Rossini after Rossini: Musical and Social Legacy (1868-1918)

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Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
19 – 21 October 2018

Call for Papers

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca is organizing the symposium «Rossini after Rossini: Musical and Social Legacy (1868-1918)», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Friday 19 until Sunday 21 October 2018.

The influence of Rossini on his contemporaries has been and remains the subject of innumerable essays, conventions and publications. The story of the composer’s long life (1792-1868), initially focused on purely musical connections (Paganini, Giuliani,  Mercadante, Schubert, Donizetti, Bellini, Auber, Meyerbeer, Verdi, Offenbach, Bizet, just to name a few), has been expanded to include literary, philosophical and political dimensions (Stendhal, Balzac, Schopenhauer, Mazzini).
Less frequently investigated, however, is Rossini’s legacy as it unfolded during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death the present conference focuses on the span of time corresponding more-or-less to the fifty years following 1868, almost to the threshold of the so-called Rossini Renaissance that, beginning in the early 1920s, generated renewed interest into the composer’s output, from the points of view of both performance and philology, and also helped to clarify the ambiguity of Rossini as a man.
Topics of investigation include, but are not limited to, the  following:

• Rossinian influences on operetta in Paris, Vienna, London and Italy;
• Rossinian influence on subsequent opera composers;
• the theory and practice of Operatic Singing;
• aspects of orchestration and instrumentation;
• stylistic and compositional legacy;
• treatises and biographical memoires;
• literature and poetry;
• reception;
• Rossini and the cinema;
• Rossini, the vocal chamber music and the popular song;
• Rossini’s iconography and portraiture;
• Rossini in politics, society and public opinion.

Programme Committee:

• Lorenzo Frassà (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
• Federico Gon (Universität Wien)
• Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
• Arnold Jacobshagen (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln)
• Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
• Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

Keynote Speaker:

• Arnold Jacobshagen (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln)

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume.
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 submitted by email no later than ***Sunday 29 April 2018*** to <conferences@luigiboccherini.org>. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the midst of May 2018, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date.
For any additional information, please contact:

Dr. Massimiliano Sala
conferences@luigiboccherini.org
www.luigiboccherini.org

RIdIM Conference 2013

Call for Papers

Association RIdIM (Repertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale), in association with Don Juan Archiv Wien, is organising the

14th International RIdIM Conference on Music Iconography

Visual intersections: negotiating Easterness and Westerness

to be held in Istanbul (Turkey), 5 – 7 June 2013.

The Conference will present recent research on topics related to musical

iconography, with particular attention to the following three themes:

  • Iconography and the study of musical instruments
  • Music iconography of the Middle East, including Byzantine and Ottoman Art and issues related to the exchange between East and West and the discourse on “Exotism” in visual sources
  • The concept of object-oriented analyses in music iconography

Offers of full-length (up to 40-minute) papers and shorter (maximum 15-minute) contributions are invited.  Papers should focus on the presentation of original research and findings, and may be on any topic relevant to the above three themes.

Presentations which incorporate live musical performance will be most welcome but should be presented as a paper-recital or paper-demonstration.

The languages of the abstracts and presentations will be English and / or French. Papers must be delivered in person at the Conference by at least one of the named authors.  There will be a fee for participation in the Conference.

 

The organisers request that abstracts (200 words maximum) of full-length papers and titles of short contributions should be sent by e-mail to conference@ridim.org by 30th November 2012.  Please indicate the length of presentation envisaged.  Acceptance of submissions will be notified to the author by 31st January 2013. Accepted abstracts will be placed on the RIdIM website.

Please include with the abstract

  • a brief curriculum vitae of 100 words maximum,
  • a brief statement in which you express your agreement that your presented conference paper may be published in the conference proceedings prepared by RIdIM.

These two items obviously are not included in the word count of the abstract as above.

Please notify the organisers as soon as possible (preferably by e-mail) if you expect to attend the Conference – whether or not you intend to give a paper – to help with planning, and so that you will then receive further information about the meeting.  Information about the Conference will be maintained on the website

http://www.ridim.org/conferences.php

For further information, please contact RIDIM@sas.ac.uk, indicating in the subject header: “Istanbul Conference 2013”