“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 Program Coming Soon!
The Encounters joint committee is hard at work putting together the 2022/23 series, and an announcement will be coming soon. Please stay tuned either to our website, or to the Encounters website.
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.
Eisenstädter-Haydn Berichte, Vol. 13. Call for submissions
Walter Reicher, general editor of the Eisenstädter Haydn-Berichte, issued a call for submissions for chapters in Vol. 13 of the series, which has the theme “Haydn—Mozart—Beethoven: Similarities, parallels, contrasts,” intended for publication at the end of 2022. Here are some of the details:
If you are interested in submitting a paper, or have questions regarding this series or the submission process, please contact Michael Ruhling.
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.