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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Musikwissenschaft

MUSIC AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 
 

8 – 10 October 2020, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Convened by Diego Alonso (Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt University, Berlin)
in collaboration with the International Hanns Eisler Society, Berlin. 
The conference is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. 
The conference’s official language is English.

[You can download the whole program here]

 

 

  • Thursday, 8 OCTOBER  2020

9.30 – 9:45 / Welcome Words (Diego Alonso)

9:45 – 10:30 / KEYNOTE: Michael Christoforidis & Elizabeth Kertesz (U. of Melbourne): Conscripting Carmen for the Spanish Civil War

 

10:45 – 13:00 / TABLE 1: SOLIDARITY FROM ABROAD, EXILED GERMANS AND THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES
Chair: Cristina Urchueguía

Peter Deeg (Akademie der Künste, Berlin) & Diego Alonso (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin):
Hanns Eisler in Wartime Spain, 1937.

Carola Schramm & Christof Kugler (Ernst Busch Society):
"Battle-songs – Canciones de las Brigadas Internacionales". Ernst Busch and the Origin of the Songbooks in Spain

Elsa Calero-Carramolino (U. Granada):
Beyond the London Committee: Musical Solidarity Networks in Britain during the Spanish Civil War

Milena Amann-Rauter (U. Vienna):
Exiled Musicians as Supporters of the Popular Front Movement during the Spanish Civil War

 

15:00 – 17:00 / TABLE 2: MUSIC AND THE MAKING OF REBEL SPAIN
Chair: Germán Gan Quesada

Olimpia García López (U. de Córdoba):
Music, Propaganda and Charity in Nationalist Spain: Beneficent Musical Activities in Seville during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Belén Pérez Castillo (U. Complutense de Madrid):
Music, Religiosity and Basquism in Franco's Prisons during the Civil War

Javier Suárez Pajares (U. Complutense de Madrid):
The Curso para Extranjeros (Santander, 1938) in the Musical Reorganisation of the Francoist State

Albano García Sánchez (U. de Córdoba):
Music and Propaganda in Rebel Spain: Radio Nacional. Revista Semanal de Radio Difusión

 

  • Friday, 9 OCTOBER  2020

9:30 – 10:15 / KEYNOTE: Eva Moreda (U. of Glasgow): Unionized Musicians during the Second Republic and Civil War.

10:30 - 12:00 / TABLE 3: "REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC" AND THE SOVIET UNION
Chair: Peter Deeg

Daniel Kowalsky (Queen’s University):
Moscow-Madrid, 1936-1939. Notes for a Soundtrack

Atenea Fernández Higuero (U. de Oviedo):
Anti-fascism, Revolutionary Patriotism and Communism: Soviet-Spanish Musical Relations during the War

Yolanda Acker (Australian National University):
Music and Soviet Culture in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War


15:00 – 16:00 / TABLE 4:  MUSICAL LIFE AND CULTURE IN WARTIME SPAIN
Chair: Javier Suárez Pajares

David Ferreiro Carballo (U. Complutense de Madrid):
«Howitzers sound, but they don’t give a damn»: The Musical Activity in the House of John Milanes during the Civil War

Nicolás Rincón Rodríguez (U. Complutense de Madrid):
With Prospects of Victory. The (Re)birth of the Spanish Musical Culture during the Civil War

 

16:15 – 17:45 / TABLE 5: MUSIC THEATER, MEDIA AND WAR PROPAGANDA
Chair: Teresa Cascudo

Enrique Mejías (Centro de Documentación y Archivo de la SGAE):
Nuns and Bayadères: Popular Musical Theatre in Spain during the Civil War

Lidia López Gómez (U. Autònoma de Barcelona):
Writing for the Screen. Composers and their Filmic Work during the Spanish Civil War

Francesc Cortès (U. Autònoma de Barcelona):
Between the Seizure of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya and the Purge of its Members: Cultural and Political Debates at the Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu (1936–1940)

 

  • Saturday, 10 October 2020

9:30 – 10:15 / KEYNOTE: Iván Iglesias (U. de Valladolid): Music Historiography and the Spanish Civil War


10:30 – 12:45 / TABLE 6:  COLLECTIVE MEMORIES, MYTHS AND LEGACIES OF THE SPANISH WAR
Chair:  Michael Christoforidis

Germán Gan Quesada (U. Autònoma de Barcelona)
Sounds of a controversial memory: Spanish Civil War and Music Composition in the Late Francoism and Democratic Transition (1965–1980)

Samuel Llano (U. of Manchester):
Myth and Memory in Roberto Gerhard’s Post-Civil War Music

Milijana Pavlović (U. Innsbruck):
En el frente del Jarama: The Musical Cult of the Spanish Figthers in Yugoslavia

Luis Velasco-Pufleau (U. Bern):
"High overhead some meaningless bullets are singing": Listening to George Orwell’s Spanish Civil War


13:00 – 14:30 / ROUND TABLE: MUSICOLOGY AND WAR: CHALLENGES AND DIRECTIONS IN THE STUDY OF WAR FROM A MUSICOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Participants:

Annegret Fauser (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Morag Grant (University of Edinburgh)

Eva Moreda (University of Glasgow)

Diego Alonso (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

 

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