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Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, Tenth Annual Conference
Princeton, NJ, April 2002


The Music Department at Princeton University will host the tenth annual conference
of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, to be held on the Princeton campus
April 4-7, 2002.  With a focus on Venetian music, the conference has been
dedicated to Thomas Walker, Professor of Music at Princeton until his death in
1995, and to Irene Alm, a founding member of SSCM who died in 2000 and who was to
have served as local arrangements co-chair for this conference.  Walker and Alm
both worked on Venetian opera and theatrical music.  Sessions are also devoted to
music in Mainz, Hamburg, Florence, Rome, and Paris, oratorios, and dance.

Princeton University is located in central New Jersey, midway between New York
City and Philadelphia.  The closest airports are Newark International,
Philadelphia International, and Mercer County, New Jersey (flights from
Boston/Bedford only). The most convenient door-to-door service is available from
Newark (NJ Transit train or Princeton Airporter shuttle service).  Lodging will be
at the historic Nassau Inn (ca. 1756), a ten-minute walk from the campus and all
conference venues. For reservations at the group rate ($124 per night), phone
1-(800)-862-7728.  Please use the discount code SSCM.  To guarantee the group rate
($124), reservations should be made by MARCH 4. (The rate remains in effect after
March 4, but subject to room availability.)

The conference will open with a reception given by the Princeton University Music
Department at the Woolworth Center for Musical Studies, followed by a concert of
seventeenth-century Venetian vocal and instrumental chamber music. The "Venetian
Extravaganza" takes place in the elegant Richardson Theater, with music by
Cavalli, Monteverdi, and Strozzi, directed by Nancy Wilson. Among the soloists are
sopranos Julianne Baird and Laurie Heimes, and baritone Curtis Streetman.

Friday night offers "Capricious Idolatries:  Exoticism in 17th-Century Music and
Dance" in Taplin Recital Hall.  Barbara Sparti will direct a group of Princeton
University students and community members in Sigismondo India's "Balletto dei re
della Cina." Dorothy Olsson and Mark Mindek will dance "Lazzi d'amore, or The
Dalliances of Harlequino and Columbina," set to Carlo Farina's "Capriccio

Saturday's special events include a panel discussion with members of the Princeton
University Department of Art and Archaeology, followed by a private tour of an
exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum, "Anthony van Dyck:  Ecce Homo and
the Mocking of Christ." After a wine reception at the museum, the Society will
celebrate its tenth anniversary with a banquet in the Garden Room of Prospect

For further information, updates, and travel information, consult For information on local
arrangements, you may directly contact Local Arrangements chair Wendy Heller at

The registration form for the conference may be downloaded from the Heller website
given above.


Sponsored by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the Princeton University
Department of Music, the Princeton University Program in Italian Studies, and the
Dorothea Van Dyke McLean Association

SCHEDULE and PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (subject to change)

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2:00-6:30 pm Registration at Nassau Inn
2:00-5:00 pm Tours of Scheide Library (pre-register)
5:00 pm SSCM Board Meeting, Nassau Inn
6:30 pm Welcome Reception (light supper buffet; pre-register)
              	Woolworth Center of Musical Studies (Washington St. near Frist
		Campus Center)

8:00 pm Concert - "Venetian Extravaganza"
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University Campus (Nassau St.)

Music of Strozzi, Cavalli, and Monteverdi with sopranos Julianne Baird and Laura
Heimes; baritone Curtis Streetman; Julie Andrijeski, violin; Loretta O'Sullivan,
violoncello; Richard Stone, lute/theorbo; Michael Collver, cornetto; Gwendolyn
Toth, harpsichord/organ; directed by Nancy Wilson, violin

FRIDAY, April 5
All sessions are at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall,
Princeton University (Washington St.)

8:30-9:00 am   Coffee and Pastry
8:30-5:00 pm   Registration, Taplin Auditorium Lobby
9:00-9:15 am   Welcome and Greetings  - Scott Burnham, Chair, Music Dept.
                         Katherine Rohrer, Associate Provost, Princeton University


9:15 am-12:30 pm Session I:  Viewing Venetian Opera
Chair: Ellen Rosand (Yale University)

Giulio Ongaro (University of Southern California)
"E pur io torno qui":  Sixteenth-Century Literary Debates, the Audience's View,
and the Interpretation of Poppea

Jennifer Williams Brown (University of Rochester)
Out of the Dark Ages: Editing Cavalli's Operas in the Post-Modern World

Louise Stein (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Opera in the "Atascadero": Seventeenth-Century Spanish Views on Opera, Politics,
and the Pleasures of Venice

Mauro Calcagno (Harvard University)
Word and Image in Seventeenth-Century Venetian Librettos:  The Frontispiece as
Operatic Emblem


12:45-2:00 pm Catered Lunch and SSCM Special Business Meeting
  (at the 1956 Club - Washington St. near the Princeton Stadium)


2:30-5:30 pm Session II: City Music
Chair:  Jonathan Glixon (University of Kentucky)

Jeffrey Kurtzman (Washington University, St. Louis)
Civic Identity and Civic Glue: Venetian Processions and Ceremonies of the
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Gregory Barnett (University of Iowa)
Lo stile accademico? The Late Seventeenth-Century Esperimenti d'esame of the
Bolognese Accademia Filarmonica

Marc Vanscheeuwijck (University of Oregon)
Giovanni Paolo Colonna and Petronio Franceschini: Building Acoustics and
Compositional Style in Late 17th-Century Bologna

Barbara Sparti (Rome, Italy)
Hercules Dancing in Thebes, in Pictures and Music

5:45-7:30 pm   Dinner on your own

8:00 pm Concert -  "Capricious Idolatries:  Exoticism in 17th-Century Music and
Dance" (Taplin Auditorium)

Featuring D'India's "Balletto dei Re della Cina," choreographed by Barbara Sparti,
and "Lazzi d'amore, or The Dalliances of Harlequino and Columbina," choreographed
and danced by Dorothy Olsson and Mark Mindek


8:30-9:00 am  Coffee and Pastry

9:00 am-12:00 Session III: Northern Europe
Chair: Kerala Snyder (Professor Emerita, Eastman School of Music)

Stewart Carter (Wake Forest University)
An Italianate Oratorio latino for the Electoral Court of Mainz: Daniel Bollius's
Repraesentatio on the Nativity of John the Baptist

Jaerger Heidrich (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)
The Masses of Carlo Pallavicino: Historical Position and Musical Form

Michael Burden  (New College, Oxford University)
"Sharpers, beaus, the very Cits": The Wits' Expectations of the Players in
Purcell's Fairy Queen

Arne Spohr (Musikhochschule Köln, Germany)
The Hamburg Ratsmusik and its Repertoire: Johann Schop's Erster Theil Neuer
Paduanen (1633/1640)

12:15 pm Lunch on your own

1:30-3:45 pm Session IV: Dramatic Music in Florence, Rome, and Venice
Chair:  Massimo Ossi (Indiana University)

Nina Treadwell (Grinnell College)
She Descended on a Cloud "From the Highest Spheres": Florentine Proto-monody alla

Susan Shimp (Yale University)
Andromache, Dido, and the Mother of Euryalis:  Seneca's Legacy in Domenico
Mazzocchi's Virgilian Laments

Tim Carter (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Constructing a Stemma of Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda


4:00-5:15 pm   Panel Discussion,"A Feast for Eye and Ear: Sound, Space, and Image
in Seventeenth-Century Europe"
Moderator: Wendy Heller (Princeton University, Dept of Music)

Panelists: Patricia Fortini Brown, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, John Pinto
(Princeton University, Dept of Art and Archaeology)


6:00-7:30 pm  Art Exhibit and Wine Reception: "Anthony van Dyck:  Ecce Homo and
the Mocking of Christ" (Princeton University Art Museum)

7:45 pm  SSCM Anniversary Banquet (Prospect House, Garden Room)


Sunday, April 7
8:30-9:00 am  Coffee and Pastry

9:00am-12:00 Session V: The French Connection
Chair: Antonia Banducci (University of Denver)

Roger Freitas (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester)
A Virtuoso Performance: Atto Melani's Relationship to the French Court

Lisa Chensvold (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
From Ercole amante to L'Hercule amoureux: Translating Cavalli

Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University)
Staging Venice

Carol G.  Marsh (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Dancing Venice: The Forlana in France

For further information, updates, and travel information, consult
For information on local arrangements, you may directly contact Local
Arrangements chair Wendy Heller at