MusMig Workshop in Mainz

Music Migrations: From Source Research to Cultural Studies

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 24–25 April 2014

Zwischenablage-1In early modern times music migrations have considerably contributed to the dynamics and synergy of the European cultural scene at large, stimulating innovations, changes of styles and patterns of musical and social behaviour, and contributing to the cohesive forces in the common European cultural identity. In order to offer insight into musico-cultural encounters in spatial (European East, West and South), and in temporal terms (17th-18th centuries, i.e. Baroque and Classicism) the first workshop of the HERA-MusMig project will discuss the different types of sources as well as the theoretical and technical framework within which it will be possible to form a network of migratory musicians and to reconstruct their routes and goals; secular and sacred centres with centripetal attractiveness; the cultural transfer of certain musical forms and styles; individual and social migratory motives. In addition to panels on methodological approaches and on music migration between Eastern and Western Europe special attention will be given to the potential of Digital Humanities as a tool to study biographies and networks of migratory musicians.


24 April 2014: Workshop

9h Opening words (Klaus Pietschmann, Vjera Katalinić, Gesa zur Nieden)

9:30h Panel I: Sources of Music Migrations in 17th- and 18th-Century Europe
Chair: Metoda Kokole (Ljubljana)

9:30–10h Mélanie Traversier (Lille): Foreign Affairs Archives and Circulation of Music and Musicians in the 18th Century

10–10:30h Norbert Dubowy (Frankfurt): Musical Tours. Sources for Musician’s Migrations

10:30–11h Rudolf Rasch (Utrecht): Roger’s Foreign Composers

11h coffee break

11:15h Panel II: Contexts and Methodologies
Chair: Gesa zur Nieden (Mainz)

11:15–11:45h Joachim Kremer (Stuttgart): “Versuche es anderwärts”. Musical Migration and Biography in Early Eighteenth Century

11:45–12:15h Rashid-S. Pegah (Würzburg): “Verehrungsberechtigte”. The Case of Jonas/Johann Friedrich Bönicke

12:15–12:45h Michael Talbot (Liverpool): From “Sonate a quattro” to “Concertos in Seven Parts”: the Acclimatization of Two Compositions by Francesco Scarlatti

12h45 lunch

14h Panel III: Digital Humanities Between Person Data and Music History
Chair: Martin Albrecht-Hohmaier (Berlin)

14–14:30h Berthold Over (Mainz)/Torsten Roeder (Berlin): MUSICI and MusMig. Continuities and Discontinuities

14:30–15h Gerhard Lauer (Göttingen): The Wisdom of the Crowd? Crowd Sourcing, Citizen Science and Other Ways of Digital Collaboration

15–15:30h Sophie Fetthauer (Hamburg): LexM. Lexical Coverage of Migrating Musicians in the Nazi Era

15:30–16h Helmut Loos (Leipzig): Musica Migrans. Institutions as Starting Points for Research on Musical Interchanges Between Eastern and Western Europe (19th Century)

16h coffee break

16h30 Panel IV: Music Migration Between the East and West (HERA Project MusMig)
Chair: Ursula Kramer (Mainz)

16:30–17h Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska/ Alina Żórawska-Witkowska (Warsaw): The MusMig Project. Questions and Objectives: The Case of Kaspar Förster the Younger/ Il caso di Pietro Mira detto Petrillo

17–17:30h Jan Kusber/ Matthias Schnettger (Mainz): The Russian Experience: The Example of Filippo Balatri

17:30–18h Jana Perutková/ Jana Spáčilová (Brno): Italian Opera Singers in Moravian Sources 1720–1740

18h buffet

19h Keynote Speech
Presentation: Vjera Katalinić

Colin Timms (Birmingham): Agostino Steffani: A Case Study in Musical Migration

25 April 2014: Workshop of the MusMig group

9h Panel I: Papers and Presentations of Individual Research Projects

9–9:20h P1 – Vjera Katalinić: A Servant to the Audience, a Servant to the Master, a Servant to the Community? The Special Case of Luka Sorgo (1734–1789), a Noble Master

9:20–9:40h P1 – S. Tuksar: Croatian Writers on Music and Transfer of Ideas in Their New Environments: The Case of Juraj Križanić (1619–1683?)

9:40–10h P1 – Lucija Konfic: Croatian Writers on Music and Transfer of Ideas in Their New Environments: People and Places in a (Music) Source: a Case Study of G. M. Stratico and His Theoretical Treatises

10–10:20h P2 – G. zur Nieden: French Musicians in Central Europe. A Systematic Survey

10:20–10:40h P2 – B. Over: Music and Dynasty. Migration of Musicians in Dynastic Contexts

10:40–10:50h P3 – B. Kägler: Competition – Integration – Melting Pot: European Musicians at the Catholic Court of Munich

10:50h coffee break

11:20–11:40h P4 – B. Przybyszewska-Jarmińska: Migratory Musicians at the Polish Royal Court in the 17th Century

11:40–12h P5 – A. Żórawska-Witkowska: Foreign Musicians at the Polish Court in the 18th c.

12–12:20h P5 – A. Żórawska-Witkowska (representing A. Markuszewska): The Spread of Italian Libretti

12:20–12:40h P6 – M. Kokole: Migrations of Music Repertoire: What Has the Countess Josepha von Attems Kept in Her Music Collection of 1744?

12:40–13h P6 – M. Zupančič: Collecting Data of Musicians: Dilemmas of Choice and Wanted Categories

13h lunch

14h Panel II: Presentation, Introduction and Discussion of Shared Database

14–17h P3 – M. Albrecht-Hohmaier/ J. Hennicke/ T. Roeder


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Torsten Roeder (2014, March 4). MusMig Workshop in Mainz. Music migrations. Retrieved May 22, 2024, from

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