Conference program

Current Musical Heritage, Bergen 17 to 19 November 2023

Friday 17 November
11.30 Opening and welcome note
Bergen Public Library, Vårt Vestland
Head of Bergen Public Library, Julie Andersland
Head and Secretary of International Grieg Society,
Arnulf Mattes and Monica Jangaard
Short presentation of Grieg Collection by Jorunn Eckhoff Færden
12.00 Lunch break
Lunch for active participants
Bergen Public Library  
12.45 ­ – 14.15 Grieg in Performance 1 – Open lecture-recital with Are Sandbakken, Viola, Norway
Bergen Public Library
14.30 – 16.00 European Musical Heritage and Current National Challenges
Academic paper session 1
14.30 – 15.00 Arnulf Mattes, Norway:
Opening note – Musical heritage now? From archive storage to collective memory
15.00 – 15.30 Hans Weisethaunet, Norway:
May we listen to Grieg without listening to Norway?
15.30 – 16.00 Barbara Dobretsberger, Austria:
Who owns music? TONO or GEMA? Everybody? Nobody?
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break
16.15 – 17.45 Academic paper session 1 (contin.)
16.15 – 16.45 Markéta Štefková, Slovakia:
Béla Bartók and Slovakia
16.45 – 17.15 Margrethe Støkken Bue, Norway:
Verkliste, Work Catalogue, Werkverzeichnis: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
17.15 – 17.45 Thomas James Solomon, Norway:
Revisiting Heritage  
Saturday 18 November
09.00 – 10.30 Academic paper session 2
Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Grieg Academy

09.00 – 9.30 Marla Fogderud, USA:
The Origin of the Norwegian Compositional Voice: 
Halfdan Kjerulf and the Romanse

09.30 – 10.00 Wilhelm Sollie, Norway:
Subjectivity and Objectivity: Exploring Aesthetic-Ideological Evolution in German Organ Culture through the Legacy of Karl Straube
10.00 – 10.30 Stephen Luksan, USA:
Bjarne Rolseth in America: The Life and Work of a Norwegian-American Immigrant Composer  

10.30-10.45: Coffee break  
10.45 – 11.45 Academic paper session 2 (contin.)
Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Grieg Academy
10.45 – 11.15 Liubov Syniak, Ukraine:
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Edvard Grieg: Art outside politics?
11.15 – 11.45 Wojciech Stępień, Poland:
Intertextuality in Igor Stravinsky’s Four Norwegian Moods  
11.45 – 12.15 Lunch break
Lunch for active participants
Grieg Academy
12.15 – 13.30 Grieg in Performance 2:
Project presentation with Anton Steck, violin, Germany and Christina Kobb, piano, Norway
Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Grieg Academy

13.30 – 14.00 Coffee break
Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Grieg Academy
14.00 – 15.30
Masterclass with Sigurd Slåttebrekk, piano, Norway

Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Grieg Academy:
Masterclass with students from the Grieg Academy:
Sophie Pfarrhofer:  Butterfly  Op. 43, No. 6
Kateryna Persysta:  Notturno Op. 54, No. 4
Marina Matsuoka: Piano Concerto in A-minor Op. 16,  1st Movement
Discussion after masterclass, leader: Signe Bakke, piano, Norway  
15.30 – 17.00 Crossing Grieg
Concert, presentation and talk
Gunnar Sævigs Sal, Grieg Academy

Håkon Asheim, Hardanger fiddle, Norway
Nils Henrik Asheim, composer, piano, Norway
Talk with Dániel Peter Biró, composer, Norway
Sunday 19 November
10.00 – 11.30 IGS General Assembly
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break
Troldhaugen, café
12.00 – 13.00 Academic paper session 3

12.00 – 12.30 Per Dahl, Norway:
Cultural colonization: Opus 5 no.3 as a case study
12.30 – 13.00 Jakub Polaczyk, USA:
“Music from dreams – Sursynthesis” Auto Reflection on my recent works versus national European romantic traditions like: F. Chopin, E. Grieg, A. Dvorak.
13.00 – 13.30 Lunch break
Lunch for active participants
Troldhaugen, café
13.30 – 14.30 Academic paper session 3 (contin.)

13.30 – 14.00 Torkil Baden, Norway:
Grieg and Peer Gynt 150 years: timeless stage music or ‘pain in the ass’ for theatre directors?
14.00 – 14.30 Sally Garden, Scotland:
Grieg, Garborg and Lewis Grassic Gibbon: classical artsong in the landscapes and battlescapes of Norwegian and Scottish nation-building, past and present
15.00 Grieg, Joachim and Schumann
Concert with Anton Steck and Christina Kobb

Villa, Troldhaugen
Introduction by Monica Jangaard  
The concert is open to conference participants only.

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