Série de colóquios organizada pelo Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Música e Dança (INET-MD) e pelo Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM)

The Sacred Music of Alessandro Scarlatti:
Between Passion and Devotion

 Luca Della Libera (Conservatory of Frosinone)

29 de Abril ::: 18h :::  Multiusos 2 - Piso 4 - Edificio ID

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Avenida de Berna 26C (Lisboa)

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The Sacred Music of Alessandro Scarlatti: Between Passion and Devotion
Luca Della Libera (Conservatory of Frosinone)

The project wants to offer a general overlook on the sacred repertoire of the great Sicilian musician, who during all his professional life was active not only as opera composer, but also as maestro di cappella in some of the most important religious institutions between Rome and Naples:  Cappella Pontificia and Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome and Real Cappella in Naples. Alessandro Scarlatti’s sacred music, might, at first glance, be divisible into two basic groupings: those works in the concertato medium, and those in a more conservative vein, scored only for voices or voices and continuo. The purpose of this project is to focus on both these two categories. A selected anthology of this repertoire will be presented using many musical examples and recent recordings.

Luca Della Libera (Milan, 1961) completed his music studies in Rome, where he graduated in flute at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia and in history of music at the University La Sapienza, with Pierluigi Petrobelli. He is tenured professor of History of Music in the Conservatory of Frosinone. From 1988 to 1991 he collaborated with IBIMUS (Istituto di Bibliografia Musicale) for cataloguing of musical manuscripts in several Roman Archives, such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Biblioteca di Storia Moderna e contemporanea. His main field of research is the music in Rome in the Baroque era, especially sacred music, musical institutions, archival studies.  He  published articles in Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, Rivista italiana di musicologia, Recercare, Studi musicali, Acta Musicologica, Analecta Musicologica. He published three volumes of critical editions of the sacred music of Alessandro Scarlatti.  He published also several biographies for Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani and Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart.
He collaborates for recording and performing projects with some of the most appreciated Italian performers in the baroque music: Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante, the violinist Enrico Gatti and ensemble Odhecaton. Since 1997 he writes as musical critic with Il Messaggero, the most important newspaper in Rome. He has received his PhD from  University of Rome Tor Vergata in co-tutelle with Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Germany), with the dissertation La musica sacra di Alessandro Scarlatti a Roma: testi, contesti, documenti, evaluation “Magna cum laude”.

In February 2013 he has been invited to give papers and lectures at Princeton University and Harvard University.


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