The editor’s “In search of a passacaglia Principle” about how such an unusual issue came to be and the “Notes on contributors” are in English and Italian. After inviting abstracts about a possible construction principle behind passacaglia-inspired compositions from different periods, the scientific committee of the GATM (Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale) selected the eight studies presented here.
by Enrico Baiano & Marco Moiraghi Repertori Musicali 5. LIM 2014. 321pp ISBN 978 88 7096 7722 €30 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is… Read more Le sonate di Domenico Scarlatti. Testo, contesto, interpretazione
Brepols, 2014. 527pp, €80.00. ISBN 9 78 2 503 55332 0 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he contents do not completely cover Marenzio’s secular music:… Read more Mauro Calcagno: Perspectives on Luca Marenzio’s Secular Music
The shocking impact on its first hearers of Schubert’s Winterreise is well documented; his friends were ‘dumbfounded’ by the overwhelming power of the grief expressed in the 24 settings of Wilhelm Muller’s poems. It is hugely popular today, but you have to prepare yourself for a performance
As someone who has long enjoyed listening to Kraus’s music, it has come as something of a disappointment that he seems to have been a rather unlikeable person. Most of the letters that comprise the first part of this volume are full of requests for money from his parents, and complaints about his lot in life;
This strikes me as the work of an old-fashioned conductor born in 1933 – six years older than me. However, I kept my eyes on the musicology, and was refreshed when the early-instrument movement became common. I sang the work regularly in my teens,