Studi Pergolesiani- Pergolesi Studies

by Claudio Bacciagaluppi (Volume editor) Marilena Laterza (Volume editor)
Edited Collection XVI, 370 Pages


For decades now, scholars of music theory have firmly established the supranational importance of the pedagogical tradition that flourished in the Neapolitan conservatories from the 17th to the 19th century. Beyond its potential in today’s teaching practice, many questions remain open about the didactic tools peculiar to this tradition. As is well known, Neapolitan maestri did not produce theoretical treatises, but drafted short exercises such as partimenti and solfeggi to be realized extempore, which were at the core of their composition teaching. But what about the mechanisms of creation and transmission of these tools? And to what extent were Neapolitan methods imitated or adapted across Europe? This volume brings together contributions from an international conference (Milan - Bern, 2017) addressing these issues.


XVI, 370
ISBN (Book)
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2021. XVI, 370 p., 47 ill. a colori, 101 ill. b/n, 17 tabs.

Biographical notes

Claudio Bacciagaluppi (Volume editor) Marilena Laterza (Volume editor)

Claudio Bacciagaluppi (D.Phil. 2008 in Fribourg) works for the RISM Digital Center and for the Hochschule der Künste Bern. His research focusses on Baroque sacred music in Switzerland and in Naples, as well as on teaching and performing music in the nineteenth century. Marilena Laterza trained both as a musician (Piano Diploma in 2006) and as a musicologist (MA in 2010, Phd in 2015). She has carried out research at the University of Milan for several years and currently teaches in Italian conservatories. She has published on eighteenth-century and contemporary music with a mainly analytical approach.


Title: Studi Pergolesiani- Pergolesi Studies