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The Evolution of Schubert's Instrumental Style
Paris, October 1997

      



The French Schubert Society, together with the Universities of Paris I
(Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Paris IV (Sorbonne), with the support of the
Austrian Cultural Institute and the patronage of the International Music
Council (UNESCO), is organizing an international conference for the Schubert
bicentenary in 1997. The conference will take place at the Sorbonne from 13
to 15 October 1997 and will be devoted to

The Evolution of Schubert's Instrumental Style: From Sources to Analysis International Conference, October 13-15, 1997, Paris
Schubert's reputation as a composer was for a long time based on his Lieder, the instrumental works suffering from the comparison with his great contemporary, Beethoven. Over the last decades, however, a growing number of musicologists has taken an interest in this important part of Schubert's output, which shows striking originality of thought. The conference will provide an opportunity to bring together researchers from all over the world to present their work in this field, with emphasis on Schubert's stylistic evolution and especial reference to his approach to form. Each paper should be no longer than 20 minutes, which will be followed by 10 minutes' debate. The following topics of discussion are suggested: (i) Musical Analysis--including a comparison of different analytical approaches; (ii) Source Studies: history and analysis; (iii) Forum--from sources to analysis with reference to the "reliquie" Sonata in C major (D840). The languages of the Conference are French, English, German, and Italian. Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes, to be followed by 10 minutes debate. The following topics of discussion are suggested: 1) Musical Analysis, including a comparison of analytical approaches; 2) Source Studies : history and analysis; 3) Forum : from sources to analysis with reference to the *Reliquie* Sonata in C major (D840). Proposals for papers, in the form of a one-page abstract together with a short curriculum vitae should be sent by 2 May to the chairman of the Advisory board : Xavier Hascher (Colloque international Schubert) Institut d'esthétique et des sciences de l'art Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne 162 rue Saint-Charles, F-75740 Paris cedex 15 Tel. + fax +33 1 45 58 09 06 {If this is more convenient, I will be happy to forward messages and proposals made at my E-mail adress. N.M.} Nicolas Meeus Université de Paris Sorbonne Université Catholique de Louvain À Louvain-la-Neuve meeus@musi.ucl.ac.be