International Chopinological Conference 2016

The lyric and the vocal element in instrumental music of the nineteenth century

(16-18 September 2016, Radziejowice, near Warsaw)


  • Sources of lyrical instrumental works – the influence of vocal music in its various forms (common song, folk song, opera and related stage genres) on instrumental music
  • Settings of vocal music (quotation, variation, paraphrase, reminiscence)
  • The lyrical vocal works of the period and genres of instrumental music
  • Lyrical vocal works and the structure of instrumental music
  • Lyrical vocal and instrumental works from a social perspective (performance practice, significance in different centres, music making in the home)


CALL FOR PAPERS – by 30 April 2016

The conference is planned for 16 to 18 September 2016. Please submit proposed titles of papers and abstracts corresponding by 30 April 2016. Abstracts, no more than 1800 characters in length, should contain the main hypothesis, information on the material analysed and the method employed, and also the research results. The full programme of conferences will be presented by the organisers no later than 31 May 2016.

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