Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
RETHINKING CENTRAL EUROPEAN MUSIC

8 September 2023, 09.30 / 9 September 2023, 15.30

Room XXIII

RETHINKING CENTRAL EUROPEAN MUSIC Presented by Liszt Academy

Conference in English

Rethinking Central European Music – the Inaugural Conference of the Central European Music Research Group (in the Musicology Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music) presents papers in various fields of musicology that engage with the concept of Central Europe. As an event of the Bartók World Competition 2023 the conference will feature talks by a prestigious line-up of musicologists from Hungary and all over Europe. The program covers a wide range of musical phenomena of the past 200 years, and the musical activities of individuals, communities, and institutions. The conference will also provide an opportunity to discuss the possible musical dimensions of a Central European identity.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday 8 September 2023, 9.30

Chair: Lóránt Péteri

Welcome: Dr. Andrea Vigh, President of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

BARTÓK

Virág Büky

Response to a Salonstück – The Question of Szymanowski’s Influence on Bartók’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2

László Vikárius

Eastern Europe and Central Europe in the Centre of Béla Bartók’s Life and Work or What Did Five Hungarian Folk Songs Want to Do at the 1938 Baden-Baden Festival?

coffee break

STYLES

Oana Andreica

Polystylistic Traits in Ede Terényi’s Music: The Baroque Concertos

Gergely Fazekas

“To Penetrate into the Brain-windings of the Text” – Translation as a Compositional Method in Kurtág’s Music

Rachel Beckles Willson

Against the Grain of Late Style

 

Friday 8 September 2023, 14.30

Chair: Péter Bozó

SYMBOLS

Anna Belinszky

Death, Nostalgia and Tradition – Narratives of Brahms’s Funeral from Vienna to Budapest

Stephen Downes

A Polish Pianist travels to Budapest: ‘Affective Geography’ in Bruno Monsaingeon’s Piotr Anderszewski: Voyageur intranquille (2009)

coffee break

IDENTITIES

Jeremy Barham

Literary Analogues of Mahler’s Central European Musical Identity in the Works of Joseph Roth and Gregor von Rezzori

Ivana Medić

Ludmila Frajt as an Embodiment of a Central European Identity

 

Saturday 9 September 2023, 9.30

Chair: Katalin Komlós

NARRATIVES

Veronika Kusz

Dohnányi’s Viennese Carnival: The Context of the Piano Cycle Winterreigen (Op. 13)

Martin Elek

Wilhelm Furtwängler and the ‘German’ Sonata Form

coffee break

PERFORMANCE

Anna Stoll-Knecht

Gustav Mahler and Cosima Wagner: Singing around 1900

Lóránt Péteri

Mahler’s Music in Interwar Budapest: Performances and Discourses

 

Saturday 9 September 2023, 14.30

Chair: Gergely Fazekas

STATE SOCIALISM

Marsha Siefert

Ferenc Liszt as a Central European Music Diplomat: A State-Socialist Interpretation

Gabriella Murvai-Bőke

‘Formalism, Tradition, Folk Music’: The Vocal and Dance Ensemble of the Hungarian People’s Army in Poland in 1952

Anna Dalos

A Soviet Composer in Central Europe? About György Kurtág’s Postmodern Turn

coffee break

RECORDINGS

Péter Csobó

Music–Recording–Aura: Marginal Notes to the Debate between Adorno and Benjamin

Ferenc János Szabó

(Inter)national Recording Histories of Central Europe

 

Organisers: Anna Belinszky, Gergely Fazekas, Lóránt Péteri