KEELE MUSIC FORUM

28 February 2018 - 28 February 2018 13.15pm Clock House Lecture Room
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KEELE MUSIC FORUM
BARBARA KELLY (ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC)
WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018 | 1:15-2:20PM
CLOCK HOUSE LECTURE ROOM

Performance as Action, Debate and Policy: Parisian Avant-Garde Concerts in War and Peace (1916-1926) (SUBHEADER IN BOLD PLEASE)
This forum event focuses on private and elite performances of contemporary music in Paris during the First World War and in the interwar period. Professor Kelly looks at wartime initiatives to promote music as a form of artistic action, in particular, the private Lyre et Palette concerts at the studio of the artist Emile Lejeune, and the concerts the singer Jane Bathori organized at the Théâtre du Vieux Colombier when Paris was under bombardment. Here, contemporary and early music was often placed alongside art, sculpture, poetry and lectures. The desire to promote contemporary French music continued into the postwar years. Kelly looks at Henry Prunières’ concerts of La Revue musicale, which supported his efforts to promote internationalisation through music in the interwar period. The cases discussed show that embodied performance, which was aimed primarily at private or elite audiences, could engage with much larger political debates and initiatives.


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