer Instituite, Spring 1982.
14. "The Recapitulation in Sonata-Form Movements of Sammartini and Early Haydn
Symphonies." International Haydn Conference, Vienna, September 1982.
15. "Exploring the Eroica: Aspects of the New Critical Edition." The Martin Bernstein
Lecture, New York University, October 1987. Also given at the International Beeth-
ven Conference at Bar-Ilan University, December 1987, as the Smith Lecture,
Vassar College, Fall 1988, and at Northwestern Universty, Fall 1988.
16. "Women and Music in the 18th and 19th Centuries." Lecture sponsored by the Lechter
Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University, Spring 1988. Also given as the
Smith Lecture, Vassar College, Fall 1988.
17. "Did Sammartini Influence Mozart's Earliest String Quartets?" International Mozart
Conference, Salzburg, February 1991. Also given at the Mozart Conference, Bar-
Ilan University, December 1991.
18. "Sammartini and Boccherini: Continuity and Change in the Italian Instrumental
Tradition of the Classic Period." Boccherini conference, Siena, Accademia musicale
Chigiana, July 1993.
19. "Musical Editions and the Performance of Beethoven's Chamber Music," in the
International Chamber Music Workshop on the Chamber Music of Beethoven
directed by Isaac Stern. Jerusalem, August 1993.
20. "Beethoven and the New Theme in the Development Section of Sonata-Form Move-
ments." International Beethoven Conference, Bar-Ilan University, May 1994. Given
again at Yale University in November 1996.
21. "The Andante con moto in Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 130: the Final Version\
and Changes on the Autograph." Conference at Harvard University on Beethoven's
late period in honor of Lewis Lockwood, November 1, 1996.
22. "G. B. Sammartini at 300: the Sammartini Revival." The first Sammartini conference,
Milan, October 4, 2001. Also given at the Musicology Department of Indiana Univer-
sity, November 2001.
23. "Recycling Old Ideas: Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 132." Indiana
24. "Beethoven's Handel and the Messiah copies." Beethoven Conference, with the
with the American Musicological Society, November 1, 2012, New Orleans.
25. Several Lectures at Bar-Ilan University for the Burney Society and the Departmental
Colloquium mostly on Beethoven.
Program Notes (selection)
1. For three Sammartini symphonies performed by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic
in 1960 and 1969.
2. For two Sammartini symphonies performed by the Cambridge Society for Early
3. For programs of music by Monteverdi and the Mozart-Haydn string quartets at Vassar
College in 1967 and 1968.
4. For the all-Sammartini concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City on
10 February, 1970: a symphony, arias, and Missa solemnis conducted by Newell
5. For the All-Sammartini concert of chamber and keyboard music at Town Hall, New
York City on 8 January 1975. Bicentennial concert.
6. For Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 127, Tel Aviv Museum, 1977.
7. For Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra Concerts, June 1977,
performing the new edition of the symphony by Bathia Churgin and her students in
the Beethoven Seminar at Bar-Ilan University.
8. For a program of unknown Italian music edited by Bathia Churgin and two of her
students, performed at Bar-Ilan University and Beit Ariela, Tel Aviv, 1980-81:
2 symphonies by Brioschi and Chelleri; two string trios by Sammartini and
9. For a Sammartini symphony, J-C 14, performed by the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
at Bar-Ilan University, 1990.
10. For music by Fanny Mendelsohn Hensel (two piano Lieder, Op. 2/1, Op. 8/1) and
Clara Wieck Schumann (Scherzo, Op. 10), at a concert of music by women
composers at Bar-Ilan University on 25 May1992.
11. For an all-Sammartini concert at Bar-Ilan University on 29 March 1993: symphonies
J-C 36, 26; concertos J-C 69 and 71a (for Violin and Flute).
Prof. Bathia Churgin, Musicologist, founder of Bar-Ilan University's Music Department
Graduate: The Early Classic Symphony, the Later Classic Symphony, The Symphony from Sammartini to Beethoven, the Music of Beethoven, The Music of Middle Beethoven, The Music of Late Beethoven, The Late Quartets of Beethoven, The Beethoven Sketches, The Authentic Performance of Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, The Baroque Concerto, The Haydn Quartets, The Music of Mozart, Studies in Romantic Music, Women and Music, Problems in Research
Undergraduate: History of Western Music (through to the 20th century), Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music, Studies in Baroque Music, Studies in Classic Music, The Classic Symphony, The Music of Beethoven, The Classic Seminar, Music theory: Harmony 1, Tonal Counterpoint, Orchestration, Ear Training