International Scholarly Conference


International Academic Conference

Worldwide stage for education. Are you looking for contact with international Handel specialists? The International Scientific Conference attracts scholars and speakers from all over the world. Inspired by the annual Handel Festival, a musicological aspect is the focus of the lectures, discussions and round tables.

Academic Conference 2024: Infinite Beauties. George Frideric Handel and French musical culture

Lecture: 25 May 2024 // Conference: 27 and 28 May 2024

Although Handel - as far as is known - never travelled to France and although he did not compose any French-language works (apart from the cantata "Sans y penser", which was composed in Italy), almost all groups of works in his oeuvre show links to French musical culture.  Against the backdrop of recent theories on cultural transfer and a praxeological concept of culture that focuses on the music-related actions of various actors, the conference aims to facilitate a new understanding of the prerequisites, conditions, scope and significance of the influence of French music on Handel's oeuvre.

The flyer with the programme of this year's International Academic Conference can be found here (in German only):

Flyer International Academic Conference 2024