Syntagma Musicum, 1619–2019


Syntagma Musicum, 1619 ~ 2019

8–9 April 2019
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Musicology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Keynote speaker: Peter Holman (University of Leeds, UK)

Four hundred years on from the first publication of the last of the three volumes of the Syntagma Musicum by Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) it is still of prime interest and inspiration to any musicologist dealing with earlier periods of music. The year 2019 is therefore more than simply convenient for a conference devoted to Michael Praetorius, his monumental Syntagma Musicum and numerous subjects directly connected with his writings: music theory, organology, iconography, music terminology and performing practice, as well as, more generally, the music (especially the dance music) of the Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

The programme committee invites proposals for papers of 20 minutes on the subjects connected with Praetorius’s Syntagma Musicum. Proposals need to comprise a title, a short abstract of 150 to 300 words and the contact details of the speaker.

Submissions should be sent to muz_inst -at- or metoda.kokole -at-
The deadline for the receipt of proposals is 31 August 2018.

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