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Studi Pergolesiani / Pergolesi Studies

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Francesco Cotticelli and Paologiovanni Maione

Il libro raccoglie gli atti del convegno internazionale Sopra il gusto moderno: Civiltà musicale napoletana nell’età di Pergolesi, tenutosi a Napoli nel Gennaio del 2010 nell’ambito delle celebrazioni per i 300 anni della nascita di Pergolesi. Il volume esplora l’epoca e il contesto in cui fiorì il genio di Pergolesi in prospettiva interdisciplinare. Particolare rilievo ha la ricerca archivistico-documentaria: oltre 10000 notizie inedite sulla vita teatrale e musicale a Napoli nel primo Settecento sono riportate alla luce e permettono una nuova ricostruzione storica di quella stagione.

The book contains the proceedings of the conference Sopra il gusto moderno: Civiltà musicale napoletana nell’età di Pergolesi, held in Naples in January 2010 as part of the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Pergolesi’s birth. Based on an interdisciplinary perspective, it provides insight into the time and context in which Pergolesi’s genius flourished. Special emphasis is placed upon archival research: over 10000 unpublished documents about the musical and theatrical life in Naples in the early 18th century are brought to light, so as to offer a new historical reconstruction of that age.
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Vinci, Pergolesi and music criticism of the late Settecento

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The Connections between Vinci and Pergolesi

The connection between Leonardo Vinci and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, as based on primary sources, is rather slight. They went to the same school, the Conservatorio dei Poveri di Gesù Cristo.

The first records of Pergolesi’s presence at the Conservatory were found by Salvatore Di Giacomo in some payments in the account books of 1729/30 to a certain “Jesi” who was identified as the young Pergolesi from the town of Jesi in the Marche.1 These payments records are to a senior level student or capiparanza in charge of the violin ensembles sent out to perform in the churches of Naples and are usually made to a group consisting of «Palazzo, Jesi, Maltesi minore, Malemeno and Colucci» either as «violini, solito ogni mese» or «Capoparanze, per le corde che li spettano il mese».2 Unfortunately the documentation at the Conservatory is rather incomplete during this period, with several volumes of records either missing or non-existent as preserved in the Archivio Storico Dioce­sano in Naples.3 Thus there are no volumes for the years 1726 and 1728 ← 567 | 568 → and the volume for 1727 is virtually blank. However, one can find references to Pergolesi in the 1725 volume, in July and December:

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