Conference programme

N.B. All sessions at Pushkin House.


10:00 – 10:30 – Welcome and Registration                                                        

 Music & Function Room


10:30 – 12:00 – Session 1                             Chair: Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez

Music & Function Room

1. Dr Stephanie Probst: ‘Autographing Piano Rolls: Graphical traces of musical interpretation’

2. Dr Esther Burgos Bordonau: ’The María Jesús Casado García-Sampedro roll collection: an approach to the outstanding collection of piano rolls existing in the Archive of Recorded Sound of Stanford University’

3. Christopher Holman: ’Bach Organ Rolls in Nineteenth-Century France’


12:00 – 13:00 – Keynote lecture Chair: Dr Inja Stanović

Music & Function Room

Professor Neal Peres Da Costa: Title TBA


13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

Music & Function Room    


14:00 – 16:00 – Session 2 (parallel sessions)           Chair: Dr George Kennaway

Music & Function Room

1. Dr Barbara Gentili: ’Earthy Singing and Sensuous Voices: the Changing Aesthetics of Vocal Registration in Pre-Electrical Recordings of Verismo Sopranos’

2. Daniele Palma: ’The Style of Male Gender: Evaluating timbre in operatic tenors’ early recordings’

3. Dr Sarah Fuchs: ’Recording Pedagogy’

4. Fátima Volkoviskii: ’Vocal Interpretation of Flamenco in Early Recordings of the National Library of Spain: Approaches to the analysis of cante flamenco’


14:00 – 16:00 – Session 3 (parallel sessions)         Chair: Dr Georgia Volioti

Gallery & Lecture Room

1. Dr Gabrielle Kaufman: ’Expressive portamento in Early Cello Recordings – analysing the peak and decline of a performance element’

2. Joanna Staruch-Smolec: ’Eugène Ysaÿe’s sound recordings as a source of inspiration for a violin player nowadays’

3. Pierre Riley: ’Bach Pianism in the Early Gramophone Age. From Performance Analysis to Histories of Listening’

4. Felipe García Suárez: ’Between Process and Object: Using recorded musical sounds as historical documents’


16:00 – 16:30 – Tea/coffee

  Music & Function Room


16:30 – 18:30 – Session 4  (parallel sessions) Chair: Dr Amy Blier-Carruthers

 Music & Function Room    

1. Dr Carol Lieberman: ’What We Can and Cannot Learn About Performance Practices from Early Recordings: a violinist’s perspective’

2. Dr Richard Beaudoin and Professor Neil Heyde: ’Early Recordings as New Music: Microtiming, Transcription, and Composition in Richard Beaudoin’s Digital Memory & the Archive’


16:30 – 18:30 – Session 5   (parallel sessions) Chair: Professor Neal Peres Da Costa

Gallery & Lecture Room    

1. Dr Karina Zybina: ’The ʻpre-war Requiemʼ: Exploring the early recordings of Mozart’s Requiem aeternam’           

2. Dr Ana Llorens: ’Brahms in the mid-1930s: a non-organic approach to (chamber) music’

3. Dr Inja Stanović: ‘The Usage of Early Sound Recordings in HIP: Moiré patterns between performance and research’