Virtual Roundtable on the Art Songs of Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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Experts discuss Castelnuovo-Tedesco Art Songs

A virtual roundtable on Sunday, 12 July 2020 at 3 p.m. Eastern (12 noon Pacific, 21h Central European)  will focus on a genre very dear to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: art songs.  Much of his prolific output (220 songs), which the composer called “my most sincere and personal expressions,”  is rarely heard today and, until recently, had remained unrecorded. In conjunction with the release of Songs from a Lost World of Italian-Jewish Composers, Vol. III, the event will be a conversation about, and a chance to listen to, some of the composer’s settings of Italian poetry, and it will include a discussion of the context in which the songs were composed.

The following scholars and performing artists will participate:

  • Aloma Bardi, musicologist, founder and director of The International Center for American Music 
  • Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco, scholar and granddaughter of the composer
  • Caroline Helton, soprano, Associate Professor of Music (Voice), University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (Blue Griffin Records: Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers, Vol. III: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco) –  read her bio 
  • Kathryn Goodson, collaborative pianist, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (Blue Griffin Records: Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers, Vol. III: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco) –  read her bio
  • James Westby, musicologist, editor and translator of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s autobiography, A Life of Music

The event will be hosted by The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre &  Dance, and it will be broadcast on Facebook Live via the Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco fan page, which will co-host of the event. The discussion will be pre-recorded, but the panelists will take questions live via the Facebook comment thread. 

Watch a short introductory video about the event here.

 Event details recap

A recording of the event is available to watch on YouTube