Friday, 17 October 2008

CFP: Niccolo Paganini: Diabolus in Musica

International Conference on the occasion of the 8th edition of the FESTIVAL PAGANINIANO of Carro Organised by: Società dei Concerti, La Spezia; Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
16 - 18 JULY 2009


The SOCIETA' DEI CONCERTI of La Spezia, Italy ( and the CENTRO STUDI OPERA OMNIA LUIGI BOCCHERINI of Lucca (, in association with
MUSICALWORDS.IT (, on the occasion of the 8th edition of the FESTIVAL PAGANINIANO of Carro are pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on
"Niccolò Paganini: Diabolus in Musica", to be held in La Spezia, Sala Dante, from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 July 2009.

The Symposium aims to investigate different aspects of the life and works of Niccolò Paganini. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome:

* Paganini and the 18th- and 19th-Centuries School of the Violin
* Paganini and Viotti.
* Paganini’s oeuvre in the light of the musical style of his time.
* The Role of the Orchestra in Paganini’s Violin Concertos.
* Questions of performance practice in Paganini’s music.
* Paganini and the bravura tradition.
* The Reception of Paganini’s music.

Andrea Barizza, Roberto Illiano, Fulvia Morabito, Lorenzo Frassà, Luca Sala, and Massimiliano Sala.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Prof. Clive Brown (School of Music, University of Leeds) and Prof. Robin Stowell (School of Music, Cardiff University).

The official languages of the conference are English and Italian.
Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings.
Papers are limited to 20 minutes in length, with time following for discussion. For proposals please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Saturday 31 January 2009 to Dr. Massimiliano Sala ( Please include your name, contact details and (if applicable) your affiliation within your proposal.

The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of February 2009, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the end of March 2009.

For further questions, please contact:

Dr Massimiliano Sala
Via Antonio Puccinelli, 27
I-51100 Pistoia

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