Niccolò Jommelli, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Pedro António Avondano, in the occasion of their 300th anniversary: The circulation of musical repertoires in 18th century Europe

* The deadline for proposals has been extended to 5th April 2014*

Queluz National Palace (near Lisbon), Portugal (June 20-22nd, 2014)

Organized by Centro de Estudos Musicais Setecentistas em Portugal (CESMP) in association with Centro di Musica Antica Fondazione Pietà de’ Turchini (Italy)

Scientific Committee: Manuel Carlos de Brito (Portugal), Marita Petzold McClymonds (USA), Paologiovanni Maione (Italy), Paulo Ferreira de Castro (Portugal), Cristina Fernandes (Portugal)

Call for Papers:

CESMP is organizing an International Conference to be held between the 20th and 22nd of June 2014 at the Queluz National Palace (Portugal). The Conference commemorates the 300th anniversary of Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) and Pedro António Avondano (1714-1782) and seeks to promote new perspectives on the international circulation of their compositions as well as the role of Portugal in the European musical circuit during the second half of the 18th century. However, other examples of circulation of musical repertoires and related topics during the same historical period are welcome.

Official languages: Portuguese, English and Italian.

Individual Papers are limited to 20 min. Single-topic panels involving joint presentations by three of four authors may also be considered (max. length: 1h30min). Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short bio (150 words max.).


All proposals should be submitted no later than 5th April 2014. Please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and affiliation.

The Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the abstracts by April 15th 2014 and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.