Chopin And Liszt: Two Composers And Their Relation To The Parisian Musical Scene


CHOPIN AND LISZT: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene


International Conference 

ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice

DATES: 2-4 December 2010

LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale

Call for papers

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca (<>), in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (<>), under the auspices of the Provincia di Lucca, the Comune di Lucca, and the Association angevine Franz Liszt, is pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on Chopin e Liszt: due compositori a confronto nell’universo musicale parigino / Chopin and Liszt: Two Composers and their Relation to the Parisian Musical Scene / Chopin et Liszt : deux compositeurs face à face sur la scène musicale parisienne to be held in the Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, from Thursday 2 until Saturday 4 December 2010. The Symposium aims to investigate different facets of the life and works of the two composers, in the context of the Parisian scene during the nineteenth century. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome:

* Chopin, Liszt and 19th-century Parisian art

* Chopin’s and Liszt’s oeuvre in the context of the contemporary musical aesthetic

* Liszt’s orchestral works

* Chopin, Liszt and the ‘French Piano School’

* Chopin, Liszt and musical nationalism

* Chopin, Liszt: performers of different styles

* The Contemporary Reception of Chopin’s and Liszt’s music


Alexandre Dratwicki (Venice), Nicolas Dufetel (Paris), Jean Gribenski (Poitiers), Catherine Massip (Paris), Michela Niccolai (Paris), David Rowland (Milton Keynes, UK), Massimiliano Sala (Pistoia), Renata Suchowiejko (Krakow)


Rosalba Agresta (Paris), Andrea Barizza (La Spezia), Roberto Illiano (Lucca), Lorenzo Frassà (Lucca), Fulvia Morabito (Lucca), Luca Sala (Poitiers)


Cécile Reynaud (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris)

Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald (Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK)

The official languages of the conference are English, French, 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 500 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Monday 5 April 2010 to Luca Sala <>. 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 15th of May 2010, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of June 2010. For additional information about the conference, see <>

For further question, please contact: 

Luca Sala

60, rue Ramey

F-75018 Paris

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

Université de Poitiers