Musicological Programme 2017

The Bartók World Competition & Festival is accompanied by a musicological programme related to the main subject of the 2017 competition, “Bartók and the Violin”.

14–15 September 2017
Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Bartók Hall of the Institute for Musicology

 

Session 1 (morning) Thursday 14 September 2017

 

10.00–11.15 Keynote speech

David Cooper (Leeds University): Bartók, Biography and the Violin

 

11.30–13.00 Paper session, chair: David Cooper

Virág Büky (Budapest Bartók Archives): The Appearance of the “Ideal” and other Topoi in Bartók’s Two Violin-Piano Sonatas

Viola Biró (Budapest Bartók Archives): Bartók’s Violin Players from Maramureş

Mohammad Moussa Khalaf (Bar-Ilan University, Israel): Bartók’s Violin: An Arab Musician Looks at the Western World

 

Session 2 (afternoon) Thursday 14 September 2017

 

14.00-15.15 Keynote speech

Elliott Antokoletz (University of Texas, Austin): Tonality or Atonality in Bartók’s Sonata No. 2? From Folk Modalities to a Twelve-Tone Language

 

15.30–17.00 Paper session, chair: Elliott Antokoletz

Sarah LUCAS (University of Iowa): Performance and Reception of Bartók’s Violin Music during his First Concert Tour of the United States (1927–1928)

Sylveline Bourion (Université de Montréal): Bartók on the Violin: Integration and Transformation of Romanian and Hungarian Folk Music in His Two Violin Rhapsodies

Yusuke Nakahara (Budapest Bartók Archives): A Triumph of Musical Order? Multiple Sources of Inspiration in “Prelude and Canon,” Forty-Four Duos, No. 37

 

Session 3 (morning) Friday 15 September 2017

 

10.00–11.15 Keynote speech

Peter Laki (Bard College): The Decade of the Violin Concerto: New Music and the Performer in the 1930s

 

11.30–13.00 Paper session, chair: Peter Laki

Zsombor Németh (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest): Imre Waldbauer and Béla Bartók

Melissa Steiner (Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University): Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta: A Study in Traditional Folktale

István G. Németh (Institute for Musicology, Budapest): The Influence of Bartók’s Verbunkos-Based Violin Parts on the Work of Adrian Pop

 

Session 4 (afternoon) Friday 15 September 2017

 

14.00–15.15 Keynote speech

László Somfai (Budapest Bartók Archives): Bartók’s Violin and Piano Sonatas Nos. 1–2: Compositional Process

 

15.30–17.00Violin Workshop

Joseph PUGLIA (Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag): Workshop on Duos for Two Violins by Bartók and Berio