Appel de conférences pour le colloque international « Serafino Aquilano Between Poetry and Music. New Research Perspectives », Rome, 2-5 décembre 2024.
« Serafino Aquilano (1466-1500), the greatest exponent of fifteenth-century Italian courtly poetry, is enjoying renewed success in the field of historical-literary studies, thanks in large part to the recent complete critical editions of his works edited by Antonio Rossi. Since his was a repertoire conceived and at least initially circulated in sung form, Serafino’s exceptional fame in his time was also due to his extraordinary ability as a composer and performer. The historical understanding of these elements, however, is hampered by the lack of extant musical settings that can be ascribed to him with certainty. The contemporary compositions that accompany his rhymes are in fact anonymous or attributed to other composers (among them Marchetto Cara, Alessandro Mantovano, Giacomo Fogliano and Heinrich Isaac). In addition to this, there persists in current research a widespread tendency to treat separately the verbal and sonic aspects of poetry for music (which Serafino and his audience experienced as inseparable), combined with a lack of attention to the specific cultural and political contexts in which Serafino and his colleagues found themselves operating. »
Date limite de soumission : 10 avril 2024.
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