Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism

Country: Canada

City: Montréal

Abstr. due: 19.04.2015

Dates: 10.11.15 — 12.11.15

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

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Organizers: The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca and the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française of Venice


The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca and the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française of Venice, in collaboration with OICRM of Montréal, are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Tuesday 10 until Thursday 12 November 2015.
This conference aims to deal with the complex world of music criticism during the nineteenth century, a period in which criticism not only involved the evaluation of performances and the interpretation of music, but also significantly affected musical aesthetics. Many composers of the period were actively involved in writing for musical journals: the best known examples are Robert Schumann, founder of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, and Hector Berlioz, active as a journalist for the Europe littéraire, the Gazette musicale and the Journal des Débats. The present conference will explore this multifaceted world and will focus on composers’ opinions, the theatrical press and musical iconography.    

The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

• Musical Aesthetics and Criticism

• Writings on Music

• Composers as Critics

• Performing Practice and Criticism

• Musical and Theatrical Press

• Musical Iconography as Criticism

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