Louise Dyer and Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre: The Establishment of a Music Press

The University Library and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, are hosting a symposium on 18-19 May 2018, entitled:

“Louise Dyer and Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre: The Establishment of a Music Press”

The symposium is expected to cover the Couperin complete edition (12 vols.; marking the 350th centenary of his birth) and other print publishing of the early years; the 78 rpm sound recordings; the press’s support in the 1930s of contemporary composers, especially French and Australian; and Louise Dyer and the visual arts.

Keynote speaker is Catherine Massip and concerts are planned to compliment the Symposium.

The conference will be small and specialised, but we invite submissions of short abstracts (100-150 words) from those who would like to be considered for inclusion in the program.

Abstracts are due by 31 January 2018.

Contact: Kerry Murphy (Head of Musicology; kerryrm@unimelb.edu.au) or Jen Hill (Curator, Rare Music; hillj@unimelb.edu.au)

The University of Melbourne Library holds the Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre archive in its Rare Music Collection.