Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherinilogocs

Research in Musicology


Music Criticism 1900-1950

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Societat Catalana de Musicologia, Barcelona

17-19 October 2016
Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Catalans


 

 

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca and the Societat Catalana de Musicologia of Barcelona, asubsidiary of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans(IEC),are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the symposium «Music Criticism 1900-1950», to be held in Barcelona from Monday 17 until Wednesday 19 October 2016.
The relationship between music and criticism has provided a major a subject of debate within the international musicology during the last few decades. The present conference cannot treat the topic exhaustively, but aims to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship during a pivotal historical period. This conference addresses the complex world of music criticism during the first half of the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the relationship between music and politics, focusing also on music criticism as a mechanism of expression, within the spheres of writing on music, composers’ opinions, the theatrical press and musical iconography.

The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

 

• Musical Aesthetics and Criticism
• Writings on Music 
• Composers as Critics
• Music Criticism and Identity
• Nationalism and Modernism
• Musical Criticism and Musicology under Totalitarian Regimes
• Music, Media and Criticism
• Musical and Theatrical Press
• Musical Iconography as Criticism
• Music Ctiticism Theories / Theoretical Approaches

Scholarly Committee:
• Jordi Ballester (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona / Societat Catalana de Musicologia)
• Teresa Cascudo (Universidad de La Rioja)
• Germán Gan Quesada (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
• Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
• Massimiliano Locanto (Università degli Studi di Salerno)
• Gemma Pérez Zalduondo (Universidad de Granada)
• Luca Lévi Sala (Yale University, New Haven, CT)
• Massimiliano Sala (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

Programme Committee:
• Jordi Ballester (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona / Societat Catalana de Musicologia)
• Imma Cuscó (Societat Catalana de Musicologia)
• Xavier Daufí (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona / Societat Catalana de Musicologia)
• Roberto Illiano (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
• Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

Invited Speakers

• Teresa Cascudo (Universidad de La Rioja)
• Germán Gan Quesada (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
• Luca Lévi Sala (Yale University, New Haven, CT)

The official languages of the conference are English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan. 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 17 April 2016*** 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 end of May 2016, 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. Roberto Illiano
conferences@luigiboccherini.org
www.luigiboccherini.org