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Arnulf Christian Mattes

Associate Professor, Leader of Centre for Grieg Research, UiB
  • E-mailArnulf.Mattes@uib.no
  • Phone+47 481 44 938
  • Visitor Address
    Senter for Griegforskning, UiB
    Strømgaten 6
    5015 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

Specialisms:

Historical Musicology (19th and 20th Century) 

Music of the Nordic countries 

Music and memory

Musical modernism

Music and performance practice

NRK.no, 26. august 2018: Då nazistane forsøkte å kuppe Grieg

Ballade.no, 7. juni 2017: Norsk musikkliv 1930-45: Nye funn og ny forskning

Forskning.no, 2. oktober 2016: Grieg vart brukt i politisk dragkamp under krigen.

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2016). Fêtes Galantes - CD with songs of Fauré and Debussy - Bettina Smith (mezzo soprano), Einar Røttingen (piano) –- LAWO - LWC 1116. [Booklet - Introductory essay].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2016). Fartein Valen, Max Reger og deres univers. Introduksjon til konserten med Valen trio. Sæverud Museum, Bergen [Pre-concert talk].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2016). Fra klisjé til motiv: Om "inderlighet" i Fartein Valens Goethe-sanger'. Fartein Valen Festival, Haugesund and Valevåg [Open seminar].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian & Bjørgan, Kjetil (2015). NRK P2 Spillerom: Fartein Valen - Norges første modernist. NRK Radio [Radio].  

Mattes, Arnulf Christian & Sandmo, Sigurd (2015). Introduksjon. Kunst i kamp I: Signe Lund og David Monrad Johansen. Edvard Grieg Museum, Bergen [Pre-concert talk].

Dagsland, Sissel Hamre & Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2015). Til Grieg-senteret med Fartein Valen. Bergen [Tidsskrift].  

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2015). 'Paris 1928: En "meget interessant konsert". Om Valens møte med den andre wienerskolens framføringstradisjon'. Fartein Valen Festival, Haugesund and Valevåg [Open seminar].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian & Aust, Markus (2014). Eimert revisted- Eimert revisité – Les débuts de la musique électronique et du Studio WDR, Electron Festival, Genève [Open seminar].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2014). Verdenskrigen og modernismen i musikken. The war to end all wars – Fritt Ord arrangementserie Litteraturhuset, Oslo [Open seminar].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2013). Schönbergs Erwartung und Pappenheims libretto. Eksamenskonsert Elise Gillebo, Jakob kirke, Oslo [Pre-concert talk].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2013). Towards Art Beyond Angst: Arnold Schoenberg's Colours - Open Forum, Oslo Academy of the Arts [Open seminar].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian & Aust, Markus (2013). the pre-stockhausen era: wdr and the beginnings of electronic music, Ultima Academy, Ultima Festival, Oslo [Open seminar].

Mattes, Arnulf Christian & Møller, Thomas Erma (2013). Noter 2.0. Om gjenopplivelsen av den norske musikkarven, Åpen dag, Department of Music, UiO.

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2012). Det Norske Solistkor - 'Brytninger' med korverk av Fartein Valen, Olivier Messiaen, Anton Webern og Alban Berg. BIS-records 2012 [Booklet - Introductory essay]. 

Mattes, Arnulf Christian (2012). Musikkhistorie-formidling i skolen: Pedagogiske tradisjoner og metodiske utfordringer, Faglig-pedagogisk dag, University of Oslo.

Courses:

Fall term 2018: Griegstudier MVK104. Undergraduate course, musicology program UiB.

Fall term 2017: Griegstudier MVK104. Undergraduate course, musicology program UiB. 

Fall term 2016: Griegstudier MVK104. Undergraduate course, musicology program UiB. 

Recent publications: 

Custodis, Michael and Mattes Arnulf (eds.): The Nordic Ingredient. European Nationalisms and Norwegian Music since 1905. Münsteraner Schriften zur zeitgenössischen Musik, Band 4 (2019). Open access online: https://repositorium.uni-muenster.de/document/miami/7f23d325-f688-4076-852e-a236ffc50373/custodis_2019_978-3-8309-3896-5.pdf 

Custodis, Michael and Mattes, Arnulf: ’Celebrating the Nordic Tone - Fighting for National Legacy - The Grieg Centennials 1943’, in The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation, ed. David Fannings and Erik Levi (in press: Routledge, 2019): https://www.amazon.com/Routledge-Companion-German-Occupation-1938-1945/dp/0415308895.

Mattes, Arnulf: 'Fartein Valen’s atonal breakthrough', in: Philip Ross Bullock and Daniel Grimley (eds.), Music and the Nordic Breakthrough, Boydell and Brewer (forthcoming, 2019).  

  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2020. Songs to Survive-Gunnar Kjeldaas‘ "Fangesongar frå Kirkenes".
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2020. Om musikalsk 'recycling': Grieg utenfor konsertsalen og som filmmusikk.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2020. Expressive Sites - Intimate Relationships.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2020. Chapter 5: The ‘Nordic’ as a Category in Norwegian Music History, 1930–45. 38 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. “Monumentalism” in Norway’s Music 1930–1945. 14 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Guaita, Annabel; Hemsing, Ragnhild; Storaas, Reidar; Mo, Dag Rune. 2019. Tveitt nå! Paneldebatt - Hardingtonar 2019, Norheimsund bibliotek.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. Tonalitetskrisen i musikken. 98-101.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2019. The “Nordic Ingredient” – Introduction. 4 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. The Nordic Tone in Anne-Marie Ørbeck War-Time Compositions.
  • Mattes, Arnulf; Custodis, Michael. 2019. The Nordic Ingredient. European Nationalisms and Norwegian Music since 1905. Waxmann Verlag.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2019. Sorg-Tvang-Motstand. Musikk i Falstad fangeleir.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. Revival or Recycling? Introductory Reflections.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. No Escape from Politics? On Grieg’s Afterlife in Norwegian Memory Culture. 14 pages.
  • Hestholm, Marion; Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. NRK klassisk: Sesongåpning Bergen filharmoniske orkester med Mahlers 2. symfoni.
  • Hestholm, Marion; Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. NRK Spillerom: Tysk veke i P2 - tysk spesial.
  • Kvalvaag, Hilde Kristin; Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. Music in times of crisis.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. Intoxicating Oscilllations - On Schoenberg and Mach.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2019. Franz Berwald: belysningar och reflektioner.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Ramsvik, Marita Fromreide. 2019. Edvard Grieg ble brukt i nazistisk propaganda under andre verdenskrig.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2019. Celebrating the Nordic tone – fighting for national legacy: the Grieg Centenary, 1943 Michael Custodis and Arnulf Mattes.
  • Mattes, Arnulf. 2018. Til Grieg 175-årsdag - Innlegg til 'En time med Grieg'.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2018. Sorg - tvang - motstand. Musikk i leirene 1940–45: Fra Grini til Kirkenes.
  • Mattes, Arnulf. 2018. Reviving National Heritage? Edvard Grieg in Norwegian Music Historiography/Public History.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2018. On the 'Un-settling' of 'Own Language'.
  • Guaita, Annabel; Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Røttingen, Einar; Haavet, Inger Elisabeth. 2018. Notelangs: Grieg - Hva nå? Paneldebatt.
  • Mattes, Arnulf. 2018. No Escape from Politics? Grieg beyond 1905.
  • Mattes, Arnulf. 2018. Musikk i kamp - Grieg-jubileet 1943.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2018. Leder/Editorial. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 5-10.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2018. Grieg's historical performances as musical poetry.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2018. Fartein Valen, Inwardness, and Goethe's Mignon Songs .
  • Kvamme Hagen, Maren; Mattes, Arnulf. 2018. Då nazistane forsøkte å kuppe Grieg. Ein propagandafilm skulle vere krona på verket, men floppa.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2018. 1907–2007: Edvard Grieg in der norwegischen Erinnerungskultur.
  • Mattes, Arnulf; Custodis, Michael. 2018. "Die Gratulanten kommen" - Der Kampf um Griegs Erbe 1943. 19 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Romantic or Sentimental? On Grieg’s Historical Recordings and the Musical Text.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Norwegian Monumentalism and German Propaganda 1930-45.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Norsk musikkliv 1930-45: Nye funn og ny forskning. ballade.no.
  • Mattes, Arnulf. 2017. Leder/Editorial. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 5-8.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Inderlighet bak maktens beskyttende murer? Om Fartein Valens atonale gjennombrudd.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Grieg, history, and politics - Commemorating Grieg in 2007-1993-1943.
  • Baarøy, Fillip-André; Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Forskere vil gjøre Fartein Valens musikk mer tilgjengelig.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Fartein Valen: Universalisten fra Valevåg - Seminar og paneldebatt.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Endring, ekspresjon og eksperiment – hva driver utviklingen videre hos Valen fra 1920-tallet til op. 28 og 29 seint 1930-tall?
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2017. Die Gratulanten kommen - Neue Forschung zum Grieg Jubiläum 1943.
  • Custodis, Michael; Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Zur Kategorie des "Nordischen" in der norwegischen Musikgeschichte 1930-45. Archiv für Musikwissenschaft. 166-184.
  • Mattes, Arnulf. 2016. The Sources of Fartein Valen's Aesthetic Theology.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Om musikerens oppgave: Adornos framførelsesteori - fortsatt relevant?
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Observations and Speculations: On Valen's Sketches and 'Spiritual Exercises'.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Leder/Editorial. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 3-9.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2016. Kampen om arven etter Edvard Grieg 1943.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Njåstad, Marthe; Custodis, Michael. 2016. Grieg vart brukt i politisk dragkamp under krigen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Grieg Research Guide Project - An Intermediate Report.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Gjesteforelesning: Hvor går Griegforskningen?
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Geschichtsschreibung und nationales Kulturerbe: Zur Griegforschung in Norwegen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Fra klisjé til motiv: Om "inderlighet" i Fartein Valens Goethe-sanger'.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Fetes Galantes - CD with songs of Fauré and Debussy - Bettina Smith (mezzo soprano), Einar Røttingen (piano) - Booklet - Introductory essay - LAWO - LWC 1116 .
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Fartein Valen og Max Reger og deres univers. Introduksjon til konserten med Valen trio.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2016. Cosmopolitan Values in the Scores of Edvard Grieg.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2016. Celebrating the Nordic Tone - the Grieg Centennials 1943.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Custodis, Michael. 2016. "Die Gratulanten kommen". Fighting for Edvard Grieg's Legacy 1943.
  • Dagsland, Sissel Hamre; Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. Til Grieg-senteret med Fartein Valen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. Tempo and the rationalization of notation: From Beethoven to Grieg and Valen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. Re-Listening Stockhausen's 'Gesang der Jünglinge'.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. Performance as critique. 19 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Bjørgan, Kjetil. 2015. NRK P2 Spillerom: Fartein Valen - Norges første modernist.
  • Edwards, Peter; Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Kvalbein, Astrid; Orning, Tanja. 2015. Listening to the Twentieth Century.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. Leder. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 3-5.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Sandmo, Sigurd. 2015. Innledning. Kunst i kamp I: Signe Lund og David Monrad Johansen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. German Tradition and Stylistic Emancipation: On Conceptions of Form in Fartein Valen's Violin sonata Op. 3.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. German Depth and Nordic Inwardness? On Fartein Valen's Musical Poetics.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. Geliebt und verrissen. Zur gespaltenen Rezeption von Griegs 'Sonate for Piano Violoncel' op. 36 (1883).
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2015. 'Paris 1928: En "meget interessant konsert". Om Valens møte med den andre wienerskolens framføringstradisjon'.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2014. Verdenskrigen og modernismen i musikken. Fritt Ord arrangementserie 2014.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2014. Konstruktive misforståelser. Om Beethoven i Valens fiolinsonate op. 3.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2014. Eimert revisted- Eimert revisité – Les débuts de la musique électronique et du Studio WDR à l'ère pré-Stockhausen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2014. Editorial. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 3-9.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2014. Adorno, Schoenberg, Kolisch: Modernism, Performance and the Aesthetics of Resistance.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2014. 'Opprørsmusikk'. Intervju med Oslo Student-TV.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. ‘Keine Rührung – Erkenntnis!’ The Aesthetics of Espressivo in the ‘Performance Theories’ of Arnold Schoenberg and Rudolf Kolisch. Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning. 109-120.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Aust, Markus. 2013. the pre-stockhausen era: wdr and the beginnings of electronic music.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. Towards Art Beyond Angst: Arnold Schoenberg's Colours - Open Forum Oslo Academy of the Arts.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. Schönbergs Erwartung und Pappenheims libretto. Pre concert talk eksamenskonsert Elise Gillebo, Jakob kirke, Oslo, 08-03-2013.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Møller, Thomas Erma. 2013. Noter 2.0. Om gjenopplivelsen av den norske musikkarven.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. Notasjon og praksis: om hva som ikke står i partituret.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. Musik als Gedicht-Kritik. Hans Zenders "Hölderlin lesen I" (1979).
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. Leder/editorial. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 3-8.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. From breakthrough to consolidation: A study in Fartein Valen's stylistic development.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2013. Composer's intentions and performer's actions: On sketches and annotations in Valen's Violin sonata op. 3.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2012. Vestens musikkhistorie. 18 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2012. Performing Modernist Identities: On the Construction of ‘Wiener Espressivo’ - Keynote lecture.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2012. Musikkhistorie-formidling i skolen: Pedagogiske tradisjoner og metodiske utfordringer.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2012. Just a Matter of Good Taste? Critical Remarks on the Performance Practice of the Cadenzas to Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Op. 61.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2012. Det Norske Solistkor - 'Brytninger' med korverk av Fartein Valen, Olivier Messiaen, Anton Webern og Alban Berg. BIS-records 2012. CD cover text.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2011. What is 'Wiener espressivo'? On the Formation of a Performance Style.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2011. Radiant Moments of Remembrance: on Sound Sheets in Schoenberg's Late Chamber Works. Twentieth-Century Music. 43-62.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2011. From Riemann’s ‘History of Notation’ to Adorno’s ‘Theory of Reproduction’.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian; Edwards, Peter. 2011. Fra romantikken til elektronika: nye perspektiver på klangflatens historie.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2011. Committed Musicians: On Kolisch and Leibowitz's Actualisation of Beethoven in 1964.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2011. Cinematic Influence? On Arnold Schoenberg's Time Charts for the String Trio Op. 45.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2011. An Anti-Virtuoso's Actualization of Beethoven's Violin Concerto - Rudolf Kolisch: An Example of 20th Century Artistic Research?
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2010. The task of the performer: On Adorno's Theory of reproduction.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2010. Revolusjon på Café Griensteidl: Om Ernst Machs betydning for den musikalske modernismen.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2010. Arnold Schönberg's Death dance of the principles and the transformation of colours in his atonal music :. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. 122-132.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2009. Om verkbegrepet i Wienerskolens oppførelsesteori.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2008. Tekst, timbre og timing: Om Rudolf Kolischs interpretasjoner av Beethoven og Schönberg.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2008. Schubert-Mysterier - Minifestival med Oslos strykekvartett - Programhefte med innledende essay og verkomtaler.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2007. Reflected Colors – Reflective Forms: On the Interpretation of Arnold Schoenberg’s Late Chamber Music Works. 283.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2007. On Arnold Schoenberg's Self-Reflective Expressionism.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2007. Komponere med farger og toner. Om Schönbergs vei til tolvtonemusikken.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2006. Zur Konstellation von Ausdruck und Spiel in Schönbergs Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment op. 47. 16 pages.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2006. Glemme, fortrenge eller erindre? En modernist mellom nostalgi og melankoli - Om tonalitet i Arnold Schönbergs tolvtonemusikk.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2006. Forrådte testamenter? Om Arnold Schönbergs forhold til den nye Wiener skolens oppførelseslære.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2005. Hvordan låter månelys? Om Arnold Schoenbergs klangfargekomposisjoner.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2005. Dialectic conflict or floating certainties? On Schoenberg's musical poetics and the interpretation of the String trio op.45.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2004. Zur Konstellation von Spiel und Ausdruck in Schönbergs "Phantasy".
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2004. Fantastic moments and hexachord combinatoriality in Arnold Schönberg's "Phantasy" op. 47 (1949).
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2004. Adorno's beautiful passages - Schoenberg's moments of intensity.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 2002. Some historical and analytical remarks on Arnold Schoenberg's setting of Georges 'Entrückung' in the II. stringquartet op.10 (1908) and his conception of musical space.
  • Mattes, Arnulf Christian. 1999. Das 2. Streichquartett mit Gesang op. 10 von Arnold Schönberg - Historische Studie und Werkanalyse.

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Ongoing research projects: 

2016–: 'Transforming the Nordic - Music and Politics in Norway 1930–45'. Cooperation with DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT (DFG). Funding from GOETHE INSTITUT NORWAY. Read more here.

2017–: '(Un-)settling Sites and Styles: Performers in Search of New Expressive Means. Sub-project. Cooperation with Grieg Academy and NORWEGIAN ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROGRAMME. Read more here.

2016–: 'Grieg Research Guide' - Online bibliography and work catalogue. Digital development initiative in cooperation with Centre for Grieg Resrarch, University Library Bergen and Bergen Public Library. Funding from the NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY. Read more here.