deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
24-26 November 2017


Call for Papers

The Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini of Lucca has organised the symposium «Music Publishing and Composers, 1750-1850», to be held in Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, from Friday 24 until Sunday 26 November 2017. 
The development of music publishing in the final years of the eighteenth and first decades of the nineteenth century had a decisive and far-reaching influence on every facet of the music profession. New approaches to the production and dissemination of the musical work conditioned, and were conditioned by, the ever-evolving spheres of public and domestic performance that, in turn, stimulated the emergence of new musical forms and genres. The proliferation of publications also substantially altered the conception of the musical work and the nature and extent of intellectual property. Increasingly this allowed composers to support themselves financially through the sale of their own works, or even to establish, or collaborate in, publishing houses. The needs of contemporary consumers of music was one of the principal stimuli for the emergence of new genres, in conjunction with new ways of performing and interacting with music. This conference focuses on the role of music publishing within the daily life and activities of composers at the turn nineteenth century, and its impact on subsequent patterns of development that influenced the course of nineteenth-century music. The programme committee encourages submissions within the following areas: 

  • Composers and Publishers
  • Composers as Publishers 
  • Composers and Dedicatees
  • Composers, Consumers, Repertoires and the Musical Life
  • Composers and their Multi-Dimensional Careers
  • Economic and Commercial Strategies and their Social and Political Contexts
  • Legal Aspects and and Issues of Copyright and Authorship
  • Composers, Editions and the Musical Work 

Scholarly Committee

  • Roberto Illiano, Lucca
  • Fulvia Morabito, Lucca
  • David Rowland, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Luca Lévi Sala, New YorkNY
  • Massimiliano Sala, Bergamo
  • Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald, Warwickshire, UK

Keynote Speakers

  • Bianca Maria Antolini (Conservatorio di Perugia) 
  • David Rowland (Open University, Milton Keynes UK)

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. 
All proposals should be submitted by email no later than ***Sunday 30 April 2017*** to <>. With your proposal please include your name, contact details (postal address, e-mail and telephone number) and (if applicable) your affiliation.
The committee will make its final decision on the abstracts by the 15 of May 2017, and contributors will be informed immediately thereafter. Further information about the programme, registration, travel and accommodation will be announced after that date. 
For any additional information, please contact: 

Dr. Massimiliano Sala