"The Sources of Chopin: Creative Style: Inspirations and Contexts" 5th International Conference organized by NIFC "The Sources of Chopin: Creative Style: Inspirations and Contexts" 5th International Conference organized by NIFC


1 December, Thursday
14:00 Opening of the conference

Folk influences on music by Chopin

  • 14:30 prof. Jan Stęszewski (Warszawa) Folk music and Chopin: Review of proving arguments
  • 15:10 dr Ewa Dahlig-Turek (Warszawa) From Jan from Lublin to Fryderyk Chopin: A short history of Polish rhythms
  • 15:50 prof. Anna Czekanowska (Warszawa) On the poetry of Chopin Mazurkas: Structure or mastery of performance
  • 16:30 Coffee break
  • 17:00 prof. Piotr Dahlig (Warszawa) On interpretation of „tempo rubato" in Mazurkas by Chopin: Ethnomusicological notes
  • 17:40 dr Barbara Milewski (Easton) Magical returns and the interior landscape of Chopin's Mazurkas
  • 18:20 Discussion

20:00 Concert
Warsaw Philharmonic, Chamber Music Hall
Ka Ling Colleen Lee - recital
Fryderyk Chopin:
    Fantazja f
    Mazurki op. 33
    Sonata h-moll

2 December, Friday
Biographical and artistic contexts of Chopin's output

  • 9:00 prof. David Rowland (London) Chopin and early nineteenth century piano schools
  • 9:40 Marie Paule Rambeau (Paris) La présence française dans les années varsoviennes de Chopin
  • 10:20 Marta Pielech (Warszawa) Unknown pieces by F. Chopin found in the library of the Museum in Kozłówka
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 prof. Irena Poniatowska (Warszawa) Maria Szymanowska and the brilliant style
  • 12:10 Kinga Tarka (Kraków) Fantasy genre in the brilliant style - a source of inspiration for young Chopin
  • 12:30 prof. Zbigniew Skowron (Warszawa) En route to Paris: New light on Chopin's cultural contacts in Vienna, Munich and Stuttgart between November 1830 and September 1831
  • 13:10 Discussion
  • 13:30 Lunch break

Stylistic idiom of Chopin's work

  • 15:00 prof. Jim Samson (London) Placing Genius
  • 15:40 prof. Mieczysław Tomaszewski (Kraków) Stylistic idiom of Chopin - between datum and novum: From inspiration to the individual style
  • 16:20 Michał Podolak (Poznań) Selecting from the epoch: the art of selecting. A researcher's brief guide to vera rerum vocabula
  • 17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:30 prof. Jan Ekier (Warszawa) The problem of Variations for flute authorship
  • 18:10 prof. Wojciech Nowik (Warszawa) „Fantaisie on Polish themes" in the perspective of intertextuality
  • 18:50 Discussion

3 December, Saturday
Chopin inspirations in the analytical aspect

  • 9:00 Artur Szklener (Kraków) Did Chopin play dice? The music of Chopin and chaos
  • 9:40 prof. Halina Goldberg (Bloomington) Phrase structure of Chopin's early works in light of Elsner's instruction
  • 10:20 dr Elżbieta Zwolińska (Warszawa) D Major Variations for 4 hands by Chopin in the context of Variations on the themes of Thomas Moore's songs by F. Ries
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 prof. Jeffrey Kallberg (Philadephia) On the scherzando nocturne
  • 12:10 prof. Hartmuth Kinzler (Osnabrück) A Scherzo by Beethoven as a Model for Chopin's opus 39
  • 12:50 Discussion
  • 13:30 Lunch break
  • 15:00 dr David Kasunic (Princeton) Playing Opera at the Piano: Chopin and the Piano-Vocal Score
  • 15:40 dr Bożena Schmid-Adamczyk (Genève) La polymétrie dans Lento von gran espressione
  • 16:20 dr Alison Hood (Maynooth) Intraopus Connections in Chopin's Nocturnes Opus 27
  • 17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:30 Round Table

20:00 Concert
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio
Ingolf Wunder - recital
Maurice Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
Fryderyk Chopin:
    Ballada g-moll
    Mazurki op. 59
    Andante spianato i Wielki Polonez Es-dur