27 September 2023

The book De Franz Liszt à la musique contemporaine (From Franz Liszt to Contemporary Music) pays tribute to the decades of musicological work of Márta Grabócz, professor at the University of Strasbourg, whose research ranges from Franz Liszt to contemporary music. The book, edited by Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin and Geneviève Mathon, is divided into three main parts: Ferenc Liszt: the musical meaning, music of the 20th and 21st centuries, which sheds light on the main issues of contemporary musicology, and a tribute to Márta Grabócz (entitled Hommages).

The authors of the essays include Dr. Zsuzsanna Domokos, Director of the Liszt Museum, and our research fellow Ágnes Watzatka,  Rossana Dalmonte, Nicolas Dufetel, Patricia Ruiz, Christiane Bourrel, Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin, Adrienne Kaczmarczyk, Bruno Moysan, Ester Pineda, Danièle Pistone, Péter Eötvös, François-Bernard Mâche, Mathieu Schneider, Julie Walker, Eero Tarasti, Robert S. Hatten, Françoise Catalaá, Katalin Kroó, Violaine Anger, Jean-Marie Jacono, Siglind Bruhn, Alessandro Arbo, Édith Lecourt, Matthieu Guillot, Grégoire Tosser, Geneviève Mathon, Jacques Amblard, Philippe Lalitte, Olivier Class, Pierre Albert Castanet, and others.

Márta Grabócz was born in 1952 in Budapest. She studied musicology at the Liszt Academy of Music, obtained her PhD at the Sorbonne in 1985 and habilitated there in 1993. From 1979, he worked at the Music Theory Department of the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences under the direction of József Ujfalussy, and also in the "Experimental Musicology" group between 1986 and 1990. Since 1991 she has been teaching at the Université Strasbourg II (Université Strasbourg II), since 1995 as a professor. From 2009 to 2020 she was a member of the Institut Universitaire de France / French Academic Institute. Her research focuses on the problematics of musical narrativity and meaning in the art of Franz Liszt and in music of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as on the analysis of contemporary music (Kurtág, Eötvös, Mâche Manoury, etc.). Her active work as a scientific organiser has made her a central figure in the international research community of music semiotics. She is a permanent presence in Hungarian academic life. She is a member of the international advisory board of the Institute of Musicology, the Hungarian Semiotic Society and the Semiotic Working Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Nominating committee: Laszlo Kósa, László Somfai, Tibor Tallián. (mta.hu)