15-17 July 2015

School of Music, University College Dublin

This conference explores the piano concerto in the long-nineteenth century by way of highlighting its contemporary importance and addressing its posthumous neglect. It seeks both to reconsider neglected repertoire from a vast array of composers including Dussek, Cramer and Field to Stenhammer and Medtner, to challenge and reinvigorate received scholarship in the area, and to provide fresh contexts for those more canonical works from Beethoven to Rachmaninov. (For the full description see http://concerto2015.com/)

The programme committee welcomes proposals from scholars working in a wide variety of fields, including historical musicology, theory and analysis, aesthetics, performance studies, cultural history and the sociology of music. Themes of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • questions of canon formation;
  • the piano concerto and commercial life;
  • issues of musical form;
  • genre and virtuosity;
  • archival studies;
  • gender studies;
  • musical centres and peripheries;
  • the piano concerto and the history of the piano.

Keynote Speaker Professor Claudia Macdonald (Oberlin College Conservatory of Music)
Deadline for submissions: 31st January 2015 19h00 GMT

Please submit title and abstract in one document. A biography, including the title of your paper, should be attached as a separate document with each abstract. Individual paper abstracts (including lecture recitals) should be no longer than 300 words. Themed session proposals should include a 300-word rationale for the session as a whole, and a 300-word abstract for each paper. (Themed sessions should have a maximum of four papers.) All abstracts and proposals should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF.

Papers and lecture recitals will be twenty minutes in duration followed by ten minutes for questions and discussion.
Proposals should be sent to the programme committee: concerto2015@ucd.ie

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the Call for Papers by 20th March 2015.
Programme committee:
Majella Boland (University College Dublin), Nicole Grimes (Royal Holloway, University London), Paul Higgins (University College Dublin), Julian Horton (Durham University), Fionnuala Moynihan (Maynooth University), Benedict Taylor (University of Edinburgh).

For further information see http://concerto2015.com/