Donizetti e la Francia
Preface by Attilio Piovano
size cm 15,5×23, paperback
Scritti di musica Series
- It fills a gap in the Italian publishing scene: relations between Donizetti and France have been frequently neglected by music historians, and instead they reveal a lively and very interesting environment.
- It is an important and extremely documented essay that highlights Donizetti’s “French” operatic production: it reconstructs the musical environment of the time, a colorful and mottled world, with successes, joys, illusions, defeats, librettists, impresarios, singers, conductors, composers and backstage “premieres”.
- A quick and concise writing, direct and almost scientific, makes it very pleasant to read a book which gives a fascinating insight into the French environment in which Donizetti worked for several years.
- opera fans
- scholars of history of music
- music students
Profile of the author and the forerunner
Roberto Monaco, graduated in Physics and professor of Mathematical Physics at the Polytechnic of Turin, but as a passionate about music and opera, he has poured the scientific rigor into musicological research on the history of musical theater. Dal Since 2013 he has coordinated the workshop “Architettura, scenografia e musica” in the master’s degree courses in Archettura in collaboration with the Teatro Regio of Turin.
Attilio Piovano, musicologist and writer, teaches History and Aesthetics of music at the Conservatory of Turin. He was artistic director of the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra. He is editor of critical notes for the programmes of the opera houses of Liège, Milan, Turin, Rome, Venice, Cagliari, Genoa. Review concerts on La Stampa, Amadeus, Il corriere musicale. He has published essays and novels. He reviews concerts on La Stampa, Amadeus, Il corriere musicale. He has published essays and novels.