Call for Papers: MedRen 2012

Medieval and Renaissance Conference 2012

8-11 July 2012

In 2012 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a return to the venue of the first ever Med Ren, held at Nottingham in 1972.

Call for Papers

The organisers and the Programme Committee invite proposals for 20-minute papers, joint papers/paired papers, and poster presentations on any topic relating to the study of Medieval and/or Renaissance music. Proposals of any kind should consist of a title and an abstract of c.200 words, together with the proposer’s name, institutional affiliation (if any) and email address. (mais…)

XIV Workshop “Évora Cathedral Music School”

Tomorrow begins the 14th International Workshop “Évora Cathedral Music School”, with great conductors and musicologists. This will be the first year that I will not participate in this workshop. I’ve been participating since the 2006 edition that comprised precisely works by Manuel Mendes.

Aims:

To spread the heritage of Évora Cathedral Music School (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), Friar Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, Diogo Dias Melgaz, Estevão de Brito, Estevão Lopes Morago, etc,); To make people aware of different approaches to this repertoire; To increase vocal technique and interpretation; To create an environment knowledge, cultures and life experience interchange; To create an open environment to the participation of all the community. (mais…)

Symposium “Tomás L. de Victoria: Contextos y Práticas Musicales”

Victoria23 and 24 September 2011 | Palacio de Los Serrano, Ávila

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): Contextos y Práticas Musicales

The Spanish polyphonist Tomás Luis de Victoria (Ávila, 1548-Madrid, 1611) holds an important place among composers of all time. Trained as a musician at the Cathedral of Ávila, his enriching stay in Rome (1567-1585) put him in contact with a wide variety of personalities and institutions: his close personal and professional relationship with Palestrina, the Collegium Germanicum, the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, the various papal spheres, etc. His works are devoted to the highest figures of the Church and Royalty: to Pope Gregory XIII, several cardinals (among whom we should emphasize Prince Cardinal Albert), King Philip II, King Philip III and Princess Margaret, daughter of the Empress Mary, and sister of Philip II. Upon his return from Rome, he would be appointed chaplain of this Empress and organist at the Monastery of the Descalzas Reales at Madrid. (mais…)