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date: 02 April 2020

Della Corte, Andrealocked

  • Giorgio Pestelli

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(b Naples, April 5, 1883; d Turin, March 12, 1968). Italian musicologist and critic. Self-taught in music, he was professor of music history at the Turin Conservatory (1926–53) and at Turin University (1939–53). His main occupation, however, was journalism. He contributed to various Neapolitan papers from 1906 and was music critic of the Turin paper La stampa (1919–1967), a post to which he brought a professionalism hitherto unknown in Italy.

As a musicologist his chief interest was opera history, and he made valuable contributions to the knowledge of Neapolitan opera, Gluck and above all Verdi: his essays on Aida, Otello and Falstaff (1923–5) enlarged the awareness of the organic unity of Verdi’s dramas to which Toscanini’s reform of interpretation was greatly contributing. In his Toscanini visto da un critico (1958) Della Corte made a study of the concept of interpretation. An advocate of idealism, he produced studies in aesthetics and theory which are collected in ...

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