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30th May 2006

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Shostakovich: Centenary Reflections

An International Conference
To be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2006

September 2006 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Dmitri
Dmitrievich Shostakovich. The United Kingdom Shostakovich Society, founded
to promote the study of the composer’s life and music, is organising a
three-day conference to commemorate his centenary.

This conference will balance paper sessions with performances, workshops,
and lecture-recitals. The keynote speakers are Gerard McBurney (Royal
Academy of Music) and Levon Hakobian (Arts History Institute, Moscow).

Other speakers will include: Marina Frolova-Walker (University of
Cambridge), Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol), Aida Huseynova
(Baku Music Academy), Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths College, University
of London), Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London), Francis Maes
(Universiteit Gent), John Riley (British Universities Film and Video
Council), Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatory), Yevhen Stankovych (Kyiv
Conservatory), and Derek Hulme.

There will be piano recitals by Colin Stone and Alissa Firsova, and the
Fitzwilliam String Quartet, selected by Shostakovich to give the Western
premieres of his last three string quartets, will give two performances,
as well as participate in workshops and lecture-recitals.

Membership to the UK Shostakovich Society costs only £20 and entitles you
to the large bi-annual DSCH Journal as well as reduced entrance fees to
various events throughout the UK.
Honorary Members: Maxim Shostakovich, Lord Harewood, Boris Tishchenko,
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Rudolf Barshai, Alexander Lazarev, Tugan Sokhiev,
Claudio Abbado.
Affiliated Quartet: The Fitzwilliam Quartet.
Registered Charity No. 1104786

Shostakovich: Centenary Reflections

An International Conference
To be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2006

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Conference fees: (Tick one)

Full conference (including tea/coffee, all meals and tickets for all
[ ] £200
[ ] £150 (Members of UK Shostakovich Society)
[ ] £100 (Students)

Full conference (including tea/coffee, all meals and tickets for all
Without accommodation
[ ] £100
[ ] £75 (Members of UK Shostakovich Society)
[ ] £50 (Students)

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[ ] £50
[ ] £37.50 (Members of the UK Shostakovich Society)
[ ] £25 (Students)

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Fitzwilliam College
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Cambridge CB3 0DG
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Shostakovich: Centenary Reflections
International Conference
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
15th–17th September 2006


Friday 15th September

15.00 Registration

16.15 Welcome address
Lewis Owens (President, UK Shostakovich Society)

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

17.00 Paper session: Shostakovich and Shakespeare
Fiona Ford (University of Nottingham) ‘Ophelia’s music from Kozintsev’s
film version of Hamlet: acknowledging its Shakespearean origins’
Erik Heine (Oklahoma City University) ‘Shostakovich, King Lear and the
concert hall?’

18.00 Keynote address
Gerard McBurney (Royal Academy of Music) ‘Another Shakespearean
connection?…A small thought about Lady Macbeth’

19.00 Reception

19.30 Dinner

20.30 Performance: programme TBA- Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Saturday 16th September

09.00 Paper session: analysis and criticism
Lyudmila German (City University of New York) ‘The constructive role of
polyphony in the Second, Fourth and Eleventh Symphonies’
Francis Maes (Universiteit Gent) ‘Shostakovich and the Pushkin songs’

10.00 Lecture-recital: Satirï, op.109, and Japanese Lyrics (fragments)
Svetlana Savenko (Moscow Conservatory) ‘The word in Shostakovich's music:
on the evolution of his vocal writing’

11.00 Refreshments

11.30 Paper session: reception
Pauline Fairclough (University of Bristol) ‘The old Shostakovich:
reception in Britain 1932-1992’
Vladimir Orlov (Kluge Center, Library of Congress) to be confirmed

12.30 Workshop: String Quartet No.6, op.101
Judith Kuhn (University of Manchester) ‘A birthday gift, a fine day, and
some strange endings: a workshop on Shostakovich's Sixth Quartet, op.101’
– Fitzwilliam String Quartet

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Paper session: title to be confirmed
Sofia Moshevich (Toronto, Canada) ‘Shostakovich and the piano’
Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
‘Shostakovich – Russia’s First Minimalist.’

15.30 Workshop: String Quartet No.7, op.108
Michael Mishra (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) ‘Shostakovich’s
other autobiographical quartet? Narrative, modalism and personal allusion
in the Seventh Quartet’ – Fitzwilliam String Quartet

16.30 Refreshments

17.00 Keynote lecture [Chair: Marina Frolova-Walker]
Levon Hakobian (Arts History Institute, Moscow) ‘The symbolism of
twelve-tone rows in Shostakovich’s late music’

18.00 Lecture-recital: Sonata for Viola, op.147
Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Alan George
(Fitzwilliam String Quartet)

19.00 Conference Dinner

20.30 Concert [Pre-concert talk: Marina Frolova-Walker]
Colin Stone and Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Sunday 17th September

09.00 Paper session: psychological approaches
Richard Pleak (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) ‘Shostakovich’s use of
music for trauma resolution’
Yulia Kreinin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) ‘Shostakovich's last
quartets and Mahler's last symphonies: a farewell to the world, or lust
for life?’

10.00 Paper session: film music
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’

11.00 Refreshments

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

12.30 Paper session: Shostakovich and the Soviet republics
Aida Huseynova (Baku Music Academy) ‘Shostakovich and Azerbaijan’
Yevhen Stankovych (Ukrainian Music Academy) ‘Shostakovich and Ukraine: the
tragedy of Babyn Yar’

13.30 Lunch

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

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