Kabardinka in Context: Culture and Nationhood in the North Caucasus
Speaker: Prof. Jim Samson
Date: 5 December 2019 (Thu)
Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Jim Samson is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of London. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief for Grove Music Online and a Series Editor of the Peters Complete Chopin. He has published widely (including eight monographs and nine edited books) on analytical and aesthetic topics, on Chopin and Liszt, and on music in East Central and South East Europe. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and holds the Order of Merit of The Polish Ministry Culture, an honorary doctorate from the Ionian University, and the Irish Research Council Harrison Medal for outstanding achievements in musicology. His book Virtuosity and the Musical Work was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Book Prize (2004) and his edition of the Chopin Ballades was named Edition of the Year in the International Piano Awards (2009). He is currently writing a monograph provisionally entitled Black Sea Sketches: Music, Place and People.