Exoticism in nineteenth-century music

Symposium Universidad de Oviedo
Thu 12 May 2022
Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo
Fri 13 May 2022
Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo
Sat 14 May 2022
Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo
Although the lure of exoticism is not specific to the nineteenth century, it took on a new dimension in the Romantic period with the development of modes of transport, the intensification of international exchanges, and colonial conquests. Between fantasy and rejection, ridicule and idealisation, the distant Other proved to be a major subject of inspiration both in instrumental music and on the operatic stage. The aim of this international conference is to grasp the scale of this phenomenon and the forms it took.
Organised by the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca, Italy) and the ERASMUS research group of the University of Oviedo (Spain)