Viennese Modernism and its Legacies

Free to attend, register via Eventbrite by 10am on Monday 20 February. 

Bojan Bujić first came to Oxford as a graduate student in 1963, where he was advised by Egon Wellesz. From 1978 to 2005 he was University Lecturer (later Reader) in Musicology at the Faculty of Music and Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College. 

10.30-11.00 Arrival and Welcome

Guido Adler in context 
Meike Wilfing-Albrecht (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna): 
Tracing Art History in Early Musicology: Egon Wellesz and the ‘Austrian Baroque’
Alexander Wilfing (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna):
Modernizing Musicology: Adler, Riegl, and the Concept of Stylistic Analysis
Milijana Pavlović
(University of Innsbruck) (virtual) 
Of Libraries, Murder and Fake Heroes

12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Criticism and performance
Stephanie Franklin (Christ Church, Oxford):
Tracing Viennese modernism into the 1920s through Elsa Bienenfeld’s reviews in the Neues Wiener Journal
Michael Haas (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna)
Gustav Mahler as represented in the Habsburg Paper of Record: Die Neue Freie Presse
Laura Tunbridge (St Catherine’s College, Oxford):
Lost to the world: Mahler Lieder recordings of the 1930s
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.00-16.30 Festivals
Christian Thomas Leitmeir (Magdalen College, Oxford): 
The Beethoven Centenary 1927 in Vienna: Musicology and Creative Practice, Music Old and New
Giles Masters (Magdalen College, Oxford):
Patchwork Internationalism: Early Music at the ISCM Festival
Matthew Werley (Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg)
‘Ein Kristallisationspunkt des Musiklebens der Welt’: Salzburg, the International Society for Contemporary Music and Utopian Entanglements of Listening to the New
16.30 Reception


During the study day, an exhibition on the centenary of the International Society of Contemporary Music (curated by Matthew Werley) will be shown in the New Ante Room.

There is no registration fee, but delegates have to book their places by 20 February 2023. For more information, please contact Christian Leitmeir (