1 - 2 OCTOBER 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS
To celebrate the bicentenary of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and to honor H. C. Robbins Landon’s extensive and pioneering work on the composer, the Department of Musicology at Boston University in collaboration with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center will hold an international conference from 1-2 October 2009 on the campus of Boston University. In addition to papers and a keynote address by Dr. Otto Biba of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, the conference will include performances of works by Haydn that are associated with the editorial work of Landon, as well as an exhibit drawn from the extensive collection of Haydn prints, manuscripts, and archival material recently donated by Landon to his alma mater, Boston University.
The focus of the conference will be to examine the scholarly legacy of H.C Robbins Landon, with a specific focus on his contributions to Haydn research and biography. Topics for proposals might include, but are not limited to, analytical, historical or philosophical perspectives of Haydn’s biography, the changing construction of Haydn, editorial work and source studies, Landon’s extensive “outreach” work on Haydn, etc. In addition, papers dealing with new research on Haydn that use Landon’s work as a point de départ are particularly encouraged.
Proposals for papers should be in the form of a 250-500-word abstract and should be sent electronically (subject heading: “Haydn/Landon”) by 1 April 2009 to Luke Berryman, Conference Administrator berryman at bu.edu
All questions should be directed to the conference director, Prof. Victor Coelho
blues at bu.edu
Organizing Committee: Victor Coelho (Boston University) • Joshua Rifkin (Boston University) •
Jeremy Yudkin (Boston University) • Luke Berryman, Administrator (Boston University)