Music in Transition: Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710)

Music in Transition: Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710)

Thursday 2- Friday 3 July 2015

Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University

Invited Speakers:

Professor Peter Holman, MBE (University of Leeds)

Professor Michael Talbot (University of Liverpool)

Professor Colin Timms (University of Birmingham)

From the revolutionary innovations of Monteverdi and his contemporaries, to the monumental works of Handel and Bach, the Baroque was a time of dramatic change and evolution. Whilst much work has been done on the music of both the early and later periods, less attention has been given to the central years of transition: the mid-Baroque. The aim of this symposium is to consider the changes that took place in both compositional and performance practice during the years 1650 to 1710, with particular emphasis on the interchange of national styles. The programme includes a wine reception on Thursday evening and a lunchtime concert of mid-Baroque music on Friday.

The programme and online registration are available here: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/music-in-transition-03-07-2015.


 

Original CALL FOR PAPERS:

Music in Transition: Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710)

International One-Day Symposium, Friday 3 July 2015

Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University

Invited Speakers:

Professor Peter Holman, MBE (University of Leeds)

Professor Michael Talbot (University of Liverpool)

Professor Colin Timms (University of Birmingham)

From the revolutionary innovations of Monteverdi and his contemporaries, to the monumental works of Handel and Bach, the Baroque was a time of dramatic change and evolution. Whilst much work has been done on the music of both the early and later periods, less attention has been given to the central years of transition: the mid-Baroque.

The aim of this symposium is to consider the changes that took place in both compositional and performance practice during the years 1650 to 1710. Proposals relating to all musical genres and European traditions will be welcomed, those considering the interchange of national styles particularly so. The day will feature a lunchtime concert of mid-Baroque music held in Birmingham Conservatoire’s Recital Hall.

It is envisaged that selected papers will be published after the conference as a collection of essays.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations, or 30-minute lecture-recitals, on any topic relating to changing compositional style or approaches to performance during the period 1650-1710.

 

Please e-mail the following materials to Dr Carrie Churnside (Carrie.Churnside@bcu.ac.uk) using a single attachment in Word format:

  • Abstract (250 words max.)
  • Short biography (150 words max.)
  • Name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), email address and other contact details

The official language of the symposium is English. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday 20 March 2015. Applicants will be notified of the outcome near the beginning of April, with the schedule published shortly after.

Bursaries may be available to assist postgraduate students presenting papers with travel expenses.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (Birmingham Conservatoire): Dr Carrie Churnside; Martin Perkins; Professor Graham Sadler; Dr Shirley Thompson

 

 

 

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