First International Conference: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

First International Conference



ORGANISED BY: Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca

and Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française, Venice


DATES: 1-3 December 2011


LOCATION: Lucca (Italy), Palazzo Ducale


Call for papers

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca (, in collaboration with Palazzetto Bru Zane-Centre de musique romantique française of Venice (, under the auspices of the Italian National Edition of the Boccherini’s Complete Works, Ut Orpheus Edizioni (Bologna), Ad Parnassum Journal, the Municipality of Lucca and the Province of Lucca, is pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on «Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)» to be held in the Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, from Thursday 1 until Saturday 3 December 2011.


The Symposium aims to investigate different facets of the life and works of the composer, in the context of the European musical scene during the eighteenth century. Although other topics are welcome, the programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas:


* Life and Works of Luigi Boccherini: New Evidence

* Boccherini and the Wiener Klassik: A Comparison

* Boccherini’s Instruments: Organological Matters

* Boccherini and the Virtuosity

* Boccherini and his Relationship with France

* Boccherini and the European Publishers in the Eighteenth-Century

* The Contemporary Reception of Boccherini’s music



Alexandre Dratwicki (Venice), Lorenzo Frassà (Lucca), Roberto Illiano (Lucca), Fulvia Morabito (Lucca),  Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht), Luca Sala (Paris/Poitiers), Massimiliano Sala (Pistoia), Christian Speck (Koblenz)



— Christian Speck (Universität Koblenz / President of the Boccherini’s Italian National Edition, Lucca)

— Miguel Ángel Marín (Universidad de La Rioja / Fundación Juan March, Madrid)


The official languages of the conference are English, French, and Italian. Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings of the series “Boccherini Studies” (Ut Orpheus Edizioni, Bologna).

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 sent by email by no later than Monday 4 April 2011 to: Please include with your proposal your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone) and (if applicable) your affiliation.


The committee will make its final decisions on the abstracts by the 16th of May 2011, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of June 2011.

For further questions, please contact:


Dr Roberto Illiano, General Secretary and Treasurer

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

Via Nottolini, 162

55100 Lucca