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    DILETTANTE AND AMATEUR Our Evolving Language

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    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi i jego theatrum doloris

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    Stabat Mater is one of the last compositions by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and today it is probably the most well-known and valued arrangement of those ancient sequences. The composer translated the incredibly moving medieval poem into the sounds with a great mastery. He managed to create a musical fresco placing us in the centre of the suffering true mystery. The power of his music is so real and stimulating that it is not possible to remain indifferent.The following essay presents the phenomenon of Pergolesi’s artistic genius on the background of that time cultural changes and it focuses on his posthumous fame. The author analyses the composer’s achievement of galant style and discusses Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in relation to the language of emotions related to sentimental literature. Moreover, he suggests to comprehend that music through the prism of the Italian Marian devotion phenomenon. Scientists are still intrigued by the figure of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. They try to reconstruct his life story and to deal with the confusion concerning his legacy. The success story of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is particularly interesting. Thus, successive generations of musicologists ask a question what the fame origin of this work and its creator could be. The author of this essay presents a few clues that might help us to get closer to the answer to this question.Stabat Mater is one of the last compositions by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and today it is probably the most well-known and valued arrangement of those ancient sequences. The composer translated the incredibly moving medieval poem into the sounds with a great mastery. He managed to create a musical fresco placing us in the centre of the suffering true mystery. The power of his music is so real and stimulating that it is not possible to remain indifferent.The following essay presents the phenomenon of Pergolesi’s artistic genius on the background of that time cultural changes and it focuses on his posthumous fame. The author analyses the composer’s achievement of galant style and discusses Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in relation to the language of emotions related to sentimental literature. Moreover, he suggests to comprehend that music through the prism of the Italian Marian devotion phenomenon. Scientists are still intrigued by the figure of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. They try to reconstruct his life story and to deal with the confusion concerning his legacy. The success story of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater is particularly interesting. Thus, successive generations of musicologists ask a question what the fame origin of this work and its creator could be. The author of this essay presents a few clues that might help us to get closer to the answer to this question

    «Esistevano in Napoli quattro Licei, fra noi detti Conservatorj»: formazione musicale e «armonica carriera» nella testimonianza di Giuseppe Sigismondo

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    The paper focuses on the reconstruction of musical life in Naples conservatories as offered in Giuseppe Sigismondo's Apoteosi della musica (1821)

    La didattica del partimento a Napoli fra Settecento e Ottocento: note sulla fortuna delle \u201cRegole\u201d di Carlo Cotumacci

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    The paper focus on the role of Carlo Cotumacci in the tradition of the "Nepolitan School" of composition; the role of partimento as taught and "used" in the Naples Conservatories is investigated as wel

    Diminution and Harmony-oriented Counterpoint in Late Eighteenth Century Naples: Vincenzo Lavigna’s Studies with Fedele Fenaroli

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    Schenker's criticism of traditional theory focused mainly on its inability to represent the way in which tonal composers thought in music, and the way in which they were instructed to think musically. Recent studies in the pedagogy of composition have shown the principles on which music was taught in the 18th- Century were significantly different from late 19th- Century pedagogy, and closer to Schenker's ideas. Very little - if nothing - is known, however, about the teaching of composition of the most important music school in Europe during the Settecento: the four Naples conservatories. A manuscript in the library of the Milan Conservatory allows us to follow the entire course of a composition student from the beginning to the full mastering of the fugue. The pupil was Vincenzo Lavigna, a quite successful musician who later become the teacher of Giuseppe Verdi. Lavigna studied in Naples with Fedele Fenaroli -one of the greatest Neapolitan masters - and his assistants between 1790 and 1799. His book of exercises show how the principles of the Neapolitan school were fully compatible with Schenker's ideas

    Diminution and Harmony-oriented Counterpoint in Late Eighteenth Century Naples: Vincenzo Lavigna’s Studies with Fedele Fenaroli

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    Schenker's criticism of traditional theory focused mainly on its inability to represent the way in which tonal composers thought in music, and the way in which they were instructed to think musically. Recent studies in the pedagogy of composition have shown the principles on which music was taught in the 18th- Century were significantly different from late 19th- Century pedagogy, and closer to Schenker's ideas. Very little - if nothing - is known, however, about the teaching of composition of the most important music school in Europe during the Settecento: the four Naples conservatories. A manuscript in the library of the Milan Conservatory allows us to follow the entire course of a composition student from the beginning to the full mastering of the fugue. The pupil was Vincenzo Lavigna, a quite successful musician who later become the teacher of Giuseppe Verdi. Lavigna studied in Naples with Fedele Fenaroli -one of the greatest Neapolitan masters - and his assistants between 1790 and 1799. His book of exercises show how the principles of the Neapolitan school were fully compatible with Schenker's ideas
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