Eighth Biennial Conference
23–25 February 2018

at Mission San Luis de Apalachee in Tallahassee, Florida

Paper sessions and other presentations will be held in the conference center at Mission San Luis de Apalachee, 2100 West Tennessee Street Tallahassee

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Friday, 23 February
8:00 Shuttle from Doubletree

8:15 Coffee and registration

8:45 Welcome

9:00–10:10 Intimacies   Chair: Michael Broyles (Florida State University)

Devon J. Borowski (University of Chicago): “The Erotics of Enlightenment Cannibalism, or Whence Came Bach’s Coffee”

Laurel E. Zeiss (Baylor University): “Haydn’s Correspondence and the Century of Letters”

10:10–10:30 Break

10:30–12:15 Genres   Chair: Charles Brewer (Florida State University)

Anita Hardeman (Western Illinois University): “The French Operatic Prologue as Liminal Space”

Jenna Harmon (Northwestern University): “Vaudeville and the Parisian Théâtre Clandestin of the Mid-Eighteenth Century”

Julia Coelho and Judith Mabery (University of Missouri): “Mozart’s Fascination with Melodrama - Revisited”

12:15–12:30 General meeting

12:30–2:00 Lunch (on your own)

2:00–3:30 Archaeological and historical tour of Mission San Luis/Archaeological collections

3:30–4:00 Break

4:00–5:00 Lecture   “The Musical History of Mission San Luis de Apalachee”

Rachel Bani, Laura Clapper, Sarah Eyerly, Mark Sciuchetti (Florida State University)

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5:00–6:00 Lecture recital  “‘Virtute Duce, comite Fortuna’: Eighteenth-Century Music for Harpsichord and Flute by Female Composers”

Kimary Fick, Baroque Flute and Alison C. DeSimone, Harpsichord

6:00–7:30 Reception

7:30 Shuttle to Doubletree

Saturday, 24 February
8:15 Shuttle from Doubletree

8:30–9:00 Coffee and registration

9:00–10:45 Source Studies  Chair: Douglass Seaton (Florida State University)

Beverly Wilcox (Sacramento State University): “Pergolesi’s Stabat mater in Paris and Lyon”

Dianne Goldman (Columbia College - Chicago): “Missing Pieces of a Forgotten Story: Archival Work and Source Status in Mexico”

Halvor K. Hosar (University of Auckland): “The Conspicuous Absentee: Wanhal, Ditters and Von dem Wienerischen Geschmack in der Musik

10:45–11:00 Break

11:00–12:10 Strings    Chair: Stewart Carter (Wake Forest University)

Cameron Davis Steuart (University of Georgia): “Rediscovering the Music of Signora Corilla”

Guido Olivieri (University of Texas - Austin): “The Pedagogy of the Violoncello in Eighteenth-Century Naples”

12:10–1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30–2:40 The Transnational    Chair: Danielle Kuntz (Baldwin Wallace University)

Don Fader (University of Alabama): “Between Paris and Milan: Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, the Prince de Vaudémont, and European Cultural Exchange (1698–1706)”

Bertil van Boer (University of Western Washington): “Charlatanism, Bringing the 18th Century a Global Perspective, or Explaining the ‘Other’: The Attempts to Understand Global Music by Abbé Vogler, and his Contemporaries”

2:40–3:00 Break

3:00–4:00 Lecture recital    John A. Rice (Rochester, Minnesota) and Members of the Florida State University Baroque Ensemble, directed by Valerie Arsenault

“Music in Arcadia: Batoni’s Portrait of Giacinta Orsini and Aurisicchio’s Cantata on the Departure of her Father (Rome, 1755)”

4:00–5:00 Plenary lecture    Sterling Murray

“Music in Context: A Reflection on the Study of Eighteenth-Century Music”

5:00 Shuttle to Doubletree

5:00–7:30 Dinner (on your own)

7:00 Shuttle from Doubletree

7:30–9:00 Concert The Florida State University Early Music Ensembles

9:00 Shuttle to Doubletree

Sunday, 25 February
8:15 Shuttle from Doubletree

8:30–9:00 Coffee and registration

9:00–10:45 The Political    Chair: Drew Edward Davies (Northwestern University)

Amy Dunagin (Kenneshaw State University): “‘There thy Emasculating Voice Employ’: Opera, War, and the Threat of Effeminacy under Queen Anne”

Julia I. Doe (Columbia University): “Politics and Pastoral Fantasy at the Petit Trianon

Laura Lohman (California State University - Fullerton): “Early American Electioneering and Political Debate in Song: The Case of the Alien and Sedition Acts”

10:45–11:00 Break

11:00–12:10 The Theoretical    Chair: Bertil van Boer (Western Washington University)

James S. MacKay (Loyola University New Orleans): “Fuzzy Boundaries in Classical Sonata Expositions: The Main Theme→Transition Thematic Complex”

Michael Baker (University of Kentucky): “The Eighteenth-Century Palindrome Minuet”

12:30 Shuttle to Doubletree