Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre. International Musicological Conference on the Centenary of the Death of Karl Goldmark

Ort
Budapest
Veranstaltungsort
Institute of Musicology (Research Centre for the Humanities), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Táncsics M. u. 7., H-1014 Budapest
Veranstalter
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Musicology; Partners: Archives of the Hungarian State Opera; National Széchényi Library The organizer of the conference: Ferenc János Szabó “Lendület” Archives and Research Group for 20th and 21st Century Hungarian Music
Datum
11.12.2015 - 12.12.2015
Von
Ferenc János Szabó

On the centenary of Karl Goldmark’s death, the Archives and Research Group for 20th and 21st Century Hungarian Music (http://zti.hu/mza/index_en.htm) launches the international musicological conference titled “Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre”. The conference will discuss not only the life and oeuvre of Karl Goldmark, but also several topics in connection to him in international context and for the period of 1867 to present. ‘Musical theatre’ will not be restricted to opera but papers concerning further genres of musical theatre (operetta, musical, show, cabaret etc.) will also be presented.

Karl Goldmark was a key figure of the musical culture of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He was born in a Hungarian city as a son of a Jewish chazzan, but his activity concentrated mostly to Vienna. He considered himself Hungarian, but all of his operas were composed in German and, except Götz von Berlichingen, premiered in Vienna. Thus, his life and oeuvre represents not only the problematic questions of citizenship, religion and national identity in Central Europe at the turn of the century, but also their impact on a variety of musical genres (operas, symphonic works, chamber music, choral music, works for piano and songs).

Programm

11 December, 2015 (Friday), 9.30am

Opening
PÁL RICHTER (Institute of Musicology, RCH HAS, Budapest)

Keynote
RICHARD TARUSKIN:
Teeth Will Be Provided. On Signifiers

Coffee break

11 December, 2015 (Friday), 11.15am
Plenary Session 1
Karl Goldmark (1)
Chair: BALÁZS MIKUSI (National Széchényi Library, Budapest)

DAVID BRODBECK:
Heimat Is Where the Heart Is; or, How Hungarian was Goldmark?
JANE ROPER:
Goldmark’s ‘Wild Amazons’. Drama and Exoticism in the Penthesilea Overture (1879)
MARKIAN PROKOPOVYCH:
Calls of Fatherland. Karl Goldmark and the New Public of the Budapest Opera House, 1916

Lunch

11 December, 2015 (Friday), 2.45pm
Visiting the Goldmark Exhibition of the National Széchényi Library

11 December, 2015 (Friday), 4pm

Plenary Session 2
Operetta (1)
Chair: GEORGE BURROWS (University of Portsmouth, UK)

RYSZARD DANIEL GOLIANEK:
Polenblut. Images of Poland and the Poles in German operetta
WILLIAM A. EVERETT:
Imagining China in London Musical Theatre during the 1890s. The Geisha and San Toy
ANASTASIA BELINA-JOHNSON & DEREK B. SCOTT:
Jewish Creative Artists and the Development of Operetta as Cosmopolitan Genre

11 December, 2015 (Friday), 6pm
Concert
Piano works by Karl Goldmark
TIHAMÉR HLAVACSEK & FERENC JÁNOS SZABÓ (piano)

12 December, 2015 (Saturday), 9.30am
Parallel Session 3/A
19th Century
Chair: RYSZARD GOLIANEK (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

IMRE KOVÁCS:
Liszt’s Hungaro-European Synthesis. Comments Relating to the Cultural-Historical Context of The Three Holy Kings March of the Christus Oratorio
ARTHUR KAPTAINIS:
Negotiating Identity: Goldmark’s Die Königin von Saba and its Critics
INGEBORG ZECHNER:
Orientalismus als Kategorie des Komischen. Le Caïd von Ambroise Thomas

Parallel Session 3/B
National Identity in Contemporary Opera
Chair: ANNA DALOS (Institute of Musicology, RCH HAS, Budapest)

CHRISTINA MICHAEL:
Manos Hadjidakis’ Early Compositions for Contemporary Greek Theatre (1946-1965): Hellenicity at Stake
VERENA MOGL:
An Impossible Remembrance. Mieczysław Weinberg’s Opera Passažirka op. 97

Coffee break
12 December, 2015 (Saturday), 11.30am

Parallel Session 4/A
Operetta (2)
Chair: WILLIAM A. EVERETT (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)

LISA FEURZEIG:
Exotic, Modern, Vulgar: How Austria-Hungary Perceived America, through Kálmán’s Herzogin von Chicago in 1928 and 2004
GEORGE BURROWS:
Lute Song as Oriental Phantasy: Raymond Scott and Jewish-American Identity
SUSANNE SCHEIBLHOFER:
Tomorrow Belongs To Me: The Journey of a Show Tune from Broadway to Rechtsrock

Parallel Session 4/B
National Identity in Opera
Chair: ANASTASIA BELINA-JOHNSON (Royal College of Music, London, UK)

TATJANA MARKOVIĆ:
Ottoman Legacy and Oriental Self in Serbian Opera
LAUMA MELLĒNA-BARTKEVIČA:
Representations of National Identity in Opera: Latvian Case
ANA OLIC:
The Construction of a Cultural Identity of Dalmatia. About Josip Hatze’s Adel and Mara

Lunch

12 December, 2015 (Saturday), 2pm
Visiting the Exhibitions of the Museum of Music History
(Institute of Musicology, RCH HAS)

12 December, 2015 (Saturday), 3pm

Plenary Session 5
Fin-de-Siècle
Chair: DAVID BRODBECK (University of California, Irvine, USA)

JIŘÍ KOPECKÝ:
Karl Goldmark and Czech National Opera. The Final Operas of Antonín Dvořák and Zdeněk Fibich
FERENC JÁNOS SZABÓ:
Eroticism and Exoticism in Performance Style. Elza Szamosi, an Exotic Femme Fatale
MARC BROOKS:
(In)visible Identities: Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Masculinity in Zemlinsky’s Der König Kandaules

Coffee break

12 December, 2015 (Saturday), 5pm

Plenary Session 6
Karl Goldmark (2)
Chair: TIBOR TALLIÁN (Institute of Musicology, RCH HAS, Budapest)

THOMAS AIGNER:
Zur Entstehungs- und Fassungsgeschichte von Karl Goldmarks Erstlingsoper Die Königin von Saba
PETER P. PACHL:
Das Heimchen am Herd. Goldmarks Beitrag zum Genre Märchenoper am Ende des 19. im Übergang zum 20. Jahrhundert
BRANKO LADIČ:
Karl Goldmark und seine späten Opernwerke

Kontakt

szabo.ferenc.janos@btk.mta.hu

Zitation
Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre. International Musicological Conference on the Centenary of the Death of Karl Goldmark, 11.12.2015 – 12.12.2015 Budapest, in: H-Soz-Kult, 25.11.2015, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-29581>.
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