Life and Venetian-Roman Oratorios
2007, cm 17 x 24, 554 pp. con es. mus. n.t. e 24 tavv. f.t. di cui 5 a colori. Rilegato (Hardcover).
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With his uniquely prestigious series of posts as chapel master of the Duke of Mantua, Prince Ruspoli in Rome, and Emperor Charles VI in Vienna, Caldara became, not by accident, the highest paid composer of the eighteenth century, still greatly esteemed by those connoisseurs of later generations who had access to his manuscripts. Especially his Roman years could be reconstructed with archival documents and the oratorios composed in Italy examined in their historical context.
Ursula and Warren Kirkendale
Ursula Kirkendale received her Ph. D. in historical musicology in Bonn and taught at four important American universities, until, in 1971, after only one semester at Columbia University, a speech impairment (ictus) terminated her teaching, but not her research, highly acclaimed internationally, on Caldara, Handel, and Bach. Her husband, Ph. D. Vienna, is professor emeritus ordinarius of music history, University of Regensburg, Accademico Filarmonico h. c. Bologna, Dr. h. c. and honorary professor of the University of Pavia. He has published books dealing inter al., with sixteenth-century art in Florence and Rome. The interdisciplinary work of both authors, residents of Rome, has centered on the «afterlife of Antiquity». - (agosto 2015) -