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The University of Southampton

A King sent from Heaven’: Politics, Religion and Music in Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession Seminar

13 November 2012
Room 1083 Music, Building 2 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Florian Scheding at .

Event details

Part of the Music Research Seminar Series

This paper explores the use of sacred music for political events in Barcelona during the convulse period around the War of the Spanish Succession (1700-15). It will show how local and regional authorities used music to show support for the two contenders (Philip V of Bourbon and Charles "III" of Habsburg, future emperor Charles VI), while simultaneously defining their identities in contrast with each other.

Speaker information

Alvaro Torrente,Complutense University Madrid. Musicologist and specialist in history and science of music

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