Dear all,
The annual conference of the BASEES Study Group for Russian and Eastern European Music will take place on Saturday 26 June in Oxford. Please see below for the conference programme. The abstracts and biographical notes are available on the Study Group's website:
We hope to see you at the event.
Best wishes,
Katerina Levidou

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

Convenors: Katerina Levidou and Philip Bullock



Central and Eastern European Music: Musical Crossroads?


Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St. Aldate’s, Oxford, Saturday 26 June 2010




9.30-10.00 COFFEE

10.00-11.45 SESSION ONE: Ethnomusicological Perspectives

Chair: Anna Stirr (St John’s College, University of Oxford)


Jesse A. Johnston (Bowling Green State University): ‘Moravia as Global Crossroads: Local and “World” Music in the Southeast Czech Republic, 2004–2006’


Polina Proutskova (Goldsmiths College, University of London): ‘Transmission and Performance of Russian Traditional Music in Today's Russia and Beyond’


Joshua Walden (Merton College, University of Oxford): ‘Stempenyu Plays and Yidl Fiddles: Representations of the Eastern European Shtetl Violinist in Music for Theater and Cinema’


12.00-14.00 LUNCH


14.00-15.15 SESSION TWO: Music and Literature

Chair: Rosamund Bartlett (King’s College, University of London)


Robert Rawson (Canterbury Christ Church University): ‘German Moon, Czech Fire: A Meeting Point of National Perceptions in Eighteenth-Century Music’


Beatrice Birardi (University of Salento): ‘Italian Futurism as a Place of a Meeting between Western and Southern Culture: The Case of Franco Casavola and Hrand Nazariantz


15.30-16.00 TEA

16.00-17.45 SESSION THREE: Cultural Networks and Meeting Points

Chair: Jim Samson (Royal Holloway, University of London) (tbc)


Philp Bullock (Wadham College, University of Oxford): ‘Sibelius and the Russian Traditions: Northern Europe between East and West’


Ivan Moody (CESEM, The New University of Lisbon): ‘Interactions between Tradition and Modernism in Serbian Church Music of the 20th Century’


Katy Romanou (University of Athens): ‘Petrushka Must Learn to Dance the Zeibekiko’





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