The International Symposium "Beethoven and Great Anniversaries" will take place between March 19-20, 2018 roku at "Zachęta" – National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, 3 Malachowskiego Place) as part of the 22nd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival.
As in the previous years, the main concert programme is complemented by regular accompanying events: Exhibition of Musical Manuscripts at the Jagiellonian Library and International Scientific Symposium. The symposium is a musical-scientific-humanistic reflection on Beethoven's music and its influence on the work of other composers. The products of the symposium are books documenting the presented papers (the first book contains papers from 1997, 1998, 1999, the second – from 2000, 2001, 2002), published in two language versions: Polish and foreign.
This year, scholars from various continents will take part in the conference, including Irena Poniatowska (NIFC), Helmut Loos (Universität Leipzig), Susana Zapke (Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien), Michael Heinemann (Hochschule für Musik Dresden), and Hermann Jung (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim), Marcin Trzęsiok (Academy of Music in Katowice), Christine Siegert (Beethoven-Haus Bonn), Ewa Schreiber (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Liu Xiaolong (Peking University), Maciej Negrey (Academy of Music in Krakow), Ryszard Daniel Golianek (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań), Siglind Bruhn (University of Michigan, USA), Małgorzata Grajter (Academy of Music in Łódź).
The lectures will be presented both on the work of Beethoven and on Polish music of the 19th-20th centuries: Katarzyna Szymańska-Stułka (Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw) – Roman Palester, the road to freedom, Teresa Malecka (Academy of Music in Krakow) – Polish music of the second half of the twentieth century as a road to new independence (1989), Iwona Sowińska-Fruhtrunk (Academy of Music in Krakow) –The idea of freedom and its musical representation in "The Survivor of Warsaw" op. 46 by Arnold Schoenberg and "Kadisz" by Krzysztof Penderecki.
More information at: http://beethoven.org.pl/festiwal/