musicologie  vendredi 20 novembre 2020.

Chamber Music 1850-1918

10-12 December 2021
Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto

On the occasion of the birth anniversaries of Antonín Dvořák and César Franck, the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca, the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française (Venice) and the National Museum (Prague), are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «Chamber Music 1850-1918», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Friday 10 until Sunday 12 December 2021.

Because of the continuing uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of this conference will make contingency plans for an online event, in case an in-person gathering is not possible.

The present conference aims to investigatethe development of chamber music in the context of the variegated and complex Western musical world between the middle of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century in light of scientific and technological progress, geopolitical upheavals, the consequent changes in social behaviors and practices, and aesthetic visions. In particular, the conference aims to explore how chamber music developed in private social circles (families, salons, amateur gatherings, private societies) and in public concerts. Which new genres and gatherings emerged? In addition the conference will focus on the reception of the chamber music repertoire in the written accounts of musical habits (diaries, correspondence, periodicals) and contemporary music history studies — including attempts by musicographers or music critics to define an aesthetic discourse specific to chamber music (eg., the sublime, lyrical, intimate) — also dwelling on analytical and theoretical approaches applied to chamber music repertoire, such as narratology, organicism (developing variation, cyclical theme, Grundgestalt), neo-Riemannian theory, Schenkerian or reductive analysis, or Caplin’s theory of formal functions.

Programme Committee: François de Médicis (Université de Montréal), David Hurwitz (, Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini), Étienne Jardin (Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française), Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini), Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini), Veronika Vejvodová (National Museum, Prague).

Keynote Speaker: François de Médicis (Université de Montréal).

Invited Speaker: Veronika Vejvodová (National Museum, Prague).

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 biographical information.

All proposals should be submitted by email no later than 25 April 2021 to 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 end of May 2021, 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



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Vendredi 20 Novembre, 2020