The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music
Ninth Biennial Conference: Global Intersections in the Music of the 18th Century
March 19–21, 2020, Stockholm, Sweden
In collaboration with the
Royal Swedish Academy of Music

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Conference Program

Wednesday, March 18

9:00 Optional Excursion to the 18th-century theatres at Drottningholm and Ulriksdal

Thursday, March 19

Royal Swedish Academy of Music — Ledamotsalen

8:30 Welcome (Pia Bygdéus, Fredrik Weetterqvist, Bertil van Boer, Guido Olivieri)
9:00-10:30 Session I: Sweden and the Swedish Musical Legacy
Ana Lonbardia, “From Madrid to Stockholm: 18th Century Violin Fandangos”
Alan Swanson, “Figaro without a Wig: The First Mozart Operas in Stockholm”
Erik Wallrup, “An Academy of Academies: The Cultural Transfer of the Academy of Music to Sweden”
11:00-12:30 Session II: Affekt, Emotion, Satire
Adrianna de Feo, “The Intellectual Background of a Librettist: Apostolo Zeno’s drammi
Nicola Usula, “DIDONE: A Digital Approach to Music and Emotions”
Beverly Wilcox, “Duchanger’s Russian Traveler: Performance Information from Satire”
14:00-15:30 Session III: Handel and the Interconnections
Alison de Simone, “Contrived with so Great a Variety: Handel and Musical Miscellany”
Christopher Parton, “Transatlantic Musical Aesthetics and the Legitimation of Handel’s Music in Early Republic Boston”
Myron Gray, “Charles Dibdin’s Transatlantic Networks”
16:00-18:00 Meeting and Reception with Members of the Royal Academy of Music
Research Projects: The Roman Project and the Levande Musikarkiv
19:30-21:00 Riddarhussalen
Plenary Lecture, Bertil van Boer and Concert “Carl Michael Bellman and Joseph Martin Kraus at the Fiskarstuga”

Friday, March 20

Royal Swedish Academy of Music — Ledamotsalen

8:30-10:30 Session IV: Global Cross-Cultural Interconnections
Peter van Tour, TBA
Stewart Carter, “From Chinese Gonche: Amiot and His Transcriptions of Chinese Music”
Morton Wan, “Technology, Musical Alphabetism,: The Keyboard Interface between China and the West”
Mara Grudule, “The Peasant at the Piano: Did the Duchess of Courland Sing in Latvian?
11:00-12:30 Session V: 18th-Century Singers
Bruce Brown, “Gargarismi: Singing, Pharmacology, and Castration”
Margaret Butler, “Constructing the Eighteenth-Century Diva: Caterina Gabrielli and the Persistence of Memory”
John Wilson, “Italina Arias for Magdalena or Luigi: Vocal Works by Beethoven, Romberg, and Reicha”
14:00-15:30 Session VI: The Role of Women and Their Legacy
Kimary Fick, “Feeling the Feminine: Male Musicians and the Flute Sonatas of Anna Bon”
Julia Doe, “Madame de Lusse, Music Engraving, and France’s ‘Artisanal’ Enlightenment”
Sterling Murray, “The Keyboard Concertos of Anna [Nanette] von Schaden”
16:00-18:30 Session VII: Roundtable of Dissertations in Progress (3 European, 3 North American)

Saturday, March 21

Van den Nootska Palace, Södermalm; Swedenborg Salen

9:00-10:30 Session VIII: Europe and the Americas
Faith Lanam, “A Neapolitan Conservatory in New Spain”
Louise K. Stein, “An Opera Producer’s Legacy in the Americas”
Pierpaolo Polzonetti, “African-American Presence and Anti-Slavery Ideology in Mozart’s Vienna”
Magnus Tessing Schneider, “Which Savages? Calzabigi’s Amiti e Ontario
11:00-12:30 Session IX: Oratorios and other Interconnected Celebrations
Paul Corneilson, “Hamburg Celebrating Gustav: C. P. E. Bach’s Spiega, Ammonia fortunata Wq 216”
Todd Rober, “Court Society and the Hunt: Liminal Intersections in Two Sinfonias by Harrer
Holly Roberts, “Neoplatonic Mysticism and Quirino Colombani’s Il martirio de Santa Cecilia
14:00-15:30 Session X: Music and the Theatre
Kelly Christiensen, “A Print-Mediated Reception History of André Grétry”
Austin Glatthorn, “German Musical Theatre in Central Europe ca. 1800”
Bella Brover-Lubovsky, “Armida’s Magic Gardens: In Inauguration of the Hermitage Theatre”