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Symposium on Shostakovich and Music in the Soviet Union

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2006

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for a symposium, to be held at Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, to mark the centenary of the
birth of Dmitri Shostakovich. The symposium will take place on April
7-9, 2006, under the auspices of Mason Gross School of the Arts, and
in association with a series of concerts. Performers will include
Alexander Ivashkin, Boris Berman, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
and the Alexander Quartet.

Proposals are welcome on any aspect of the life, works and working
environment of Shostakovich, and contemporary music in the Soviet
Union. Possible topics include Shostakovich's style and idiom;  
stylistic relationships to contemporary Soviet composers; relations to
Western composers; Soviet realism; the Soviet symphony; film music,
Shostakovich's posthumous reputation.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, and should
include the author's name, title, and affiliation. Deadline for
receipt of abstracts is December 31, 2005. Abstracts should be sent,
by e-mail attachment, to

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