Professor Reicha: Pactice and Legacy of a Composer-Teacher

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
10-12 November 2017

Call for Papers

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca has organised the symposium «Professor Reicha: Pactice and Legacy of a Composer-Teacher», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Friday 10 until Sunday 12 November 2017. Antonin Reicha (1770-1836), as a counterpoint teacher at the Paris Conservatoire, had the privilege to form, between 1818 and his death, a new generation of composers. Berlioz, Liszt, Gounod, Franck, Habeneck, Kastner, and Onslow, are the most famous names within an army of unknown musicians that influenced their time during a crucial period. Furthermore, the musical views of Reicha had an impact beyond Paris: both as an author of four musical treaties translated all around Europe, and as a composer.
This international conference aims to focus on the figure of Reicha, on the link existed between his musical production and his teaching, on the becoming of his students, and on the filiations that we can find between Reicha’s thoughts and romantic works produced in Europe during the 19th century.

The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas:

  • Reicha’s Contemporaries: Beethoven, Cherubini, Haydn, Salieri, etc.
  • Reicha’s Treatsies: From Redaction to Reception
  • Reicha and the Counterpoint
  • Reicha’s Work at the Paris Conservatoire
  • The Music Educational Overview in 19th-Century Paris
  • Reicha’s Pupils: Carriers and Works of Berlioz, Liszt, Franck, Gounod, etc.
  • Performing Style and Virtuosity: From Reicha to Liszt and Franck
  • Reicha’s Chamber Music and the Parisian Musical Life in the Public and Private Spheres
  • The Legacy of Antonin Reicha in the 19th-Century Europe

Programme Committee:

  • Hervé Audeon (Institut de Recherche en Musicologie – IreMus, Paris)
  • Louise de Raymond (Université François-Rabelais, Tours)
  • Étienne Jardin (Palazzetto Bru Zane)
  • Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Alban Ramaut (Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Alban Ramaut (Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne)
  • Hervé Audeon (Institut de Recherche en Musicologie – IreMus, Paris)

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume.
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 ***Sunday 17 April 2017*** to <>. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of April 2017, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date.
For any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Massimiliano Sala