As of August 1, 2023, the P&C project saw a change of personnel: Sarah Schulmeister has left the project team to take up a new post at the public broadcaster ORF. We are very grateful for the great commitment she has shown to the P&C project and wish her all the best for her new position! New and very welcome to the team is Konstantin Hirschmann, who brings expertise in the study of music drama at court in the earlier 18th century.
On July 31, 2023, we presented an analysis of our data in a panel on "Paper and copyists in Viennese opera scores, 1760-1775" at the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML Congress) at the Faculty of Music of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. We were delighted that the entire project team participated with individual contributions; Sarah, Martin, Emilia, and Constanze attended the conference on-site, while Christiane contributed a pre-recorded paper. For more information on the program, please visit the congress website.
P&C project team in Cambridge (upper left picture from left to right: Constanze, Emilia, Martin, and Sarah). ©private
We are pleased to announce that the first publication resulting from the P&C project was published in March 2023: The volume Artists' Paper: A Case in Paper History contains Christiane's and Constanze's paper which they presented at the 36th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians 2022.
For more information, please see the publisher's website.
Christiane Maria Hornbachner and Constanze Marie Köhn, "Watermarks in Viennese Opera Scores: Toward a Comprehensive Database of Music Paper 1760–1775" in Artists' Paper: A Case in Paper History, ed. Patricia Engel et al., Horn: Berger Verlag 2023, pp. 484–502.
Cover of Artists' Paper: A Case in Paper History including a P&C paper (upper right corner).
We rang in the New (P&C project) Year with a team outing to Mönichkirchen, Austria, on January 21, 2023, where we had the lovely chance to connect with all former and new team members.
Former and current members of the P&C project team in Mönichkirchen (from left to right: Christiane, Martin, Julia, Sarah, Emilia, and Constanze).© private
From November 18 to 20, 2022, we held a closed meeting at Lilienfeld Abbey, Austria, to map out the tasks for the remaining year of the P&C project duration. The most important topic that we discussed was the enhancement of our website's features, including the implementation of a more extensive search function.
P&C project team in Lilienfeld Abbey (from left to right: Constanze, Martin, Emilia, and Sarah). © private
As of October 1, 2022, the P&C project saw a change of personnel: Julia Ackermann has left the project team to move to another research project at the mdw. We miss her and are grateful for the great commitment she has shown to the P&C project! New and very welcome to the team is Emilia Pelliccia, who brings an expertise in opera research of the earlier 18th century.
The P&C project contributed with an independent panel on Anwendungsbereiche philologischer Forschung: Papiere und Kopisten in Wiener Opernpartituren to the annual conference of the German Musicological Society (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung), which took place from September 28 to October 1, 2022, in Berlin. The entire project team participated with individual contributions:
- Martin Eybl: Einführung – Papiere und Kopisten in Wiener Opernpartituren, 1760–1775
- Sarah Schulmeister: Papiermühlen, Papiere und ihre Transformationen
- Constanze Köhn: Kollaborative Arbeitsprozesse in Wiener Kopistenwerkstätten
- Julia Ackermann: Papiere und Kopisten als Schlüssel zur Datierung von Musikhandschriften
- Christiane Hornbachner: Merkmale professionell hergestellter Wiener Opernpartituren
Christiane and Constanze presented the P&C project with a paper on Watermarks in Viennese Opera Scores: Toward a Comprehensive Database of Music Paper 1760 – 1774 at the 36th Biennial Congress of the International Paper Historians (IPH), held at the University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria, from August 15 to 20, 2022. For some impressions of the conference, please see the following short report: Link. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings IPH Congress Book.
Christiane and Constanze during their presentation in Krems. © Emanuel Wenger
In mid-July 2022, we invited three early career musicologists to join us as part of a two-week internship in the P&C project We had the pleasure to provide our interns with insights into philological work, the handling of 18th-century musical sources and the work of a research project.
On May 26, 2022, Julia represented the P&C project at the 6th International Conference on watermarks in digital collections hosted by the Fondazione Fedrigoni Fabriano in collaboration with the Bernstein Consortium and the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Fabriano, Italy, with a paper on Paper and Copyists in Viennese Opera Scores. For extensive impressions of the conference, please see the following video: Video.
Julia during her presentation in Fabriano. © Fondazione Fedrigoni Fabriano
During a team outing to the paper mill Mörzinger in Bad Großpertholz, Austria, on May 8, 2022, we had the wonderful opportunity to learn about the traditional process of papermaking and to make your own sheets of paper.
Trying our hand at traditional papermaking. © private
P&C project team at the paper mill Mörzinger (from left to right: Christiane, Sarah, Martin, Julia, and Constanze). © private
The fall 2021 issue of the Magazine of the Austrian National Library (ÖNB) features Martin and the P&C project in the "Vor den Regalen" section, which introduces current research projects on ÖNB library holdings to a wider public. For the full magazine, please see the following link: PDF.
"Von Wasserzeichen und Glas-Dias", in: ÖNB Magazin 2 (October 2021), p. 33.