Conference dates: May 18-20, 2018
The keynote address will be delivered by Robert D. Levin, speaking on the topic: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Sonatas with Varied Reprises and their consequence in the performance of classic-period keyboard music.
With a focus on historical improvisation, additional plenary speakers include: Angela Mariani, Adam Knight Gilbert, Peter Schubert and William Porter. Nick Wilson will also offer a plenary lecture on historical performance in the modern age.
Now in its third year, this gathering has been attended by scholars and performers from a dozen countries, with more than 40 papers offered each season. Scholar-performers (and performer-scholars) present new research and hypotheses, engage in conversation, and consider emergent areas in historical-performance studies covering the Middle Ages through to the early-twentieth century. Scholars and practitioners working within arts or humanities disciplines adjacent to the field of music are particularly encouraged to contribute. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the new annual journal, Historical Performance, from IU Press.