The sound of the Empire
Soundscape, aesthetics and representation from the Ancien Régime to the Restoration
The conflicts, conquests and blockades of the Napoleonic period reshaped international relations in the early nineteenth century, at a time when the music publishing and instrument making businesses were taking advantage of the first industrial revolution to begin their expansion in Europe. While central authority exported its pedagogical model and disseminated works glorifying the Emperor, new aesthetic aspirations were born on the sidelines of the battlefields.
Fri 12 November 2021
Sat 13 November 2021
Sun 14 November 2021
Organised by the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca (Italy)