Beyond Notes: Improvisation In Western Music In The Eighteenth And Nineteenth Centuries

 
 

BEYOND NOTES: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries


International Conference on the occasion

of the 9th edition of the FESTIVAL PAGANINIANO of Carro


ORGANISED BY: Società dei Concerti, La Spezia; Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca


DATES: 15-17 July 2010

LOCATION: La Spezia (Italy), CAMeC (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art)




TUESDAY 15 JULY


9.00-9.30: Registration


9.30-10.00: Open


10.00-11.00: Session 1: IMPROVISATION AND VOCAL MUSIC (Chair: Roberto Illiano)


• Damien Colas: Improvvisazione e ornamenzatione nell’opera francese e italiana nella prima metà dell’Ottocento


• Laura Möckli: Abbellimenti o Fioriture: The Singer’s Creative in Nineteenth Century Opera


11.30-12.30: Session 1: IMPROVISATION AND VOCAL MUSIC (Chair: Roberto Illiano)


• Simone Ciolfi: Modelli d’improvvisazione nei recitativi della Cantate di Alessandro Scarlatti


• Naomi Matsumoto: ‘Free’ Virtuosity and ‘Rehearsed’ Traditions: A Study of the Flute-Accompanied Cadenza in Donizetti’s «Lucia di Lammermoor»



15.00-16.00: Keynote Speaker 1:

• Prof. Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht University): La fugacità della composizione musicale


16.15-17.00: Book presentation


• "Nicolò Paganini Diabolus in Musica", edited by Andrea Barizza and Fulvia Morabito (Brepols, 2010)


• "Instrumental Music and the Industrial Revolution", edited by Roberto Illiano and Luca Sala (Ut Orpheus, 2010)


• "European ‘Fin de siècle’ and Polish Modernism. The Music of Mieczysław Karłowicz", edited by Luca Sala (Ut Orpheus, 2010)


17.30-19.00 Session 2: Musical improvisation in contemporaneous treatises and philosophy (Chair: Andrea Barizza)


• Mariateresa Dellaborra: «L’orecchio più che ’l tempo dee servire di guida»: l’improvvisazione nella trattatistica della seconda metà del xviii secolo


• Marina Esposito: Improvviso e improvvisazione negli scritti di W. H. Wackenroder ed E. T. A. Hoffmann


• Carmela Bongiovanni: Testimonianze sulla prassi improvvisativa strumentale dei musicisti italiani tra ’700 e ’800


21.00 Concert:  I Solisti Veneti, dir. Claudio Scimone, Teatro Civico della Spezia




FRIDAY 16 JULY


9.00-10.30: Session 3: IMPROVISATION AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (Chair: Fulvia Morabito)


• Fabrizio Ammetto: Aspetti di prassi esecutiva nei concerti per due violini di Vivaldi

• Martin Edin: Cadenza Improvisation in Solo Piano Music According to Czerny, Liszt and their Contemporaries


• Klimis Voskidis: The Role of Improvisation in Liszt’s early Piano Transcriptions

11.00-12.30: Session 3: IMPROVISATION AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (Chair: Luca Sala)


• Martin Kaltenecker: Improvisation as Oration


• Renato Ricco: Virtuosismo e improvvisazione in Charles-Auguste de Bériot


• Gregorio Carraro: Natura e arte nell’ornamentazione di Giuseppe Tartini. Le sonate del ms. 1888 fasc. 1 (Padova, Archivio Cappella Antoniana)




15.00-16.00: Keynote Speaker 2


• Prof. Vincenzo Caporaletti (Università di Macerata): Ghost Notes. Problematiche delle improvvisazioni inaudibili


16.30-18.00: Session 4: IMPROVISATION AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (II) (Chair: Rudolf Rasch)


• John Lutterman: «Cet art est la perfection du talent»: Chordal Thoroughbass Realization, the Accompaniment of Recitative, and Improvised Solo Performance on the Viol and Cello


• Walter Kreyszig: The «Adagio» in C-Major for Flute and Basso continuo (QV 1:7) in the “Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversière zu spielen” (1752) of Johann Joachim Quantz

• Philippe Borer: Paganini’s Virtuosity and Improvisatory Style


18.30-19.30: Session 5: IMPROVISATION AND POPULAR MUSIC (Chair: Vincenzo Caporaletti)


• Csilla Pethő-Vernet: The Advantages and Drawbacks of Notation or How to Face Improvisatory Elements in 19th century Hungarian Popular Music


• Raffaele Di Mauro: Improvvisazione popolare e urbana a Napoli nel primo ’800: dai canti “del Molo” a «Io te voglio bene assaie»




SATURDAY 17 JULY


9.30-11.00: Session 6: IMPROVISATION AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (III) (Chair: Massimiliano Sala)


• Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald: Improvisation into Composition: The First Movement of the Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op. 81 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel


• Valerie Woodring Goertzen: Clara Schumann’s Improvisations and Her “Mosaics” of Small Forms


• Steven Young: Practical Improvisation: the Art of Louis Vierne


11.30-12.30 Session 7: IMPROVISATION AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (IV) (Chair: Roberto Illiano)


• Rogerio Budasz: Harmonic Patterns and Melodic Paraphrases in 18th Century Portuguese Guitar Music


• Maria Christina Cleary: The Single-Action Harp: The Unwritten Score


20.30: Concert in Carro (SP): Leticia Muñoz Moreno, vl, Filarmonici di Bologna



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Call for papers

The SOCIETA' DEI CONCERTI of La Spezia, Italy (http://www.sdclaspezia.it) and the CENTRO STUDI OPERA OMNIA LUIGI BOCCHERINI of Lucca (http://www.luigiboccherini.org), in association with MUSICALWORDS.IT (http://www.musicalwords.it), on the occasion of the 9th edition of the FESTIVAL PAGANINIANO of Carro are pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on "Beyond Notes: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century", to be held in La Spezia, CAMeC, from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 July 2010. The Symposium aims to investigate musical improvisation in the XVIII and XIX centuries. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome: 


* Musical improvisation in contemporaneous treatises and philosophy

* New perspectives on improvisation in classical music

* Improvisation and popular music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

* Improvisation in different musical genres and languages

* The relationship of improvisation to composition

* Musical improvisation and related arts

* Improvisation in the music of Nicolò Paganini 


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Andrea Barizza, Lorenzo Frassà, Roberto Illiano, Fulvia Morabito, Luca Sala, and Massimiliano Sala


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Prof. Vincenzo Caporaletti (University of Macerata)

Prof. Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht University)


The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings.

Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Sunday 28 February 2010 to Dr. Lorenzo Frassà <operaomnia@luigiboccherini.org>. Please include with your proposal your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone) and (if applicable) your affiliation.

The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of March 2010, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.

Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the 15th of April 2010. For additional information about the conference, see <http://www.luigiboccherini.org/EN/carro2010.html>

 

For further question, please contact:  

Dr Lorenzo Frassà

Via delle Ville, trav. II/73

San Marco contr.

I-55100 Lucca

tel: +39/339.2967826

<operaomnia@luigiboccherini.org>

<www.luigiboccherini.org>