Gaiety, Glitz and Glamour, or Dispirited Historical Dregs? A Re-evaluation of Operetta
An international conference in affiliation with the project German Operetta in London, New York and Warsaw, 1906–1939 (GOLNY), funded by the European Research Council. In 1903, in an early attempt to write a critical history of operetta, Erich Urban perceived a common thread linking international manifestations of operetta. He was optimistic about its future, insisting…
European Research Music Conference
Derek B. Scott, “A Forgotten Transcultural Entertainment Industry.” European Research Music Conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 12 Jun. 2018.
Study Day 3
‘Gaiety, Glitz and Glamour: Reawakening the “Silver Age” of twentieth-century Operetta’ A Royal Musical Association – Institute for Musical Research Study Day In affiliation with the German Operetta in London and New York, 1907–1939: Cultural Transfer and Transformation (GOLNY) project, funded by the European Research Council Download the programme Download the Call for Papers Programme…
Study Day 2
As part of the ERC=Science² project, a series of public lectures will showcase cutting edge research at the University of Leeds funded by the highly presitigous European Research Council. From atmospheric chemists to musical historians, ERC grant-holders have secured millions of euros of competitive EU funding to undertake frontier research and make groundbreaking discoveries here…
Silver-Age Operetta Workshop This study day is part of GOLNY (German Operetta in London, New York, and Warsaw: 1906-1938: Cultural Transfer and Transformation), a research project undertaken by Dr Anastasia Belina (RCM) and Professor Derek B Scott (University of Leeds), funded by the European Research Council. 14.00-14.45 Silver-Age Operetta: The Power of an Early Twentieth-Century Transcultural Entertainment Industry, Professor…
Music and Ideas
Anastasia Belina, “Operetta and Modernity.” Talk for Music and Ideas series at the Royal College of Music, London, November 2016.
Popular Music and Power
Derek B. Scott, “Silver-Age Operetta: The Power of an Early 20th Century Transcultural Entertainment Industry.” Popular Music and Power, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 23–25 June 2016.
Music History and Cosmopolitanism
Anastasia Belina, “German Operetta in Warsaw: Cultural Transfer and Exchange.” Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki, Finland
Operetta Workshop This workshop will introduce GOLNY (German Operetta in London and New York: 1905-1937: Cultural Transfer and Transformation), a research project undertaken by Dr Anastasia Belina (RCM) and Professor Derek B Scott (University of Leeds), funded by the European Research Council. In the beginning of the nineteenth-century operetta was one of the most extravagant theatrical attractions,…
Worlds Within Works of Art
Derek B. Scott, “J. Strauss Jr & 19th-Century Operetta as Intermedial Art World.” (Keynote) Symposium: Worlds Within Works of Art. Helsinki, Finland, 28–29 January 2016.
Hidden Musicians Symposium
Derek B. Scott, “The Hidden Theatre Musicians of Early 20th-Century London.” (Keynote) Hidden Musicians Symposium, Open University, Milton Keynes, 11–12 January 2016.
Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre
Anastasia Belina & Derek B. Scott, “Jewish Creative Artists and the Development of Operetta as Cosmopolitan Genre.” Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre, Institute of Musicology, Budapest, Hungary, 11–12 December 2015.Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre
Compere for concert: Derek B. Scott Pianist: Duncan Boutwood Download Concert Flyer Many people think first of music-hall songs as typical music of the War. While not neglecting the music hall, this concert also features other popular music of the time: drawing- room ballads, musical comedy numbers and, perhaps surprisingly, music from English adaptations of…
Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2015
Operetta Panel, “The Reception of Silver Age Operetta in the UK, Germany, Hungary and Poland.” Royal Musical Association, Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, 9–11 September 2015.
Anastasia Belina & Derek B. Scott, Celebrity in Operetta. OBERTO conference, Oxford, UK, 8 September 2015.
7th Nordic Musicological Congress
Derek B. Scott, “Cosmopolitan Musicology.” (Keynote) 17th Nordic Musicological Congress, Aalborg, Denmark, 11–14 August 2015.
Ohio Light Opera Festival
Anastasia Belina, “German Silver Age Operetta in Warsaw” (guest lecture), & Derek B. Scott, two invited lectures on operetta. 2nd Symposium, Ohio Light Opera Festival, Wooster, Ohio, USA, 28–31 July 2015.
Study Day 1
Derek Scott described how the project came about and what it was designed to achieve: In 2012, I was invited to contribute to an AHRC funded project “West End and Friedrichstraße: Cross-cultural Exchange” hosted by Goldsmiths, London, and the Freie Universität, Berlin. I spoke at a conference in Berlin, and was later contracted to write…