Books at San Giorgio

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus Mar, 1830 2019

Now into its fourteenth edition, Books at San Giorgio, a series of meetings presenting the latest publications concerning or by the Fondazione Cini, resumes this spring.


18 March 2019

The first book to be launched, on 18 March, is the thirtieth and last volume of the “Drammaturgia Musicale Veneta” series. With the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the now completed series is a remarkable repertoire of Venetian opera and music for  theatre spanning the entire Baroque period, from 1641 to 1798.


5 April 2019
On 5 April, the “Intersezioni Musicali” series will be presented. Edited by the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies and published by Nota, the series is dedicated to Ottoman classical music and takes the form of a CD and booklet (this is the eighth). Each CD contains the recording of music performed during a Bîrûn workshop on classical Ottoman music, a project launched by the Institute in 2012 for the benefit of musicians and musicologists wishing to further their instrumental and musicological knowledge of this important  tradition. The teacher and artistic director of the workshops is Kudsi Erguner, an internationally renowned musician and musicologist, who for some years has been teaching ney flute courses at the Institute, assisted by the ethnomusicologist Giovanni De Zorzi, a specialist in the music traditions of the Ottoman area.


30 April 2019
The third meeting features “so-called Venetian enamel copper objects”, I rami smaltati detti veneziani (2 vols). The first volume contains the proceedings of a conference held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in October 2014 on the production of these art objects during the Italian Renaissance. The second presents an inventory of 334 items in public and private collections, identified by the Département des Objets d’art at the Musée du Louvre.