News - July 2022

The Danish National committee for Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae under the auspices of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters has been strengthened this spring by the entry of Michael Fjeldsøe, full professor of musicology in the University of Copenhagen. Even if his main research interests lie elsewhere (the Danish composer Carl Nielsen and German popular music of the 20th century), he is well acquainted with editorial practices and will secure a solid link between the national committee and the University of Copenhagen.

Michael Fjeldsøe replaces the late professor and longstanding member of both the national committee and the editorial board, Christian Thodberg (1929-2020).

Among recent publications in the field of Byzantine music studies may be mentioned:

Antonios Botonakis, Nikos Maliaras and Christian Troelsgård: Sound of Byzantium, Byzantine Musical Instruments, eds. Antonios Botonakis and Merve Özkiliç, Istanbul: Koç University Press 2022

Byzantine Chant, Radiation and Interaction: Proceedings of the Congress Held at Hernen Castle, the Netherlands, in December 2015, eds. Christian Troelsgård and Gerda Wolfram, Leuven: Peeters 2022 [Eastern Christian Studies, 29]. It brings several contributions on relations between Byzantine and other Eastern Chant traditions by Eustathios Makris, Svetlana Kujumdzieva, Haig Utidjian, Magdalena Kuhn, Svetlana Poliakova, Simon Marinčak, Gerda Wolfram, Nina-Maria Wanek, and Christian Troelsgård.