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>From:         Robert Vilain <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Austrian Studies 16 (2008)
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>Austrian Studies, 16 (2008) – Call for Papers
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>‘Words and Music’
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>[also online at http://www.rhul.ac.uk/German/AS-papers/vol16.html[
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>The Austrian lands have been at the heart of European musical development
>from the middle ages. At least three Viennese schools have made substantial
>impact: the first, that of J. J. Fux, J. H. Schmelzer and other composers of
>the 17th-century Baroque Viennese court; the second, that of high Classicism
>and the music of that well-known trinity of composers, Haydn, Mozart and
>Beethoven – but also Schubert; and the third, that of the pioneering high
>modernism of another trinity, Schoenberg, Berg and Webern – but anticipated
>by Mahler and others in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There is
>also a lively contemporary music scene. Popular music has held an important
>place at least since the waltzes of Johann Strauss; folk music of various
>kinds has always been important, especially regionally; and Austrian writers
>have made outstanding contributions to music theory and criticism over the
>centuries.
>
>The theme of Austrian Studies, 16, is broadly conceived but the editors are
>aiming for a focus on the interrelationship of the two elements ‘Words and
>Music’ – not only from the perspective of the musician using words as a
>stimulus for musical settings, but from ‘logocentric’ positions, too, those
>of the author or the critic. Possible themes or topics might include:
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>- musical settings of texts by Austrian writers – poetry, prose, drama
>- Austrian composers and their choice of writers
>- the Lied in Austria
>- Austrian vocal music
>- national and regional hymns and anthems
>- music and religion
>- opera and opera libretti (the Austrian opera tradition, individual
>composers, the relationship of composer and librettist) – Literaturoper
>based on Austrian texts – operetta
>- public musical discourse in key periods 
>- folk song
>- musical cabaret
>- film and music
>- the language of music / music as language
>- music festivals in Austria (e.g. Salzburg)
>- improvisation and the literary text (e.g. Franz Koglmann)
>- music and musicians as the theme of Austrian writing (e.g. Schnitzler’s
>Der Weg ins Freie, Werfel’s Verdi, Jelinek’s Die Klavierspielerin)
>- Austrian musicians and composers as the subject of drama and film (e.g.
>Leise flehen meine Lieder/The Unfinished Symphony, Wen die Götter lieben,
>Amadeus)
>- music and the critics (e.g. individual figures such as Eduard Hanslick, or
>the public conduct of debates about music in Austria)
>- Austrian musicology and musicologists
>- the reception in the press and literature of key musical events (e.g. the
>‘Skandalkonzert’ of 1913)
>- the relationship to music of key Austrian literary figures
>
>Proposals should be sent by 28 February 2007 to either of the editors:
>Professor Robert Vilain ([log in to unmask]) or Dr Judith Beniston
>([log in to unmask]). It is anticipated that the deadline for completed
>articles will be 31 December 2007.

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