6 February 2017


[Schedule and Programme]

Delegates of the 9th European Music Analysis Conference also have the possibility to attend three concerts that have been especially organised for the event. We hope they will be of interest to all.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017: Ensemble I Musicali Affetti

Programme: Biagio Marini (1594-1663), Madrigali et symphonie de l’op. II, and other « curiose e moderne invenzioni »

Location: Aula of the Palais universitaire

Time: 8:30 pm

Duration: 40 min

Address: 9 place de l’université, 67000 Strasbourg

Itinerary: Le Patio – Palais universitaire

The Ensemble I Musicali Affetti will be performing the Sonata from Op. 2 by the Italian virtuoso violinist and composer Biagio Marini (1594-1663). Marini published his Op. 2 – entitled Madrigali e symfonie a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – in Venice in 1618 while he was employed as a musician at St. Mark’s Cathedral under the direction of Monteverdi who was at that time the chapel master at the basilica.

The concert will be followed by a welcome buffet dinner for delegates starting at 9:15 pm.

I Musicali Affetti is an Italian string ensemble specialising in performances of baroque music and is led by the violinist Fabio Missaggia. A recording of this work jointly produced by the Ensemble I Musicali Affetti and the GREAM will be released on CD/DVD in spring 2017.

Website of the Ensemble I Musicali Affetti

Thursday, 29 June 2017: Les Percussions de Strasbourg

Programme: Hugues Dufourt (b. 1943), Burning Bright 

Location: Auditorium of the Cité de la musique et de la danse, Strasbourg

Time: 8:30 pm

Duration: 1:30

Address: 1 place Dauphine, 67000 Strasbourg

Itinerary: Le Patio – Cité de la musique et de la danse

The concert (limited to 430 seats subject to prior registration) will feature a performance of Hugues Dufourt’s Burning Bright by the Percussions de Strasbourg. The concert will be introduced by the composer et will be followed by an open discussion with the performers.

Hugues Dufourt (b. 1943) is a leading figure in the musical and intellectual milieu in France and on the international scene, and is also a pioneer of spectral composition as well as a renowned musicologist, philosopher and director of research at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research).

IRCAM Webpage about Hugues Dufourt

The Percussions de Strasbourg is a world-renowned contemporary music ensemble comprising a core team of six percussionists. Burning Bright was commissioned by the ensemble and received its first performance in 2014. A recording of the work was released on 10 November 2016. The Percussions de Strasbourg are also involved in a wide range of pedagogical outreach programmes both in France and abroad.

Website of the Percussions de Strasbourg

Saturday, 1 July 2017: Michael Appleman, violin


  • Robert Cogan (b. 1930), Aflame in Flight
  • Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), Sonata nº 2 in A minor

Location: Amphithéâtre Cavaillès, bâtiment Le Patio (University of Strasbourg)

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 35 min

Address: 22 rue René Descartes, 67000 Strasbourg

To mark the close of the conference, the violinist Michael Appleman will perform Robert Cogan’s Aflame in Flight following Professor Cogan’s plenary lecture. By way of contrast, he will also perform Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata n° 2 for solo violin.

Robert Cogan (b. 1930) is a composer and music theorist and teaches at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. He is noted as an explorer of challenging new domains of composition and music theory. Aflame in Flight was composed in 1999 as a tribute to the American paediatrician, poet and novelist William Carlos Williams (18883-1963). The work is in three movements.

Robert Cogan’s Website

The Sonata n° 2 in A minor was dedicated to Jacques Thibaud. It is part of a set of six sonatas composed in 1923 by the Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), and was published the following year as Op. 27.

Michael Appleman is a music professor, composer and violinist. He is interested in all repertoires, from early music to popular music and has collaborated with many contemporary composers, including Robert Cogan. He will perform the work that he already recorded for the composer in 2005.

Michael Appleman’s Website