*CFP: Strauss on the Record: Karajan and the Legacy of Sound Materiality,
Salzburg, Sept 2019*

Herbert von Karajan’s recordings of Richard Strauss’s orchestral works
shaped the history of modern sound on several notable occasions, from the
first recording of the *Metamorphosen *in 1947, to the world’s first
Compact Disc in 1980 (*Alpine Symphony*). Is it purely coincidental,
however, that Strauss’s musical legacy intertwined with such modern
technological milestones of the late twentieth century? Or might such
convergences reveal a previously overlooked aspect of Strauss’s aesthetic,
one that privileges the experience of sound as a kind of material object in
its own right, perhaps even revealing a latent predisposition to new
technological mediums and modes of aural experience?

This conference seeks to investigate the phenomenon of Strauss in
performance and “on the record” in all its facets, but particularly
welcomes contributions on the following themes:

·         Karajan's influence on Strauss reception

·         Theoretical approaches to Strauss and listening

·         Aesthetics of recording Strauss’s works for private listening
(opera vs. orchestral)

·         The perspectives (and agendas) of producers and studio engineers

·         Strauss as studio musician vs. live performer (pianist/conductor)

·         Early radio broadcasts of Strauss and his works

The selection committee also welcomes contributions dealing with the
concert and recording legacies of *Karl Böhm*, whose artistic estate is
housed at the University of Salzburg and Richard-Strauss-Institut.

Presentations in English or German will be allotted 30 minutes plus 10
minutes for questions. Please send *abstracts* of *250 words* (German or
English) by *30 April* *2019* to *matthew.werley [at] gmail.com
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