International Interdisciplinary Online Conference: MUSICAL NETWORKING IN THE ‘LONG 19TH CENTURY’ (Zagreb, 2 – 5 June 2021)


Dept. for the History of Croatian Music, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb

Croatian Institute for History, Zagreb

Croatian Musicological Society, Zagreb


Ivana Horbec, Croatian Institute for History

Vjera Katalinić, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Katja Radoš-Perković, University of Zagreb

Sara Ries, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, secretary

Stanislav Tuksar, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts


International Interdisciplinary Online Conference


WEDNESDAY, 2 June 2021

9:00 Welcome Speeches


9:30     Philipp Ther

University of Vienna, Institute for East European History

Haydn, Mozart, and Competing Musical Networks in the Late 18th Century


10:00   Katja Radoš-Perković

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of Italian Studies

Sorgo’s Italian Network. The Ramifications Based on His Viennese Journal

10:20   Ivana Horbec – Branko Ostajmer

Zagreb, Croatian Institute for History

The Challenges of Communication in Musical Networking of the Habsburg Monarchy: The Centres of Society and the (Semi)Periphery

10:40   Jana Laslavíková

Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of the History

From the Metropolis to the Province: Theatre Companies as a Medium of Musical Networks in the Habsburg Monarchy at the End of the 19th Century

11:00   Vjera Katalinić

Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dept. for the History of Croatian Music

Zagreb Theatre in the Network of German (Musical) Stages

11:20   Nuppu Koivisto – Saijaleena Rantanen

Helsinki, University of the Arts

Cosmopolitan Vyborg: A Lost Finnish Cultural City in the 1900s

11:40 – 12:00 Discussion

12:00 – 12:20 Refreshment

12:20   Stanislav Tuksar

Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Franjo Ksaver Kuhač (1834-1911) and His Hungarian Musical Network

12:40   Viktor Velek

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Vienna: A Place for Musical Networking of Slavs in the “Long” 19th Century

13:00    Maruša Zupančič

Ljubljana, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Musicology

The Musical Network of the “Immigrant Musicians” of the Philharmonic Society in Ljubljana until 1919

13:20   Emese Sófalvi

Cluj-Napoca, Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Reformed Theology and Music, Music Department

“Musicus ex Austria”: Georg Ruzitska’s Links to Viennese and Transylvanian Society

13:40   Tomáš Slavický

Prague, National Museum – Czech Museum of Music

The Network of Austrian Military Bands and Czech Musicians in the South of the Monarchy

14:00 – 14:15 Discussion

14:15 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00   Walter Kurt Kreyszig

Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Music / Genoa, Conservatorio di musica Niccolò Paganini

Musical Networking in the Long 19th Century between Austria and Canada: Théodore Frédéric Molt’s Visit with Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna in Mid-December 1825 as the Beginning of the Beethoven-Reception in Canada


15:20   Patrick Becker-Naydenov

Berlin University of the Arts

Devil or Priest? Virtuosi in the German Musicological Imagination

15:40   Clare Beesley

University of Utrecht, PhD student

The Art of Persuasion – an Entrepreneurial Glass Harmonica Player and Her Network of Eminent Influencers

16:00   Lana Šehović Paćuka

Sarajevo, Academy of Music

Promenade of Croatian Guest Female Musicians through Sarajevo Concert Life (1878 – 1918)

16:20   Christian Breternitz

Berlin, Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Wagner Tuba & Co. – Richard Wagner and His Imagining of New Instruments. A Story of Musical Networking?

16:40 – 17:00 Discussion

THURSDAY, 3 June 2021


10:00 – 12:00

Maruša Zupančič presents a part of her project “Influx of musicians to the Slovene Lands during the long 19th century – their impact and integration”

Pim van Bree – Geert Kessels

Den Haag, LAB1100

nodegoat Workshop

10:00 Welcome by Maruša Zupančič

10:10 General introduction to nodegoat

10:30 Presentation by Maruša Zupančič on her nodegoat project

10:45 Learn how to enter data into nodegoat

11:00 Break

11:10 Learn how to conceptualise a data model

11:20 Learn how to implement your data model in nodegoat

11:35 Import & Export

11:50 Q&A

FRIDAY, 4 June 2021


Harry White

University College Dublin

Lessons of the Masters: Networking the Authority of Genre in Nineteenth-Century Music


9:30     Petra Babić

Zagreb, Independent researcher, PhD student

Croatian and Hungarian National-Historical Operas as Mediums of Political Representation in Different Political Periods

9:50     Yasushi Ueda

Tokyo University of the Arts

Constructions of the Image of the “jeu perlé” for Piano through the Nineteenth Century

10:10   Tatjana Čunko

Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dept. for the History of Croatian Music

The Paths of the Moderne or how did the Moderne Come to Croatia?

10:30   John Chun-fai Lam

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Strings of Sensibility: Shamisen and Franco-Japanese Musical Dynamics in Maurice Ravel’s Milieu

10:50   Ivan Moody

NOVA University of Lisbon, Centre for Sociology and Musical Aesthetics

From Liszt to Lusitania: Networks of Influence in the Life of José Vianna da Motta

11:10   Ivana Tomić Ferić – Maja Milošević Carić

University of Split, The Arts Academy

The Activity of Ambro Novak (1899–1947) in the Field of Music Criticism: Contemporary Readings and Reflections

11:30 – 11:40 Discussion

11:40 – 12:00 Refreshment

12:00   Jana Lengová

Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Musicology

The Slovak Composer Ján Levoslav Bella and His Study Trip of the Autumn of 1873

12:20   Anna Belinszky

Budapest, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, PhD student

The Meanings of Change – Brahms’s Musical Friendships and the Rewriting of His Piano Trio in B major

12:40   Andrej Čepec

Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Musicology

Johann Nepomuk Batka as Music Teacher and Concert Performer

13:00   Lis Lewis

Winchester University, Centre for the History of Women’s Education

Charles Nicholson’s Nineteenth-Century London Flute Networks

13:20   Ákos Windhager

Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Arts, Research Institute of Art Theory and Methodology

The Institutionalization of Hungarian Music by ‘Charismatic Managers’: Franz Liszt, Ferenc Erkel, Ödön Mihalovich

13:40 – 14:00 Discussion

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00   Kateřina Nová

Prague, National Museum, Charles University

Antonín Dvořák in the Mirror of Politics

15:20   Tihana Luetić

Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dept. for the Croatian History

Music as Part of Croatian Students’ Leisure at the End of the Nineteenth and the Beginning of the Twentieth Centuries

15:40   William A. Everett

Kansas City, University of Missouri

George Edwardes and the Networking of Musical Comedy at the Twilight of the Nineteenth Century

16:00   Clemens Gubsch

Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Department of Musicology, PhD student

Anton Bruckner as Teacher

16:20 – 16:40 Discussion

SATURDAY, 5 June 2021


9:00     Péter Bozó

Budapest, Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute for Musicology

Operetta in the Budapest Folk Theater: Jenő Rákosi and his Network for Vernacularizing an International Musico-Theatrical Genre

9:20     Peter Ruščin

Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Musicology

The Role of “Matica slovenská” and St. Adalberts Association in the Collection of Slovak Catholic Hymns in the Second Half of the 19th Century

9:40     Marija Benić Zovko

Zagreb, Vatroslav Lisinski Music School, PhD student

Annual Reports of the Croatian National Institute: Tracing the Music-Pedagogical Practice of the Second Half of the 19th Century

10:00   Andrea Daru

Budapest, Eötvös Lóránd University, PhD student

Social and Institutional Backgrounds to the Establishment of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest

10:20   Lucija Konfic

Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dept. for the History of Croatian Music

Franjo Ks. Kuhač and Križevci

10:40   Domagoj Marić

Zagreb, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, PhD student

Zagreb “Historic Concerts” from 1916 through the Prism of the Networking of Young Musicians

11:00   Inja Stanović

University of Huddersfield

Julius Block’s Cylinder Collection: Masterpieces of Music Networking

11:20 – 11:35 Discussion

11:35 – 12:00 Refreshment

12:00   Nicolae Gheorghiță

Bucharest, National University of Music

Byzantine Chant Printings and Their Musical Network in the Romanian Principalities, the Balkans and Constantinople during the First Half of the 19th Century

12:20   Sara Ries

Zagreb, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Dept. for the History of Croatian Music, PhD student

Franjo Ks. Kuhač in the Network of His Publishers

12:40   Haiganuş Preda-Schimek

Vienna, Independent researcher

Regional-related Music in H.F. Müller’s Publishing House

13: 00  Stefanie Liang

Graz, University of Music and Performing Arts, student

A Case Study – Leoncavallo’s Opera I Pagliacci: The Correspondence between the Composer Ruggero Leoncavallo and the Music Publisher Edoardo Sonzogno

13:20   Lili Veronika Békéssy

Budapest, Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute for Musicology, PhD student

The Erzsébet-emlény Piano Album and the Network behind It

13:40 Clemens Kreutzfeld

Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts, Dept. for Musicology and Performance Studies, PhD student

Music Stores in Antebellum Boston as Spaces of Transatlantic Networking

 14:00 – 14:30 General discussion