Tuesday, 23 June 2009

CFP: N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov and his heritage in historical perspective (Russia)

19 - 20 MARCH 2010

The two-day international conference “N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov and his heritage in historical perspective” will take place in St Petersburg, at the Museum-flat of N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, on March, 19–20 in 2010.

Working languages of the conference are Russian and English.

Please submit abstracts for papers of no less then 300 and no more than 500 words, which have to be sent by post, fax or e-mail.

The deadline for paper abstracts is 1 November 2009.

Papers and materials of the conference will be published in 2010. The notification of acceptance will be sent out at the end of December 2009 at the latest.

The museum-flat of Rimsky-Korsakov will not able to cover participants’ expenses.

For abstracts of papers and questions please contact:

N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Museum-flat
Zagorodny pr., 28
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Tel.: 8 (812) 7133208
Fax: 8 (812) 7133208
Mob.: 8 911 7657640
E-mail to Lidia Ader – lidiader at gmail.com

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lidiader said...

15th-22nd March 2010: International Conference
“Rimsky-Korsakov and his Heritage in Historical Perspective”

Venue: Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment and Museum (branch of the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music)

As teacher of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire for over thirty years, Rimsky-Korsakov united not only different generations of students, but also different styles and periods of musical culture – from Lyadov to Respighi, from Arensky to Prokofiev and Stravinsky.

Leading musicologists and experts in Russian music from various countries (Russia, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus) will take part for the first time in many years in St. Petersburg’s Musicological and Museological Conference. They will gather to share knowledge, views and their latest research.

In the cosy atmosphere of the Russian composer's apartment, the Roundtable will bring together Rimsky-Korsakov’s descendants (great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren), Igor Stravinsky’s grand-niece and her husband, and heads of composer’s museums. By bringing all these people’s memories together, we can shed light on the life and fate of Rimsky-Korsakov’s family, and revive the half-forgotten or erased names of talented musicians from the composer’s generation.

Among the conference’s special guests will be Richard Taruskin , Professor of the University of California (Berkeley), author of the world famous six-volume Oxford History of Music, a major work on Stravinsky and the book Defining Russia Musically.

At the conference there will be concerts in the Sheremetev Palace, the Maltese Chapel (with Russia’s Mikhail Mishchenko playing the organ), and in the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment and Museum (with Jonathan Powell from the United Kingdom on piano ).

On March 19th an exhibition will be unveiled, which will display not only manuscripts and photographs from collections in St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Ionian University, Corfu (Greece), but also the unique electric musical instrument, the emiriton, designed in 1930 by a team of inventors led by Rimsky-Korsakov ‘s grandson, the acoustician Andrei Rimsky-Korsakov, which is currently stored in the Musical Museum in the Sheremetev Palace (a branch of the Museum of Theatre and Music).

The conference’s programme committee consists of:
Lidia Ader (author and project director, senior Researcher at the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment and Museum),
Nina Kostenko (Head of the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment and Museum).

How to find us:

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment and Museum – 28 Zagorodnii Prospect (in the yard);
Maltese Chapel of Vorontsov Palace, 26 Sadovaia Street (entrance through the Suvorov Military School checkpoint);
Sheremetev Palace, Musical Museum – 34 Fontanka river

For questions, proposals and news please contact:
Lidia Ader
Mob.: 007 911 7657640
Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum, St. Petersburg
Tel.: 007 (812) 7133208
Fax: 007 (812) 7133208

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