The series of meetings presenting the latest publications by or concerning the Fondazione Cini resumes on 3 March with Lucio Fontana e gli Spaziali. Fonti e documenti per le gallerie Cardazzo, a book edited by Luca Massimo Barbero (Marsilio, Venice, 2019). The main source for this work was the valuable Galleria del Cavallino Archive, entrusted in 2016 by the heirs of the Cardazzo family to the Institute of Art History, which thus enriched its holdings with this extraordinary archive put together by the gallery owner and collector Carlo Cardazzo (1908-1963) and his son Paolo. The archive makes it possible to chart the history of the prestigious Venetian gallery from 1942 to the early 2000s.
The second meeting is postponed to a later date features a book by Bettina Hoffmann, I bassi d’arco di Antonio Vivaldi. Violoncello, contrabbasso e viola da gamba al suo tempo e nelle sue opere, in the series “Studi di musica veneta. Quaderni vivaldiani” (Olschki, Florence, 2020). Divided into three parts, the book deals with: the context for Vivaldi’s compositions for these instruments; their relation with his corpus of instrumental and vocal music; and, lastly, issues concerning performing practice.
Also the appointment with “Ecco il mondo”: Arrigo Boito, il futuro nel passato e il passato nel futuro, edited by Maria Ida Biggi, Emanuele d’Angelo and Michele Girardi (Marsilio, Venice, 2019) is postponed to a later date.
Published as part of the National Committee for the Boito Celebrations, the book sums up the state of research into the work of Arrigo Boito, one of the most influential Italian intellectuals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Specialists and scholars have analysed his career and reinterpreted his production as a composer, librettist and avant-garde writer, as well as his activities as a theatre and music critic, translator and stage director. The book not only explores historical research but opens up new prospects for study.