History of Music (i) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S001450
Name of lecturer
Vincenzo Borghetti
Coordinator
Vincenzo Borghetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IA dal Sep 28, 2015 al Nov 14, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce students to the issues and methods concerning the study of opera as the most prominent manifestation of western music theatre of the last four centuries.

Syllabus

Foundations of musical dramaturgy: Monteverdi and the beginnings of opera. This course aims to introduce students to the study of opera. The first part will focus on the theory of musical dramaturgy. The second will concentrate on the works of Monteverdi, especially "L’Orfeo" and "L’incoronazione di Poppea", which will function as case studies on which we will try out recent methodological approaches and learn the most useful analytical tools.

Bibliography:
- lecture notes;
- GLORIA STAFFIERI, Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2012, capp. 1, 4 (pp. 17-58; 123-139);
- GLORIA STAFFIERI, L’opera italiana. Dalle origini alle riforme del secolo dei Lumi (1590-1790), Roma, Carocci, 2014, capp. 1, 2, 3 (pp. 17-146);
- *PAOLO FABBRI, Monteverdi, Torino, EDT, 1985, pp. 96-115;
- ELLEN ROSAND, Le ultime opere di Monteverdi. Trilogia veneziana, Milano, Ricordi 2013, pp. 178-187, 208-216, 296-327.
All books are available in the University library. The symbol * marks books available in the E-learning platform.

- Libretti and Scores:
1. *CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’Orfeo (libretto);
2. *CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’Orfeo (score);
3. *CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’incoronatione di Poppea (libretto);
The symbol * marks books available in the E-learning platform.

Videos (at least one for each opera)
L’Orfeo:
- dir. Pier Luigi Pizzi, Les Arts Florissants, cond. William Christie, DVD, Dynamic 2009 (available in the University library, Reference desk);
- dir. Robert Wilson, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, cond. Rinaldo Alessandrini, DVD, Opus Arte 2011 (available in the University library, Reference desk)(available in the University library, Reference desk);
- dir. Luca Ronconi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, cond. René Jacobs, 1998 (available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-RclEK-PI);
- dir. Gilbert Deflo, Le Concert des Nations, cond. Jordi Savall, 2002 (available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mD16EVxNOM);
- dir. Jean Pierre Ponnelle, Monteverdi Ensemble, cond. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, 1978 (available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcRFFmgVGlc).

L’incoronazione di Poppea:
- dir. Ole Anders Tandberg, Orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera, cond. Alessandro De Marchi, DVD, Euroarts 2012 (available in the University library, Reference desk);
- dir. di David Alden, Baroque Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona, cond. Harry Bicket, DVD, Opus arte 2012 (available in the University library, Reference desk);
- dir. Denis Caïozzi, La Venexiana, cond. Claudio Cavina, 2002 (available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWZztMb9Rxk).

Assessment methods and criteria

written test

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016