History of Music (i)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-ART/07 - MUSICOLOGY AND HISTORY OF MUSIC
1 A dal Sep 27, 2021 al Nov 6, 2021.
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.
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 Monteverdi 's opera "L’incoronazione di Poppea" which will function as a 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.
(The symbol * marks books that will be available in the Moodle platform at the beginning of the course)
-- Lecture notes
-- GLORIA STAFFIERI, "Un teatro tutto cantato. Introduzione all’opera italiana", Roma, Carocci, 2012 capp. 1-2 (pp. 17-99); capp. 4-5 (pp. 123-153 untile the end of paragraph 2 of section 5.2 "Moduli poetici e forme musicali")
-- 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))
-- ALEXANDROS M. HATZIKIRIAKOS, "L’incoronazione di Poppea: storia, contesto e interpretazione", Verona, QuiEdit, 2021
-- ELLEN ROSAND, "Le ultime opere di Monteverdi. Trilogia veneziana", Milano, Ricordi, 2013 (pp. 178-182, 208-216, 296-327)
* Libretto of the opera
* Score of the opera
Video/Audio of the opera
Video of "The Incoronazione di Poppea" available on the web:
Schwetzingen Festival, 2017, cond. Claudio Cavina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqMrivd0iUo&t=698s
Videos of the opera available at the Biblioteca Frinzi, Reference desk
- dir. Ole Anders Tandberg, Orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera, cond. Alessandro De Marchi, DVD, Euroarts 2012;
- dir. David Alden, Baroque Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu di Barcellona, cond. Harry Bicket, DVD, Opus arte 2012;
If needed, further bibliography could be added during the therm
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 "L'incoronazione di Poppea" (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.