Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol

Shostakovich 2006
International Centenary Conference

Friday 29 September 2006

Welcome Address
Pauline Fairclough


Session 1: Soviet Musical Life 1
(chair: Rosamund Bartlett)


Marina Frolova-Walker (University of Cambridge), 'Shostakovich, Neoclassicism and the Moscow Metro'

Natalia Braginskaya (St Petersburg Conservatoire), 'Dmitry Shostakovich in the World of Classical Operetta'

Rosamund Bartlett (University of Oxford), 'Shostakovich and the Debates about Opera in the 1920s'


Session 2: Shostakovich and his Contemporaries
(chair: Marina Frolova-Walker)

Peter Schmelz (University of Buffalo), 'After Shostakovich: the "Tradition of Shostakovich" in Soviet music from the 1970s'

Levon Hakobian (Moscow Institute of Arts), 'Shostakovich, Proletkul't and RAPM'

Vladimir Orlov (University of Cambridge), 'Prokofiev and Shostakovich: Metaphysics of Light and Shadow'


Keynote Address
Laurel Fay, 'My Shostakovich'



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Rosamund Bartlett Marina Frolova-Walker Natalia Braginskaya Rosamund Bartlett
Natalia Braginskaya rina Frolova-Walker Public
Public Peter Schmelz Levon Hakobian, Peter Schelz & Marina Frolova-Walker Dmitry Braginski & Olga Dombrovskaya
Pauline Fairclough Anna Fortunova & Robert Nichols Marina Frolova-Walker, Pauline Fairclough & Laurel Fay Richard Pleak & Ed

St George's Hall

Friday 29 September 2006

Brodsky Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich: Adagio and Polka
Elina Firsova: String Quartet No. 12 'Farewell'
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor Op. 95 'Serioso'
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor Op. 144


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St George's Hall

Saturday 30 September 2006

Session 3: Performance, Manuscript and Archival Studies
(chair: Vladimir Orlov)


Olga Digonskaya (Glinka State Archive of Literature and Art), 'Shostakvich's Unkonwn Manuscripts'

Inna Barsova (Moscow Coservatoire), 'The fourhanded arrangements in the creative work of Dmitry Shostakovich and his piano performing'


Session 4: Theatre and Film
(chair: Ulrike Hartmann)


Joan Titus (Ohio State University), 'Socialist Realism, Modernism and Dmitri Shostakovich's Odna'

Nick Worral, 'Vulgar Sociology' and/or 'Formalist Excess': Shostakovich and Akimov's Controversial Hamlet (1932)


Session 5: Analytical strategies
(chairs: Patrick McCreless & David Fanning)


David Fanning (University of Manchester), 'Shostakovich and Structural Hearing'

Patrick McCreless (Yale University), 'Shostakovich's Politics of D minor and its Neighbours, 1931-1949

Katya Slutskaya-Levine (City University of New York), 'Cultural Exotics or the Art Organism? The Creation of "Jewishness" in Shostkovich's Music'


Session 6: New Perspectives I
(chair: Laurel Fay)


Dmitry Braginsky, 'Shostakovich as a sports reporter. Foorball and propaganda in the USSR'

Eric Roseberry, 'Shostakovich, Brittenand the War (or anti-War?) Symphony'

Francis Maes (University of Ghent), 'Neo-Platonic ideas in the late vocal cycles of Shostakovich'

Olga Dombrovskaya (Shostakovich Family Archive, Moscow): Illustrated film talk with clips from 'Warmongers' (Auditorium)


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Olga Digonskaya Inna Barsova Inna Barsova Olga Digonskaya & Vladimir Orlov
Francis Maes Public David Fanning, Judy Kuhn & Vladimir Orlov Pauline Fairclough
Joan Titus Ulrike Hartmann Nick Worral, Joan Titus & Ulrike Hartmann Nick Worral
Nick Worral
Stefan Weiss David Fanning
Patrick McCreless Katya Slutskaya-Levine Patrick McCreless & David Fanning David Fanning
David Fanning, Katya Slutskaya-Levine & Patrick McCreless Eric Roseberry Laurel Fay
Eric Roseberry, Francis Maes & Dmitry Braginsky Dmitry Braginsky Eric Roseberry
  Francis Maes Olga Dombrovskaya  

Sunday 1 October 2006

Session 7: New Perspectives II
(chair: Patrick McCreless)


Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol), 'The Old Shostakovich: Reception in the British Media'

Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London), 'A reluctant ico: Shostakovich reception in the German Democratic Republic in the erly 1950s'

Robert Rival (University of Toronto), 'Modal and Harmonic Fluctuation in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony Largo'


Session 8: Shostakovich and Soviet Musical Life II
(chair: Neil Edmunds)


Simo Mikkonen (University of Jyväskylä), 'Fellow Composers vs. the Bureaucrats, or: the "Wild Years" of the Soviet Composers' Union in the 1930s'

Meri Herrala (University of Helsinki), 'Boris Vladimirovich Asafiev and the year 1948'

Leonid Maximenkov, 'Dmitry Shostakovich in the 1940s: the Making of an "Artist-Citizen'


Session 9: Music, Philosphy and Literature
(chair: Pauline Fairclough)


Philip Bullock (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London), 'The Composer's Voice, the Poet's Echo: Monologic Verse or Dialogic Song?'

Judy Kuhn (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), 'Dialogue, Deformation and a Birthday Tribute: Shostakovich's Sixth Quartet'

Sarah Reichardt (University of Oklahoma), 'An invisible Remainder: Novelisation in the Ninth String Quartet'

Kristian Hibberd (Coldsmith's College, London), 'Shostakovich's Symphony No. 14: an unusually 'polyphonic' composition'

Erik Levi Erik Levi Robert Rival
Leonid Maximenkov
  Judy Kuhn Henny van der Groep, Egbert Baars & Robert Nichols