Appel de conférences – « Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies » – 3 octobre 2022

Appel de conférences pour le « 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies », Saint-Louis (Missouri), 9-11 mars 2023.

Session no. 70, “Musical Responses to Goethe’s Works: Texts, Contexts, Genres”.

« This session invites proposals of approximately 250 words that explore musical responses to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s works, especially in Western art music during the long eighteenth century. Beginning in his own lifetime and continuing into the present day, Goethe’s writings have inspired an outpouring of musical settings and adaptations. These settings run the gamut from short Lieder (e.g. Mozart’s « Das Veilchen, » K. 476, 1785) to full-scale operas (Gounod’s Faust, 1859; Massenet’s Werther, 1887).

Certain strands of this reception history have been receiving scholarly attention (see The Oxford Handbook of Faust in Music, 2019). However, scholars have yet to map out larger trends in what we might call the genre of Goethe settings. Some unexamined questions include: which aspects of Goethe’s texts seem to have lent themselves particularly well to musical settings, and how did composers rework the texts to make them fit the music? Pertinent here are the songs in Goethe’s own novels such as Mignon’s ‘Kennst du das Land’, in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (1795-96). When setting such texts to music, to what extent did composers consider the larger context of the literary work to which the text belongs? These issues might profitably be considered from musicological, literary, and music-theoretical perspectives. »

Date limite de soumission : 3 octobre 2022.

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