Anja Bunzel

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Dr Anja Bunzel
Department of Musicology
A Puškin Square 447/9, 160 00 Prague 6

Nahoru Personal profile

since 2019 Department of Musicology, IAH CAS
2019 visiting lecturer, Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria
2017 – 2018 Postdoc, Maynooth University, Ireland (funded by the Irish Research Council)
2012 – 2019 Occasional Lecturer, Music Department, Maynooth University, Ireland
2012 – 2017 Ph.D. studies, Maynooth University, Ireland (2013–2016 funded bythe Irish Research Council)
2010 – 2012 Mgr. (Musicology), Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland
2007 – 2010 Bc. (Media Studies, English, Theory of Music), Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland

Nahoru Research interests

Nineteenth-Century Music, Private Music-Cultural Practise, Lied, Salon Culture, Music and Politics, Music and Media, Music and Gender, Music and Cultural Identity, Jazz in the German Democratic Republic

Nahoru Current projects

  • The Songs of Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858); Boydell, forthcoming in 2020
  • Nineteenth-Century Salon Music: Analysis in Context, special-themed journal issue, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, co-edited with Susan Wollenberg, forthcoming in 2020
  • Musical Repertoire in Private Social Gatherings 1815–1850: Musical Migration and Individuality; project embraces a monograph and a critical score edition

Nahoru Selected bibliography


  • Beethoven in the Viennese Salons, in: Glenn Stanley – John Wilson (eds.),  Beethoven in Context (forthcoming)
  • Romantic Patriotism – the Building of Reputation: The Case of Robert Schumann’s "Paradies und die Peri", in: Tríona O’Hanlon – Sarac McCleave (eds.), The Reputations of Thomas Moore, University of Rochester Press, 2020
  • Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, Anja Bunzel – Natasha Loges (eds.), Boydell, 2019
  • Rezeptionsgeschichte ex nihilo: Johanna Kinkel als Balladenkomponistin, in: Sonja Häder – Ulrich Wiegmann (eds.), An der Seite berühmter Männer, Bad Heilbrunn 2017
  • Johanna Kinkel (1810–1858) within the Context of Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism’, in: Teresa Cascudo García-Villaraco (ed.), Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism, Turnhout 2017
  • Johanna Kinkel’s Thurm und Fluth (Opus 19, No. 6): Revolutionary Ideas and Political Optimism in a 19th‐Century Art Song’, in: Nikos Maliaras (ed.), The National Element in Music (konferenční sborník), Athens 201
  • Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria: Beethoven als Kriegsberichterstatter seiner Zeit?, in: Jascha Barckhan (ed.), Die großen Komponisten II: Von Vivaldi bis Beethoven, Berlin 2012


  • Johanna Kinkel’s "Trinklied für Männerchor": A Reactive Response to Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism?’, The Musicology Review 9, 2016
  • Johanna Kinkel’s Political Art Songs as a Contribution to the Socio-Cultural Identity of the German Democratic Movement during the Late 1840s’, Focus on German Studies 22, 2015
  • 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 (spolu s Barborou Kubečkovou)
  • Johanna Kinkel’s Pedagogical Approaches as a Socio-Political Mirror of Her Time’, Musicological Explorations 14, 2014


  • Bodo Bischoff (ed.), Sandor Veress’s Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra, Bern 2013

Nahoru Other important activities (membership, prizes, activity as curator)

  • Membership: Research Foundation for Music in Ireland, TU Dublin, Ireland (since 2019); Maynooth University Arts and Humanities Institute (since 2017); American Musicological Society (since 2015); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (since 2013); Society for Musicology in Ireland (since 2012, since 2014 Council Member); Research Space at An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University (2013–2016)
  • Prizes: SMI Plenary Conference (2019); Goethe-Institut Dublin, Ireland (2019); Mariann-Steegmann-Foundation (2018); Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship; Irish Research Council Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2013–2016); Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (2015); Society for Musicology in Ireland Travel Grant (2014)
  • Organiser of:  Musicology Today: 17th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Maynooth University, 28.–30. 6. 2019; SMI Critical Skills Study Group, February – June 2017; Tenth SMI Postgraduate Conference (UCD), SMI Careers Forum, 9. – 10. 12. 2016; Ninth SMI Postgraduate Conference (Trinity College Dublin), SMI Careers Forum, 15. –16. 2. 2016; Twelfth SMI Annual Plenary Conference (University College Dublin): panel organiser: Unexplored Goethe Settings in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, 6.–8. 2015; The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik February–June, Maynooth University, 2.–4. 10. 2015
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