Global Corelli: Fame and Music in the Early Modern World

Global Corelli: Fame and Music in the Early Modern World

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.

Free - registration required (morning and afternoon tea included)
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Includes abstracts from papers, performance programme and performer biographies.


Monday 4 November

10.00   Registration and Coffee

10.50   Acknowledgement of Country
Introduction: David R. M. Irving (Australian National University)

11.00   Paper 1: Graeme Skinner (University of Sydney)

Sydney Cecilians and Dilettanti: Implanting the Science and Practice of Music in Early Colonial Australia, 1838–1842

11.30   Paper 2: Samantha Owens (University of Queensland)

‘Mr Viner’s Divisions on Corelli’s Solos’: The Dissemination of Italian Music in Early Eighteenth-Century Dublin

12.00   Paper 3: Peter Walls (Victoria University Wellington)

Global or Just British? Ornamented Versions of Corelli’s Opus 5

12.30   Lunch

14.30   Paper 4: Alan Maddox (University of Sydney)

Fame, Reputation, and Identity in the Formation of Eighteenth-Century Singers

15.00   Paper 5: Janice Stockigt (University of Melbourne)

Fame and the Dresden Hofkapelle: Johann Gottlob Kittel and the Virtuosi of the Celebrated Orchestra of the King of Poland & Elector of Saxony

15.30   Paper 6: David R. M. Irving (Australian National University)

Flight of the Archangel: Corelli and the Construction of Global Fame

16.00   Afternoon Tea

16.30   Paper 7: Neal Peres da Costa (University of Sydney)

Preserving the Spirit of Italian Full-voiced Continuo Realisation: Nineteenth-century Piano Accompaniments to Corelli’s Music

17.00   Paper 8: Rosalind Halton (University of Newcastle)

Variations on the Divine Harmony of Arcangelo Bolognese: A View Through Some Scores of Alessandro Scarlatti

17.30   Paper 9: Bryan White (University of Leeds)

‘Very Good Hands Upon the Violin’: Performing Corelli in Eighteenth-Century Aleppo

18.00   Reception and Chamber Music Performance by Pre-Tertiary Students

19.00   Dinner

Tuesday 5 November

10.30   Coffee

11.00   Lecture-Recital: Joyce Lindorff (Temple University) and Nancy Wilson (Mannes College The New School for Music)

Music and Letters of Teodorico Pedrini (1671–1746): Missionary and Musician in the Early Qing Court

Broadcast live from Temple University (19.00 Philadelphia)

12.30   Lecture-Recital: David R. M. Irving (ANU), with Paul McMahon (ANU), Matthew Greco, Tommie Andersson, and Neal Peres da Costa

Thomas Forrest (c.1729–c.1802) and Corelli’s Music in Aceh, Sumatra

Broadcast live from ANU (20.30 Philadelphia)

13.00   Lunch

15.00   Open Rehearsal, Australian National University Chamber Orchestra

18.00   Break

19.00   Public Concert, Llewellyn Hall

Global Corelli: Orchestral Works by Corelli, Muffat, Geminiani, and Handel

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