Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College

An International Conference
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of
Dmitry Dmitryevich Shostakovich

15 - 17 September 2006

Friday 15th September

Welcome address

Lewis Owens (President, UK Shostakovich Society)


Paper sesion: death and the late quartets (chair: Vladimir Orlov)


Kristian Hibberd (Goldsmiths College, University of London) 'Narrative structure in the Fifteenth Quartet: a chronotopic interpretation'

Yulia Kreinin
(Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 'Shostakovich's last quartets and Mahler's last symphonies: a farewell to the world or lust for life?'

Paper session: film music (chair: Erik Heine)


Hélène Bernatchez (University of Cologne) ‘Shostakovich and FEKS: the music to New Babylon and Odna’


John Riley (British Universities Film and Video Council) ‘“Hello Belinsky, do you know Michurin”: fulfilling expectations in the Soviet biopic’

 

Performance

'Unfinished' String Quartet
String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, op 117
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet


       
 
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Saturday 16th September

Paper session: Shostakovich and Shakespeare (chair: John Riley)


Fiona Ford (University of Nottingham) ‘Ophelia’s music from Kozintsev’s film version of Hamlet: acknowledging its English origins’

Erik Heine (Oklahoma City University) ‘Shostakovich, King Lear and the concert hall?’


Paper session: Shostakovich and the Soviet republics
(chair: Tanya Ursova)


Aida Huseynova (Baku Music Academy) ‘Shostakovich and Azerbaijan’


Paper session: Reception and collection in Britain (chair: Erik Levi)


Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol) ‘The old Shostakovich: reception in Britain 1932-1992’

Derek Hulme (Scotland) ‘Pictures of the past: cataloguing Shostakovich’


Workshop: String Quartet No. 7, op. 108 (chair: Francis Maes)


Michael Mishra (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) ‘Shostakovich’s other autobiographical quartet? Narrative, modalism and personal allusion in the Seventh Quartet’ - Fitzwilliam String Quartet


Lecture-recital: Satirï, op.109, and Japanese Lyrics (fragments) (chair: Lewis Owens)


Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatory) ‘The word in Shostakovich's music: on the evolution of his vocal writing’


Paper session: song (chair: Marina Frolova-Walker)


Gilbert Rappaport (University of Texas at Austin) 'The poetics of word and music in Five Satires (Pictures of the Past), op. 109: representations through the prism of Russian cultural history

Francis Maes (Universiteit Gent) 'Shostakovich and the Pushkin songs'


Lecture-recital: Sonata for Viola, op.147 (chair: Pauline Fairclough)


Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Alan George (Fitzwilliam String Quartet)


Keynote lecture (chair: Lewis Owens)


Levon Hakobian (Arts History Institute, Moscow) ‘The symbolism of twelve-tone rows in Shostakovich’s late music’


       

Saturday 16th September

Concert

Preludes and Fugues, op. 87, Nos 23 and 24
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 122
Piano Quintet, op. 57
Colin Stone, piano
The Fitzwilliam String Quartet


       
       

Sunday 17th September

Paper session: Eros and Psyche (chair: Nathan Seinen)


Richard Pleak (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) ‘And it alone calms me: Shostakovich’s use of music for trauma resolution’


Vladimir Orlov (Clare College, University of Cambridge) 'Shostakovich and the Soviet eros: forbidden fruit in the realm of communal communism'


Paper session: instrumental music (chair: Michael Mishra)


Lyudmila German (New York, USA) 'The constructive role of folk song polyphony in the Fourth Symphony'


Sofia Moshevich (Toronto, Canada) ‘Shostakovich and the piano'


Lecture-recital: 24 Preludes and Fugues, op.87 (chair: Lewis Owens)


Tanya Ursova (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
‘Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues, op. 87: hidden aspects of performance interpretation’


       
   
       
       

Sunday 17th September

Concluding performance

Alissa Firsova (Royal Academy of Music), Piano
Piano Sonata No. 1 (opus 12)
Aphorisms (opus 13)
Piano Sonata 2 No. 2 (opus 61)


       
 
 
       
 
 
       

 


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