“Above all, music must move the heart...” C. P. E. Bach
The purpose of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is to promote the study and performance of music of the eighteenth century. The Society provides a forum where scholars and performers can further their knowledge of music, history and interrelated arts of the period and serves as a resource to facilitate and encourage collaboration.
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is pleased to announce that their sixth biennial conference will be held in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from February 28 to March 2, 2014. The conference is co-sponsored by the Haydn Society of North America, and will be hosted by Moravian College, with support from Kutztown University. Paper sessions and musical performances will take place in the Brethren's House, built in 1748 as part of the original Moravian settlement in Bethlehem, and now part of the Moravian College arts campus.
More Details and Call for Papers
The American Bach Society invites paper proposals for its upcoming meeting to be held at Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio), May 1–4, 2014. The theme of the meeting will be “Johann Sebastian Bach and his Sons.” One of the focal points will be the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s birth (1714–1788). Papers focusing on the conference topic will be given preference but submissions on any aspect of Bach studies will be considered.
Proposals (250 words) should be sent as an e-mail attachment by October 1, 2013, to the chair of the program committee: email@example.com. The committee’s decisions will be announced by the middle of November 2013.
See the ABS website for full details.
International Conference “The String Quartet From 1750 To 1870: From The Private To The Public Sphere”
Lucca, Complesso Monumentale Di San Micheletto
29 November–1 December 2013
Details and Call for papers (due 30 April 2013)
The Sterling E. Murray Award for Student Travel, named in honor of SECM’s founding president, was established in 2011 to encourage and enable college and university students currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in accredited academic programs and having career interests that relate to the mission of the Society for Eighteenth- Century Music, to attend the Society’s biennial meetings. The award consists of $500 to support travel expenses as well as a student membership in the Society for one year. Award recipients are announced in the Society’s newsletter and recognized at the meeting that they attend. Further information and an application form can be found here.
The “Bononcini Project” of the Fondazione Arcadia promotes the music of Giovanni Bononcini with a web site, an online works catalog and downloadable scores. Further information can be found at their web site.
Haydn and His Contemporaries has been published by Steglein Publishing. This volume prints thirteen papers read at the joint conference of our society and the Haydn Society of North America in Claremont, CA in 2008. The book is the SECM 2011 membership gift. Further information about the title can be found at Steglein’s web site: www.steglein.com.
A list of dissertations currently being written or recently completed on topics pertaining to music in the eighteenth century can be found here.
With the help of the RIT Press and Peter Alexander, the Haydn Society of North America has re-started the HSNA Newsletter, but now as an updatable electronic newsletter that works together with our HAYDN online journal, and has RSS feed capabilities. Please go to haydnjournal.org and click on HSNA Newsletter to read the current content. To submit items to the newsletter's editor Peter Alexander, send them to HSNA.Newsletter@rit.edu.
The complete text of Charles Burney’s The Present State of Music in France and Italy, 2nd, corrected edition, (London: T. Becket and Co., 1773), is now available here. Access is free and open to anyone.
SECM members get 20% discount on Eighteenth-Century Music and Journal of Musicology
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