Monday, 5 October 2009
THE PIANO TRIO: HISTORY, TECHNIQUE, PERFORMANCE
SENATE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
INSTITUTE OF MUSICAL RESEARCH
12 - 13 NOVEMBER 2010
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The piano trio is a relatively late arrival on the scene in the history of chamber music. When in the late eighteenth century, the first piano trios as we now understand them – with emancipated string parts that are assigned near-equal partnership with the keyboard – appeared, the string quartet was already well established as a genre. The development of the piano trio has been contingent upon the ways in which changes to the construction of keyboard instruments affected the nature of the inter-relationships between instruments and composers' responses. This conference aims to bring together researchers working on the historical, technical and performative aspects of the piano trio genre.
The keynote presentation will be given by David Owen Norris.
Proposals (250 words) for individual papers (20 minutes, with 10 minutes discussion), lecture-recitals and performances /demonstrations (30 minutes maximum, with 15 minutes discussion) or panels (three of four papers, each to be 20 minutes maximum, with 10 minutes discussion) are invited.
For details of the topics for which proposals are requested please see http://music.sas.ac.uk/imr-events/imr-conferences-colloquia-performance-events/the-piano-trio-history-technique-performance.html#c1446
DEADLINE for proposals: 5pm (GMT), Monday 1 March 2010
Notification of acceptance and preliminary programme: 15 April 2010
Final programme issued: 15 July 2010
Registration opens: 1 August 2010
Please submit by email, in an attachment including your full name and contact details, to the IMR Administrator Mrs Valerie James, at <>.
Proposals will be judged anonymously. Paper proposals from students are especially encouraged.
Mine Dogantan Dack (Chair – Middlesex University)
John Irving (Director of the Institute of Musical Research)
Peter Fribbins (Middlesex University)
Mieko Kanno (Durham University; Orpheus Institute)
Ferenc Szücs (Irish World Academy of Music and Dance)
Marianne Tyler Brown (Middlesex University)