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Baroque Study Day: Music in Transition - Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710)

Baroque Study Day: Music in Transition - Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710)

Inspired Festival 2015

Date and time
02 Jul 2015 (1:00pm - 6:00pm)
03 Jul 2015 (9:30am - 6:00pm)

Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


Free admission (a £10 contribution per day towards lunch and refreshments is requested, or £15 for the full event)

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A two-day symposium

Invited speakers Professor Peter Holman MBE, Professor Michael Talbot and Professor Colin Timms.

From the revolutionary innovations of Monteverdi and his contemporaries, to the monumental works of Handel and Bach, the Baroque was a time of dramatic change and evolution.

Whilst much work has been done on the music of both the early and later periods, less attention has been given to the central time of transition: the mid-Baroque. This study day considers the changes that took place in both compositional and performance practice during the years 1650 to 1710.

Featuring papers from leading scholars as well as early career researchers, this event brings together experts from across the world to examine this fascinating period in music history. It will also feature a lunchtime concert of music from the period performed by students from Birmingham Conservatoire.

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