History of Music (i) (2017/2018)

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
First half of Semester 1 dal Sep 25, 2017 al Nov 11, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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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:
- lectures notes;
- GLORIA STAFFIERI, Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2012, capp. 1, 2, 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. 178-182, 208-216, 296-327.

All books are available in the University library. The symbol * marks books available in the E-learning platform.

if needed, further bibliography will be added during the term

- Libretti and Scores
1. *CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’Orfeo (libretto);
2. *CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’Orfeo (partitura);
3. *CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’incoronatione di Poppea (libretto);
All Libretti and scores are available on the E-Learning platform


- Videos of the Operas (at least one for each opera):

L’Orfeo:
- dir. Pier Luigi Pizzi, Les Arts Florissants, cond. William Christie, DVD, Dynamic 2009 (available at the Biblioteca Frinzi, Reference desk);
- dir. Robert Wilson, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, cond. Rinaldo Alessandrini, DVD, Opus Arte 2011 (available at the Biblioteca Frinzi, Reference desk);
- cond. John Elito Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists-Monteverdi Choir, Venezia, 2017 (available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXIBTGZUfU);
- dir. Trisha Brown, Concerto Vocale, cond. René Jacobs, 2007 (available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKD1qUVJJBU)
- dir.i Gilbert Deflo, Le Concert des Nations, cond. Jordi Savall, 2002 (available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mD16EVxNOM).


L’incoronazione di Poppea:
- dir. Ole Anders Tandberg, Orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera, cond. Alessandro De Marchi, DVD, Euroarts 2012 (available at the Biblioteca Frinzi, Reference desk);
- dir. David Alden, Baroque Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona, cond. Harry Bicket, DVD, Opus arte 2012 (available at the Biblioteca Frinzi, Reference desk);
- cond. John Elito Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists-Monteverdi Choir, Venezia, 2017 (available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IrqYl1m0f4)
- dir. Denis Caïozzi, La Venexiana, cond. Claudio Cavina, 2002 (available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPofx8d1jAs).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Docente del corso Appunti delle lezioni 2017
ELLEN ROSAND Le ultime opere di Monteverdi. Trilogia veneziana Ricordi 2013 978-88-7592-905-3 pp. 178-182, 208-216, 296-327
GLORIA STAFFIERI "L’opera italiana. Dalle origini alle riforme del secolo dei Lumi (1590-1790)" Carocci 2014 9788843071081 capp. 1, 2, 3 (pp. 17-146)
*PAOLO FABBRI "Monteverdi" EDT 1985 978-88-7063-035-0 pp. 96-115 [l’asterisco (*) contrassegna il materiale disponibile sulla piattaforma E-Learning; il resto della bibiografia si trova nelle biblioteche di Ateneo]
GLORIA STAFFIERI "Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana" Carocci 2012 9788843065769 capp. 1, 2, 4 (pp. 17-58; 123-139)

Assessment methods and criteria

Written text: three questions to be answered in 1h and 30m. Thew first question will be on opera in general (first part of the course); the other two: one on "Orfeo" and one on "L'incoronazione di Poppea" (second part of the course).

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018