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Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts

1st Edition

Edited by Franco Sciannameo


126 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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Musicians’ Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts contains essays dedicated to the movement of musicians along and across the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. In the course of this book, the musicians become narrators of their own stories seen through the lenses of wanderlust, opportunity, exile, and refuge. Essayists in this collection are scholars hailing from Croatia, Italy, and Greece. They are internationally known for their passionate advocacy of musicians’ migratory rights and faithfulness to the lesson imparted by the history of immigration in the broadest of terms.

Spanning the Venetian Republic’s domination, the demise of the Ottoman Empire, the European nationalistic movements of mid-nineteenth century, the shocking outcomes of World War One, and the dramatic shifts of frontiers that continue to occur in our time, the chapters of this book guide the reader on a voyage through the Adriatic Sea—from the Gulf of Venice and the peninsula of Istria, to Albania, the Island of Corfu, and other Ionian outposts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Adriatic Geo-Musicology: A Premise

Dinko Fabris

Chapter 2. Tragedy and Hope in the Strait of Otranto

Franco Sciannameo

Chapter 3. Music Migrations and Creative Assimilations: The Ionian Islands

Kostas Kardamis

Chapter 4. The Sailors’ Chord: Comparative Research on Traditional Singing in the Quattro Province,

the Ionian Islands, and Dalmatia

Jakša Primorac

Chapter 5. Musicians on the Move in the Early Modern Era: An Instrumental Pilgrimage to L’Aquila

Francesco Zimei

Chapter 6. The Migration of Seventeenth-Century Music Repertoire to the Cathedral of Hvar in


Maja Milošević

Chapter 7. Migration of Musicians as an Integrative Principle: The Case of the East Adriatic Coast in

the Eighteenth Century

Vjera Katalinić

About the Editor

Franco Sciannameo is College Distinguished Teaching Professor of Musicology in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. He is Visiting Professor of Applied Musicology in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds, UK.

About the Series

CMS Cultural Expressions in Music

Created in 2009, Cultural Expressions in Music began as a series of monographs that sought to promote and share the diversity of perspectives, cultures, experiences, philosophies, and contributions of The College Music Society’s membership and the music community at large. The volumes published under this rubric follow the tenets of geo-musicology, an interdisciplinary outreach of recent coinage, which integrates musical expression, geo-political thinking, and migratory movement of musicians, musical genres, styles, repertoire, and practices. The monographs and edited collections in the series urge readers worldwide to reflect, musically and culturally, upon one of the most pressing issues of our time: immigration.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General