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27.11.2009. 1948 and All That: Soviet Music, Ideology & Power

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities,

Friday, 27 November

09:45 - 10.15
10:15 - 10:30
Introductory remarks from the organisers

10:30 - 11:30
The 1948 Resolution: Background, Origins and Impact
Chair: Hubertus Jahn : (University of Cambridge)

Jana Howlett (University of Cambridge)
The Politburo and the 1948 Revival of Attacks on Anti-artistic Phenomena in Culture
John Barber (University of Cambridge) Cold War and the Politics of Soviet Culture 1947-48

12:00 - 13:00

Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatoire)
RAPM (Rossiyskaya assotsiatsiya proletarskikh musykantov): life after death
Michael Fjeldsoe (University of Copenhagen)
Addressing the West: The 1948 International Conference of Composers and Music Critics in Prague

14:00 - 15:00
Consequences of 1948
Chair: Simon Morrison (Princeton University)

Marina Frolova-Walker (University of Cambridge)
1948 and the Stalin Prize Committee
Kiril Tomoff (University of California, Riverside)
Gypsy Barons and the Power of Love: Operetta Programming and Audience Taste in the Shadow of Party Intervention

15:30 - 17:00
Theory and Historiography
Chair: Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol)

Ildar Khannanov (Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University)
Music Theory in the USSR in 1948: The Problem of Formalism
Elina Viljanen (University of Helsinki)
1948 as the Midpoint of Listening: Asafevs Sounding Books
Christoph Flamm (Saarland University)
Good and bad nationalism? Musical historiography facing national elements in Soviet and post-Soviet periods

17:00 - 17:30

Saturday, 28 November

09:30 - 11:30
Composers and the State
Chair: Hubertus Jahn (University of Cambridge)

Wolfgang Mende (Dresden, University of Technology)
Music censorship in the era of NEP and cultural revolution: The case of Nikolay Roslavets
Olga Digonskaya (The Glinka Museum of Music Culture and the Shostakovich Archive)
On a Marginal Work by Shostakovich: Re-dating and a Change of Context
Rachel Foulds (Goldsmith's College, University of London)
Too Badyou could have made some money : The Forgotten Works of Galina Ustvolskaya
Ivana Medic (University of Manchester)
I Predict a Riot: Alfred Schnittke's First Symphony

12:00 - 13:30
Chair: Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol)

Tom Miller (University of California, Berkeley)
In Deaf Taiga: Shamanic Vocal Knowledge, the Geopoetics of Yukagir Song, and Ghosts of the Soviet Past in Upper Kolyma
Yulia Karpova (Central European University, Budapest)
Fashion, Jazz and Rock-N-Roll behind the Iron Curtain: to the question of the first Soviet youth subculture
Machteld Venken (Catholic University of Leuven)
Signing a meaning to war memory

14:30 - 16:00
Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Eisenstein
Chair: Marina Frolova-Walker (University of Cambridge)

Patrick Zuk (University of Durham)
Nikolai Myaskovsky and the "hysterical" Resolution of 1948

Vladimir Orlov (University of Cambridge)
"I am not Stalin. Stalin is the Soviet power!" The Father of Nation in Zdravitsa by Sergei Prokofiev
Simon Morrison (Princeton University)
Fond 1929, Opis' 4

16:30 - 17:30
Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Eisenstein (continued)

Kevin Bartig (Michigan State University)
Eisenstein and the Politics of Perception

Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley)
What's an awful song like you doing in a nice piece like this? (On Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto)
17:30 - 18:00

19:00 - 20:00

Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge


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