DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
INSTITUTE OF ROMANCE STUDIES
FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER TO SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER
WESTERN MUSIC AND RACIAL DISCOURSES,
Sponsored by the British Academy
and the Jewish Music Institute, Millennium Awards
FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2002
10.00-11.15 Welcome and Session 1:
· Professor Philip Bohlman (University of Chicago): 'Erasure:
displacing race as twentieth-century music historiography'
· Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'The anti-Semitic
strain in German writing on music 1900-1933'
11.30-1.00pm Session 2: The Wagner legacy
· Professor Reinhold Brinkmann (Harvard University): 'Silver hero,
Untertan and the idea of the Nordic: national politics and racism in the
reception of Wagner's Lohengrin'
· Professor John Deathridge (King's College London): 'Towards a
political biography of Wagner's Parsifal'
· Dr Julie Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London): 'Otto
Weininger and musical discourse in turn-of-the-century Vienna'
2-3.30pm Session 3: France
· Professor Jann Pasler (UC San Diego): 'Race, identity, and difference:
musical acclimatization and the chansons populaires in Third Republic
· Andy Fry (St Johns College, Oxford): 'Re-thinking the revue-nègre:
the critical reception of black musical shows in twenties and thirties
· Professor Jane Fulcher (Indiana University): 'Romanticism, technology,
and the masses: Honegger and the aesthetic allure of French fascism'
3.30-4.30 Session 4: Spain
· Dr Michael Christophoridis (University of Melbourne): 'Manuel
de Falla, flamenco and la raza española'
· Gemma Perez-Zalduondo (Universidad de Granada): 'Racial Discourses
in the Spanish Musical Literature (1915-1936)'
4.45-6.15 Session 5: Britain and the United States
· Professor Alain Frogley (University of Connecticut): '"The
old sweet Anglo-Saxon spell": Racial discourses and the American
reception of British music 1890-1960'
· Nalini Gwynne (University of California, Berkeley): 'Holst's
intercultural music: Challenging imperialist concepts of cultural hegemony
in the Anglo-Indian colonial encounter'
· Professor Malcolm Gillies (Australian National University) and
Dr. David Pear (Australian National University): 'American Nordicism and
6.15 Dinner (own arrangements)
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SATURDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2002
9.30-11.00 Session 6: Italy
Roundtable: 'Racial Issues, Music and the Fascist Period' (convenor: Roberto
Illiano - Fondazione-Stichting P.A. Locatelli, Cremona)
· Eleonora Carapella: 'Persecuted Music in Italy: The Case of Aldo
· Massimiliano Sala: 'Radio Censorship as a Means of Fascist Propaganda'
· Roberto Illiano: 'Racial Discourses in Futurist Music'
· Vincenzo Alaimo: 'The Racial Lie and the Exaltation of the Masses'
· Roberto Illiano and Luca Sala: 'Luigi Dallapiccola and the Ideological
Context of Fascism'
11.15-12.45pm Session 8: Jazz and Popular Musics
· Professor Guthrie Ramsey (University of Pennsylvania): 'Jazz,
Race, and Early Black Music Historiography'
· Professor Kevin S. Amidon (University of Michigan): 'Jonny Plays
an Amati: the African-American in the Weimar Opera'
· Dr. Brian Currid (Universität Frankfurt): '"Gypsy Violins"
and "Hot Rhythms": Race, Popular Music and Governmentality'
1.45-4.15pm Session 7: 'The Jewish Question'
· Professor Nicholas Cook (Southampton University): 'Holding up
the mirror: Schenkerian analysis and the Ostjuden problem'
· Professor Klára Móricz (Amherst College): 'Ancestral
voices: anti-Semitism and Ernest Bloch's racial theories of art'
· Dr. Jeremy Barham (Trinity College of Music, London): '"Made
in Germany": Musicological Imperialism and a Recently Discovered
Mahler Study by Alfred Mathis-Rosenzweig'
· Professor Lydia Goehr (Columbia University): 'Adorno on Wagner
and Mahler: what's race got to do with it?'
4.30-5.30pm Session 8: South Africa
· Shirli Gilbert (Magdalen College, Oxford): 'Afrikaner nationalism
and its musical manifestations: an early link with National Socialism?'
· Grant Olwage (Rhodes University): '(Re)Thinking 'Race' and Resistance:
South African Music Historiography and Victorian Hymns'
5.30-6.30pm Session 9: Concluding discussion
Venue: Institute of Romance Studies, School of Advanced Study,
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (No
smoking building). Tel: 020-7862 8677 Fax: 020-7862 8672
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