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Between Centres and Peripheries. Music in Europe from the French Revolution until WWI (1789-1914)

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International Virtual Conference

06-09 May 2021

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca, the Research Group ERASMUSH of the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française of Venice are pleased to promote the symposium «Between Centres and Peripheries: Music in Europe from the French Revolution until WWI (1789-1914)», to be held from Thursday 06 until Sunday 09 May 2021.

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Programme Committee:

  • Maria Encina Cortizo Rodriguez (Universidad de Oviedo)
  • 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)
  • Ramón Sobrino (Universidad de Oviedo)
  • José Ignacio Suárez (Universidad de Oviedo)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Étienne Jardin (Palazzetto Bru Zane)
  • Yvan Nommick (Université de Montpellier 3)




10.15-10.30 Opening

  • Fulvia Morabito (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  • Ramón Sobrino (Universidad de Oviedo)
  • ÉtIenne JardIn (Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice)

10.30-11.30 Models of Music Production in the Peripheries (1)

(Chair:Massimiliano Sala, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

  • Sophie Horrocks (Durham University), Culture Wars in the French Peripheries: Travelling Troupesand the 9th«arrondissement» between 1824-64
  • Ivana Vesić (Institute of Musicology SASA, Belgrade), For the PureNational and High-Art Values: Music Production and Performance in the Kingdom of Serbia (1882-1914)

12.00-13.00 Keynote Speaker 1

  • Étienne Jardin (Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice), Rethinking Interactions between French Music Schools and Paris Conservatoire during the 19thCentury

15.00-16.00 Music for New Spaces and the Circulation of Music in Different Contexts

(Chair:Étienne Jardin, Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice)

  • Sarah Fuchs (Syracuse University), Centres, Peripheries, and Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre (1900-1903)
  • Clément Noël (EHESS, Paris), Le «Couronnement de la Muse du Peuple» de Gustave Charpentier : un théâtre citoyen à la rencontre des provinces françaises (1897-1914)


  • Rosemary Golding (The Open University), On the Edges of Society: The Hidden Musical Cultures of Nineteenth-century British Lunatic Asylums
  • Quentin Dishman (University of Minnesota),«Hommes, enfants, femmes, nous répondrons!»: The Chanteuse Patriotique in Paris’ Cafés-Concerts, 1870-1889
  • Floris Meens (Radboud University), «Lust zu einer Soiree»: The Nineteenth-centuryTransfer of Music (Cultures) between The Netherlands and Germany 


10.00-11.00 Models of Music Production in the Peripheries (2)

(Chair: Ramón Sobrino, Universidad de Oviedo)

  • Francesc Cortès i Mir (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona),Mirando a París y Bayreuth: las representaciones óperísticas del G. T. del Liceu de Barcelona en el cambio de siglo
  • María Sanhuesa Fonseca (Universidad de Oviedo), Acordes de una existencia: el entorno musical de los marqueses de Canillejas (Asturias–Madrid) en el tránsito al siglo xx


Fernando Barrera-Ramírez (Universidad de Cádiz),En la periferia de la periferia: música y bandolerismo en torno a la figura de Diego Corrientes

  1. Belén Vargas Liñán (Universidad de Granada), Centro y periferia en la Península Ibérica: relaciones musicales entre Granada y Madrid en el siglo xix

15.00-15.45 Keynote Speaker 2

  • Yvan Nommick (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3): Paris – Vienne, 1890-1914 : singularités et convergences musicales

16.00-18.30 Models of Music Production in the Peripheries (2)

(Chair: Yvan Nommick, Université de Montpellier 3)

  • Annette Kappeler – Giulia Brunello – RaphaëlBortolotti (HKB – Bern University of the Arts), An Italian Provincial Theatre: Repertoire, Public, Actors, Administration and Stage Material of Feltre’s Teatro Sociale in the 19thCentury

Universality vs. Nationality

  • Bella Brover-Lubovsky (Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance), Music and Social Mobility in the Late Eighteenth-Century Russian Empire
  • Axel Klein (Research Associate, Research Foundation for Music in Ireland-RFMI), Music in and from Ireland: Perspectives on an Ununited Kingdom
  • Ivan Moody (CESEM – Universidade NOVA, Lisbon), Centre and Periphery: Symphonic Identity in Portugal
  • Virginia E. Whealton (Texas Tech University), Poland as Periphery and Musical Center: Wojciech/Albert Sowinski’s Theorizations of Polish Musical Identity


9.00-10.30 Redefining Centres and Peripheries in European Music

(Chair: José Ignacio Suárez García, Universidad de Oviedo)

  • Michael Christoforidis (The University of Melbourne), Spanish Estudiantinas, the Popular Music Stage and Sonorities of the Belle Époque
  • María Encina Cortizo (Universidad de Oviedo),The Attraction of the Periphery: Sounds from a Picturesque Spain Imagined by the Other in the 19thCentury
  • Miriam Perandones Lozano (Universidad de Oviedo), Quinito Valverde in Paris (1907-1912): An Approach to the Study


  • Jonathan Mallada Álvarez (Universidad de Oviedo), ¿Centro español, periferia europea? Los casos de Fuller y Frégoli en la escena madrileña (1893-1896)
  • Klára Hedvika Mühlová (Masaryk University, Brno), Czech and Slovak Music Theory in the Long 19thCentury and its Contextual Transformations
  • Jeroen van Gessel (State University Groningen), «I’ve Been Lucky with the Operas!»: Music Tourism and the Making of European Music Capitals

 14.30-16.30 Cultural Transfer of Music

(Chair: Fulvia Morabito, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

  • David Conway (Honorary Research Associate, University College London), Roma, Magyar, Jew – The Spread of ‘Gipsy’Music in the long 19thCentury
  • Gloria A. Rodríguez-Lorenzo (Universidad de Oviedo) – Francisco J. Giménez-Rodríguez(Universidad de Granada), Between Hungary and Spain: Musical Encounters behind Europe
  • Alessandra Palidda (Oxford Brooks University), Music for the ‘Nation’: The Creation of a Transnational Musical Style between Paris and Republican Milan
  • Matthieu Cailliez (Université Grenoble Alpes), Le théâtre lyrique en Corse et en Algérie française au miroir de la presse musicale européenne (1830-1870) 


  • Maria Alice Volpe (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro),«Concertos Populares» as Models of Production, Dissemination and Reception of French and Brazilian Symphonic Music in the late Nineteenth- and early Twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro
  • Kelvin H. F. Lee (University of Leuven), Enescu’s Formal Fields: Centre, Periphery and Cultural Transfer


9.00-10.30 Music from the Peripheries: Genres and Repertoires

(Chair Étienne Jardin, Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice)

  • Nancy November (The University of Auckland),Arrangement or Derrangement? Cultivating Arrangements of Public Music in the Early Nineteenth-Century Viennese Home
  • Ramón Sobrino (Universidad de Oviedo), La internacionalización de la música española a través de Sarasate y el repertorio para violín en la segunda mitadl del siglo xix: jotas, habaneras y zapateados en Europa
  • Nicolas Boiffin (Sorbonne Université), Centres and Peripheries of a Musical Genre: The Idea of «Lied» in the German Music Criticism between 1875 and 1914


(Chair: Roberto Illiano, Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)

  • Eric Boaro (University of Nottingham),City Bands, Orphanages and Amateur Organists. Sacred Music in the Lombard Countryside at the End of the Nineteenth Century
  • Aviram Freiberg (University of Haifa), The Csakan as Representative of Biedermeier Culture
  • Daniela Braun (Kunstunversität Graz), Joining the Center and the Periphery – The Viola d’amore at the Paris Opera

 15.00-16.00 The Commercialization of Music

(Chair: Maria Encina Cortizo Rodriguez, Universidad de Oviedo)

  • Martina Kalser-Gruber (Danube University Krems), Viennese Operetta Composers and their Publishers: A Love-Hate Relationship?
  • Peter Mondelli (University of North Texas), A Goguette Assemblage: A Manuscript Chansonnier in an Age of Print

16.30-18.00 The Reception and Adaptations of the Canon on the Margins of Europe

  • Nuria Blanco Álvarez (Universidad de Oviedo), La huella bufa de Offenbach en las zarzuelas de Manuel Fernández Caballero
  • Andrea Garcia Torres (Universidad de Oviedo), Rising Modern Theatre: The Reception of «Vaudeville» on the Spanish Stage
  • José Ignacio Suárez García (Universidad de Oviedo), Relatos periféricos: Richard Wagner como instrumento narrativo en la literatura menor española del último tercio del siglo xix
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