History of Music (i) (2018/2019)

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
Sem. 1A dal Sep 24, 2018 al Nov 10, 2018.

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. Each year the course is centred around one or more case studies. On successful completion of the module students will have acquired the conceptual, methodological and cultural basis for: a) understanding the specific features of opera, which distinguish it from other theatrical forms and genres, with or without music; b) investigating opera in its historical, social, cultural and ideological contexts.

Syllabus

Foundations of musical dramaturgy: Giuseppe Verdi’s “La traviata” (1853). The first part of the course will focus on the theory of musical dramaturgy. The second will concentrate on Verdi’s “La traviata”, which will function as case study on which we will try out recent methodological approaches and learn the most useful analytical tools.

The course includes audio and video examples.

Bibliography/Videography
(The symbol ** marks books available in the E-learning platform).

lecture notes;

GLORIA STAFFIERI, Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2012, capp. 1, 2, 4, 5 (pp. 17-99; 123-175);

JULIAN BUDDEN, Le opere di Verdi, vol. 2, Dal “Trovatore” alla “Forza del Destino”, Torino, EDT 1986, pp. 126-182;

FABRIZIO DELLA SETA, “La traviata”, dal dramma alla musica, in La traviata, Venezia, Teatro La Fenice 2009, pp. 5-20 [pdf downloadable at: http://www.teatrolafenice.it/media/libretti/131_2629Latraviata.pdf];

MARCO MARICA, La traviata, libretto e guida all’opera, Venezia, Teatro La Fenice 2009, pp. 45-90 [part of the previous book; available also as a separate pdf on the e-learning platform];

ELIZABETH WILSON, Bohémiens, grisettes e cortigiane, in Eroine tragiche... ma non troppo, a cura di Pierluigi Petrobelli, Parma, Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani, 2007, pp. 127-134;**

EMANUELE SENICI, Violetta come noi, in La traviata, a cura di Livio Aragona e Federico Fornoni, Bergamo, Fondazione Donizetti, 2009, pp. 17-24;**

MICHELA GEROSA, Tra “La Dame aux camélias” e “La traviata”: un molteplice orizzonte letterario e teatrale, in La traviata, a cura di Livio Aragona e Federico Fornoni, Bergamo, Fondazione Donizetti, 2009, pp. 27-46;**


Videos of La Traviata available on the web:

La traviata, Salizburg Festival, 2005, dir.: Willy Decker, cond.: Carlo Rizzi (available on YouTube https://youtu.be/7RYsbUcqKSM).
La traviata, Tokyo, 2006, dir.: Antonello Madu Diaz, cond.: Bruno Campanella (available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqWE-_3roCo);

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Elizabeth Wilson "Bohémiens, grisettes e cortigiane", in "Eroine tragiche... ma non troppo", a cura di Pierluigi Petrobelli Istituto Nazionale di Studi Verdiani 2007 pp. 127-134 [diponibile sulla piattaforma e-learning]
Julian Budden e opere di Verdi, vol. 2, Dal “Trovatore” alla “Forza del Destino” EDT 1986 pp. 126-182
FABRIZIO DELLA SETA “La traviata”, dal dramma alla musica, in La traviata, Venezia, Teatro La Fenice 2009 Teatro La Fenice 2009 p. 5-20 [pdf scaricabile qui: http://www.teatrolafenice.it/media/libretti/131_2629Latraviata.pdf]
Marco Marica "La traviata", libretto e guida all’opera, Venezia, Teatro La Fenice 2009 Teatro La Fenice 2009 pp. 45-90
Michele Gerosa Tra “La Dame aux camélias” e “La traviata”: un molteplice orizzonte letterario e teatrale, in "La traviata", a cura di Livio Aragona e Federico Fornoni Fondazione Donizetti 2009 pp. 27-46 [disponibile sulla piattaforma e-learning]
GLORIA STAFFIERI "Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana" Carocci 2012 9788843065769 capp. 1, 2, 4, 5 (pp. 17-99; 123-175)
Emanuele Senici "Violetta come noi", in "La traviata", a cura di Livio Aragona e Federico Fornoni Fondazione Donizetti 2009 pp. 17-24 [disponibile sulla piattaforme e-learning]

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test: 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 on Verdi’s "La traviata" (second part of the course). Evaluation criteria: proper use of specific vocabulary, knowledge of the foundations of music dramaturgy, ability to analyze the opera presented as case study.

How to register for the exam
Students intending to sit the exam for this course must:
- enter their name online for “appello scritto NON VERBALIZZANTE”
- after the written exam, wait for the publication of grades in the section “avvisi” of the professor’s webpage (http://www.dcuci.univr.it/?ent=persona&id=4950&lang=it#tab-avvisi).
- Students who want their grade to be officially registered must enter their name online for the “appello VERBALIZZANTE” (or “di VERBALIZZAZIONE”). This “appello” does NOT require a student’s physical presence: the professor will register the grade online in his own time.

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