List of Speakers

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

Thursday 2 July 2015

Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire

12 - 1pm                

Registration (in Coffee Bar)



1.15 - 2pm

Invited Speaker: Professor Michael Talbot (University of Liverpool)

‘On the Cusps of Stylistic Change: Vivaldi's Sonata RV 820 for Violin, Cello and Continuo and its Seventeenth-Century Roots’

2 - 3.30pm

Exchanges of National Styles in European Instrumental Music

Michael Robertson (University of Leeds): ‘Changing Concepts and Priorities: The German Consort Suite of the Later Seventeenth Century’

Isobel Clarke (Royal College of Music): ‘Development and Cultural Transfer: The Emergence of the Recorder Sonata in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century’

Samantha Owens (University of Queensland): ‘Duplex Genius: The French and Italian Musical Styles in the Instrumental Works of Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716)’

3.30 - 4pm

Tea and Coffee

4 - 5.30pm

Performers and Performance Practice

Rebekah Ahrendt (Yale University): ‘“Mon cher Camarade”: Performers’ Networks at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century’

Adrian Powney (Birmingham Conservatoire): ‘A Time of Transition: The French and Italian Roots of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Time Signatures Explored’

Hetti Price (University of Birmingham): ‘The 'da spalla' Position in Italy 1650-1720’


Wine Reception, followed by dinner in a local restaurant (optional)

Friday 3 July

9 - 9.30am                                           

Friday Registration and tea/coffee

9.30 - 10.15am

Invited Speaker: Professor Peter Holman (University of Leeds)

‘The Style Change Around 1700: Implications for Performance’

10.15 - 11.15am

Progressive and Conservative Approaches to Trio Sonata Texture in England

Stephen Rose (Royal Holloway): ‘An Englishman Analyses Corelli: James Sherard’s Commonplace Book’

Alan Howard (Cambridge University): 'Trio Sonatas in Orchestral Garb”: Purcell’s Orchestral Canzonas'

11.15 - 11.45am

Tea and Coffee

11.45am - 12.45pm

The Appropriation of French Style in England

Sandra Tuppen (British Library): ‘English Theatre Music in Transition: The Influence of Lully on Music and Instrumental Practices’

Andrew Woolley (New University, Lisbon): ‘“… the new Airy Tunes of these Times”: ‘French Dances’ in Late Seventeenth-Century England’

12.45 - 1.30pm


1.30 - 2.15pm

Concert given by students of Birmingham Conservatoire

2.15 - 3.15pm

Regional Stylistic Developments

Robert Rawson (Canterbury Christ Church University): ‘Borders and Crossings: Musical Style in the Austro-Bohemian Baroque’

Rodolfo Zitellini (RISM Switzerland): ‘Oh my! Parallel fifths! Maurizio Cazzati (1616-1678) as Litmus Test for Evolving Musical Taste in Bologna 1660-1670’

3.15 - 3.45pm

Tea and Coffee

3.45 - 4.30pm

Invited Speaker: Professor Colin Timms (University of Birmingham)

Euterpe's Revenge, or: The Italian Opera Aria c. 1670-1720’

4.30 - 5.30pm

Developments in Opera and Cantata

Graham Sadler (Birmingham Conservatoire/University of Oxford): 'Agostino Steffani and the French Style: New Perspectives’

Rosalind Halton (University of Newcastle, Australia): ‘A Microcosm of Italian Cantata Composition in the 1690s: The Seven Settings of  ‘A voi che l’accendeste’ by F. M. Paglia’


Performance of Scarlatti’s A voi che l’accendeste (Miriam Allan and Rosalind Halton), t.b.c.