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Russian Avant-Garde Music: Past, Present, Future
London, April 2000

Centre for Russian Music

International Conference on Russian Music
'Russian Avant-garde: past, present, future'

Organiser: Alexander Ivashkin

Friday, 28 April to Sunday, 30 April 2000

The Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths College, University of London,
will host the International Conference on Russian Music, from 28 April to
30 April 2000. The conference will be held at the Ian Gulland Lecture
Theatre at Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, South East
London (rail/tube New Cross or New Cross Gate).

The papers will be given by leading Russian, American, German and British
specialists on Russian Music of the twentieth century, including Prof.
Margarita Mazo (USA), Dr Andreas Wehrmeyer (Akademie der KŁnste, Berlin,
Germany), Prof. Yuri Kholopov (Moscow Conservatory), Prof. Ludmila
Korabel'nikova (Russian State Arts Studies Institute), Prof. Svetlana
Savenko (Moscow State Conservatory),Gerard McBurney (RAM), Dr David
Fanning (University of Manchester), Dr Marina Frolova-Walker (University
of Southampton), Dr Gerald Seaman (St.Anthony College, Oxford), Dr Daniel
Jaffe (Classical CD magazine), Mrs Noelle Mann (Prokofiev Archive,
Goldsmiths College).

Chairs: Prof. Arnold McMillin (School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, University College London); Prof. Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths

The Conference will be complemented by the 'Day of Russian Music' (Sunday,
Russian Easter, 30 April 2000, at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre),
which will include several world premiere performances , round table
discussions with leading Russian composers, writers, musicologists


Individual papers should last no more than thirty minutes. Abstracts
(limited to 200 words) should be submitted to Prof. Alexander Ivashkin at
the address below by 15 February 2000, as should proposals for round
tables.  The full programme will be announced in late February.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Alexander Ivashkin,
Director, Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths College, University of
London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. (tel +44 20 7919 7646, fax +44 20
79197644; e-mail

Fee: £15.00
Goldsmiths staff and students: free
Non-Goldsmiths students and OAP: £5.00

30 April 2000, Purcell Room, South Bank Centre
Unknown, Forgotten and Remembered.
Russian Easter: Day of Russian Music

11am - 1pm - British children play Russian Music (The Purcell School
- From Glinka to Tarnopolsky': 
		       		Mikhail Glinka(1804-1857)- Trio Patetique ,
for clarinet, cello piano (1832)
				Elena Firsova (b.1950) Sonata for solo clarinet
Vladimir Tarnopolsky (b. 1955) - 'Echoes of  a  passed 
day', for clarinet, cello and piano 
(Colin Lawson, clarinet, Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Tanya Sarkissova,
2pm - 3pm  "The 'Trinity'":Schnittke, Denisov, 
Gubaidulina: World / UK premieres :
Sofia Gubaidulina (b.1931)- Quaternion (UK premiere)
Edison Denisov (1929-1996) - Hymn, 1995 (World premiere)
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) - Variations for String Quartet, 1998 (World
Dmitry Smirnov (1948) - Gratias, (Hommage a Schnittke), World premiere
Alexander Raskatov (b. 1953). 'Kyrie Eleison', UK premiere.

3:45 -4:30 pm:  Russian Music in New Millenium  (round table): 

Composers: Gerard McBurney , Dmitry Smirnov, Elena Firsova, Vladimir
Tarnopolski, Alexander Raskatov, Vladislav Shut.
Musicologists: Ludmilla Korabel'nikova, Yuri Kholopov, Svetlana Savenko
(Russia), Prof. Margarita Mazo (USA), David Fanning, Gerald Seaman, Daniel
Jaffe (UK).
Chair:  Prof.  Alexander Ivashkin (Director, Centre for Russian Music,
Goldsmiths College, University of London).

5:30  - 6:30 pm: 'Well- Tempered Cello:
Alexander Tcherepnin (1899-1977): late discovery after centennial celebration
With Prof. Ludmilla Korabel'nikova (Moscow), leading authority on Tcherepnin,
and Serge Tcherepnine (Paris), son of the composer.
A. Tcherepnin: The Complete Music for cello and piano 
(World premiere), including Sonatas Nos 1-3,
'Well-Tempered Cello', 12 preludes on the scales of nine intervals
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Geoffrey Tozer, piano

7:30  pm:
Composers and Poets
Galina Ustvolskaya (b. 1919) - Twelve Preludes for piano (UK premiere)
Boris Pasternak - (1890-1960) - Piano Sonata
Alfred Schnittke - Five Aphorhisms, for piano and reciter (to be performed
with Joseph Brodsky's poems). UK premiere.
Boris Berman, piano (USA)
Boris Lyatoshinsky. Sonata for violin and piano (1926), UK premiere  
Prokofiev  Sonata for violin and piano No. 1 , in F mi