Thanatos as Muse? Schubert and Concepts of Late Style, 21-23 October 2011

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National University of Ireland Maynooth

This international and interdisciplinary conference seeks fresh perspectives on these issues. In particular, we invite contributions on the following topics:

definitions of Schubert's late style (ontology versus chronology; critique versus synthesis);
text setting in the late songs;
Schubert's late style and Schubert's maturity;
problems in the reception of Schubert's late music;
contradictions in the biographical scholarship of Schubert's final years;
issues in the theory of form;
topic, affect and expression in the late music;
issues of tonal strategy;

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