Dr. Anja Bunzel

Dr. Anja Bunzel, Ph.D.

Department of Musicology

phone: +420 220 303 937

Researcher at the Department of Musicology.

Anja Bunzel holds a research position at the Musicology Department, Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, as part of which she pursues a comparative study on musical repertoire in nineteenth-century regular private social gatherings in eight European cities. She graduated from Freie Universität, Berlin, in 2012 with a First Class Honours Master’s Degree in musicology with a thesis on the reception history of Robert Schumann’s ‘Paradise and the Peri’. From 2012 to 2016, she pursued PhD studies at Maynooth University, where she researched Johanna Kinkel’s Lieder compositions within their own socio-cultural context. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at Maynooth University from October 2017 to September 2018. Her postgraduate and postdoctoral studies were funded by the Irish Research Council. She is passionate about travelling and has given presentations on various aspects of her research in Austria, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, and the UK. She is co-editor of Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (Boydell, 2019), and her monograph on Johanna Kinkel’s Lieder is currently in preparation (Boydell, forthcoming).

Research outputs (selection):

Anja Bunzel, The Songs of Johanna Kinkel: Genesis, Reception, Context, Boydell 2020.

Anja Bunzel, review article of Fibich Goethe Lieder, Lucie Laubová (soprano) and Jaroslav Šaroun (piano), Palacký University Olomouc, 2018, Vydavatelství FF UP, Newsletter of the Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music (April 2019)

Anja Bunzel – Natasha Loges (edd.), Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, Boydell 2019

Anja Bunzel, ‘Rezeptionsgeschichte ex nihilo: Johanna Kinkel als Balladenkomponistin’, in: Sonja Häder – Ullrich Wiegmann (edd), Aus dem Schatten treten: Frauen an der Seite berühmter Männer, Berlin 2017, pp. 19–32

Anja Bunzel, ‘Johanna Kinkel (1810–1858) within the Context of Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism’, in: Teresa Cascudo García-Villaraco (ed.), Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism, Brepols 2017, pp. 421-447

Anja Bunzel, ‘Johanna Kinkel’s Trinklied für Männerchor: A Reactive Response to Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism?’, The Musicology Review 9 (2016), pp. 1–23

Anja Bunzel – Barbora Kubečková, ‘Václav Jan Tomášek (1774–1850): A Versatile Lieder Composer?: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Goethe Settings by Carl Friedrich Zelter, Václav Jan Tomášek and Johanna Kinkel’, Musicologica Olomucensia 20 (2014), pp. 15–36

Anja Bunzel, ‘Countess Elise von Schlik (Eliška Šliková): Salonnière, Patroness, Composer’, in: Women Composers in New Perspectives, 1800-1950: Genres, Contexts and Repertoire, ed. Mariateresa Storino and Susan Wollenberg (Turnhout: Brepols, 2023), 99–119

Anja Bunzel, ed., ‘Hearing Struggle: Musical Responses to Times of Crisis in the Czech Lands during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’, editorial, Hudební věda, no. i (2023), 7–11

Anja Bunzel, ‘The Prager musikalisches Album (1838) and the Nineteenth-Century Salon as Cultural Practice’, in: Dílo a proměna myšlení v české kultuře 19. století, ed. Taťána Petrasová and Pavla Machalíková (Prague: Academia, 2023), 153–167

Anja Bunzel, ‘Popular Song in the (Semi-)Private Domain? Considering the Nineteenth-Century Salon within the Context of Popular Culture’, in: Popular Songs in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Derek B. Scott (Turnhout: Brepols, 2022), 113–132

Anja Bunzel, ‘Exploring Women’s Contributions to Nineteenth-Century Musical Culture in the Czech Lands’, Journal of the Kapralova Society, no. 2 (2022), 7–12

Anja Bunzel and Susan Wollenberg, ed., ‘Rethinking Salon Music: Case-Studies in Analysis’, introduction, Nineteenth-Century Music Review (FirstView, April 2022)

Anja Bunzel, ‘“...which, like his latest songs, might extend his name also within the wider circles of the artistic world”: Zdeněk Fibich’s Meluzína (op. 55 Hud. 187)’, Musicologica Olomucensia 33/2 (2021), 321–335

Anja Bunzel, ‘Clara and Robert Schumann's Circles in Dresden: "I take the liberty to request from you an invitation [...] to your musical matinée"’, in: Clara Schumann Studies, ed. Joe Davies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), 13–31

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