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10 March 2001 - CEMRC Conference - Socialist Realism in Central European Music: 1945-1955

Organised by Adrian Thomas

Christopher Norris (Cardiff University):
Socialist Realism: Problems and Prospects

Mikulas Bek (Masaryk University, Brno)
Socialist Realism and the Tradition of Czech National Music: Czech Music of the 1950s

Rachel Beckles Willson (University of Bristol)
Realism and Realities between Text and Music in Kurtág's Pieces for the Young

Lóránt Péteri (Liszt Academy and L. Eötvös University, Budapest)
Official and Unofficial Patronage of Musicology in Hungary under State Socialism

Adrian Thomas (Cardiff University)
Hide and Seek: Lutoslawski's Concealed Cantatas as Paradigms of a Creative Dilemma

Toby Thacker (Cardiff University)
Relatively Content? Musicians and Republikflucht in the early GDR

David Tompkins (Columbia University, New York)
Composers Unions in Poland and the GDR, 1948-1956: Comparing Methods of Composer Self-Organisation and Political Control