Giuseppe Mazzinis Philosophy of Music: 1836: Envisioning a Social Opera Giuseppe Mazzini

ISBN: 9780773464698

Published: August 25th 2004

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133 pages


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Giuseppe Mazzinis Philosophy of Music: 1836: Envisioning a Social Opera  by  Giuseppe Mazzini

Giuseppe Mazzinis Philosophy of Music: 1836: Envisioning a Social Opera by Giuseppe Mazzini
August 25th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 133 pages | ISBN: 9780773464698 | 9.12 Mb

Political thinker, philosopher, patriot, and republican, Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) sought solace from his intense activity as a political activist and writer by singing to his own guitar accompaniment. A genuine music lover, in 1836, MazziniMorePolitical thinker, philosopher, patriot, and republican, Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) sought solace from his intense activity as a political activist and writer by singing to his own guitar accompaniment. A genuine music lover, in 1836, Mazzini published a pamphlet (40 pages) entitled Filosofia della musica in which he denounced the condition into which music had fallen and suggested the remedy for its resurgence -- this time as a social art.

The committed composer cannot restrict himself to writing notes and chords, but must understand the vast influence which [opera] could exercise on society. He should not renounce the idea in favor of the form- progressive operatic music must abandon the rigid rules of the classicists, to take on characteristic tint and historical reality- the idea of opera as entertainment must change to one of opera as a mission- the chorus, which portrays the people, must be used more.

Little known among English-speaking musical scholars, Mazzinis work is presented here in a version edited and annotated by Franco Sciannameo. It comprises (1) a Foreword by American leading musicologist Lawrence Kramer, (2) a historical introduction which also offers a crit



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