The Schedule

Photo: Phil Rowley

Day 1

Friday 9 December 2022

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

10:00

Welcome

Richard Langham Smith & James Lipka



SESSION 1

‘Franckian Perspectives’.

Moderator: François de Médicis (Professeur titulaire en musicologie, Université de Montréal)

10:15

Giselle Lee (Doctorante, University of Durham)

‘Franck’s Legacy: The Development of French Cyclic Form since 1890’.

10:45

James Lipka (Doctorant Royal College of Music)

‘Franck’s early piano works: documenting the implicit’

11:15

Tadhg Sauvey (University of Cambridge, Doctoral Candidate)

‘Franck as musicien officiel : Les Béatitudes at International Festivals 1878–1910’.

11:45

RCM Café

Questions and Lunch

12:45

Richard Langham Smith in conversation (Royal College of Music, London) with Emily Kilpatrick (Royal Academy of Music, London)

'Towards the Franck settings of Victor Hugo'

13:10

CONCERT by students of Vocal Department centred on the César Franck settings of Victor Hugo.

14:00

KEYNOTE LECTURE

François de Médicis (Professeur titulaire en musicologie, Université de Montréal)

‘Searching for the Quintessential Franck: French Reception and Stylistic Affiliations of the Piano Quintet in f minor.'

Respondent: Richard Langham Smith (Research Professor, Royal College of Music).

15:00

Short Break

15:30

Lecture and Masterclass by Mme. Marie-Louise Langlais. (Organiste titulaire de l’Église de Sainte-Clotilde, Paris; Docteur es lettres, Sorbonne Paris).

‘Some Mysteries in the Organ Works of César Franck’

Moderator: David Graham.

19:00

Conference Dinner: optional, payment to be confirmed

Venue to be announced

Day 2

Saturday 10 December 2022

PARRY ROOMS - PARALLEL SESSIONS

WEST PARRY ROOM

09:15

Étienne Jardin

Introduction to the activities of the Palazetto Bru-Zane

09:30

KEYNOTE LECTURE

Joël-Marie Fauquet

Recorded interview with James Lipka and Violeta Casero, recorded in Bordeaux, August 2022. (In French with English subtitles)



SESSION 2

‘Franckian Perspectives’

Moderator: Richard Langham Smith (Professor at Royal College of Music, London)

10:00

Roland Van der Hoeven (Maître des conferences, Université de Liège)

10:30

Étienne Jardin (Musicologue, Palazetto Bru-Zane)

‘César Franck à l’Exposition universelle de 1878’

11:00

Inner Parry Room

Coffee Break



SESSION 3

‘New discoveries and Franck’s reception’

Moderator: Simon Trezise (Associate Professor, (retired 1 October 2021), Trinity College, Dublin)

11:30

Heribert Koch (Professor of Piano performance, Musikhochschule Münster)

‘Farewell and Departure: Deux mélodies ‘À félicité’

12:00

Robert James Stove (Organist and Musicologist, author of César Franck, his Life and Times, 2012)

‘His Master’s Voice: Franck on Recordings’

12:30

Andrew McCrea (Organist and lecturer, RCM)

‘The reception of Franck’s organ music in Britain to around 1960’

13:00

Lunch Break



SESSION 4

Reputation and Influence

Moderator: James Lipka

14:00

Simon Trezise (Emeritus Professor Trinity College, Dublin)

‘César Franck’s Symphony in Performance and its fall from Grace’

14:30

Robert Scholl (RAM and University of West London)

‘César Franck, the Choral and its Legacy’

15:00

Faith Sophie Beatrice Thompson (RNCM Doctoral student)

‘Gabriel Pierné, Franckiste?’

15:30

1530 André Short (RCM Doctoral student)

‘From La Bande à Franck to Composer in her own right: Augusta Holmès’s Lutèce and post-Conservatoire works’.


EAST PARRY ROOM



SESSION 5

Lasting Perceptions

Moderator: Richard Langham Smith (Professor at Royal College of Muisc

11:30

Tatiana Aráez-Santiago (Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher, Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales)

‘César Franck in Spain through the writings of Joaquín Turina’

12:00

Christiane Strucken-Paland (President of Association of César Franck)

Pianistic and organistic elements in the music of César Franck

12:30

Asher Ian Armstrong (University of Arkansas)

‘Exploring Catholic and Erotic Performance Interpretations in the Prelude, Chorale and Fugue’

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

PIANO MASTERCLASS with Danny Driver (Professor of Piano, Royal College of Music)

16:00

ROUNDTABLE & CONCLUSION

(Richard Langham Smith, François de Médicis, James Lipka & TBA)

17:00

RECITAL

Anna Osvyanikova and Tal Walker

Introduction to Mathieu Crickboom by Anna Osvyanikova

Works by César Franck and Mathieu Crickboom