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17.10.2009. British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies


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

SESSION ONE
Chair: Rosamund Bartlett (St. Antony’s College, University of 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’

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’

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’

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

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