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Thursday, March 26th 2009,
Zimeliensaal der Universitätsbibliothek Osnabrück
(Alte Münze 16),

2.00 p.m. Opening

2.30 p.m. till 6.30 p.m. I Premises and Perspectives:

William Reddy, Durham: The Question of Romantic Love in Early Modern Historical Research Link

Rüdiger Schnell, Basel: Love Discourse in the Medieval Times Link

Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, München: Musica divina et vulgaris. The Relationship between Sensuality, the Passions and Reason in Music-Theoretical Reflections by Marsilio Ficino Link

Stefano Lorenzetti, Florenz: The Performance of Love. Music and the Social Construction of Feminine Identity in the Renaissance Link

Giuseppe Gerbino, New York: The musical language of desire: emotion and cognition in early modern Italy Link


7. 30 p.m. Concert: Songs „From the bottom of heart“.
Sigrid Heidemann - soprano
Christopher Wasmuth - piano
Osnabrück University Chamber Choir, Cond. Joachim Siegel
Musiksaal im Schloss Osnabrück, Neuer Graben

Friday, March 27th 2009,
Zimeliensaal der Universitätsbibliothek Osnabrück

9.00 a.m. till 12.15 p.m. II Functions and Repercussions

Carolin Fischer, Potsdam: Who writes, who speaks, who sings of Love? Link

Jeanice Brooks, Southampton: Performing Love: Songs and Sincerity in Early Modern Europe Link

Dietrich Helms, Osnabrück: Musikerziehung - Erziehung zur Liebe? Link

Michael Fischer/Nils Grosch, Freiburg: Song and Love discourse in the Gutenberg-Galaxy: The Function of Love Songs in the Early Period of Popular Music in Germany Link


2.00 p.m. till 6.30 p.m. III A National Staging

Nicole Schwindt, Trossingen: „A ce bon jour ayez piét de my“: Ritualization of Chansons in the Early 15th Century Link

Linda Phyllis Austern, Chicago: The English Lute-Song and the Moderation of Amorous Manhood Link

Sabine Meine, Hannover: „Ameró, non ameró“. Sprachspiele der Frottola Link

Shawn Marie Keener, Chicago: Love alla veneziana: singing giustiniane on stage and off Link


7. 30 p.m. Workshop: „Death, new Life and Ecstasy.“
Markus Jans and Dominique Muller, Basel Link
Musiksaal im Schloss Osnabrück, Neuer Graben


Saturday, March 28th 2009,
Zimeliensaal der Universitätsbibliothek Osnabrück

9.00 a.m. till 1.30 p.m. IV. Adaptation and Transposition

Susanne Rode–Breymann, Hannover: Lo Studio d´Amore. A Discourse on (Conjugal–) Love in the Habsburg Imperial Court Opera Link

Andreas Waczkat, Göttingen: „Es ist je besser zwey denn eins“. Representation and Virtue in Wedding Music of the Early Modern Period Link

Alexandra Ziane, Regensburg: Affetti amorosi spirituali – Sacred Emotions of Love in Italian Music around 1600 Link

Stefan Hanheide, Osnabrück: From Cupid to Bellona and Irene – Love–Tunes in Political Music Link

Melanie Unseld, Oldenburg: Love Discourse in „Gli Asolani“ and its Revival through Antonia Bembo Link

Final Discussion