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Pietro Torris Serenata La Baviera für ein Fest am Münchner Hof

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Zedler, Andrea:
Pietro Torris Serenata La Baviera für ein Fest am Münchner Hof.
In: Frühneuzeit-Info. Vol. 27 (2016) . - pp. 54-61.
ISSN 0940-4007

Abstract in another language

The present study focuses on a feast at the Munich court held for the return of the Electoral Prince Karl Albrecht (1697–1745) from his grand tour (1715/16). Before his homecoming to Munich on August 29, 1716 he had travelled nine months through Italy, visiting especially Venice, Rome, Florence and Naples. He had fostered political relations, had enjoyed Italian art and above all Italian music. The four traveldiaries, written during the journey, are full of references to music performances. One of them contains an entry which mentions the performance of a “serenade” on the occasion of the Prince's return, yet without any information about the composer’s name or the title of the composition. Only a more extensive analysis of diplomatic correspondence has brought to light, that chapel master Pietro Torri wrote the “serenade”. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: firstly, it assigns one of Torri's compositions, the serenata La Baviera – which until now was dated in the year 1726 –, to this extraordinary court feast with the help of a textual analysis. Secondly, it explains why that composition was an ideal conclusion for the grand tour of Karl Albrecht.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pietro Torri; Kantatenforschung; Bayerische Landesgeschichte; Musikgeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professor Musicology > Professor Musicology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kordula Knaus
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 700 Arts and recreation > 780 Music
900 History and geography > 900 History
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 07:28
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 07:28
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/55078