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Eastern European Musical Relations
BASEES Russian and East European Music, Inaugural Conference

Bristol, June 2006

The Inaugural conference of the Russian and East European Music study
group will take place on 24 June, at the Department of Music, University
of Bristol, UK. Please find details below. There is no registration fee,
and all are warmly invited to attend.


Victoria Rooms, Department of Music, University of Bristol
Saturday 24 June 2006

Convenors: Rosamund Bartlett and Pauline Fairclough

Provisional Programme

COFFEE 		10.00-10.45


Jan Smaczny, Queen's University, Belfast: 'Dvorak and Russia: personal and 
musical mismatches'

Steve Downes, University of Surrey: 'Mieczyslaw Karlowicz [1876-1909] and 
Russian Pessimism'

Katerina Romanou, University of Athens: 'The influence of Russian music on
the first "Greek national operas" of Manolis Kalomiris [1883-1962]'
[piano teacher in Kharkov, 1908-1910]

Katarzyna Naliwajek-Mazurek, University of Warsaw: 'Early songs by
Constantin Regamey [1907-1982]: Between Esoterics, Erotics, Symbolism and
Catastrophism' [settings of poems by Russian 20th-century poets by a
Ukrainian refugee, Warsaw, 1921]

LUNCH		1.00-2.30


Katerina Levidou, University of Oxford: 'Stravinsky through Eurasianist

Nathan Seinen, University of Cambridge: 'Return to the village:
Prokofiev's Semyon Kotko as Gogolian comedy'

Adrian Thomas, University of Cardiff: '"What's to hear?" Concert
programming in Poland 1949-54'

Deniz Ertan, University of Manchester: 'Overlapping Histories, Memories,
Identities: Melikov and Hikmet' [exploration of the creative relationship
between the Azerbaijani composer Arif Melikov (b. 1933) and the Turkish
Marxist poet and sometime Moscow resident Nazim Hikmet (1901-1963]

TEA and DISCUSSION on the musical geography and politics of Eastern Europe, 


How to find the Victoria Rooms:

1) From Bristol Temple Meads station, catch the number 8 bus and ask for
the Victoria Rooms. It will cost about 1.20. The journey takes about
10-15 minutes and goes through town, up a steep road past the Cathedral
and shops, then forks left to turn left again, at which point you should
see the Victoria Rooms ahead - a large colonnaded building with a
roundabout in front. This is where you get off. We don't recommend taking
a taxi, as it'll cost about 8.

2) For those arriving by air, take the shuttle from outside Bristol
airport to Temple Meads (get a return for 7), and then catch the no. 8
bus. For anyone arriving at Heathrow, catch the coach shuttle straight to
Temple Meads; this is quicker and a lot cheaper than travelling into
central London and out again. For timetable see:
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