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Taught undergraduate music history survey, graduate period courses and Introduction to Musicology [Bibliography] (rotating basis); Seminars: "Beethoven" (Spring, 1993; Spring, 1998); "Mozart and Salieri" (Spring, 1994); "Schubert, Brahms and Bruckner" (Fall, 1996); "Wagner" (Summer, 1997); 'Verdi' (Summer, 1998); "Germany Between the World Wars" (Summer, 1999); "Haydn" (Spring, 2000); "Bach" (Summer, 2000); musicology seminars on mixed topics (Spring, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999); freshman music literature (1993-1994).
Appointed to Graduate Faculty, with approval to direct dissertations (Fall, 1992).
Increased number of graduate students in the Musicology program from 6 (1992) to 24 (1999). Students have consistently presented papers, published, andestablished professional contacts nationally and internationally; four have been elected as chapter representatives to the American Musicological Society.
Served on master's and doctoral orals committees in conducting, performance, music education, theory/composition and musicology/ethnomusicology.
Hosted guest lecturers: musicologist Irving Godt (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) on composers Monteverdi and Marianna von Martines; musicologist William Grim (Worcester State College) on gender roles in opera; musicologist Richard Shindle (K.S.U. emeritus) on the genesis of the ricercar; oboist Carol Padgham Albrecht (University of Idaho) on Baroque performance practices; musicologist Owen Jander (Wellesley College emeritus) on programmatic implications in Beethoven's music; musicologist Kenneth Langevin (Carnegie-Mellon University) on little-known French Classical composers, Gounod and French Romanticism; musicologist Charles Michael Carroll (St. Petersburg Junior College) on Mozartian Misconceptions.
Hosted (with graduate students) fall meeting, Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological Society, October 19, I 996; spring meeting, Midwest Chapter, AMS, April 10-11, 1999.
Served on various committees (Library Committee, Graduate Studies Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee, Director Review and in other service-related capacities.
Guest-conducting appearances: Heights Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland (1995); Kent State University Orchestra and Chorus (School of Music benefit concert, 1995); Louisville High School Band (1998); Heidelberg College Chorus and Orchestra (1999).
Pre-concert and similar lectures: The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday Musical Club (Akron), as well as other cultural and civic groups (1992-present).
1980-1992: Professor of Music, Park College, Kansas City, Missouri. Taught undergraduate music history, literature, and appreciation (two-semester history survey for sophomores; junior/senior sequence of period seminars). Incorporated aspects of World Music into Western music classes, using students from Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Micronesia, etc. Special seminars: "Beethoven," "Symphonic Literature," "Music and the Arts in Kansas City," and "Mozart and Salieri." Participated in campus Honors Program from inception (1981): Interdisciplinary Senior Honors Seminars and "honors" sections of standard curriculum. Arranged for guests on campus: composers Virgil Thomson and Edith Borroff, musicologists Dika Newlin and Irving Godt, cellist Frantisek Smetana, oboist Ronald Roseman, English hornist Thomas Stacy. Hosted Disneyland/Walt Disney World National Audition Tour, January, 1986. Music Director of college-community Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City (before 1987, Northland Symphony Orchestra); 70 members/lO concerts per season; gave three U.S., three world, four regional, eight Kansas City premieres. First cycle in U.S. of all nine Dvorak symphonies. Standard repertory included late Haydn and Mozart symphonies; all Beethoven and Brahms symphonies; Smetana, Ma viast (complete); Tchaikovsky, Symphonies 2, 4- 6; Mahler, Symphonies 1-4; Shostakovich, Symphonies 5 and 11. Recruitment and admissions activities; fund raising; community relations for college and orchestra; department chair, 1982-1992. Elderhostel offering: "Beethoven and the Age of Revolution," May, 1988; May, 1989; "Amadeus: The Truth about Mozart and Salieri," May, 1990. Hosted NEH Summer Seminar for Secondary School Teachers: "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony," June 29-July 24, 1987; the first seminar in this NEH program ever to be offered in the field of Music; repeated July 3-28, 1989. Advised and supervised student research and publications, including an NEH Younger Scholars Grant, CMS papers, AMS papers (Indiana University Press Award for Student Papers, Midwest Chapter, AMS), as well as journal and Festschrift articles.
1983 (Spring): Visiting Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Taught graduate course in Twentieth-Century Music; concurrently with duties at Park College.
1976-1980: Lecturer in Musicology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Taught graduate courses in Classical and Romantic periods, bibliography and research methods. Taught graduate/undergraduate seminar: "The Vienna of Brahms, Bruckner, and Mahler." Served as Music Librarian. Advised independent study and student publications.
1975-1976: Assistant Professor (visiting appointment), Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Included lectures to music history, literature, and appreciation classes; seminar: "The String Quartets of Haydn," and interdisciplinary courses. Sponsored student field trips. Guest conducted University Symphony Orchestra. Organized and conducted Summer Chamber Orchestra.
1973-1975: Teaching Fellow, North Texas State University. Taught senior music history and freshman music literature. Related activities included sponsorship of a Symposium on American Music, guest speakers and field trips.
1965-present: Various additional conducting activities in Texas, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas. (Details upon request.)
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Dika Newlin, Friend and Mentor: A Birthday Anthology, edited by Theodore Albrecht;
Denton: Jagdhorn Verlag, 1973.
Felix Weingartner, On the Performance of the Symphonies of Mozart (1923), translated and
edited by Theodore Albrecht, serialized in Journal of the Conductors' Guild 6, No. 3
Felix Weingartner, On the Performance of the Symphonies of Schubert and Schumann (1918),
translated and edited by Theodore Albrecht, serialized in Journal of the Conductors'
Guild 7, No. i (Winter, 1986); No. 2 (Spring, 1986) and No. 3 (Summer, 1986).
Dika Caecilia: Essays for Dika Newlin, November 22, 1988, edited by Theodore Albrecht;
Kansas City: Park College Department of Music, 1988.
Alexander Wheelock Thayer, Salieri: Rival of Mozart, edited by Theodore Albrecht,
foreword by F. Murray Abraham; Kansas City: Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City,
Letters to Beethoven, and Other Correspondence (North American Beethoven Studies, No. 2),
3 vols.; Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
Beethoven Treasures in America: An Exhibit at the Library of Congress ... April-July, 2001:
Catalogue, edited by Theodore Albrecht, projected.
Beethoven: A Guide to Research, 2 vols.; New York: Garland, projected for 2001.
Fine Arts Editor, St. Mary's University Rattler (newspaper), 1964-1967; regular articles of
music, theater, film and art criticism.
"Barbirolli Remembered," Ottorino Observer 2 (July, 1971), 5.
"German Culture in the United States" (series), Frankfurt, COSCOM News
(September, 1971-October, 1972).
"The Music Libraries of the German Singing Societies in Texas, 1850-1855," MLA Notes
31 (March, 1975), 517-529.
"101 Years of Symphonic Music in San Antonio," Southwestern Musician/Texas Music
Educator 43 (March, 1975), 18-19; (November, 1975), 22-23.
"Heinrich Backofen, Sohn: An Unknown Instrument Maker of Darmstadt and Bettina," The
Clarinet 3 (May, 1976), 7-9.
"Schubert's Unfinished Symphonies," Cleveland Orchestra Programs (November 30-
December 2, 1978), 473-480.
"Karl Beck," revisions of "Arthur Claassen" and "Carl Hahn," unsigned contributions to
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 6th ed., edited by Nicolas Slonimsky;
New York: G. Schirmer, 1978.
"Julius Weiss, Scott Joplin's First Piano Teacher," College Music Symposium 19 (Fall, 1979),
"Anton Bruckner and the Liedertafel Movement," American Choral Review 22 (January,
"Schumann, Hoffmann von Fallersleben, and the Libretto In beiden Welten," The Opera
Journal 13 (March, 1980), 23-30.
Program Notes, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 1980-1984; Kansas City Symphony Orchestra,
1982-1991; Cleveland Women's Orchestra, 1980-present.
"Ohio" and "Texas," signed contributions, Resources of American Music History, edited by
D.W. Krummel et al.; Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981.
"A New Wagner Letter, to a Friend, April 4, 1875," Musical Quarterly 68 (July, 1982),
"Bribe, Borrow and Steal: Johann Herbeck's Conducting Activities in Vienna, 1852-1877,"
American Symphony Orchestra League Journal of the Conductors' Guild 4 (Fall,
"A Gentle Protest: Hans Pfitzner's Symphony in C, Op. 46 (1940)," Journal of the
Conductors' Guild 6 (Spring, 1985), 36-45.
"More Than Polkas and Prosit: The German Contribution to Music in Texas," The Texas
Humanist 7, No. 6 (July-August, 1985), 26-41.
"Pastoral Elements in Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment," The Opera Journal 19
(September, 1986), 3-8.
"More Than Just Peanuts: Evidence for December 16 as Beethoven's Birthday," with Elaine
Schwensen, Beethoven Newsletter 3 (Winter, 1988), 49, 60-63.
"Beethoven's Leonore: A New Compositional Chronology, based on May-August, 1804,
Entries in Sketchbook Mendelssohn 15," Journal of Musicology 7 (Spring, 1989),
Felix Weingartner, "An Encounter With a Contemporary of Beethoven," translated and
edited by Theodore Albrecht, Journal of the Conductors' Guild 10 (Winter/Spring,
"The Fortnight Fallacy: A Revised Chronology for Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of
Olives, Op. 85, and Wielhorsky Sketchbook," Journal of Musicological Research 11
"Music in Kansas City Before the Civil War," MLA Midwest Note Book 1, No. i (May,
"Beethoven and Shakespeare's Tempest: New Light on an Old Allusion," Beethoven Forum
i (1992), 81-92.
"After Amadeus: A New Look at Composer Antonio Salieri," Italian Journal 7, No. i
Twelve signed articles, including "Dallas Symphony Orchestra," "Houston Symphony
Orchestra," "Scott Joplin," "German Music," The New Handbook of Texas, 6 vols.
(Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996).
"Beethoven's So-Called Leibquartett," abbreviated version, translated into Korean by Ji-
Yeon Byeon, Classic CD Guide (Korea) 18 (July, 1998), 78-81.
"From Tryout to Triumph: Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth Symphonies," in Austria, 996-
1996: Music in a Changing Society, ed. Walter Kreyszig (Vienna: Wilhelm Braumuller
Universitats-Verlagsbuchhandlung), forthcoming (page proofs, October, 2000: l3pp.).
"Beethoven's So-Called Leibquartett, Op. 130: A Case of Mistaken Identity," Journal of
Musicology 16, No. 3 (Summer, 1998), 410-419.
"Elias (Eduard Constantin) Lewy and the First Performance of Beethoven's Ninth
Symphony," The Horn Call 29 (May, 1999), 27-33, 85-94, and cover illustration.
"Melanie Lewy Parish-Alvars (ca. 1824-1856): New Discoveries and Perceptions," American
Harp Journal (Summer, 1999), 15-22, and cover illustration.
"Thayer contra Marx: A Warning from 1860 (An Edited Reprint of Thayer's Review of
Marx's Beethoven Biography)," Beethoven Journal 14, No. i (Spring, 1999), 2-8; 14,
No. 2 (Summer, 1999), 56-64.
"Beethoven's Timpanist Ignaz Manker," Percussive Notes 38 (August, 2000), 54-66.
"Mozart's Magic Flutist: Anton Dreyssig," Flute Talk (ca. February, 2001), forthcoming.
"When Went Went: The Demise and Posthumous Activities of Viennese Oboist and Wind
Band Leader Johann Went (1745-1801), including His Previously Unsuspected Son
Wilhelm," Journal of Band Research 36, No. 2 (Spring, 2001), forthcoming.
"Delights and Dilemmas: Beethoven's Relations with Viennese Orchestral Musicians," in
Biographie und Schaffensprozess bei Beethoven, ed. Sieghard Brandenburg, Rainer
Cadenbach and Albrecht Riethmuller (Bonn: Beethoven-Archiv, forthcoming).
Ernest Bloch: A Guide to Research, by David Z. Kushner; Sonneck Society Bulletin 15
(Summer, 1989), 38-39.
Beethoven: Zwischen Revolution und Restauration, ed. by Sieghard Brandenburg; MLA Notes
47 (June, 1991), 1130-1131. Further reviews: Notes 48 (September, 1991), 91-93.
The Opera Theater of Count Franz von Sporck in Prague, by Daniel E. Freeman, in The
Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, ed. James Springer Borck (1997).
Beethoven: Briefwechsel--Gesamtausgabe, ed. by Sieghard Brandenburg (vols. 1-3); Journal
of the American Musicological Ssociety (under negotiation).
"An Annotated Catalogue of Rare Musical Materials in the Libraries of Case Western
Reserve University," by Theodore Albrecht and Students; Cleveland, 1977.
"An Annotated Catalogue of Rare Materials in the Library of the Cleveland Institute of
Music," by Theodore Albrecht and Students; Cleveland, 1978.
"An Annotated Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Collections of the Western
Reserve Historical Society," by Theodore Albrecht and Students; Cleveland, 1978.
Copies of the above three items on deposit in many local and several national
libraries and museums.
"Music and the Arts in Kansas City, 1880-1890," by Theodore Albrecht and Students;
Kansas City, 1982. Copies on deposit in several area libraries.
"The First San gerfest in Texas," Southwest Chapter, American Musicological Society,
Denton, Texas, April 28, 1973.
"Simon Menger (1807-1892): The Activities of a Composer, Conductor and Teacher in San
Antonio Before the Civil War," Southwest Chapter, American Musicological Society,
Houston, Texas, October 12, 1974.
"San Antonio's Singing Mayor: W.C.A. Thielepape, 1814-1904," Southeast Chapter,
American Musicological Society, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 18, 1976.
"Bibliographical Resources of Local Musical History in Texas," Annual Meeting, American
Musicological Society, Washington, D.C., November 6, 1976.
Franz Schubert, Scherzo from the "Unfinished" Symphony, orchestrated by Theodore
Albrecht; performance, German Concert Orchestra of Cleveland, September 30,
"The Unknown Beethoven," Cleveland Orchestra Marathon lecture, Cleveland Institute of
Music, October 8, 1978.
"The Pastoral Origins of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony," Midwest Chapter, American
Musicological Society, Chicago, Illinois, September 29, 1979.
"Opus Ultimum: Composers' Last Gasps," pre-concert lecture, The Cleveland Orchestra,
March 14, 1980.
"Beethoven as Wegeler and Ries Knew Him," Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological
Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1980.
"The Bunkers of Bayreuth: At Home with Dick and Cosi," Great Plains Chapter, College
Music Society, Kansas City, Missouri, March 30, 1981.
"Music in Kansas City before the Civil War," Annual Meeting, The Sonneck Society,
Lawrence, Kansas, April 4, 1982; revised for Midwest Chapter, Music Library
Association, Kansas City, Missouri, October 25, 1991.
"Gottfried von Einem's Bruckner Dialog: Prelude to a Premiere," Midwest Chapter, College
Music Society, Chicago, Illinois, October 3,1982.
"Beethoven and the Eroica Symphony," lecture series, Park College, Kansas City, Missouri,
February 12, 19 and 26, 1986.
"Footnote to a Footnote: A Pre-Revival, Catholic Biographical Sketch of J.S. Bach," South
Central Chapter, American Musicological Society, Martin, Tennessee, April 12,1986.
"The Heiligenstadt Testament in Words and Music," Great Plains Chapter, College Music
Society, Manhattan, Kansas, March 7, 1987.
"An Unknown Letter from Beethoven to Zmeskall in the Oberlin College Library," Midwest
Chapter, American Musicological Society, Oberlin, Ohio, April 23, 1989.
"Amadeus Revisited: The Physical and Mental Decline of Antonio Salieri," with Stephen
Fried (psychologist), Great Plains Chapter, College Music Society, Kansas City,
Missouri, April 13, 1991.
"Pastoral Elements in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne," Midwest Chapter, American
Musicological Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 4, 1991.
"Beethoven's Graf Piano---Or Was It?" Midwest Chapter, American Musicological Society,
Chicago, Illinois, October 3,1992.
"Beethoven's Correspondence, 1792-1803: New Discoveries and Re-evaluations," presented
at "Beethoven in Vienna, 1792-1803: The First Style Period" (international
conference), University of Connecticut, Storrs, March 27, 1993.
"Two Contrabassoons and More: The Orchestra at the Premiere of Beethoven's Eighth
Symphony," Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological Society, Pittsburgh, April
Response to Scott Messing, "The Sources for the Sixth Movement of Beethoven's String
Quartet, Op. 131," Midwest Chapter, American Musicological Society, Chicago,
October 2, 1993.
"Beethoven's Studies with Antonio Salieri: New Chronological Considerations," Midwest
Chapter, American Musicological Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 9, 1994.
"Lieber Ludwig, Lieber Johann, Lieber Carl: Unencountered Salutations in the
Correspondence of the Brothers Beethoven," Allegheny Chapter, American
Musicological Society, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, April 23, 1994.
"Beethoven's Third Bassoon and the Lobkowitzian Ass: An Anecdote Restored to
Context," Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological Society, Steubenville, Ohio,
November 12, 1994.
"Let Your (Vienna) Fingers Do the Walking: Franz Heinrich Bockh's Musical Directory
of Vienna, 1821-1822," Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological Society, West
Liberty, West Virginia, April 22, 1995.
"Beethoven's Symphony No. 11/2 (Prometheus)," Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological
Society, Steubenville, Ohio, October 14, 1995.
"Theodor Korner's Observations of Viennese Musical Life, 1811-1813," Allegheny Chapter,
American Musicological Society, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1996.
"Delights and Dilemmas: Beethoven's Relations with Viennese Orchestral Musicians,"
Biographie und Schaffensprozess bei Beethoven, International Symposium (Beethoven-
Archiv, Bonn; Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin; Freie Universitat, Berlin), Berlin, July
"Beethoven's Bassist, Anton Grams (1752-1823)," Midwest Chapter, American Musicological
Society, Chicago, Illinois, September 25, 1999.
"Prokofiev's Footnote: The Source of the Latin Text in Alexander Nevsky," with student
P.A. Lawrence, Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological Society, Steubenville,
Ohio, October 23, 1999.
""If You've Got the Teim, I've Got the Year": The Teimer Family of Oboists and Their
Relationship with Beethoven," Allegheny Chapter, American Musicological Society,
Indiana, Pennsylvania, April 1. 2000.
"Mozart's--and Beethoven's--Magic Flutist: Anton Dreyssig (ca. 1753-1820)," Allegheny
Chapter, American Musicological Society, California, Pennsylvania, October 29, 2000.
""If his enthusiasm did not carry him away": Beethoven's Timpanist Ignaz Manker, ca. 1765-
1817," Annual Meeting, American Musicological Society, Toronto Canada, November
Finishing Beethoven: A Guide to the Literature for Harmonie Park Press; projected for
Beethoven's missing sketchbook of March-April, 1804: a speculative reconstruction of its
contents, in progress.
Salieri's Les Danaides, annotated English translation of the French-language libretto.
Translation and edition of Johann Ferdinand von Schonfeld, Jahrbuch der Tonkunst von
Wien und Prag, 1796. In progress (translation, 200 pp., essentially finished).
Gathering materials for book-length study of Beethoven's interactions with orchestral
musicians in Vienna, in progress.
BIRTHPLACE AND DATE: Jamestown, New York; September 24, 1945.
FAMILY: Wife, Carol Padgham Albrecht, oboist; M.M., North Texas State University, 1980;
private student of John Mack and Felix Kraus (Cleveland Orchestra). Currently Associate
Professor of Oboe, University of Idaho.
MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. Army; August, 1970-June 1972; duty station, Frankfurt, Germany;
rank upon discharge, Captain.