The conference was occasioned by the seventieth anniversary of the Institute of Music with a Museum, whose successor is the Department of Music, Institute of Art Studies, BAS. The sessions on the opening day, 9 February (10:30 am – 4:30 pm), were held in the Auditorium of BAS, and on 10–11 February (10:30 am – 4:30 pm), at the Institute of Art Studies.
Forty musicologists from the Institute as well as from other Bulgarian institutions (National Academy of Music, Sofia; Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv; University of Sofia; University of Turnovo; South-West University, Blagoevgrad) and from abroad (Germany, France, USA, Canada, Russia, Serbia, Macedonia) delivered papers.

Second and Third meeting

First meeting