Cervantes’ Musics: From Musical Heritage to Musical Reception (XVI-XXI Centuries)

International Conference: “Las músicas de Cervantes: del patrimonio histórico a su recepción musical (siglos XVI-XXI) / Cervantes’ musics: from historical heritage to musical reception (XVI-XXI centuries)

Ciudad Real (Spain). University of Castilla-La Mancha. 21-23 September 2016.

International Conference promoted by the Economy and Competitiveness Ministry and  the Spain’s Public Agency for Cultural Action. Centenary of Cervantes’s Death.

Web: http://www.cidom.es/lasmusicasdecervantes


Considering historical music heritage and the musical reception of literary works, we welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of theory, analysis and criticism about the presence of music in Cervantes’ texts, and, at the same time, related to the musical works -operas, instrumental musical, concert songs, program music, urban music, etc…- inspired in different ways by Cervantes’ plays, novels, poems or characters.

Keynote Speakers: 

Eduardo Urbina (Texas A&M University), Antonio Martín Moreno (Granada University), Antonio Ezquerro (CSIC), Luis Antonio González Marín (CSIC), Silke Leopold (Universität Heidelberg), Paulino Capdeón (Castilla-La Mancha University), Juan José Pastor (Castilla-La Mancha University)

Aspects to be considered

Proposals on the following subjects will be considered:

– Historical sources about musical context of Cervantes’ time.

– Organology and symbolic aspects of musical iconography

– Musical Contrafacta and Parodia in Cervantes’ text and  contemporary writers

– Songs, villancicos and romances in his pastoral texts and in the literature of his time.

– Italian musical influence in Cervantes’ works and in the writers of his time.

– The poets of the Golden Age and the Music Vihuela (Garcilaso or Cetina in the Mudarra’s, Valderrábano’s or Narvaez’s books)

– Dances and bailes in Cervantes’ works: theory and tradition.

– The voice as a musical instrument in the theater and the novel of the Golden Age. Historical Singing Treatises and symbolical issues.

– Sephardic songs in Golden Age Century, particularly in Cervantes’ works.

– Musical Treatises in Cervantes’ Time.

– Emblemmata Musical Iconography and its presence in Cervantes and other writers of his time.

– Musical Paremiology and musical voices in Cervantes’ texts: El Tesoro de la Lengua of Covarrubias.

– Musical Characters and jobs and professions in Cervantes’ novels and plays.

– Cervantes’ musical reception from XVIIth century to the present days: opera, zarzuela, chamber music, solo instrument; symphonies, concert songs, program musica, narrator and orchestra, contemporary music and urban musics.

Deadline for proposal submission: 15 July 2016

All the proposals must be sent by email as a MS Word or pdf attachment to cidom@uclm.es . Papers (20 minutes maximum). 500 words (maximum) summary and 3 keywords. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their proposa by 31 July. All the papers accepted will be published in Editorial Alpuerto in a book in the collection “Patrimonio e Investigación Musical”.

Program Committee: 

Eduardo Urbina (Texas A&M University); Silke Leopold (Universität Heidelberg); Joachim Steinheuer (Universität Heidelberg); Matilde Olarte Martínez (Universidad de Salamanca); José María García Laborda (Universidad de Salamanca); Antonio Martín Moreno (Universidad de Granada); Victoriano Pérez Mancilla (Universidad de Granada); Joaquín López Gónzález (Universidad de Granada); Luis Antonio González Marín (CSIC); Antonio Ezquerro (CSIC), Antonio J. Alcázar Aranda (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha); Paulino Capdepón Verdú (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) y Juan José Pastor Comín (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha); Inés María Monreal Guerrero (Universidad de Valladolid).

Organizing Committee: 

José Vicente Salido; Pedro Victorio Salido; Virginia Sánchez, Marta Nieto, Francisco López, Juan Bautista Canadillas, Silvia Nogales, Silvia Fernández, Elisa Colino.