Wendelin Bitzan

Wendelin Bitzan

Symbolist Piano Music

The first ever all-Medtner concert in my university is over, comprising the G minor Sonata, Op. 22, Sonata-Reminiscenza and Sonata tragica from Opp. 38 and 39, Sonata romantica, Op. 53 No. 1, as well as some skazki and Goethe songs. It’s been such an amazing evening! Thank you so much, Magdalena Müllerperth, Georgy Tchaidze, Evgeny Nikiforov, Emma Moore, SooJin Anjou, and Severin von Eckardstein for your beautiful performances. I’ll preserve the dearest memories of your playing.

Gender Barriers

To finally close a chapter, I am posting my article on the Professorinnenprogramm of the German Ministry of Education and Science, dealing with politically intended promotion of women in academic staff. Feedback is much appreciated. Enjoy.

Greetings from Moscow

Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Am scheduled for tomorrow to present a paper on the orchestral music of Sergey Taneyev and Aleksandr Scriabin in a conference of the Russian Society for Music Theory. Couldn’t be more excited!
For all those interested: the paper will also be presented in a German version during the 15th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH) , included in a panel dedicated to Taneyev and Scriabin—Saturday, 3 October, 2–4 pm, UdK Berlin, Faculty of Music, Bundesallee 1–12, Carl Flesch hall. Also speaking in that section: Aleksandra Savenkova, Elena Chernova, and Benjamin Vogels.