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VIVA V.E.R.D.I.: Music from Risorgimento to the Unification of Italy

R. Illiano (ed.)
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XII+396 p., 50 b/w ill., 210 x 270 mm, 2013
ISBN: 978-2-503-55018-3
Languages: English, Italian
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The present book investigates the musical landscape of the Italian peninsula from the Risorgimento to the formation of the unitary State, focusing in particular on the relationship between music and national identity. The editor’s aim has been to examine a number of significant aspects of the topic, including: great musical figures and popular music; Italian musical institutions of the mid-nineteenth century, and the relationship between artistic output and the historical, political and social dynamics which culminated in the unification of Italy. The authors featured are: Cristina Aguilar Hernández, Angela Bellia, Raffaella Bianchi, Maria Birbili, Carmela Bongiovanni, Pinuccia Carrer, Anna Cicatiello, Basil Considine, Mariateresa Dellaborra, Federico Gon, Philip Gossett, Jehoash Hirshberg, Olga Jesurum, Marina Mayrhofer, Joseph E. Morgan, Fiamma Nicolodi, Renato Ricco, Víctor Sánchez Sánchez, Chloe Valenti.

Table of Contents

Preface

Risorgimental Sentiments:

Renato Ricco, « La musica è la fede d’un mondo di cui la poesia non è che l’alta filosofia »: finalità sociali, contesto e presupposti storico-estetici della Filosofia della musica di Giuseppe Mazzini (1836) – Angela Bellia, Simboli musicali nell’iconografia del Risorgimento – Olga Jesurum, ‘O tu Palermo, terra adorata’. L’iconografia della Guerra del Vespro da Hayez a Verdi – Pinuccia Carrer, Per Cristina Trivulzio Belgiojoso: canti di guerra e canti d’elogio – Marina Mayrhofer, Citazioni verdiane e coscienza storica del Risorgimento in due film di Luchino Visconti: Sensa e Il Gattopardo

Risorgimento Opera:

Jehoash Hirshberg, The Private and the Collective in Risorgimento Opera on the Verge of Unification. Or: The Semiotics of la solita forma Mariateresa Dellaborra, « Sia grande l’Italia, sia libera ed una »: il contributo di Saverio Mercadante alla ‘causa’ risorgimentale

Verdi, Censorship and Politics:

Philip Gossett, Censorship and the Definition of a National Idiom – Anna Cicatiello, La censura borbonica dei libretti di Verdi: alcuni casi di revision – Chloe Valenti, Adulation and Appropriation: The Emergence of Verdi’s Political Image in 1860s England

Italian Identity and Musical Institutions:

Raffaella Bianchi, La Scala’s Risorgimento: Conspiracy, ‘Arias da Belisario’ and BarricadesCarmela Bongiovanni, Impegno civile e scelte musicali nelle istituzioni della Genova di età risorgimentale

Nationalism, Patriotism and Nineteenth-Century Opera:

Maria Birbili, Conflict between State and Church in Verdi’s Risorgimento Opera: French Influences in Models of Dramaturgy – Basil Considine, La fille du régiment and the Construction of French Patriotism and Identity in the Inter-Empire Period – Víctor Sánchez Sánchez, Nabucco senza Risorgimento. Il furore verdiano in Spagna – Cristina Aguilar Hernández, Il Don Carlos tradisce la ‘leggenda nera’. Patriottismo e politica nella stampa spagnola – Joseph E. Morgan, The Italian Style in Early German Romantic Opera – Federico Gon, Gli ‘eroi dei due mondi’: Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi e gli inni nazionali sudamericani

After the Unification:

Fiamma Nicolodi, L’opera post-unitaria

Biographies – Index of Names

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Musicology
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Modern history (1801 to present ) : local & regional history
Italian Peninsula

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