Italian language and music lyrics

A.Y. 2021/2022
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
First semester
In case of health emergency, lessons will be overall in distance mode. Any change in syllabus will be reported on website Ariel of Lingua italiana e testi per musica at the beginning of first semester.
In case of health emergency, exams will be in telematic mode, according to what will be communicated on website Ariel.
Course syllabus
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 will deal subjects and italian and foreign literary sources, with analysis of some exemples in XIX Century.
In Part C, consider the main characteristics of the Italian song language. Investigation from students will be possible.
Prerequisites for admission
Previous knowledges neither in musicological field neither in historical linguistic field are requested.

Three-years degree is requested.
Teaching methods
Except health emergency, lessons will be in front mode, with the appeal of textual material and listening material; during lessons, teachers solicit by students asks, remarks, comments, etc. Optional exercises by students are expected in part A.
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
Content of lessons, and E. d'Angelo, Leggendo libretti. Da "Lucia di Lammermoor" a "Turandot", Roma, Aracne, 2013 (anche in formato digitale)
Part C
Content of lessons, and 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):
R. CELLA, Storia dell'italiano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015

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
OR
V. COLETTI, Da Monteverdi a Puccini. Introduzione all'opera italiana, Torino, Einaudi, 2017 (n. 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.
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: Buroni Edoardo