Bartók World Competition & Festival

Bartók and the Piano - Musicological Symposium

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Bartók Hall
(Budapest I, Táncsics M. u. 7.)


Morning Session, Saturday, 14 September 2019

9:00 Greetings and Introduction
Pál Richter (director of the Institute for Musicology) and László Vikárius (head of the Budapest Bartók Archives)

9:15 Keynote Speech
Malcolm Gillies (Australian National University/King’s College London): Bartók and Virtuosity: The Three Studies Op. 18

9:45 Paper Session (I), chair: Malcolm Gillies
Llorenç Prats Boscà (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest/Music University of Balearic Islands, Mallorca): Traces of Bartók’s Piano Style in 1926: An Analysis of His Concert Arrangements (Transcriptions) of Italian Baroque Keyboard Music.
Zsuzsanna Könyves-Tóth (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest): Noises, Frogs, and a Shepherd: Heritage and Progressivity in Bartók’s Night Music for Piano
Yusuke Nakahara (Budapest Bartók Archives): “Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm”: Pedagogical and Social (Re-)Considerations

10:45 Discussion

10:55 Coffee break

11:10 Continuation of Paper Session (I)
Viola Biró (Budapest Bartók Archives): “In Walachian Style”: The Formation of a Musical Character
Martin Elek (Institute for Musicology Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences/University of Cambridge): Parlando-Rubato in Bartók’s Piano Playing
Javier López Jorge (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest): Bartók’s Performing Editions of Mozart Piano Sonatas: A Graphic Representation of the So-called Vienna-Budapest Tradition and Bartók’s Personal Performing Practice

12:10 Discussion

12:20 Lunch break


Afternoon Session, Saturday, 14 September 2019

14:00 Keynote Speech
Richard Taruskin (University of California, Berkeley): Stravinsky, Ditta, and the First Piano Concerto

14:30 Paper Session (II), chair: Richard Taruskin
Sarah Lucas (Texas A&M University, Kingsville): Early Editions of Bartók’s First Piano Concerto: An Examination of the Publication and Distribution Process
Virág Büky (Budapest Bartók Archives): Mozart, Ditta and the Third Piano Concerto: Some Questions about the Mozartian Character of Bartók’s Last Piano Concerto

15:10 Discussion

15:20 Coffee break

15:35 Continuation of Paper Session (II)
Kristína Gotthardtová (Music Department, Slovak Academy of Sciences): Bartók and His Slovakian Contemporaries
István Csaba Németh (Institute for Musicology, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences): “The entire sounding universe in all its diversity”: Péter Vermesy’s Works for Piano and Orchestra, and Their Bartókian Models

16:15 Discussion

16:25 Coffee break

16:40 Béla Bartók, Piano Works 1914–1920, ed. László Somfai, Béla Bartók Complete Critical Edition Vol. 38
László Somfai (Budapest Bartók Archives): Introduction
Imre Rohmann (Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria): Book Presentation and Recital