Music in 16th and 17th century Venice: sources, methods and historiographical prospects - Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus

Music in 16th and 17th century Venice: sources, methods and historiographical prospects

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
plus Jun, 27Jul, 04 2014

Designed for students and young researchers, the Seminar has a dual purpose: to orient research into topics of Venetian musicology by presenting some of the musical and documentary collections conserved in the city’s principal archives and libraries; and to foster methodological reflection on the potential of these sources and on the new research prospects they offer.

Lasting five days, the seminar will feature theoretical lessons and practical workshops. The numerous teaching staff, with scholars from various disciplines, will give lessons ranging from general historical and methodological topics to specific aspects of Venetian music, paying particular attention to the features and potential of local sources. In addition they will provide a practical orientation and preparation in view of the workshops, to take place in the city’s principle archives.

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As from 1 July the timetable for the course will be as follows:

9.30 – 13        Lessons, both historical-methodological and propedeutic to workshops;

15 – 18           Workshops, in the following libraries and archives: Archivio Storico del Patriarcato, Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Biblioteca del Museo Civico Correr, Biblioteca della Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi, Archivio IRE.

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Teaching staff

Rodolfo Baroncini (coordinator), Conservatorio di Adria

Gino Benzoni, Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Agata Brusegan, Archivio IRE

David Bryant, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

Paolo Cecchi, Università di Bologna

Isabella Cecchini, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

Marco Di Pasquale, Conservatorio di Vicenza

Giuseppe Ellero, Archivio IRE

Silva Girardello, Biblioteca del Museo Correr

Elena Quaranta, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

Davide Trivellato, Archivio Storico del Patriarcato

Monica Viero, Biblioteca del Museo Correr