Mon Nov 4, 2013 4:20pm EST —
Mon Nov 4, 2013 10:20pm EST
Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) is celebrated as the first European composer to have secured an international reputation based solely on instrumental music, through the circulation of his publications and the work of his disciples and devotees. Corelli’s fame spread far beyond Western Europe: by 1800, his music had been played in India, China, North America, the jungles of South America, and the Islamic Sultanate of Aceh, Sumatra. This workshop brings together leading specialists in baroque music and cultural history from Australia and abroad to present fresh perspectives on the global cultural legacy of Corelli, and to critique the cultural meanings of musical fame and its construction in the early modern world. It will include academic papers, recitals, and orchestral performances, and will feature a special lecture-recital by Professor Joyce Lindorff (harpsichord) and Nancy Wilson (baroque violin) in a live webcast from Temple University, Philadelphia.