BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music Annual Conference 2011: Music Theory and Criticism

BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music Annual Conference 2011

Convenors: Katerina Levidou and Philip Bullock

Music Theory and Criticism

Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, Saturday 15 October 2011

Programme

9.30-10.00 COFFEE

10.00-11.00 SESSION 1 Chair: Ivana Medic (Open University and University of Manchester)

Marina Lupishko (Le Havre, France): ‘Yakov Druskin (1902-80) as a Musicologist: The Narratological Aspect’

Ildar Khannanov (Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University): ‘Yuri Kholopov’s Theoretical Position between the Scylla and Charybdis of Soviet Politics, or How Music Theory Can Shape the Political Discourse’

11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

11.30-13.30 SESSION 2 Chair: Philip Bullock (Wadham College, Oxford)

Rebecca Mitchell (Miami University): ‘Prophets of Orpheus: Music Critics in late Imperial Russia, 1905-1917’

Janna Kniazeva (Russian Institute for Art History, St Petersburg): ‘Der Musikhistoriker Jacques Handschin als petersburger Konzertkritiker: zur Geschichte eines Weltatlas’

Anne Marie Weaver (Eastman School of Music, Rochester): ‘César Cui: Russian Music Critic, Cosmopolitan Song Composer’

Patrick Zuk (Durham University): ‘Vyacheslav Karatïgin and the Development of Russian Musical Modernism’

13.30-14.30 LUNCH BREAK

14.30-15.30 KEYNOTE SPEECH Chair: John Tyrrell (University of Cardiff)

David Fanning (University of Manchester) and Michelle Assay (Sorbonne): ‘Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the Twain Shall Meet’

15.30-16.00 TEA BREAK

16.00-17.00 SESSION 3 Chair: Katerina Levidou (University of Lausanne)

Makoto Nakamura (St Antony’s College, Oxford): ‘Publication Postponed: The Theoretical Background of Leoš Janácek’s Ethnographic Activities in the 1920s’

Ivana Medic (University of Manchester): ‘“Our Generation’s Responsibility for the Fate of The World”: Alfred Schnittke’s Writings on Luciano Berio’

18.00 CONCERT: Russian and Serbian Songs (Petar Konjović; Miloje Milojević; Modest Mussorgsky; Sergei Rachmaninoff). Verica Grmusa (soprano; Goldsmiths College, London) and Dada Toskic (piano)

ATTENDANCE AT THE CONFERENCE AND CONCERT IS FREE. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. ALL ARE WELCOME. Enquiries: reemstudygroup@googlemail.com (www.basees.org.uk/sgreem.shtml)

CONCERT PROGRAMME

Russian and Serbian Songs

Verica Grmusa (soprano; Goldsmiths College, London) and Dada Toskic (piano)

Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, Saturday 15 October 2011, 6pm

Petar Konjović (1883-1970)

Lirika From the song collection The Lyric
Nane kaži tajku (Mother, tell Daddy (1910))
Pod Pendžeri (Under your window (1906))
Večernja pesma (The Evening Song (1906))
Chanson (1906)

Miloje Milojević (1884-1946)

Pred velicanstvom prirode From the cycle In Awe of the Magnificence of Nature
Molitva Majke Jugovića Zvezdi Danici (The Prayer of Jugovic Mother to the Evening Star (1920))
Japan Japan (1909)
Nimfa (The Nymph (1908))
Jesenja elegija (The Autumnal Elegy (1911))

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

Детская From the cycle The Nursery
В углу (In the Corner (1870))
С куклой (With the Doll (1870))
Кот Матрос (The Cat ‘Sailor’ (1872))

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 –1943)

Полюбила я на печаль свою (I fell in love, to my sorrow, Op 8 No 4 (1893))
Сон (A Dream, Op 8 No 5 (1893))
Молитва (Prayer, Op 8 No 6 (1893))

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