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100.000 reasons to study in Bologna

The Library of Padre Martini, father of all teachers

In the music library are nearly 100,000 documents: scores, books, letters, printed books and manuscripts. A unique heritage of five centuries of music: only a small part is visible in…

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A Martini for Mozart

Bologna 1770: an examination, three tasks and one mistery

Mozart met in Bologna Father Giambattista Martini, a great theorist and composer. Wolfgang spends the summer of 1770 to study with his teacher in view of the examination to enter…

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Face to face with the music

The portrait gallery

Watch music straight in the eye ? In Bologna you can: Monteverdi, Mozart, J.S. Bach, Rameau, Gluck, Vivaldi, Cimarosa, Paisiello, Scarlatti, Porpora, Haendel, Farinelli, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Wagner ...…

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A perfect keyboard? It's not playable!

The Clavemusicum Omnitonum by Vito Trasuntino

At the Museum of music you can find the perfect keyboard: the original Clavemusicum Omnitonum of 1606 has 125 keys arranged in 5 different files and 31 keys per octave…

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Petrucci, as Gutenberg of music

1501: comes the music press (and the first score is only here)

Did you know that the inventor of the printing music press is an Italian: Ottaviano Petrucci produced in Venice in 1501 the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A, the first printed score.…

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One God, one Farinelli

The 18th century: the golden age of italian musical drama

"One God, one Farinelli" was the battle cry of the London fans of the man who was considered the greatest opera singer of all time: Carlo Broschi as Farinelli, international…

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