Study Day: The Instrumental Ensemble with Voice in the Twentieth Century: Pierrot Lunaire and Ten Poems by Emily Dickinson

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus JUN, 16 2023

Arnold Schoenberg and the reception of his thought in the second half of the twentieth century is the focus of this second appointment of the Research-Led Performance cycle.


The origins, diffusion and differentiation of solo voice ensembles and instrumental ensembles with voice were the subject of a lecture that Gianmario Borio gave at an event in collaboration with the 2021 Music Biennale, significantly entitled Choruses. Drammaturgie vocali.


During this study day, organised by the Institute for Music, in collaboration with the Beaumont Consort and the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, musicians and musicologists will compare Schoenberg’s pioneering composition to Giacomo Manzoni’s work on texts by Emily Dickinson.


Afterwards, the two works will be played in a performance by the Beaumont Consort with the participation of students from the Venetian Conservatory and singer Cristina Baggio.