Italian language and music lyrics

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Course aims at introduction to general and linguistic characters of librettos, and to language of song, with particular attention for students without advanced competence in linguistics, bur also with possibility of linguistic advanced analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: foundation and evolution of italian opera and of poetic language of opera and song.
Competence: ability to analyze a text for music identifying most important linguistic phenomenons
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
In caso di descrizione mancante in inglese di insegnamento e/o modulo indicarla qui:
Module A: introduction to italian language for music, and linguistic history of librettos. Reading and analysis of some texts, with listening.
Module B: subjects and literary sources, overall foreign, of italian librettos in XIX century.
Module C: linguistic history of italian song since XIX century to today (reading and analysis of some texts, with listening)
Prerequisites for admission
Previous knowledges neither in musicological field neither in historical linguistic field are requested.

Three-years degree is requested.
Teaching methods
In Module A, frontal lessons delineate key moments in literary and linguistic history of opera, with reading and analysis of texts and listening.
In Module B frontal lessons delineate an excursus of literary and theatrical subjects of operas, with analysis of some exemples in XIX Century. Investigation on some operas will be possible for students.
In module C, consider the main characteristics of the Italian song language; in the last three lessons students will propose some insights of authors or songs.
Teaching Resources
Bibliography for attending students:
Module A
Content of lessons, and I. Bonomi-E. Buroni, La lingua dell'opera lirica, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017
Module B
E. d'Angelo, Leggendo libretti. Da "Lucia di Lammermoor" a "Turandot", Roma, Aracne, 2013
Module C
G. Antonelli, Ma cosa vuoi che sia una canzone, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010
Bibliography for not attending students:

Module A
1. Bonomi-E. Buroni, La lingua dell'opera lirica, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017
2. F. Rossi, L'opera italiana: lingua e linguaggio, Roma, Carocci, 2018
Module B
1. E. d'Angelo, Leggendo libretti. Da "Lucia di Lammermoor" a "Turandot", Roma, Aracne, 2013
OR
V. Coletti, Da Monteverdi a Puccini. Introduzione all'opera italiana, Torino, Einaudi, 2017 (nuova ed.)
2 a) For students who never gave exams in L-Fil-Let/12: S. Morgana, Breve storia della lingua italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2009
2 b) For students who gave exams in L-Fil-Let/12: I. Bonomi-E. Buroni, Il magnifico parassita. Librettisti, libretti e lingua poetica nella storia dell'opera italiana, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2010 (four chapter of their choice)

Module C
1. G. Antonelli, Ma cosa vuoi che sia una canzone, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010
2. One of these books:
S. Telve, That's amore!, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012
Bonomi-V. Coletti (ed.), L'italiano della musica nel mondo, Firenze, Accademia della Crusca-GoWare, 2016, only chapters on song language (L. Coveri, G. Cartago, S. Telve, F. Fabbri, F. Liperi)
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam is a talk on program topics, to verifying acquisition of lessons and of bibliography for attending students, and to verifying acquisition of bibliography for not attending students. The teachers will pay attention and consideration to different study courses of students.
Towards foreigner students the teachers will pay attention and consideration also to knowledge in italian language.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Bonomi Ilaria
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Bonomi Ilaria
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Polimeni Giuseppe