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dhr. dr. R.M. (Rutger) Helmers

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Muziekwetenschap
Fotograaf: Eduard Lampe

Bezoekadres
  • Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
  • Kamernummer: 1.07
Postadres
  • Postbus 93058
    1090 BB Amsterdam
Contactgegevens
  • Profiel

    Rutger Helmers (1980) is universitair docent bij de capaciteitsgroep Muziekwetenschap, gespecialiseerd in negentiende-eeuwse muziekgeschiedenis, Russische muziek, opera en nationalisme. Hij is in 2012 aan de Universiteit Utrecht gepromoveerd bij Emile Wennekes en Marina Frolova-Walker (Clare College, Cambridge) op zijn proefschrift Not Russian Enough: The Negotiation of Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Russian Opera. Sindsdien is hij buiten de UvA actief geweest aan de opleiding Muziekwetenschap aan de Universiteit Utrecht en Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. In zijn huidige onderzoek richt hij zich onder meer op het reizen van negentiende-eeuwse musici.

  • Publicaties

    2019

    • Helmers, R. M., van Nieuwkerk, M. M., Kisjes, I., Salters, L., & van Oort, T. (Guest ed.) (Accepted/In press). Operatic productions in the Netherlands, 1886-1995: From printed annals to searchable performance data. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

    2017

    • Helmers, R. M. (2017). Navigating the Local Elites: Travelling Musicians and their Encounters with the Russian Court and Aristocracy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Manuscript submitted for publication.
    • Helmers, R. M. (Accepted/In press). National and international canons of opera in Tsarist Russia. In C. Newark, & W. Weber (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of the Operatic Canon Oxford University Press.

    2014

    • Helmers, R. (2014). Not Russian Enough? Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Nineteenth-Century Russian Opera. (Eastman Studies in Music; No. 119). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. [details]

    2010

    • Helmers, R. M. (2010). ‘It Just Reeks of Italianism': Traces of Italian Opera in 'A Life for the Tsar'. Music & Letters, 91(3), 376-405. https://doi.org/10.1093/ml/gcq058

    2019

    • Helmers, R. M. (2019). The dynamics of national music: Opera and classical music in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Manuscript in preparation. In C. Carmichael, A. Roshwald, & M. D'Auria (Eds.), The Cambridge History of Nationhood and Nationalism Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    2018

    • Helmers, R. (2018). Borodin Aleksandr Porfir'evič. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (Vol. 1, pp. 246-247). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2018). Glinka, Mihail Ivanovič. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (Vol. 1, pp. 312-313). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2018). Musorgskij, Modest Petrovič. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (Vol. 1, pp. 455). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2018). Rimskij-Korsakov, Nikolaj Andreevič. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (Vol. 1, pp. 509-510). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2018). The travelling musician as cosmopolitan: Western performers and composers in mid-nineteenth-century St Petersburg and Moscow. In E. Kelly, M. Mantere, & D. Scott (Eds.), Confronting the National in the Musical Past (pp. 64-77). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315268279, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315268279-5 [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2018). Čaikovskij, Pëtr Il'ič. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (pp. 256). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2017

    • Helmers, R. (2017). [Review of: P. du Quenoy (2016) Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern]. Music & Letters, 98(3), 485-487. https://doi.org/10.1093/ml/gcx070 [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2017). [Ukraine:] National-classical music. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe (Vol. 2, pp. 1455-1456). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2015

    • Helmers, R. (2015). National-classical music: Russian. In J. Leerssen (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe Amsterdam: Study Platform on Interlocking Nationalisms. [details]

    2014

    • Helmers, R., & Westbroek, P. (2014). Conflict en compassie: 200 jaar Richard Wagner. Amsterdam: Nationale Opera & Ballet. [details]

    2010

    • Helmers, R. M. (2010). N. A. Rimskij-Korsakov, 'Tsarskaja nevesta' i sud'ba muzyki v XX veke. In L. Ader, & J. Powell (Eds.), N. A. Rimskij-Korsakov i ego nasledie v istoričeskoj perspektive: materialy meždunarodnoj muzykovedečnoj konferencii (pp. 90-97). St Petersburg: GMTiMI.
    • Helmers, R. M. (2010). Rimsky-Korsakov, 'The Tsar’s Bride', and the Fate of Music in the 20th Century. In L. Ader, & J. Powell (Eds.), N. A. Rimskij-Korsakov i ego nasledie v istoričeskoj perspektive: materialy meždunarodnoj muzykovedečnoj konferencii (pp. 335-341). St Petersburg: GMTTiMI.

    2016

    • Helmers, R. (2016). [Review of: N. Rimsky-Korsakov. The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (2014) Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by M. Albrecht, geregiseerd door Dmitri Tscherniakov. DVD]. Nineteenth-Century Music Review, 13(2), 387-389. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479409815000774 [details]

    2015

    2014

    • Helmers, R. (2014). Preface. In Gioacchino Rossini. Overture to Matilde di Shabran (Repertoire Explorer. Study Score; No. 1239). München: Musikproduktion Höflich. [details]
    • Helmers, R. (2014). Preface. In Sergey Vasil'yevich Rakhmaninov. Aleko (Opera Explorer. Study Score; No. 2028). München: Musikproduktion Höflich. [details]

    2013

    • Helmers, R. (2013). Preface. In Alexander Borodin. Das Meer: orchestriert von Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakow (Repertoire Explorer. Study Score; No. 1367). München: Musikproduktion Höflich. [details]

    2010

    • Helmers, R. M. (2010). [Bespreking van: C. Levine (2007) Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts]. Nexus, 54, 155-158.
    • Helmers, R. M. (2010). [Bespreking van: M. Steinberg, L. Rothe (2006) For the Love of Music: Invitations to Listening; T. Blanning (2008) The Triumph of Music: The Rise of Composers, Musicians and Their Art; P. Kivy (2009) Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music]. Nexus, 57, 201-205.

    • Helmers, R. M. (2018). The Nation and the Empire: Re-Examining Čajkovskij's "Ukrainian" Music. Paper presented at 25. Internationale Tagung der Tschaikowsky-Gesellschaft, Tübingen, Germany.
    • Helmers, R. M. (2018). ‘The flattering souvenirs of St Petersburg’: Italian operatic performers in Russia, 1843–1885. Paper presented at Institute for Russian Music Studies Annual Conference, Vipiteno, Italy.
    • Helmers, R. M. (2019). Mixed messages: Reading portrayals of Ukraine in nineteenth-century Russian music. Paper presented at Institute for Russian Music Studies (IRMS) Annual Conference, Vipiteno, Italy.

    Lidmaatschap

    • Helmers, R. (2016-2020). KVNM (Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis).

    Tijdschriftredactie

    • Helmers, R. (member of editorial board) (2017-2021). De Moderne Tijd. De Lage Landen, 1780-1940 (Journal).

    Spreker

    • Helmers, R. (speaker) (29-9-2017). Rethinking Russian musical nationalism through César Cui, Rethinking the Dynamics of Musical Nationalism, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Helmers, R. (speaker) & van Nieuwkerk, M. M. (speaker) (28-9-2017). Exploring the Dutch Opera Repertoire, CREATE Salon.

    Andere

    • Helmers, R. (organiser), Kamp, M. (organiser), Noorduin, M. (organiser) & Bonnet, N. (organiser) (29-6-2019). RMA-KVNM International Research Postgraduate Symposium in Musicology, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Postgraduate research is a vital part of the musicological discipline, and holds the potential to change engagements with music in new and important (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Titus, B. (participant), Seibt, F. O. (organiser) & Helmers, R. M. (organiser) (1-12-2018). Elvis lives in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Moderating Panel Six: Real Musicians? (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Helmers, R. (organiser) & Seibt, F. O. (organiser) (29-11-2018). Madonna to Marsyas, Amsterdam, Netherlands. NICA Masterclass | Thursday 29 November, 9:30-11:30 | Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam, Singel 425, VondelzaalWith Lydia Goehr (Columbia (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Helmers, R. (organiser) & Seibt, F. O. (organiser) (29-11-2018 - 1-12-2018). Elvis lives in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. From Marvel’s Kiss comics of the late 1970s to Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger acting out different facets of Bob Dylan’s public persona in Todd (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Helmers, R. (organiser) & Alexander, T. (organiser) (16-12-2016). Russia and the Musical World, London, United Kingdom. Co-organizer (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2012

    • Helmers, R. M. (2012). Not Russian Enough: The Negotiation of Nationalionalism in Nineteenth-Century Russian Opera.
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