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The Russian Music Theory Interest Group is pleased to feature four 15-minute paper presentations: one invited (Inessa Bazayev, former Chair of the Interest Group) and three selected through blind review. The papers apply a variety of analytical approaches to works by Russian composers. We welcome non-members as well as active members to our meeting.

12:15 p.m. Introduction, Christopher Segall
12:25 p.m. Spirituality and Cyclicity in Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Works
Inessa Bazayev (Louisiana State University)
12:45 p.m. Rifts in Sonata Space: Medtner’s Sonatas Op. 22 and Op. 25, No. 2
Christopher Brody (University of Louisville)
1:05 p.m. Praying with Alfred Schnittke and Grigor Narekatsi: Exploring the Second Movement of the Concerto for Choir
Aleksandra Drozzina (Louisiana State University)
1:25 p.m. Expression Parameters and Spiritual Dramaturgy in Sofia Gubaidulina’s Am Rande des Abgrunds
Christopher Lennard (University of Texas at Austin)

The Russian Music Theory Interest Group brings together two overlapping groups of scholars: those interested in researching and analyzing music by Russian composers, and those familiar with the Russian-language music-theoretical scholarship. We maintain a Google Group that serves as a discussion forum and message board. Anyone may join the group—you do not need a reading knowledge of Russian, and you do not need to be actively engaged in Russian music analysis.