Italian language and music lyrics

A.Y. 2020/2021
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
In case of health emergency, lessons will be overall in distance mode, on platform Ariel. Any change in syllabus will be reported on website Ariel of Lingua italiana e testi per musica at the beginning of second semester.
In case of health emergency, exams will be in telematic mode, according to what will be communicated on website Ariel.
Course syllabus
In caso di descrizione mancante in inglese di insegnamento e/o modulo indicarla qui:
Part A: introduction to italian language for music, and linguistic history of librettos. Reading and analysis of some texts, with listening.
Part B: Module B: Linguistic comparative analysis of opera librettos for/of Verdi and opera librettos for/of Puccini.
Part 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 Part A, frontal lessons delineate key moments in literary and linguistic history of opera, with reading and analysis of texts and listening.
In Part B frontal lessons delineate main characters of librettos of Verdi and Puccini, with analysis of some exemples. Investigation on some operas will be possible for students.
In Part 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:
Part A
Content of lessons, and I. Bonomi-E. Buroni, La lingua dell'opera lirica, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017
Part B
1. L. SERIANNI, Libretti verdiani e libretti pucciniani: due modelli linguistici a confronto, in Id., Viaggiatori, musicisti, poeti. Saggi di storia della lingua italiana, Milano, Garzanti, 2002, pp. 113-161
2. I capitoli 4 (Donizetti, Verdi e i loro librettisti: casi emblematici del rapporto tra compositore e poeta nel melodramma ottocentesco, di E. BURONI) e 5 (Fra realismo ed estetismo: la composita produzione di Luigi Illica, di S. SAINO) del volume di I. BONOMI-E. BURONI, Il magnifico parassita. Librettisti, libretti e lingua poetica nella storia dell'opera italiana, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2010
Part C
G. Antonelli, Ma cosa vuoi che sia una canzone, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010

Bibliography for not attending students:
Part 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
Part B
a) For students without linguistic italian knowledges (examination in L-FIL-LET/12):
S. MORGANA, Breve storia della lingua italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2009
L. BIANCONI Il Libretto d'opera, in Il contributo italiano alla storia del pensiero. Musica, Roma, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2017, pp. 187-208

b) For students with linguistic italian knowledges (examination in L-FIL-LET/12):
E. D'ANGELO, Leggendo libretti. Da "Lucia di Lammermoor" a "Turandot", Roma, Aracne, 2013
OPPURE
V. COLETTI, Da Monteverdi a Puccini. Introduzione all'opera italiana, Torino, Einaudi, 2017 (nuova ed.)

Part 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