NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
LE CONCERTO POUR PIANO FRANÇAIS
After producing or supporting recordings of the piano concertos of Hérold, Dubois, Gounod and (shortly to be released) Marie Jaëll and Édouard Lalo, the Palazzetto Bru Zane continues its rediscovery of the genre by publishing a scholarly volume devoted to the French piano concerto, the fourth book in the Actes Sud/Palazzetto Bru Zane series (published in French only). In the year 1904, at the height of the conflict between modernity and academicism, Paris saw the outbreak of the ‘Concerto War’ opposing champions and detractors of this genre practised by the greatest composers, from Bach and Mozart to Beethoven and Schumann. The volume is edited by Alexandre Dratwicki.
CONFERENCE IN LUCCA, 5-7 OCTOBER 2015 LIGHT MUSICAL THEATRE IN EUROPE: FROM OPERETTA TO MUSIC HALL
During the second half of the nineteenth century, on the fringes of the official opera houses, an alternative history of music was taking shape, one that has long been neglected by researchers. And yet, all over Europe, cabarets, music halls, variety theatres and other private spaces were the venues for extremely popular shows (operettas, revues, musical comedies) which must be examined if we are fully to understand the artistic life of the time. With Olivier Bara, Etienne Jardin, Lorenzo Frassà, Roberto Illiano, Fulvio Morabito, Michela Niccolai. In partnership with the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini.