Vokales Instrumentalspiel in der Zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts

The performance practice of Italian instrumental music in relation to vocal music and text: sources and their modern realization.
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Claire Genewein

Keywords: text-underlay, 18th-century, Tartini, Geminiani, Corri, transverse flute
Duration: 2005-2014
Period: ancient music (before 13th century), 13th century music
Musician type: wind
Host institution: Leiden University
Die Aufführungspraxis italienischer Instrumentalmusik in der Auseinandersetzung mit Vokalmusik und Text: Quellen und moderne Umsetzung

In her work Claire Genewein has shown that in the second half of the 18th century in Italy, one prepared instrumental music for performance with the help of texts. Central to this work is a treatise by Benvenuto Robbio Conte di San Raffaele stemming from the circle around Giuseppe Tartini which demonstrates the various steps of learning instrumental music through text underlay. Based on this, she could show how in various genres (solfeggi, recitatives, arias) numerous composers (Domenico Corri, Francesco Geminiani, Guiseppe Tartini) used texts and singing in preparing instrumental music for performance. The influence of this sort of “vocal” preparation on the interpretation of instrumental music has proved itself to be very fruitful in Genewein's own playing as well as in her work with students.

Prof. dr. h. c. Ton Koopman (1st promotor), prof. Frans de Ruiter (2nd promotor)