Musical Nationalism And Modernism In Russia And Eastern Europe

 
 

BASEES Russian and East European Music Study Group Annual One-Day Conference

Convenors: Katerina Levidou and Rosamund Bartlett


MUSICAL NATIONALISM AND MODERNISM

IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE

Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, Saturday 17 October 2009


Programme

9.30-10.00 COFFEE


10.00-11.45 SESSION ONE

Chair: Rosamund Bartlett (Oxford)

Rutger Helmers (University of Utrecht): ‘“The Most Desirable Type of Contemporary Opera”: Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride and the Struggle against Decadence’

Anastasia Belina (University of Leeds): ‘Sergei Taneyev: A Cosmopolitan among the Nationalists’

Christoph Flamm (Saarland University): ‘“Weltanschauung” and Russian Music: Germanophilia and Germanophobia in Russian Musical Discourse of the Silver Age and Beyond’


12.00-13.30 LUNCH


13.30-15.15 SESSION TWO

Chair: Philip Bullock (Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Christina Guillaumier (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama): ‘Sergei Prokofiev, the Reluctant Modernist’

Patrick Zuk (University of Durham): ‘Between Nationalism and Modernism: Stylistic Dualism in the Music of Nikolai Myaskovsky’

Jonathan Cross (Christ Church, Oxford): ‘Stravinsky’s Petrushka: Modernising the Past, Russianising the Future; or, How Stravinsky Learned to be an Exile’


15.30-16.00 TEA


16.00-17.45 SESSION THREE

Chair: Katerina Levidou (Christ Church, University of Oxford)

Andrew Burgard (New York University): ‘Partisan Prescription vs. Descriptive Reception: Nejedlý, Janáček, and the Politics of Composing National and Modern Music in Fin-de-siècle Prague’

Srđan Atanasovski (University of the Arts, Belgrade): ‘The Ideology of Yugoslav Nationalism and “Primordial Modernism” in Interwar Yugoslav Music’

Jim Samson (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘The Story of Koula: The Politics of Modernism in Greek Music’

ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE IS FREE. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. ALL ARE WELCOME.


Enquiries: reemstudygroup@googlemail.com

Study Group website: www.basees.org.uk/sgreem.shtml