“L’abbé Gounod”: French Sacred Music during the romantic era
Тезисы до: 15.04.2018
Даты: 05.10.18 — 07.10.18
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Организаторы: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca) Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice
The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca and Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice are organizing the symposium «“L’abbé Gounod”: French Sacred Music during the romantic era», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Friday 05 until Sunday 07 October 2018.
Even if Charles Gounod (1818-1893) signed his scores as “abbé Gounod” for a very short period of time, his involvement in the production of Sacred Music never diminished from the 1840’s –when he was pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome (Villa Médicis)– to the end of his carrier. By focusing on Gounod’s sacred production, this conference aims to explore his works but also the context in which he produced his masses, motets and hymns. We encouraged Music analyses (with a special focus on Gounod’s oratorios: Tobie, La Rédemption, Mors e Vita & Saint François d’Assise) as much as Reception studies, Biographical studies and papers that will focuses on Gounod relations with music publishers, Sacred Music institutions or other Sacred Music composers.
This conference also aims to revaluate French Sacred Romantic Music in its entirety. Even if this production from the Napoleonic era to the 1903 Motu proprio (and the 1905 Separation of State and Church) has been oversized, searchers during the last decades have mostly neglected it and often treated it with contempt because of its specular tendencies. By studying the places where this music was performed, the purpose of its executions and the long history of French Sacred Operas we might be able to examine this production not only as Church Music but in a larger perspective.
Topics of investigation include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Studies on Gounod’s oratorios: Tobie, La Rédemption, Mors e Vita, Saint François d’Assise
• Studies on Gounod’s masses, motets and hymns (in French or English).
• Sacred Music in Rome during the time Gounod was at the Académie de France, Villa Médicis (1840’s)
• Gounod’s religiosity revealed by his correspondence or his other writings
• Christianity in Gounod’s stage work
• The place of Gounod within French Sacred Music landscape
• Gounod’s relation with editors and market value of Sacred Music during the romantic period in France
• The influence of England on Gounod’s production of Sacred Music