Sacher Perspectives: Musicology at the Sacher Foundation – New Perspectives in Source Study

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Cardiff University School of Music is pleased to announce its forthcoming Sacher Perspectives conference held in collaboration with the Paul Sacher Foundation, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Swiss Embassy of London in association with the Royal Musical Association, Pro Helvetia-the Swiss Arts Council, the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain and Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation of Switzerland. The conference will take place at Cardiff University School of Music 16-17 March 2012.

The first UK conference on the renowned international collections of the Paul Sacher Foundation, this event is intended as a forum for scholars, performers, and composers interested in source study or who have drawn on the Foundation’s holdings. Papers will explore issues arising from the investigation of the sources housed at the Sacher Foundation, as well as the methodology of such investigation, and will consider how manuscripts, sketches, correspondence and any other material stored at the Foundation open up the way we think about particular composers in the collections, and about music and source study in general.

Keynote speakers:
Dr Felix Meyer (Director Paul Sacher Foundation)
‘Caution – Afterlives in Store: The Paul Sacher Foundation and its Work with Composers’ Archives’

Dr Robert Piencikowski (Paul Sacher Foundation and Cardiff University)
‘Paul Sacher and Pierre Boulez’

The conference concert of major works commissioned by Paul Sacher will be given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, 16 March 2012. There will also be an exhibition of facsimile manuscripts and other documents from the Paul Sacher Foundation during the conference.

Please note that the conference will now take place over 2 days, 16-17 March 2012.