CfP: Music and War in Europe from the Napoleonic era to the WWI (Complesso monumentale di San Micheletto)

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca); Palazzetto Bru Zane – Centre de musique romantique française (Venice) in collaboration with Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Montréal):
“Music and War in Europe from the Napoleonic era to the WWI”
28-30 November 2014 – Complesso monumentale di San Micheletto, Lucca
Deadline: 20.04.2014

The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are also welcome:

  • Music and Economics
  • Music and Commercial Routes
  • Music and Politics
  • Music and Colonialism
  • Modernism, WWI and the New World
  • Music for War / Music and War: Aesthetic and Sociological Perspectives
  • Musique de bataille: Descriptive Musical Works Inspired to War
  • Symphonic Poems and Programme Music
  • Battle Pieces: Beethoven’s La Victoire de Wellington, Tchaikovsky’s Ouverture solennelle 1812, Listz’s Hunnenschlacht (The Battle of the Huns), D’Indy’s Sinfonia brevis de bello gallico, and so forth.
  • Military Music during the Nineteenth Century
  • Military bands and Ensembles
  • Popular Music and Revolutions
  • Iconography and the Music of War

Keynote Speakers:

  • Martin Kaltenecker (Université Paris-Diderot)
  • Prof. Dr. Svanibor Pettan (University of Ljubljana/ICTM, Secretary General)

The official languages of the conference are English, French and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a miscellaneous volume. Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and one page of biography. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.

All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Sunday 20 April 2014 to conferences at

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