Conférence – « The Sovereign Ghost. Antonio Caldara and the Eclipses of Cultural History » – 22 septembre 2022

« The Sovereign Ghost: Antonio Caldara and the Eclipses of Cultural History », University of Sydney et en ligne, 22 septembre 2022.

Conférencier : Harry White

« The Venetian composer Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) was one of the most eminent composers of his generation. Favourite court composer to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, he was at least as famous and respected as contemporaries such as J.S. Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. Yet despite his enormous output and the prestige he was accorded during his lifetime, he has been almost entirely forgotten. In this lecture Professor Harry White (University College Dublin) explores the reasons for Caldara’s eclipse and reveals why reinterpreting his role at the imperial court in Vienna is crucial to our understanding of the development of European music in the late Baroque. »

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