Symposiums, study days, seminars, publications, performance practices : the CMBV Research Department is a musicology lab, working in partnership with the CESR and the CNRS.
The CMBV Research Department comprises the CESR research project (UMR 7323, CNRS).
It explores all aspects of 17th and 18th century French music (from a historical, sociological & artistic point of view) as well as performance practices. It runs national and international research programmes and hosts students, graduates and researchers from around the world.
It produces numerous publications (musical scores, monographs, studies, databases, etc.) and runs symposiums, seminars and study days. It aims to combine theory and practice, with a cross-discipline approach encompassing history, literature, history of art and the performing arts.
The work at the CMBV Research Department includes:
- Fundamental research involving symposiums and scientific publications;
- Advanced research into musical practices, in conjunction with musicians;
- Heritage music publications;
- Provision of expertise to music ensembles.
Les Soupers du Roi
The early French music copyists' workshops
The Concert Academies in 18th century France
Choir school music in France
The Cantata in 18th century France
The Fabrication of Performance: Processes and Politics of Costume-Making in the 18th-Century
Night scenes in 17th and 18th century theatre
Avenues of Research
An analysis of the musical repertoire and how it was executed in light of prevailing theories, techniques and practices. The research brings on board researchers, theoreticians and musicians.
An analysis of how music takes shape, culturally, geographically and socially; and an exploration of the notion of identity.
An analysis of the interactions between music and the different seats of power; and the forces and counter-forces generated by music.