The Travels by Giuseppe Acerbi: a special Grand Tour from Italy to Cape North (1799-1800)

Licia Mari

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Giuseppe Acerbi (1773-1846) was a naturalist, explorer and musician from Lombardy, with a formal education in Law and Music. Between 1799 and 1800 he travelled to northern Europe as far as the North Cape, in a kind of reverse Grand Tour. It was a journey to discover people, culture, art and music, all of which Acerbi described in a diary. He transcribed local melodies, drew sketches of traditional instruments and wrote music for special occasions. Acerbi became well-regarded among the local elites. In Finland his quartets were so popular that they are still being broadcast on the radio
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurismo Musicale: Storia, geografia, didattica / Musical Tourism: History, Geography and Didactics
EditorsRosa Cafiero, Guido Lucarno, Raffaella G. Rizzo, Gigliola Onorato
Pages81-91
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • knowledge/training trip
  • Acerbi, Giuseppe
  • diary
  • traditional northern European music

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Travels by Giuseppe Acerbi: a special Grand Tour from Italy to Cape North (1799-1800)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this