A selection of the doctoral students’ presentations at Dr. Nicole Panizza’s Seminar on American Art Song “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush”: American Art Song as Praxis are published (PDF), edited by Dr. Panizza. In English, with illustrations.
Papers by Marco Gallenga, Teresa Poggiali, Marco Rapetti, Ruhama Santorsa.
The May 18, 2022 workshop was a collaboration of ICAMus with The University of Florence Dipartimento SAGAS-Doctoral School.
The title of this doctoral seminar includes a quotation from a letter that Emily Dickinson wrote to her cousin Eudocia Flynt. It is also the title of a song cycle (1989) by American composer Juliana Hall, who is prominent in Dr. Panizza’s research and performance, and in the ICAMus ongoing project on the American Art Song.
In the photo above: the SAGAS Department (Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo) of the University of Florence, at whose Doctoral School-Music and Performing Arts Dr. Panizza’s Seminar with the Doctoral School students, “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush”: American Art Song as Praxis took place on May 18, 2022.
READ AND DOWNLOAD A SELECTION OF THE DOCTORAL STUDENTS’ PAPERS PRESENTED AT DR. NICOLE PANIZZA’S SEMINAR “SYLLABLES OF VELVET, SENTENCES OF PLUSH”: AMERICAN ART SONG AS PRAXIS, A COLLABORATION OF ICAMus WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, DIPARTIMENTO SAGAS - DOCTORAL SCHOOL, MAY 18, 2022; EDITED BY DR. NICOLE PANIZZA:
Read & download: Marco Rapetti- Poetic(al) antinomies and multi-level dualism in Ned Rorem’s “Grief” (“Aftermath,” 2002) - Paper (PDF).
Read & download: Marco Gallenga & Ruhama Santorsa - “Songs From Letters”: Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey (1880-1902) - Libby Larsen/Calamity Jane - Paper (PDF).
Read & download: Teresa Poggiali - Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs” - Paper (PDF).
READ & DOWNLOAD: "SYLLABLES OF VELVET, SENTENCES OF PLUSH" - ICAMus-UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE SEMINAR 05-18-2022 - COMPLETE VOLUME OF PRESENTATIONS (PDF): LECTURE BY DR. NICOLE PANIZZA; PAPERS BY DOCTORAL STUDENTS MARCO RAPETTI, MARCO GALLENGA, RUHAMA SANTORSA, TERESA POGGIALI.
A short video (1 min.) by Marco Gallenga accompanied and illustrated the paper he presented with Ruhama Santorsa. The video is introduced by Marco Gallenga’s remarks: "When I heard the melody of Libby Larsen's A working woman inspired by Calamity Jane's letter to her daughter, I was struck simultaneously by the sweetness and strength of the music associated with the lyrics. It was spontaneous for me to create a variation with the violin."
We wish to express our gratitude to the doctoral students who participated in this project; their insights and commitment to studying the songs of Ned Rorem, Libby Larsen, and Aaron Copland has been a learning experience for the entire ICAMus team.
Special thanks to University of Florence Musicology Professors, Mila De Santis and Marco Mangani, for their support of this project.
READ AND DOWNLOAD DR. NICOLE PANIZZA’S LECTURE “SYLLABLES OF VELVET, SENTENCES OF PLUSH”: AMERICAN ART SONG AS PRAXIS, A COLLABORATION OF ICAMus WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, DIPARTIMENTO SAGAS - DOCTORAL SCHOOL: COMPLETE LECTURE, AND DR. PANIZZA'S INTRODUCTION TO THE MAY 18, 2022 DOCTORAL SEMINAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE AT THIS PAGE.
Dr. Nicole Panizza (Coventry University, UK, and ICAMus Advisory Board) is a performer and a scholar specializing in the American Art Song.
Learn more about the May 16-18, 2022 ICAMus events in Florence, The American Art Song: Poets and Composers from the United States, a project directed by Aloma Bardi and Nicole Panizza HERE.
Find out more on the published papers and their subject matter at THIS PAGE.