Michaela Kaufmann

Research Focus

  • Knowledge and Music Appreciation Processes
  • Concept(ualization)s of Musical Experience in the Early Modern Period 
  • Music in the Renaissance and Early Seventeenth-Century

 

Vita

Academic Education

2009-2011M.A., Musicology and History of the Middle Ages, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2006–2009B.A., Musicology and History, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Career

Since April 2013Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Music Department, Frankfurt/M.
Since Juni 2012 PhD Candidate at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
2012-2013 Research Fellow the Department of Musicology and Media Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

Publications

Fischinger, T., Kaufmann, M., & Schlotz, W. (2018). If it’s Mozart, it must be good? The influence of textual information and age on musical appreciation. Psychology of Music. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1177/0305735618812216

Kaufmann, M. (2018). The Nymph's Voice as an Acoustic Reflection of the Self. In K. A. E. Enenkel & A. Traninger (Eds.), The Figure of the Nymph in Early Modern Culture. (pp. 396–418). Leiden; Boston: Brill (Intersections 54).

Kaufmann, M. (Dr. i. Vorb.). Die Hinwendung zum ›senso‹ in der kompositorischen Lizenz. Zu den performativen Aspekten des musikalischen Ausdrucks um 1600. In J. Stolzenberg (Ed.), Ausdruck in der Musik.

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Tränen und Drama. Domenico Mazzocchis musikalische Inszenierung der Klage. Die Tonkunst, 11(2), pp. 185–195.

Kaufmann, M. (2015). Leichtes und Flaches im Winzerfest. Die Dramaturgie eines Publikumserfolgs. In M. Wald-Fuhrmann, & C. Wiesenfeldt (Eds.), Der Komponist Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen (1761–1817): Gattungen. Werke. Kontexte. (pp. 166–188). Köln; Wien: Böhlau.

Articles in Encyclopedias

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Cassiodor: Institutiones. In U. Scheideler & F. Wörner (Vol.-Eds.). H. Grimm & M. Wald-Fuhrmann (Series-Eds.), Lexikon Schriften über Musik. Vol. 1: Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. (pp. 81–83). Kassel; Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler.

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Giovanni Battista Doni: Compendio del Trattato. In U. Scheideler & F. Wörner (Vol.-Eds.). H. Grimm & M. Wald-Fuhrmann (Series-Eds.), Lexikon Schriften über Musik. Vol. 1: Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. (pp. 119–122). Kassel; Stuttgart: Bärenreiter/Metzler.

Kaufmann, M. (2017). Euklid: Sectio Canonis. In U. Scheideler & F. Wörner (Vol.-Eds.). H. Grimm & M. Wald-Fuhrmann (Series-Eds.), Lexikon Schriften über Musik. Vol. 1: Musiktheorie von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. (pp. 129–131). Kassel/Stuttgart: Bärenreiter; Metzler.

 

Awards & Grants

Projects

  • The Preface in Early 17th-Century Music Prints

    When, in the early 17th century, composers stepped onto the scene of writing about music, they created a new paratextual element to music prints: the note to the reader. This textual genre became quickly established and opened up new ...

  • Knowledge matters – The Role of Framing Information for Music Appreciation Processes

    Whether attending a concert, listening to a CD, or tuning in to a radio broadcast the listening experience is directly influenced by framing information. Be it concert-program booklets, CD liner notes, or the commentaries of the presenter, all ...

  • Lexicon of Writings on Music

    While lexicons of relevant texts have long been available in many disciplines, such tools are missing for the large range of writings on music. This is despite the fact that alongside compositions and musical practices themselves, texts about ...