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Call for Papers "Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna"

The fourth International New Beethoven Research conference will take place September 10-12, 2014 at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. The overarching theme of the conference will be "Beethoven and the Congress of Vienna." Proposals on other Beethoven topics, especially those concerning "Music and Politics," are also welcome.

Beethoven scholars, including musicologists, theorists, and performers, are invited to submit proposals (one per author) for individual papers, lecture/demonstrations, or lecture/performances. Papers and presentations should not exceed 30 minutes. Ten minutes will be allotted for questions and discussion following the papers and presentations.

Conference languages: English and German.

Deadline for abstract submissions: November 15, 2013.

1) For paper proposals: submit proposed abstract (350-400 words), and affiliation or status as independent scholar. Paper proposals should articulate the main aspects of the work clearly, position it in reference to earlier work, and describe its significance.
2) For Lecture/Demonstrations: submit proposed abstract (limit 400 words), affiliation or status as independent scholar/performer(s), recording of proposed demonstration, and technical requirements.

3) For Lecture/Performances: submit proposed abstract (limit 400 words), title of work, affiliation or status as independent scholar, length of work, recording of proposed performance, and program notes.

For all proposals, please indicate your keyboard and technical requirements.

Abstracts are to be submitted as an email attachment in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF to Prof. Dr. William Kinderman: wkinder@illinois.edu

This conference is sponsored by the American Beethoven Society, the University of Alabama, Wake Forest University, the University of Illinois, and the Beethoven-Haus, and organized by Bernhard Appel (Beethoven-Archiv), Joanna Biermann (University of Alabama), William Kinderman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), David Levy (Wake Forest University), and William Meredith (American Beethoven Society, Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and San Jose State University).
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