“Skalkottas Today”
Music Library “Lilian Voudouri”
Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall
Athens, Greece
November 29 to December 1, 2019

The conference will be held under the auspices of the
*International Musicological Society (IMS)* and the *Hellenic Musicological

“A Mozart of our time”, “The voice of a Mediterranean Bartok” and “A
volcanic genius” are just some of the qualities attributed to Nikos
Skalkottas (1904–1949), on an international level, regarding his
compositions, unfortunately after his death.Today, Skalkottas is considered
one of the most important Greek composers of the 20th century.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the composer’s death and the
deposition of his archive at the Music Library “Lilian Voudouri” of the
Friends of Music Society, in the context of promoting the work of
Skalkottas, we are announcing an international conference that will focus
on issues such as (but not limited to):

• the life of Nikos Skalkottas;

• the works of Skalkottas;

• issues of aesthetics and performance;

• the Greek music scene at the time of Skalkottas;

• Skalkottas and the Second Viennese School;

• Skalkottas and his contemporaries;

• Skalkottas and National Schools;

• the state of research on Skalkottas;

• Skalkottas in the 21st century.

These topics are only indicative, and we urge potential participants to
send proposals within the general framework set above. We particularly urge
the participation of academics in early stages of their career and young

Please send your proposals for:

• papers (max. 250 words);

• themed sessions (max. 400 words);

• roundtable discussions (max. 100 words).

Proposals should be submitted to *smerakos -at-
<>* and *g.petroudi -at-
<>* by *April
30, 2019* and should also include a short biography of 100 words for each
participant along with the current affiliation.

Music Library “Lilian Voudouri”, Megaron—The Athens Concert Hall, Athens
State Orchestra, Greek Composers Union, Foundation of
Chourmouzios—Papaioannou, European University Cyprus.


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