Louise Dyer and Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre: The Establishment of a Music Press. A two-day symposium with associated concerts

Tallis Wing, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Royal Parade. Friday 18 May 2018, 2.00pm-6.00pm

Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground floor, Baillieu Library. Saturday 19 May 2018, 11.00am-5.30 pm

Each day is followed by a late afternoon concert in Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Royal Parade.

The University Library and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are co-hosting a symposium celebrating the achievements of Melbourne woman, Louise Dyer (later Hanson-Dyer), who, in 1932, set up and operated a music publishing house, Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, in Paris. The Press published a profusion of extraordinary scholarly music editions and sound recordings of early and contemporary music. The symposium concentrates on the Press’s early period, through to the end of World War II. It also, in the 350th year since the birth of Francois Couperin, celebrates Dyer’s contribution to Couperin scholarship in her inaugural publication: a superbly researched and presented 12 volume collected edition of his works. French curator and musicologist Catherine Massip is keynote speaker.

The University Library Rare Music Collection has held the Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre archive since the company closed in 2013.

Free events (symposium days and concerts): Further information and bookings.

Image: Cover, François Couperin, Œuvres complètes (Paris: Editions de l’Oiseau Lyre chez Louise B.M. Dyer, 1932–33), Rare Music, Special Collections