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.
The early French music copyists' workshops
The Paris Royal Academy of Music
Choir school music in France
Music for Court Ceremonies
The Cantata in 18th century France
The Concert Academies
Religious Music in the Sovereign Courts of Europe
The Ballard workshop, royal music printers
Motets and Liturgy
Music and Liturgy in the Royal Chapel
Airs de cour
Les livres d’airs de différents auteurs (LADDA)
Italian music and Italian musicians in France
Musical life in France and in the lands of the Bohemian crown in the 17th and 18th centuries
Music for Royal and Dynastic Ceremonies
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.