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Haydn 2009: a Bicentenary Conference

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Budapest & Eszterháza, 27 to 30 May 2009

The detailed programme is now available at


Anyone wishing to attend the event should contact Péter Halász at


Original Call for Papers:


The Hungarian Musicological Society, the Institute for Musicology of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the Hungarian Haydn Society are pleased
to announce an international conference to commemorate the bicentenary of
Joseph Haydn’s death. The conference will be held in two locations: the
Institute for Musicology in Budapest; and the Esterházy Palace at
Eszterháza, where the composer spent much of his professional life.

The members of the programme committee are:
Armin Raab (Haydn-Institut, Cologne)
László Somfai (Institute for Musicology, Budapest)
James Webster (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)

Presentations covering a broad range of Haydn scholarship are welcome,
although papers exploring the following topic areas are especially

Haydn’s musical style: between tradition and innovation
Haydn in context: the composer’s oeuvre in the light of the aesthetic and
political debates of his time
Haydn and Eszterháza (with special attention to the genres closely
associated with the venue, e. g. opera)
Questions of performance practice in Haydn’s music
Haydn reception in the ‘long’ 19th century

Papers should be approximately twenty minutes in length, and must be read
in either of the two official languages of the conference, English and
German. Proposals, including a 250-word abstract, should be sent as e-mail
attachments by 30 June 2008 to one of the organizers at the following

Zoltán Farkas: farkas.zoltan@radio.hu
Péter Halász: halasz@zti.hu
Balázs Mikusi: bm86@cornell.edu

Revised versions of the papers will be considered for publication in a
special issue of Studia Musicologica

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