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lundi 11 septembre 2022

Georg Anton (Jiří Antonín) Benda 1722/2022 and music at Central European courts in the 18th century

14-15 octobre 2022, Prague.

The year 2022 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Bohemian composer Georg Anton (Jiří Antonín) Benda (30 June 1722, Stare Benatky, Bohemia – 6 November 1795, Köstritz, Saxony), who is considered a pioneer of melodrama. This important anniversary is an exceptional and unique opportunity to commemorate this remarkable figure of European music.

The Association for Central European Cultural Studies (ACECS) is therefore organizing an international scholarly symposium Georg Anton (Jiri Antonin) Benda 1722/2022 and music at Central European courts in the 18th century to be held in hybrid format in Prague on 14 and 15 October 2022. The organizers welcome proposals for papers concerned with the following topics:

The life of Georg Anton Benda

Benda’s compositional legacy

Benda and melodrama

Music at Central European courts during Benda’s lifetime

Music of the Piarists and Jesuits in 18th century Bohemia

Reception of Benda’s music in the 19th and 20th centuries

Please send your proposals including a short abstract (max. 2000 characters) and a short CV to The deadline is 12 September 2022. The organisers reserve the right of selection from the conference submissions.



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Dimanche 11 Septembre, 2022