Challenging Mozart's Catalogue: A Forensic Analysis
A Presentation at the IGS 2023 Conference, University of Évora, Portugal
Challenging Mozart's Catalogue: A Forensic Analysis
At the University of Évora in Portugal, during the International IGS 2023 Conference on forensic handwriting analyses and examinations, we presented our scientific paper on the catalogue that Mozart is believed to have written from 1784 to 1791. This paper, having passed a double peer review, is titled "A Questionable Catalogue".
We developed software in C# capable of comparing all of Mozart's letters and his musical manuscripts with the graphic marks of the thematic catalogue of works, hitherto considered an autograph and primary reference source. Through an objective computerised comparison of the handwriting, it transpires that the catalogue is, in fact, a forgery created at the end of the 18th century, several years after Mozart's death.
This revelation has profound implications for Mozart cataloguing.
If you wish to know more about this scientific article that revolutionizes Mozart cataloging, write to the authors at the following email address: email@example.com
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International Traetta Award
After a 12-year hiatus, the award returns to Italy!
The Traetta Society is delighted to announce that this year's 14th International Traetta Award (Traetta Award) has been presented to Anna Trombetta and Luca Bianchini. They are being recognised for their "passion in musicological research on primary sources of the European musical repertoire, with significant contributions to the redefinition of 18th-century music historiography."
Unearthing Hidden Musical Treasures in Bayreuth
Rediscovering Classical Masterpieces
To truly appreciate the expansive horizon of classical compositions, one might journey to Germany, specifically Bayreuth, best known as the heartland of Wagner's operas.
In an upcoming concert on 16th September 2023 at the illustrious Margravial Opera House, there lies an opportunity to immerse oneself in compositions that are not from the pen of Mozart, but are equally enchanting. Thanks to the meticulous transcription efforts of Luca Bianchini and Anna Trombetta, three arias will be performed in the modern era for the very first time.
The musical evening will feature Maestro Daniel Behle, who, backed by the impeccable Orchestra Concerto Köln, will present "Pensa che in campo armato" by Antonio Tozzi and "Puoi vantar le tue ritorte" by Luigi Gatti. But the pièce de résistance promises to be "Mentre ti lascio, o figlia" by Tommaso Traetta. This splendid composition originates from "Disfatta di Dario", first introduced to audiences in Venice in 1778.
Traetta's aria is particularly noteworthy for its luxuriant orchestration. Instruments such as the flute, oboe, bassoon, and horn step forth not just as mere accompaniments but as integral storytellers, weaving together an intense and poignant musical narrative.
Bayreuth's reputation might be firmly tethered to Wagner, but this concert serves as a testament that there's a vast, rich tapestry of music beyond Mozart, awaiting rediscovery and appreciation.
Mozart Through the Lens of Vatican Radio: The Scholarly Insights of Dr. Luca Bianchini and Dr. Anna Trombetta
Books on Mozart authored by musicologists Dr. Luca Bianchini and Dr. Anna Trombetta have been featured in dozens of episodes on Vatican Radio.
Mozart The Fall of the Gods
Mozart The Fall of the Gods - Part II
Mozart The Magic Flute
Mozart in Italy
Publisher : Youcanprint
Language : Italian
Pages : 504
ISBN-13 : 979-1220363624
The book chronicles three pivotal years in the composer's life, from December 13, 1769, to March 13, 1773. This was a transformative period for Mozart as he began composing serious operas in Italy, all under the watchful guidance of his father, Leopold. The historical narrative of their travels is meticulously reconstructed through a myriad of primary sources, including Mozart's own autographs, letters, contemporary articles, diaries, and books from the period.
To deepen the reader's understanding, the authors have also provided insightful musical guides based on Mozart's manuscripts. Several musical examples, published here for the first time, allow readers to delve into the craft's intricacies, revealing both Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart's compositional processes.
Referring to renowned masters, writers, and notable personalities who lived 250 years ago, "Mozart in Italia" provides a vivid snapshot of Italy's musical landscape during that era.
The exclusive area for readers is enhanced with audio samples, videos, unpublished documents, facsimiles of musical manuscripts, paintings, and hundreds of pages of Mozart's letters in their original language, accompanied by translations.
The online expansion also provides the unique opportunity to exclusively listen to the entire opera "Mitridate re di Ponto" by Quirino Gasparini, which served as a model for Mozart's composition of the same name.
What They Say About Us
«Mozart's biography has always had the allure of a fairy tale, and 'Mozart - The Fall of the Gods' is the furthest work from the legendary and hagiographic that has ever been written.»
«With 'Mozart - The Fall of the Gods, you've changed the way I think.»
«Numerous revelations, countless curiosities unveiled for the first time, and great hope for the future of Italian musicology.»
«A beautiful exploration of the intentions behind 'he Magic Flute libretto, and consequently, its music. A well-researched study, effective in reconstructing the atmosphere and ideological context.»
«I consider Bianchini and Trombetta among the most talented and courageous truth seekers.»
«A meticulous work that began twenty years ago, with results in recent months that have caused an uproar. At the heart of their investigations is one of the most revered and untouchable geniuses of classical music. Untouchable, but not for them.»
«It is worth noting the challenging and crucial work of revising and reconstructing the score and the libretto, carried out by experts Anna Trombetta and Luca Bianchini, specifically appointed by the artistic direction.»
«In an extraordinarily vast and fertile research field, armed with the enthusiasm characteristic of those exploring new worlds and aware of leaving a mark of uncommon value, the discoverers of Verter, Anna Trombetta and Luca Bianchini, have ventured forth.»
«The authors Luca Bianchini and Anna Trombetta not only record historical data but also offer new interpretations compared to the past.»
«The work of Bianchini and Trombetta simultaneously represents a culmination and a starting point for contemporary musicology, also due to the intelligent use of historical research tools strategically combined with a sharp analysis of the musical text.»
«The work of Luca Bianchini and Anna Trombetta is significant because it helps unveil a lesser-known side of the Enlightenment and the development of the Italian Risorgimento from the late 18th century to the early 19th century.»
«Luca Bianchini and Anna Trombetta unveil previously unknown and unpublished pages of art and history spanning the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.»
«Mozart - The Fall of the Gods is now a reference text for those who wish to enrich their Mozartian knowledge with new information or insights known to only a select few.»
«Their books have revolutionized theories and principles related to the composer from Salzburg and more generally to Austro-German music.»
«Mozart - The Fall of the Gods is a historical book in musicology: the documented facts are facts, and they must be acknowledged.»
«New and significant discoveries, set to change the official Mozartian catalogings, are described in depth for the first time.»
«Mozart - The Fall of the Gods highlights the contradictory points in the vast Mozartian bibliography.»
«The best of the best in Music, Criticism, and Music History that we have in Italy today. I've read 'Mozart - The Fall of the Gods'. I'm already well into the second one. I consider them both masterpieces.»
«Rewriting history every time, by rechecking the sources, is the duty of every historian; this is not something new. The work of Luca Bianchini and Anna Trombetta is a testament to this.»
«I can only congratulate you on the fantastic, well-documented, monumental, and above all, courageous work. I eagerly await the second volume. After reading it, nothing will be the same.»
«After the first 50 pages, I can say that 'Mozart - The Fall of the Gods' is an extraordinary book, which one reads with eagerness, impeccable in terms of documentation. A book destined to make history.»
«This book brings Mozart back down to earth, and we hope more people read it. I recommend everyone to read 'Mozart - The Fall of the Gods'.»
«When the books are translated into German (and English), the 3rd European war will break out!»
«With your book, I embarked on a journey where I learned more than I did in 10 years at the conservatory.»