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Musiche popolari e paesaggi abruzzesi nelle Novelle dannunziane

Lara Sonja Uras    Docente di Storia della Musica presso il Conservatorio di Sassari    



Through his Novelle d’Annunzio offers his readers important examples of popular musical traditions from his native land; it is a profane, paraliturgic and extraliturgic music. It is a music of oral tradition that, by its very nature, is always liable to be altered, and was listened to but also practised by the poet in his youth; he manipulated it, partly transformed it and then fixed it, according to an exotic interpretation, in the abstract time of a myth. At a time when, in Italy, ethno-phonic studies were virtually non-existent, d'Annunzio manages to safeguard an important musical heritage by crystallising it in his literary work. In the Novelle music is immersed in an architectural and natural landscape that is already rich in diffused sounds and both vocal and instrumental performance, with their specific techniques, are expertly outlined.

Oct. 1, 2016
June 9, 2016