The Rebirth of Instrumental Music in Italy in the 19th Century: Basevi, Martucci and Sgambati

Apr 02, 2019 304

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL - What: A Lecture by Musicologist Jesse Rosenberg, Northwestern University, Evanston and Maestro Francesco Attardi, Milan

After many years of the domination of opera over musical life in Italy, the second half of the nineteenth century saw a renewed appreciation of instrumental music in such centers as Florence, Naples, Bologna, Rome, and Milan. This development is largely due to the pioneering spirit and efforts of three extraordinary figures: Abramo Basevi, Giuseppe Martucci and Giovanni Sgambati, who will lay the foundations for a thoroughgoing renewal of Italian instrumental music.

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