BEYOND NOTES: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca (Italy) and Società dei Concerti, La Spezia
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BEYOND NOTES: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries International Conference on the occasion of the 9th edition of the FESTIVAL PAGANINIANO of Carro
ORGANISED BY: Società dei Concerti, La Spezia; Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca
DATES: 15-17 July 2010LOCATION: La Spezia (Italy), CAMeC (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art)
Call for papersThe SOCIETA' DEI CONCERTI of La Spezia, Italy ( and the CENTRO STUDI OPERA OMNIA LUIGI BOCCHERINI of Lucca (, in association with MUSICALWORDS.IT (, on the occasion of the 9th edition of the FESTIVAL PAGANINIANO of Carro are pleased to invite submissions from scholars of proposals for the symposium on "Beyond Notes: Improvisation in Western Music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century", to be held in La Spezia, CAMeC, from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 July 2010. The Symposium aims to investigate musical improvisation in the XVIII and XIX centuries. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas, although other topics are welcome: 
* Musical improvisation in contemporaneous treatises and philosophy* New perspectives on improvisation in classical music* Improvisation and popular music in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries* Improvisation in different musical genres and languages* The relationship of improvisation to composition* Musical improvisation and related arts* Improvisation in the music of Nicolò Paganini 
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:Andrea Barizza, Lorenzo Frassà, Roberto Illiano, Fulvia Morabito, Luca Sala, and Massimiliano Sala
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:Prof. Vincenzo Caporaletti (University of Macerata)Prof. Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht University)
The official languages of the conference are English and Italian. Papers selected at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings.Papers are limited to twenty minutes in length, allowing time for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and one page of biography. All proposals should be submitted by email no later than Sunday 28 February 2010 to Dr. Lorenzo Frassà <>. Please include with your proposal your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone) and (if applicable) your affiliation.The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the end of March 2010, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter.Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced by the 15th of April 2010. For additional information about the conference, see <> For further question, please contact:  Dr Lorenzo FrassàVia delle Ville, trav. II/73San Marco contr.I-55100 Luccatel: +39/339.2967826<><>

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