International Conference The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua

International Conference The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua
Cremona (7-8 June 2017) and Mantua (9-10 June 2017)

Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Pavia sede di Cremona
Accademica Nazionale Virgiliana, Mantua
Conservatorio di Musica “L. Campiani”, Mantua

The Musicology and Cultural Department of Pavia University, the Accademia Virgiliana, and the Conservatory of Music of Mantua are pleased to announce the International Conference The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua, celebrating the 450th birth anniversary of the composer. The conference will take place in the cities directly related to Monteverdi: Cremona and Mantua. Each unit is organized by several institutions and has an independent theme and format (keynote lectures, panel discussions, individual-paper sessions, lecture-recitals, concerts):

• Cremona The Young Monteverdi and the Sacred Music

• Mantua L’Orfeo and the Madrigals (1590-1612/13); Culture and Society

The program committee (Paola Besutti, Massimiliano Guido, Sandra Martani, Massimo Ossi, Roberto Perata, Daniele Sabaino, Angela Romagnoli) invites proposals on any aspect of Monteverdi’s music (both analytical and/or historical) related to the general themes, with the following guidelines:

– individual papers (20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion)
– lecture-recitals (30 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion)
– concerts (45-60 minutes long)

Proposals should be prepared as follows:
– Individual papers: maximum 250 words
– Lecture recitals/Performances: 250-word summary (with CV, sample recording, and presentation details)

All proposals should be anonymous. Any element that identifies authors should be rigorously excluded. References to the work of researchers submitting proposals should be written in the third person. Personal identification and affiliation should be indicated only in the email body.
All proposals should be submitted as PDF attachments, no later than January 30, 2017 by email at . Any question can be directed to the attention of the secretary, Massimiliano Guido. For more information, visit our website at musicologia.unipv.it/monteverdi450.
The detailed program will be announced no later than February 15, 2017.

The working language of the conference will be English. Papers can be presented in Italian, English, French, and German.

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