1st Edition

Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts

Edited By Franco Sciannameo Copyright 2018
    142 Pages
    by Routledge

    142 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.