“Above all, music must move the heart…” C. P. E. Bach
The purpose of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music is to promote the study and performance of music of the eighteenth century. The Society provides a forum where scholars and performers can further their knowledge of music, history and interrelated arts of the period and serves as a resource to facilitate and encourage collaboration.
Encounters with Eighteenth-Century Music 2022/23 Events
The American Bach Society, American Handel Society, Haydn Society of North America, Mozart Society of America, and Society for Eighteenth-Century Music announce Series 2 of the Zoom presentations, Encounters with Eighteenth-Century Music: a Virtual Forum, beginning with two sessions this fall. Poundie Burstein, Elaine Sisman, and Dean Sutcliffe join James Webster for “Haydn’s ‘Farewell’ at 250, Webster’s Haydn’s 'Farewell' Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style at 30” on Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-6:30pm ET; and Christine Blanken, Christoph Wolff, and Peter Wollny of the Leipzig Bach Archive discuss principal features of the new Bach catalogue in “The New Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV3): Principal features, background, and outlook” on Thursday, November 3, 2:00-3:30pm ET. The winter and spring will feature presentations by Robert Levin on Mozart’s piano works; Julia Doe, Hedy Law, and Annalise Smith on Gluck’s operas; and Alison DeSimone on women entrepreneurs in 18th-century Britain. The Zoom-platform Encounters sessions are free but registration is required. Visit the Encounters website for more information and to register for each session.
CFP: Panel on Eighteenth-Century Music Archives and the Americas at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2023 (March 9-11, St. Louis, MO)
The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM) invites contributions from scholars interested to present in a panel at the ASECS 2023 conference on the topic of archives and primary sources in eighteenth-century music that are either focused on music of the Americas and/or located in the Americas. Possible focuses within this broad topic area may include but are not limited to: new or revisited sources for eighteenth-century music in archives in the Americas and/or on American, including Ibero-American, musical traditions; innovative applications (e.g., digital humanities) for the study or teaching of eighteenth-century music using archival sources in the Americas and/or on American musical cultures; institutions or patrons located in the Americas associated with the cultivation or preservation of eighteenth-century music; sources or repositories for American music and repertoires, both located in the Americas as well as in broader global contexts (e.g., Ibero-American sources in global archival repositories); archival sources regarding native or indigenous musical experiences in the Americas; or feminist and anti-racist archival approaches to eighteenth-century music in the context of the Americas. Proposals that include a performance component and explore diverse perspectives on archives and archival sources are encouraged.
Proposals should be submitted via the ASECS submission portal at https://www.asecs.org/2023-call-for-papers. The deadline to submit proposals is October 3, 2022. Questions about this session can be directed to Dr. Danielle M. Kuntz (panel chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Bach Society 2022 Program and Registration Available
The ABS is pleased to announce the 2022 Biennial Meeting of the American Bach Society: Bach and Authority. It will be held at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), October 7–9, 2022. The program, abstracts and registration form are now live on the ABS website.
This conference promises to be a stimulating and exciting event, with a wide breadth of scholarship and many opportunities to engage with the most up-to-date work on Bach and his music.
CFP: American Handel Society Conference 2023
The biennial conference of the American Handel Society will take place February 23–26, 2023, in Bloomington, Indiana, hosted by the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Commencing on Handel’s 338th birthday, the conference will include academic panels, the Howard Serwer Memorial Lecture, and performances by IU’s Historical Performance Institute.
The Society invites submission of abstracts for papers on any topic connected with Handel’s life, his music, his close contemporaries, or the contexts in which his music was composed and/or performed. Given the setting, the Program Committee would especially appreciate topics on issues of performance and performance practice. Abstracts of no more than 500 words may be sent by October 3, 2022 to the program chair, Roger Freitas, at email@example.com.
CFP: Voice and Sound, themed issue of Diderot Studies
We propose to gather contributions that examine voice and sound in Diderot’s works and cultural milieu. We wish to bring together perspectives from multiple disciplines in order to address the complex operations of voice and sound in Diderot’s writings and the globally networked world in which he produced them. We invite proposals from a variety of scholars engaged with questions of voice and sound, including from the perspectives of literary studies, musicology, music theory, history of science, and media studies. Through the lens of Diderot, we ask contributors to reflect on such matters as: what and who has a voice (humans, animals, objects); the relationship between speaking or singing voices and their textual representations, virtual counterparts, or metaphorical extensions; the roles of voice, sound, and text in the circulation of ideas, feelings, commodities, etc. Please propose essays that explore the voice and sound in theater, opera, music, music theory, philosophy, literature or science.
Volume Editors: Deirdre Loughridge and Scott M. Sanders
The text of selected proposals should be received by May 15, 2023 (30,000 to 40,000 characters, including spaces and notes) and the contributions will be published in Diderot Studies in 2024.
Contributions may be written in French or English.