Teoresi e storicità nell’estetica musicale di Giuseppe Carpani

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Theories and historicity in the musical aesthetics of Giuseppe Carpani

Maurizio Padoan

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The present study intends to propose an investigation on some problems that in Carpani's theoretical thought - despite the limits of an asystematic approach - take on particular interest. The peculiarity of the chosen angle fundamentally refers to music as a language, that is to say to an area - as wide as it is articulated - where the most relevant referents are the side of semanticity and the status of aesthetic experience. Retraced in this direction, Carpani's theoretical contribution on the one hand seems to discount the conceptions elaborated in the eighteenth century, on the other hand it reveals quite new aspects that redeem the critic from a position of reflection if not merely repetitive. Indeed - although Le Haydine, Le Rossiniane and Le Majeriane were published between 1812 and 1824 - Carpani's thought goes, at least in general, to the theories set out in the culture of the second half of the XVIII century where various aesthetic addresses without univocal solutions, from classicist rationalism to sensism, to the significant contribution of the encyclopedists who rework French classicism on the basis of the new tendencies expressed by English empiricism. In this context, so markedly variegated and full of solicitations, Carpani moves with a certain ease testifying to a truly singular attention and commitment in following what has been debated in the vast eighteenth-century theoretical horizon, with particular reference to the production of the beyond 'alp.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Theories and historicity in the musical aesthetics of Giuseppe Carpani
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationStudi in onore di Giuseppe Vecchi
Pages145-155
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bello ideale
  • classicismo
  • gusto
  • imitazione
  • referenziale
  • sensismo

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