Music in 18th-Century Life: Cities, Courts, Churches


Friday, April 30
9:00 Morning Trip to the Library of Congress (travel by METRO, ca. $3.00)

10:30 Registration begins

11:45-1:00 Opening Luncheon at Georgetown, Leavey Center

1:15-2:00 Recital, McNeir Auditorium: Piano music around the court of Marie Antoinette
Maria Rose, fortepiano

2:30-5:00 Paper session 1: Opera, Paul Corneilson, chair
Presenters: Marie-Louise Catsalis Alessandro Scarlatti's Clori, Dorino e Amore: A Serenata For Filippo V
John Rice A Dispute Involving The Musico Giovanni Manzoli And Mozart’s Ascanio In Alba
Margaret Butler Exoticism in Eighteenth-Century Turinese Opera: Motezuma in Context
Daniel E. Freeman Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, and Aristocratic Reaction in Bohemia

5:15-6:15 Project Report Session A: Genre Studies, Michael Ruhling, chair
Presenters: Mark Knoll The Early String Quartet
Mary Sue Morrow The Eighteenth-Century Symphony

Saturday, May 1
9:00-10:45 Paper Session 2: Sacred Music, Bruce McIntyre, chair
Presenters: Jen-yen Chen Church Music, “Classical” Style, and the Dialectic of Old and New in Late Eighteenth-Century Musical Cultures
Harrison Gradwell Slater Mozart and Sacred Music in the Ambrosian Capital
Janet K. Page “For The Use Of Her Spiritual Sisters”: A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Devotional Book from the Viennese Convent of St. Jacob

11:00-12:15 Paper Session 3: Italians Abroad, Anthony DelDonna, chair
Presenters: Guido Olivieri Between Naples and Paris: Neapolitan Virtuosi and the Aesthetic Debates in Eighteenth-Century France
Bella Brover-Lubovsky Death in Vienna: Vivaldi and the Paradox of Historical Recognition

12:15-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:00 Paper Session 4: Music in London, Rupert Ridgewell, chair
Presenters: Charles Gower Price Evidence for Corellian Style Adagio Improvisation in London Concerts: The Publications of Walsh and Hare (1707–1728)
Todd Decker “Scarlattino, The Wonder Of His Time”: Domenico Scarlatti’s Absent Presence In England
Arthur Searle Pleyel’s “London” Symphonies

4:30-6:00 Project Report Session B: Composers and Historians, Alvaro Ribeiro, chair
Presenters: Paul Corneilson and Dexter Edge Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works
Sheryl K. Murphy-Manley Francesco de Majo and His Una Bellissima Musica: A Collected Edition Of His Sacred Music
Philip Olleson Charles Burney in the 1790s

6:00-7:30 Dinner

7:30 Concert, McNeir Auditorium: Chamber music of the Bach circle
Mary Oleskiewicz and Steven Zohn, flutes, and David Schulenberg, harpsichord. ($5.00)

9:30-11:30 Reception at Holiday Inn, Rosslyn. Dogwood Room.

Sunday, May 2

9:30-12:00 Paper Session 5: Hamburg, Dresden and Stockholm, Sterling Murray, chair
Presenters: Steven Zohn Telemann’s Wit: Burlesque, Parody, and Satire in the Ouverture-Suites
Markus Rathey Celebrating Patriotism: C. P. E. Bach’s Compositions for the Militia In Hamburg (1780–1783)
R. Todd Rober Gottlob Harrer’s Sinfonias and Society: Cultural Influence on Style Traits of an Early Sinfonia Repertory in Dresden
Bertil Van Boer Anton Bournonville and the Stockholm Corps de Ballet: Out-Noverring Noverre

12:00 End of Conference