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Dr Stefano Castelvecchi

Dr Stefano Castelvecchi

Lecturer in Music


Biography:

Dr Castelvecchi is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Music and a Fellow of St. John’s College.

He studied Humanities at the University of Rome, Composition at the Conservatoire of Rome, and Musicology at the University of Chicago. Before coming to Cambridge, he taught at Vassar College, in New York State.

He has published critical editions of works by Rossini and Verdi, and various articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italian opera.

In 2004 he joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society, and more recently was elected to the Council of the American Musicological Society.

Honours include the Stuart M. Tave Teaching Fellowship from the University of Chicago, two awards from the American Musicological Society, and a Research Leave Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board.

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Key Publications

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Critical Editions

Cantata per l’Imperatore Francesco I d’Austria, in Edizione critica delle opere di Gioachino Rossini(Pesaro: Fondazione Rossini, 1999)

Alzira, in The Works of / Le Opere di Giuseppe Verdi, vol. I/8 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press / Milan: Ricordi, 1994), with the collaboration of Jonathan Cheskin

Articles and shorter papers

“Commentary: Was Verdi a ‘Revolutionary’?” forthcoming in Journal of Interdisciplinary History

“Verdi per la storia d’Italia”, in Verdi 2001, ed. by Fabrizio della Seta et al. (Florence: Olschki, 2003)

“Directions in Musicology: Opening Statement,” in Musicology and Sister Disciplines: Past, Present and Future, ed. David Greer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

“Sentimental and Anti-Sentimental in Le nozze di Figaro,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 53/1 (Spring 2000)

“The ‘Textualisation’ of Opera,” in Performing Verdi, ed. Roger Parker and Alison Latham (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

“L’opera come drame: Il disertore,” in Giovanni Simone Mayr: L’opera teatrale e la musica sacra, ed. Francesco Bellotto (Bergamo: Comune, 1997), pp. 37-49

“From Nina to Nina: Psychodrama, Absorption and Sentiment in the 1780s,” Cambridge Opera Journal 8,2 (July 1996), pp. 91-112

“Sullo statuto del testo verbale nell’opera,” in Gioachino Rossini 1792-1992: Il testo e la scena, ed. Paolo Fabbri (Pesaro: Fondazione Rossini, 1994), pp. 309-14

“Walter Scott, Rossini e la couleur ossianique: Il contesto culturale della Donna del lago,” Bollettino del Centro rossiniano di studi (1993), pp. 57-71

“Alcune considerazioni sulla struttura drammaturgico-musicale della farsa,” in I vicini di Mozart. II. La farsa musicale veneziana (1750-1810), ed. David Bryant (Florence: Olschki, 1989), pp. 625-31

“Le Rossiniane di Mauro Giuliani,” Bollettino del Centro rossiniano di studi (1986), pp. 33-72

Other Publications

Other Publications

“Il Bruschino e la farsa veneziana,” liner notes for a CD of Rossini’s Signor Bruschino (Deutsche Grammophon, 1993)

“La renaissance rossinienne,” in Damien Colas, Rossini: L’opéra de lumiére (Paris: Gallimard, 1992)

Conoscere la musica. Linguaggi grammatiche strutture (Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1988), with Elisabetta Stazi

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